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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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   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
ngleason (5) - - MAY 25, 2011 does not count
Awesome beer here. Pours very dark with little light penetrating this beer. Very complex aroma of all the right things.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
AWMiller (512) - Mansfield, Texas, USA - SEP 22, 2011
Oh my this brew is hitting right near the top of my all-time favorites!!! Poured up a hearty black colored body with an enormous bubbly mocha-colored head with unending retention and lacing. Decadent aromas of spices, dark chocolate, light hints of roasted coffee beans, caramel, toffee, and cloves. After pouring I took a quick sip and then let it sit for an hour to warm so that the flavors and aromas would intensify! Oh how long that wait was because that first sip was oh-so-blissful! The flavors are so intensely filled with the dark chocolates, toffee, hearty coffee; each so rich that one does not want to swallow that delicious liquid so quickly! Full-bodied, thick-n-rich, with a warming finish that is dry and full of lingering chocolaty sweetness. This would pair well with many meals but Id much rather save this for dessert on its own!!

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
pen2thal (1) - Alaska, USA - DEC 2, 2014 does not count
A truly Gold Standard Imperial Stout. Characteristics remain unique throughout a range of ingested temperatures

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jerseyjohn71 (298) - 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,

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

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
dwyerpg (5829) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - AUG 17, 2011
Really a great beer from start to finish. Pours much darker than used car oil, and thicker too. Tons of roasty characters and licorice notes. Very thick, definitely a sipper, but a darn good one. Wish I could afford to drink it all the time.

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
SPDickerman (1218) - Texas, USA - JAN 7, 2012
Pours pitch black with minimal dark brown fizz. Smells strongly of chocolate and coffee. Taste follows the nose: intense coffee and chocolate. Full-bodied with a smooth texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Squatters Outer Darkness finishes with some solid dark chocolate bitterness.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
RZahler (47) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - JUN 25, 2011
outstanding, recommended, goodvalue, alcoholic, thick, bitter, umami/savory, caramel, molasses, piney, buttery, dark, mahogany, headless, tanhead, leaves mouth feeling tingling and wanting more.

4.7
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Nsanders (1061) - St Paul, Minnesota, USA - OCT 10, 2012
Near black with a thick mocha colored head. Smells like rich chocolate, alcohol, smoked wood, and cream; you can smell it at arms length upon opening. The flavor is sweet and dessert like at first, but is countered by a strong bitterness. The body is heavy with a creamy texture. Delicious. I was worried when i saw this was from Itah, but it is so good, you could have it for dessert.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Lupulucid (189) - - JUL 9, 2013
After trying more than half a dozen of the best imperial stouts Ive encountered, Outer Darkness was my favorite. Its pitch black with plenty of hops for balance and a nice chalky mouthfeel. Complexity is significant and flavors change as temp changes and as oxidation occurs. The finish is long and delicious.


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