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RATINGS: 397   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 31, 2010
Bottle shared by Superdave at Hellbilly’s Shootout in Sosco Tasting. Pours oily black with a one finger tan head. The nose is roast, cocoa and coffee. The taste is dark fruits, charred malt and ashy cocoa with more coffee in the finish. Medium creamy mouthfeel. Nice stuff – thanks Dave!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
msante79 (2224) - Mount Prospect, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2011
#1400. Bottle from Sun Devil. Pours near black with nice thick dark tan head. Beautiful pour. Aromas of some roast, some dark fruit, and sweet chocolate. Flavor is loaded with roasted near burnt malts, bitter chocolate, and a bit of dark fruit. Finishes dry and roasty. Not boozy at all. Mouthfeel might be a tad thin, but it is so malty and dry it works. I am finding that this is the type of imperial stout I really prefer over a coffee or syrupy mess. Nice stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (2222) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2016
750 ml foiled bottle from StefanSD for free beer week. Aroma is tobacco, licorice, vanilla, light roast. Pours black with a large tan head with great retention and lace. Seems pretty average for an impy, but it’s definitely tasty.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (2210) - - AUG 11, 2013
Bottle. Black with a thick tan head. Aroma is dark fruit and bourbon. Taste starts with dark fruit and molasses, fading to chocolate and roasted malt. Palate is thick and sticky. This is a big one but it's got the flavor to back it up. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
dcschiller (2207) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 20, 2010
(25oz bottle). Pours black with thick chocolate milk color head. Great lacing. Beautiful! Aroma of chocolate,booze, caramel, some citrusy hops. Sweet with some roasty bitterness. Full bodied with creamy texture. Finish is smooth. Alcohol is well hidden. All in all, an excellent imp and one that should be getting more attention.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (2206) - Ontario, CANADA - MAR 12, 2015
Tap at public house. Pours black limited head of lacing. Nose is very roasted and sweet. Flavours are dark chocolate, eslresso, dark fruit. Taste big sweet and big bitter. Full creamy body with lively carbonation.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
drsordr (2182) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle pour opaque black. Nose dark fruit, roast, chocolate. Sweet malt. Taste lots of roast, smokey, chocolate. Mid palate light bitter. Roast finish

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (2156) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Slight alcohol strong bite. Slight bitter. Carmel and coffee. Thin fading head. Otmeal like bite. Coffee chocolate. No oak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fatehunter (2121) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2013
Poured two fingers of brown head on a pitch black body. The aroma is black licorice, burnt wood, roasted malt and dark chocolate. Smells amazing. The taste is almost equal to the aroma. Smooth throughout; roasted malt, touch of burnt, moderate bitterness to round it out. Excellent. The texture is smooth with moderate carbonation. Nailed it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
blklab2007 (2118) - Connecticut, USA - APR 21, 2011
bottle thanks to whomever sent this my way. pour has a black color and a thick clinging true brown head. aroma has rich malt, dark chocolate, brown sugar, a bit of smoke or roast, and a slight bit of hops remaining. mouth feel coats well but does not get crushing and there is a nice bit of carbonation. flavor has loads of malt, a bit of roast, again some hops coming through, brown sugar, molasses, dark chocolate, and a hit of heat on the finish. this is a plenty big stout but it is also somewhat simplistic and definitely grew on me as the glasses poured.


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