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RATINGS: 385   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
TXBadger (2084) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Nickls (2076) - Alexandria, Virginia, 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2071) - DENMARK - MAR 22, 2013
Bottle @ home trade with javit... Thanks my friend! It pours piano black with a medium creamy light brown head....The aroma is roasted malt, coffee and chocolate....The flavor is soo nice, creamy, coffee, chocolate and roasted malt......

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2010
Black with a tan head. Boozy, chocolate, roast earthy hops, slightly metalic on the finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 20, 2011
Rather simple cocoa and charcoal aroma. Flavor is pretty tasty; very dark roasted notes, more charcoal. Medium bitter, charred finish, but pretty well integrated into the flavor as a whole. Pretty intense, but not altogether unpleasant.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (2012) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle thanks to Hellbilly. Pitch black oily pour, light brown head and a great aroma of roasted coffee and bitter chocolate. Flavor is slightly smokey roasted coffee, bitter dry chocolate and very boozy/hops on the finish. Decent, would like to get another bottle to age.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
AWISLguy (1978) - Wisconsin, USA - JUL 4, 2013
Bomber from Sendikís in Brookfield, cellar aged for a year, served at cellar temp. Pours a chunky thick black with a brown head leaving lots of spotty lacing. Aroma has molasses, black licorice, prunes, dark chocolate and plenty of roast. Taste is of sweet caramel molasses roast and chocolate with licorice and some oak. Quite complex. Full bodied and thick and syrupy. Finishes more to the bitter side with some sweetness with some length to the end. This one has a lot of depth and complexity, just doesnít have the overall flavor meld to be excellent - instead it is merely very good.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1932) - 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.

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