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RATINGS: 411   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
footbalm (1219) - Western Minneapolis Suburbs, Minnesota, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Okay, Ill bite. Regardless of this being the first Impy brewed "for sale" (you guys know what I am talking about),I was expecting a lot as Jenny has put her full passion for brewing into this beer. This beer coming from the same Brewmaster as the Fifth Element, I was thinking I was in for a treat. It is very, very dark as it should be. No seeing through this like a lot of wimpy-ass Russian Impys and it has a wonderful full aroma of molasses and espresso. This was a pleasure to sip on, it was thick and tasty. Enjoyed with my friends at the Brewpub with all the thoughts of Utah being a beer wasteland behind us now.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Andrew196 (1764) - Katy, Texas, USA - APR 4, 2017
Pours black with a creamy tan head, quickly dissipates, spotty lace. Aroma of chocolate, licorice, toasted nuts, mint. Creamy and silky on the tongue. Chocolate, Kahlua, nuttiness, lactose, licorice... Nice lingering roast finish.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cajun (523) - Lafayette, Louisiana, USA - APR 3, 2017
Can - Pours black, creamy tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malts, chocolate, nuts, coffee, and scorched pancakes. Flavorful tastes of bakers chocolate muffins, hints of coffee and wood. Bitter hops presence.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
ttoadee (1413) - 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 (410) - 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 (6602) - 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 (371) - 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 (4466) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - DEC 30, 2016
A very decent Russian imperial stout. Super dark, almost more bitter than sweet. Lots of chocolate and coffee.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (13303) - 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 (1937) - 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 (541) - 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!


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