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RATINGS: 409   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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4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
deaconmike (470) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - OCT 17, 2013
On tap at Public House in Vegas. Near black with mocha head. Aroma is subdued - roasted malt dominates, raisin as well. Many more flavors emerge once it hits the tongue - chocolate, roast, coffee, licorice, and raisin. Full body and creamy mouthfeel, but a little sticky. Delicious.


4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ttoadee (1386) - Austin, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2017
The viscosity as I poured this jet black brew was noticeable. A small mocha head left quickly. The nose shows coffee, chocolate and faint liquorice. Bittersweet . You need teeth to bite through the middle of this beer; full bodied blackened malt, liquorice, cherries, hint of caramel, and a large helping of molasses. The finish is sticky on the tongue, bittersweet, and silky malt smoothness. ABV lays very low, and very dangerous. Decidely good.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DerGantzel (407) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2017
An aroma of roasty malt, chocolate and coffee with hints of fruits. Black with a dark brown long lasting foam. High sweetness and light-medium bitterness - really great taste. Soft carbonation, creamy texture and full body. Wonderful.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wlajwl (6188) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAR 2, 2017
Aroma is slightly burnt toast, dark fruit and dark malts. The flavor is slightly burnt toast, dark fruit, mild/medium sweetness in the middle, dark malts and an acidic/slightly sour finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ibrubeer (363) - 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 (4450) - 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 (13257) - 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 (1906) - 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 (530) - 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 (8650) - 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.


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