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RATINGS: 405   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 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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3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
madvike (3218) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 26, 2011
Bottle shared by nuplastikk...thanks Greg! - Pours dark, with a nice brown head. Smells roasty, with coffee and a bit of heat. Taste is super roasty, with burnt charcoal and a ton of dark malt. Decent, but fairly nondescript, and a little heavy on the char notes.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DalzAle (2029) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - JAN 17, 2011
Bottle thanks to Hellbilly. Pitch black oily pour, light brown head and a great aroma of roasted coffee and bitter chocolate. Flavor is slightly smokey roasted coffee, bitter dry chocolate and very boozy/hops on the finish. Decent, would like to get another bottle to age.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GT (9982) - Oceanside, California, USA - JAN 10, 2011
750mL gold foil courtesy of Travlr. Pours a near jet black with an excellent, massive, tan latte head with great retention and big sheety lace. Aroma of dark fruit, big raisins, heavy metals. Taste is bitter, extreme amounts of char and wood, tar, and brine. But there is some burning alcohol in there and even plastic character. Palate is soft and viscous with lots of oak or vanilla tannins coming though.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
EricE (1367) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 8, 2011
Thick black pour with a tan head. Marshmallow aroma with roast and blueberry. Flavor is similar to aroma. Very roast with a bitter finish. Slight melon note.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
nimbleprop (7763) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 6, 2011
750ml bottle pours an oily, opaque black with one ring of tan head. Nose is smokey, rubber, chocolate, plastic. Flavor is smoke, plastic, coffee, brown sugar. Finish is dry and smokey.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Travlr (22468) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JAN 3, 2011
Bottle courtesy of nbutler11, thank you sir! Black, nice dark brown head. Aroma od dark chocolate. Taste is smooth, rich, dark coca. Nice.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JAN 2, 2011
Sweet milk chocolate nose with some molasses, coffee and roast. The taste is very sweet, lots of charred malt, dark fruit, molasses and burnt raisins. Sticky sweet body is chewy with lots of raw sugars. The sweetness is just too unbalanced.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
argo0 (13581) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 2, 2011
75cl bottle, thanks Travlr. Small brown head atop black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, cocoa/bittersweet chocolate, some roast. Taste is moderately sweet, bittersweet chocolate/syrup, roast, some grapefruit, Medium body, some stickiness.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (9423) - East Lansing, Michigan, USA - DEC 28, 2010
Pours oily thick black with nice lacing tan head. Aroma is notes of chocolate, soy, roast, and some coffee. Taste is notes of chocolate, coffee, some booze, touch of roast and a bitter finish. Nice brew, a bit hot right now but could do well with some age. Great for the price!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
3fourths (9265) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - DEC 26, 2010
moderately soft cake-like fudge and ink with light malted milk and a soy sauce / black patent finish. noticeable bitterness but soft malt texture compensates.


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