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RATINGS: 383   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   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 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.

joeleaux's rating

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeleaux (6) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - JUN 7, 2013
It poured a beautiful opaque brown/black with a finger or so of rich, thick creamy head. Some quick sniffs revealed roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, earthy hops, caramel, molasses and smoke. The first sip exploded with toffee, caramel, dark roasted malts, molasses and dark fruits – not to mention a creamy mouthfeel that was just out of this world. It finished with a lot of bitterness, roast and chocolate. Superb stuff, really really, good stuff.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Ernest (6836) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 27, 2015
Bottle. Head is initially small, frothy, brown, mostly diminishing. Body is black (utterly opaque, flashlight tested). Aroma is lightly to moderately malty (roasted grain, chocolate), with light notes of vanilla, tobacco. Flavor is moderately to heavily sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, moderately bitter. Medium to full body, velvety texture, lively carbonation, moderately alcoholic. Wow, two completely opaque stouts in a row, what are the odds? This one’s a bit better than the River North, certainly in the mouth, where the flavor balance is quite drinkable. Not particularly imperial or exciting, but decent enough.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TizzleJizzle (741) - Garland, Texas, USA - SEP 5, 2015
On draft at Craft and Growler. Poured black with a khaki head and tons of lacing. Taste of dark roasted malts, boozy, oak, vanilla esters, and molasses. Average carbonation, full bodied with thick texture. Fantastic brew!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
johnnnniee (3043) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Bottle shared last night at the meeting. Solid black color, roasty chocolate and earth, nice stout!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BiiruBierBeer (670) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - MAY 3, 2015
Smell is dark malt and dark chocolate. Taste is heavy roast with dark chocolate and malt. Medium carbonation, full body, and mild foam.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
commonmac (725) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Large bottle with commonshawn and rosskyle. Poured into snifter glass. Blackish. Head was shy initially but picked up a little bit...still smaller than anticipated. Aroma has chocolate and roasted malt qualities plus a lot of peat action. Taste is mostly bitter with the sweetness of chocolate disappearing. Bourbon and peat characteristics are prevalent. Definite alcohol presence. Not a heavy finish or mouthfeel but it’s clearly a stout. Typically not an imperial stout fan but this one is pretty decent. I would appreciate more sweetness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
commonshawn (700) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Big bottle from Haskells with commonmac and rosskyle. Nearly black with fairly smooth tan head. Strong sweet roasted malt nose. Roasted and dry. Dry dark chocolate bitter and roasted malt. Coffee, chocolate, a bit creamy but not as sweet as it smelled. Coffee and bitter chocolate aftertaste lasts. A good beer but not really my style . They do that one note very well though.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rosskyle (208) - - MAR 21, 2015
Very dark appearance. Medium head and laceing. Coffee and smoke aroma. Cocoa coffee flavor. Smooth texture. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
rejtable (1858) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (7313) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is toffee, chocolate, roasted, taste is similar, rich, fruity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TimGustavo (9) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2015 does not count
Caramel, licorice, molasses, and an almost smokey smell. Thick black color with a beige head. Caramel, licorice, and molasses notes in the taste. A tiny bit of toasty oak as well. It’s smooth, but I couldn’t drink more than one on a sitting. Great beer overall!

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