RATINGS: 414   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   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 ibus 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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (6033) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Capa (3202) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pinkzambia (1931) - 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. Its not smooth, a bit sharp for an imperial stout. Thin finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jzzbassman (1601) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
markwise (5441) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2011
Thanks to IBrew2or3 for the share. Pours imperial stout dark brown/ black with a tan head. Nose is chocolate, spices, earth, licorice, and booze. Flavor is roast, chocolate, spices, earth, licorice, and booze. Medium-bodied and distinct licorice in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ksurkin (1021) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JUL 5, 2011
750ml, gold foiled bottle courtesy of bobbypaulson and arminjewell. thanks mike and armin! interesting that i landed two bottles of this stuff in a week, haha. pours a silky, slightly oily, opaque black with smooth, one-finger, mocha head leaving slick rings of lace. aroma is wonderful and reminds me of a southern chocolate shop with notes of dark cacao, milk chocolate, and cocoa powder backed by molasses, pralines, and whoppers candy with subtle notes of campfire smoke, coffee & cream, and vanilla cake with a touch of roast and earthy hops. flavor is fantastic as well with a more pronounced roasted coffee and charred malt presence layered atop smooth dark chocolate, molasses, and rich dark fruit notes with hints of creamy vanilla pudding, butterscotch, and burnt brownies with dry, herbal, earthy notes on the back end. palate is full bodied, rich and smooth with perfect carbonation, and a long, lingering, warming finish of dark chocolate and roast. overall, and outstanding imperial stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RZahler (47) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2011
outstanding, recommended, goodvalue, alcoholic, thick, bitter, umami/savory, caramel, molasses, piney, buttery, dark, mahogany, headless, tanhead, leaves mouth feeling tingling and wanting more.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hopscotch (11030) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - JUN 20, 2011
Bottle Murky dark brown ale with a small, creamy, khaki head. Decent retention. The aroma supplies charcoal, fudge, tobacco, ethanol and molasses. Full-bodied with a lightly creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. The flavor is a smooth, bittersweet medley of espresso, fudge and charcoal. Finishes burnt, caramelized and warming.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Thorpe429 (5035) - , Illinois, USA - JUN 17, 2011
Thanks to Lunch for this, I think. Served in a SAVOR snifter. Pours a color that is nearly black with a half-finger tan head that leaves some spotty lacing on the way down. The nose carries chocolate and plenty of roast along with a bit of bourbon and oak. The flavor is mostly roasted malt and bourbon along with a bit of oak. Mild vanilla as it warms. The body is medium with light carbonation. A nice beer. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 06-13-2011

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