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RATINGS: 363   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rustyham (1731) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zathrus13 (1721) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - JAN 8, 2010
Bottle from Footbalm. Pours black, with a nice brown head. Aroma is roasted malt, molasses, dark fruit, caramel, and chocolate. Flavor is roasted malt, caramel, dark fruit, and molasses, with smaller amounts of coffee and chocolate. Medium body, wish it were a little heavier. Glad Utah has joined the imperial stout arena. This one is certainly a winner, and I hope they make a barrel aged version of this.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Savvy1982 (1705) - Lethbridge, Alberta, CANADA - FEB 11, 2012
Bottle at home, out of my Maudite glass. Pours a moderately viscous opaque black; 1-finger tan head, really nice lacing. Nose is creamy malt, some oats?, some tar and some sweet instant coffee/mocha notes. Not the most expressive nose. Flavours of tar, oak, toffee, ashy burnt cracker, tarry black licorice, dark fruit, some nice black chocolate (like those 90% cacao stuff) notes, but chocolate without sweetness. Rally dry, really ashy, very good. Nose is a weakness on this brew, however.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bacterial (1679) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - JUL 19, 2013
Dark, smooth, tan head. Coffee and roasted malt - really complex. Slightly boozy with big roasted malt and coffee notes. Quite nice!!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JPDurden24 (1611) - Chandler, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2012
Dark brown pour with a nice tan head. Roasty and chocolate with a faint coffee scent. Dark chocolate and bittersweet flavor with a little oakiness coming through. Lovely stout.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - APR 2, 2011
Typical of the Belgian Imperial style in that everything is soft and subtle,you have to have a fresh clean palate to appreciate this. Aroma soft chocolate cake with molassas frosting, some vanilla in there,a little zing of some dark fruit,someone else said cinnimon, flavor is much the same ,smooth as can be,some roastedness ,nicely done ,but you have to work to hard to get all the enjoyment

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mcox90 (1585) - Wilton, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 18, 2014
Bottle shared by Phatdog1 @ RBNEG. Pours black as a moonless night in the country with a thin beige ring. Aroma is full of dark malt, bakers chocolate and molasses. Flavor contains the aforementioned flavors as well a hint of vanilla bean. Wants to be sweet, but gets dragged to the dark side by the roasted malt and molasses. Thick heavy bodied with a sticky palate. This was terrific and I bet it would age incredibly well.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1581) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 21, 2014
Pour is black with a thin tan head. Aroma is very sweet and malty with notes of molasses, smoke, and licorice. Flavor is a bit more subtle with the licorice and roasted malts coming through stronger. Some oak and dark fruits in the background. A bit ashy/smokey as well.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
conway (1580) - - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dixonian (1562) - Plano, Texas, USA - NOV 28, 2011
22oz bottle. Pitch black pour with some dark tan head. Nose is oak, anise, roasted malt, and chocolate - flavor is chocolately and slightly smokey with molasses. Pretty damn tasty Imperial Stout from Utah.


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