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RATINGS: 411   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   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.

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AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Oh my … this brew is hitting right near the top of my all-time favorites!!! Poured up a hearty black colored body with an enormous bubbly mocha-colored head with unending retention and lacing. Decadent aromas of spices, dark chocolate, light hints of roasted coffee beans, caramel, toffee, and cloves. After pouring I took a quick sip and then let it sit for an hour to warm so that the flavors and aromas would intensify! Oh how long that wait was because that first sip was oh-so-blissful! The flavors are so intensely filled with the dark chocolates, toffee, hearty coffee; each so rich that one does not want to swallow that delicious liquid so quickly! Full-bodied, thick-n-rich, with a warming finish that is dry and full of lingering chocolaty sweetness. This would pair well with many meals but I’d much rather save this for dessert on its own!!

3.8
AmEricanbrew (6878) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - SEP 11, 2011
Black color/ brown head. Tobacco leaf, deep roast, black malt, black licorice, mild alcohol aromas. Rich, smooth mouthfeel. Dry dark roast, ashy burnt malt flavors are lightly astringent, also some lightly sweet dark fruit, and dry bakers chocolate--very good.

4
ekoerper (599) - Iowa, USA - SEP 10, 2011
Aroma: chocolate, roast malts and coffee, some bitterness. Pours an opaque inky black, thin tan head with average retention. Chewy chocolate, roasty with some coffee, caramel and molasses, pleasant sweetness, moderately bitter. Full body, creamy and smooth texture, average carbonation, really nice mouthfeel. Great brew.

3.9
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2011
Yet another awesome beer shared by Josh and Jacqui at the hotel taste. Thanks!!! Love the label showed on the site, but the new, elegant one with gold and flame is equally bad-ass. I imagine the beer’s name, too, is a little nod to the local church (would’ve been more obvious to call it Telestial Stout, but gotta go stealth campaign I reckon). Anyways, this is one of many big stouts I had this summer that restored my faith in the style. Nice thick and creamy pour, with a huge aroma of dark choc and roasts. Velvety mouthfeel with a nicely chalky finish, and the fine flavors settle well and are complemented by dry bitter hops. Really fine.

3.5
400lb_midget (93) - West Bend, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 26, 2011
Big bottle that goes forever. Pours deep and dark, with a glorious soft dense head. Smells like the darkest deepest roasted malty feast of happiness. Tastes just as deep and dark as it smells including the fact that you know you’ve got a serious beer. I would take another one but I don’t know if i can drink this beer by myself again. Although it would be a great beer with steak or game animals. Perhaps a good beer to enjoy with a 15yr scotch.

4.9
dwyerpg (6365) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Really a great beer from start to finish. Pours much darker than used car oil, and thicker too. Tons of roasty characters and licorice notes. Very thick, definitely a sipper, but a darn good one. Wish I could afford to drink it all the time.

3.6
danielcurtis81 (1519) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Served from a 22 oz bottle from The Pub in the Monte Carlo. The appearance is an oily black with a thin tan brown head. The aromas are milky with a good amount of coco. The flavors are solid. Nice roasty malts with a bitter chocolate being the main contributor. Some oaky dryness notes and molasses as well. Worth another try for sure, solid Imperial Stout.

4
Capa (3395) - Kitsap, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2011
Black with a dark brown head. Aroma is hefty and full of molasses, dark malts, herbal, chocolate, and booze, too. Thick body. Flavor has plenty of dark malts, molasses, cocoa, light roast, like smoke, and plenty of booze. Finish is nicely warm. Quite nice.

3.6
pinkzambia (2069) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUL 24, 2011
Tap: Oily darkness with a lively tan ring head. Wonderful aroma of brown sugar, alcohol, and mild splinters. Strong flavors - bitter then sweet. You can definitely taste the alcohol. It’s not smooth, a bit sharp for an imperial stout. Thin finish.

3.9
jzzbassman (1638) - Arlington, Texas, USA - JUL 23, 2011
Bottle courtesy of Sparky. Pours a deep opaque black with a very small tan head. Aroma of dark chocolate and smoke. Flavor is coffee, chocolate, earthy hops, and a bit of molasses.


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