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RATINGS: 380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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 ibuís and bottle conditioned. We hope you have as much fun drinking it as we did making it. Please share with another and drink wisely.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (1946) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - MAY 24, 2012
Bottle. Jet black pour with a nice creamy dark tan head. Coffee, roast, plum, alcohol, and burnt toast in the aroma. Flavor is very coffee driven, slight bitter chocolate, burnt malty bitterness, liquorice, and a roasty dry finish. Medium to thicker body with tight carbonation. Nicely dry, roasty, and doesnít near the sweetness as others. Good stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GAManiac (1944) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - APR 13, 2010
Huge thanks to wasatch for this one, 22oz bottle poured into a tulip. First off, this is a truly gorgeous looking beer in the glass. Completely pitch black with a frothy mocha head that showing exceptional retention and sheets of lacing. The aroma is huge and roasty - tons of heavily toasted dark malts, cocoa and espresso. There is also some sweet dark fruits and molasses fighting to get out of the burnt malts. The taste is just as massive. itís got dark chocolate, molasses, espresso and most prominently, toasted black malts which really anchor this thing. The finish is almost smoky with some charred wood in addition to licorice. Whoa, big. The mouthfeel is pretty full and thick with a strong enough carbonation to keep it from getting too syrupy. I have to say this one blew me away. This is one of the best stright-up RISs Iíve had in recent memory. Complex, full-bodied yet still oddly drinkable. Wonderful.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1940) - - 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

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - MAR 13, 2010
Deep black pour with a small creamy head. Rich aroma of roasted malt and coffee, dark chocolate and molasses. Flavor is roasty and nicely balanced, definitely not too sweet. Creamy on the palate. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
BeerCast_Rich (1903) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 27, 2012
[500ml bottle, courtesy of cgarvieuk] Booze on the nose. Chocolate on the flavour. Then booze. Some sweet woodyness. Pretty good, but plenty of alcohol there. Good chocolate edge to the finish [06072012]

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - MAR 4, 2010
UPDATED: APR 10, 2011 Black as night and rich as all hell. A decent head reduces to lace. Smells of roasted sweet whale blubber. Thick as molasses with a high roast and balanced sweetness. The finish lingers with flavors reminiscent of milk chocolate.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
LtDan (1805) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUN 10, 2011
Appearance: Pours a midnight brown with swirls atop.

Aroma: Vinous notes, roast, alcohol and ashes.

Taste: Burnt ashy like roast, dark fruit, dark chocolate. Has a nice hoppy finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied. Moderate carbonation.

Overall: A pretty well rounded Imperial Stout. I enjoyed it.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (1800) - Dallas, Texas, USA - NOV 9, 2014
Pours a very dark brown almost black with tan colored head. A lot of roast on the nose, some raw cocoa as well and just a hint of wood, oak; follows onto the palate. Finishes with more roast and warmth.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rustyham (1781) - St. Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 1, 2012
Ashy, burnt todaytoast, dry and cold. Foldable is slow and rough, blue not hot. Deep pitch black high viscosity.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheHOFF43 (1771) - Robbinsdale, Minnesota, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Tap. Pours very dark with some tan head. Aroma is molasses, chocolate and roasted malts. Taste is similar with a boozy finish. Solid beer.


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