RATINGS: 405   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (11980) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 4, 2015
Bottle at Craigs. 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 (11) - Minnesota, USA - FEB 26, 2015
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. Its smooth, but I couldnt drink more than one on a sitting. Great beer overall!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jerseyjohn71 (302) - corsicana, Texas, USA - FEB 4, 2015
good stuff,, a bit hot on the avb ,, taste,, but good,, caramel, coffee, nuts, chocolate, roasty, toast, resin, herbs, leather, earthy, alcohol, alcohol, cough drop, soy sauce, black, clear, rocky head, brown foam, light sweetness, full body, creamy, soft carbonation, long finish,

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
bytemesis (7611) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 2, 2015
Bottle from 2012, thanks to Bacterial. Pours inky black, large creamy brown head, slowly dissipates leaving nice clingy lacing behind. Aroma is quite roasty, chocolate truffles, molasses, tobacco and a touch of anise. Flavor is light plus sweet, medium bitter, rich and flavorful, lots of chocolate and molasses, anise is fortunately muted, some tobacco as well, dark almost burned roasty malts. Not a lot of acidity, which is nice. Lingering molasses and anise in the mouth. Not getting a lot of wood aging influence, but a really nice beer nonetheless. Fullish body, creamy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cunningham (7389) - Halden, NORWAY - JAN 19, 2015
Appearance: Black color with a fine beige head. Nice lacing.
Aroma: Chocolate, fruity, coffee and hoppy.
Palate: Full body. A bit sweet, and an ok bitterness. Soft carbonation.
Taste: Chocolate, berry fruity, coffee and port.
Overall impression: Smooth and easy drinkable although its 11% abv. Fine dessert beer. Portwineish.
Personal stats: Bottle from a trade with RobertDale.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
LoFi (1711) - Gteborg, SWEDEN - JAN 12, 2015
Bottle from trade with StFun, cheers buddy! Not sure how old, but it was from a cellar cleaning so several years I guess. Black with a brown head. Aroma: honey, roasted, milk chocolate, licorice, wine gums. Taste: cocoa, roasted, salty licorice, milk chocolate, wine gums. Full-bodied. Tasty with round flavors from the aging I would guess.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
suprchunk (2986) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JAN 11, 2015
Huge creamy milk chocolate head atop a black colored liquid. Roast and coffee aroma. Taste is chocolate with some roasted malt notes. Earthy and dry finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
budznsudz (582) - Audubon, New Jersey, USA - DEC 21, 2014
Dark pour and a nice fluffy head. Aroma is complex malt, raisins, chocolate, and vanilla. The taste follows with the addition of some hop bite. Pretty amazing stuff.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GothGargoyle (2573) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Black with a beige head. Aroma is chocolate, liquorice, prunes, figs, dates, molasses, subtle hint of leather. Full bodied, slighty syrupy mouthfeel, nicely balanced. Taste is liquorice, chocolate, soy sauce, figs, prunes, hint of sarsaparilla.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (13850) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - DEC 13, 2014
Bottle - Molasses, liquorice and soy sauce. Inky black with a small light brown head. Tons of liquorice and booze. As much as I am not a liquorice fan, this works.

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