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RATINGS: 345   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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Welcome to the biggest beer Squatters Pub Brewery has ever made! A Russian Imperial Stout is one of the most intensely flavored beers a brewer can create. The combination of rich roasted barley, oak, molasses and licorice root combine to create an utterly unique and complex imperial stout experience. We had to mash in twice to get our starting gravity of 27 plato (1.108 specific gravity). We boiled 3.5 hrs to enhance caramelization and used molasses and licorice root at the end of boil. Outer Darkness is aged with oak, has 65 ibu’s and bottle conditioned. We hope you have as much fun drinking it as we did making it. Please share with another and drink wisely.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ansermadide (1468) - Kyle, Texas, USA - JUN 24, 2013
With a bright, almost orange/brown colored head, this beer looks heavy, as carbonation very slowly climbs through its thick, black body. It has a beautiful aroma of a sweet, bourbon/whiskey, wood-like character and alcohol. I can easily tell a 10%+ ABV beer when I taste one. And this one’s pretty obvious, but pleasant. Soft in the mouth, warm with alcohol, and gently decorated with a touch of chocolate and roasted malts. It finishes warm with a hint of whiskey/bourbon and a really easy, enticing alcohol presence. Drink this in the winter to warm your soul... or in the 95 degree heat (like me) for a good time. Don’t drink this too warm, though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1466) - New Albany, Mississippi, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Sparky. Pours a deep opaque black with a very small tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate and smoke. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, earthy hops, and a bit of molasses.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (1459) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 6, 2012
I thoroughly enjoyed this! Pours black with awesome dark cocoa head. Great aromas....smoke, roasted malts, and then lots of sweet coconut, bubblegum, and fruity notes. Very nice. Sweet fruity, coconut flavours with a nice roasted malt finish. Very smooth and creamy mouthfeel, with just a hint of carbonation. An excellent beverage.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dionysus (1449) - Arizona, USA - NOV 6, 2010
Bottle pours deep brown/black with a beige head. Aroma shows chocolate, roasted malt, and tobacco. Flavor shows the same with additional notes of molasses, vanilla, and a touch of ash. Overall body is full, viscous, moderately sweet, and finishes with roasted bitterness and a touch of alc.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zinister (1423) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 30, 2011
Darn tasty RIS. Dark color and deep rich chocolate, molasses, and toffee/mocha notes. Full mouthfeel, with flavors similar to the aromas. Warming and enjoyable sipping beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1395) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Tap: Oily darkness with a lively tan ring head. Wonderful aroma of brown sugar, alcohol, and mild splinters. Strong flavors - bitter then sweet. You can definitely taste the alcohol. It’s not smooth, a bit sharp for an imperial stout. Thin finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricE (1368) - Silver Spring, Maryland, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Thick black pour with a tan head. Marshmallow aroma with roast and blueberry. Flavor is similar to aroma. Very roast with a bitter finish. Slight melon note.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kbutler1 (1346) - Minnesota, USA - JUN 9, 2012
Bottle. Poured into a tulip glass a dark brown/black color with a nice big frothy mocha tan head. Lots of dark roast coffee notes, dark chocolate, and vanilla in the nose. Medium mouthfeel. My initial thought is that it is a touch sweet. Dark chocolate, and roast flavor. Very smooth and well incorporated. Overall, very nice. Slight warming sensation from the alcohol in the back end.

3.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (1321) - Arkansas, USA - JAN 18, 2014
Had at the BGoA Winter tasting. Pours dark brown with no head. Roasty and slightly dour. Off a bit. Hoppy. No roast or chocolate. Decent.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 28, 2012
Bottle somewhere on May 28, 2011. Black pour with brown head. Light nose for what it is. Light malt and light bitter, and hints of coffee. Taste is coffee and sweet dark fruit pungent. Sharp, sweet, and smoky.


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