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RATINGS: 406   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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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
piscator34 (2386) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, - DEC 15, 2012
Bottled sample. Black in colour with moderate carbonation. Black in colour with moderate carbonation. Aromas are of chocolate, vanilla, clean roasted malt, and sweet oak. Flavors are of intense yet smooth milk chocolate, pale malt, vanilla, caramel, mint, and a bit of coffee. Heavy bodied and well balanced. Very good.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ibrubeer (346) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - FEB 27, 2017
Can. Aroma is a little sweet, roasty, coffee. Dark black color, inky, beige head, little lacing. Flavors abound! A little sweet, caramel. Full body, creamy, inky mouthfeel. Awesome RIS.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ads135 (4342) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2016
A very decent Russian imperial stout. Super dark, almost more bitter than sweet. Lots of chocolate and coffee.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (13176) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - DEC 18, 2016
750 mL bottle from Discount Beverage, 12/9/16. Near black, thin head. Aroma of roasted malts, molasses, chocolate, nuts, herbal hops. The taste is milk and dark chocolate, herbal hops, roasted, molasses, burnt sugar, hints of cherry. Slick, medium-full bodied, mild booze. Quite nice.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StevieT (1888) - AUSTRALIA - DEC 11, 2016
On tap at the Public House. Wow, so much going on, heaps of chocolate, a bit of liquorice, definitely a sipper but so worth it.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LearninBeer (522) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - DEC 4, 2016
#500. Bottle bought at Squatters in 2013. The aroma is malt, raisin/dates, some caramel. Pours dark brown, almost black with big creamy/frothy head and excellent lacing. The taste is bitter, lot of licorice. The body is medium/full, the texture creamy, the carbonation lively and the finish bitter and long. This is meant to drink slowly and it does age very well!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
RRG991981 (9) - Menominee, Michigan, USA - NOV 20, 2016 does not count
Incredibl, rich black, silky, malty with a molasses sweetness, maybe one of the finest imperial stouts Ive ever had. This beer is spectacular

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
onceblind (8471) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2016
Deep inky black with a thin light beige head. Rich super dark nose thats roasty and black malt grainy with some deep licorice and more black malt. Rich toasty and semisweet flavor thats grainy and dark and gently smokey and boozy. Semisweet grainy tones to provide the sweetness. Dark and rich.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Imaena (2295) - Maputo, MOZAMBIQUE - OCT 20, 2016
Bottle. This is a really smooth and burly imperial stout. Big roasted malts and lots of hop bitterness to balance the sweetness. Well done.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beachmaster (481) - Oklahoma, USA - OCT 15, 2016
Bomber into a tulip. Pours black, with a moderate brown head that quickly fades. Nose is anise and cocoa. Taste is huge- dark roast malt with coffee and anise notes. Oily mouth feel with a long, long finish. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Itzjerm (2528) - Taft, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2016
Slight alcohol strong bite. Slight bitter. Carmel and coffee. Thin fading head. Otmeal like bite. Coffee chocolate. No oak. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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