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RATINGS: 412   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 65   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.5
djd07 (15651) - Houston, Texas, USA - DEC 23, 2011
On tap at Petrol Station. Pours a very dark brown with a creamy tan head with sticky lacing. The aroma is alcohol and chocolate. Thick mouthfeel with a bitter malt and chocolate. Alcohol present but not too overpowering. A good Imperial stout from Squatters.

4.3
zgaier (1965) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Appearance is pitch black and pours with a creamy chocolate head. Taste is sweet and of roasted malts and chocolate. Finish is smooth with notes of alcohol. A great dark stout from Squatters.

4.3
jjgmd (2264) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2011
Pours pitch black with a chocolate, creamy one inch head. Packed with flavor with
a roasty chocolate malty taste. Some bitterness , but overall well balanced. Body is heavy with a nice short to medium finish, alcohol is well hidden but comes through at 10.5 %...... a really good Imperial stout in my book.

4.1
rougeau13 (3228) - Richmond, Texas, USA - DEC 7, 2011
Deep, dark brown or black with a modest brown head. Decent lacing. Aroma of chocolate, oak, roasted coffee, light licorice, molasses and raisin. Taste is sweet and roasty; molasses, licorice coming through in the flavor much more than in the aroma, with fruity and dark malt/chocolate as well. Finished long and bitter, with a mild alcohol presence. Full bodied, a bit boozy, with a little above average carbonation for the style.

4.1
drpimento (3793) - La Crosse, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 1, 2011
Nice beer. Let it warm some out of the fridge. Poured with a nice tan, foamy, frothy, thick head and some lace. Color is an opaque brown black. Aroma is fairly mild, roast, malt, leather, toffee. Flavor is similar to nose, bittersweet up front followed by a little carbonic tang. Finish is like flavor, balanced, with some alcohol warmth. Very nice

3.9
Dixonian (1657) - 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.

4.1
dyetube (1378) - Hurst, Texas, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Bottle from kegs and barrels. Pours a black with a thin tan head. The aromas are roasted coffee, chocolate, liquorice. The mouthfeel is bitter, roasty and smooth with a heavy body. Very nice beer. Cheers!

3.3
GODiSSOUTHERN (390) - Virginia, USA - NOV 26, 2011
Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Roasted malt and cocoa flavors. A little bit of hop spice in the finish. Very thick and mellow. Alright.

4.2
kathouse (1940) - LAS VEGAS, Nevada, USA - NOV 23, 2011
Black and opaque with a thin brown head. Smell of roast, vanilla, chocolate, and oak. Taste of black malt, licorice, and burnt toast. Finish is black and dry. A very good stout.

3.7
5000 (6862) - Hardened Liver, Washington, USA - NOV 6, 2011
Bottle:   Yep, thats black, thin deep brown head, sticky lacing.   Strong roasted nose, a little acrid, otherwise some sweet soy, even some salty licorice.   On the tongue its very much the same.   Roasty, fairly smooth malt body, a little heat, a bit of husk like acridness, with some salted black licorice.   Has a decent hop profile as well, even a little green.   Body and mouthfeel are moderate to full.   Solid example of an Imperial Stout.   A little different too in that I dont get salty black licorice in many stouts.   I bet another six months on this one and it would smooth out a bit, the hops not being as green.   Lingering sweet soy, fairly assertive too.   Very respectable.   Thanks Dallas for this beaut!



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