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RATINGS: 402   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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4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
joeleaux (6) - Houma, Louisiana, USA - JUN 7, 2013
It poured a beautiful opaque brown/black with a finger or so of rich, thick creamy head. Some quick sniffs revealed roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, earthy hops, caramel, molasses and smoke. The first sip exploded with toffee, caramel, dark roasted malts, molasses and dark fruits not to mention a creamy mouthfeel that was just out of this world. It finished with a lot of bitterness, roast and chocolate. Superb stuff, really really, good stuff.


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
LearninBeer (500) - 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 (7900) - 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 (2280) - 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 (471) - 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 (2373) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
books_n_brews (159) - Baltimore-ish, Maryland, USA - MAY 14, 2016
Dark and bold, this imperial stout is solid. Its roast and a little sweet with an undertone of anise that I absolutely adore. A little heavy mouth feel than what my standard preference is, but not too much. Pours with a nice creamy tan head. My beer of choice to cart out for new to Utah folks

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigda83 (854) - Jamestown, New York, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle share (I brought this that I won from StefanSD during FBW). Pours black, thick, with a foamy tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, chocolate, black licorice, caramel, and vanilla. Flavor follows the nose with black licorice, chocolate, slight smoked wood, roasted malts, caramel, and vanilla. Full bodied, thick texture, soft carbonation, smooth finish.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
poisoneddwarf (2334) - Coeur d Alene, Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2016
750 ml foiled bottle from StefanSD for free beer week. Aroma is tobacco, licorice, vanilla, light roast. Pours black with a large tan head with great retention and lace. Seems pretty average for an impy, but its definitely tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdrinker79 (2086) - Idaho, USA - MAR 27, 2016
750 no bottle, thanks Poisoneddwarf- Pours black with a mocha colored head with some lace. Aroma is dark berries, other dark fruits, licorice. Taste is licorice, tobacco, dark fruits. Decent beer.


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