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Squatters Outer Darkness - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Ratings: 417
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.33%
Wants: 53
Gots: 114 | FT: 6
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Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/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.

(Beer added by: Wasatch on 12-24-2009)
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Photo of brentk56
3.71/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a fudge color with a modest head that leaves a few shards of lace behind

Smell: Roasty, with vague hints of chocolate, caramel and licorice

Taste: Very roasty, up front, with subtle hints of chocolate, caramel and licorice in the middle; some dark fruits add complexity after the swallow and into the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with low to moderate carbonation

Overall: Decent, but a bit too roasted without enough complexity to follow through; there are better examples of the style out there

brentk56, Tuesday at 12:56 AM
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

dheldman, Sunday at 04:00 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

PassMeAZima, Sunday at 03:54 PM
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3.92/5  rDev -3.4%

jkball01, Saturday at 02:02 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

olradetbalder, Friday at 08:32 AM
Photo of argock
3.66/5  rDev -9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 750ml brown bottle into a clear glass tulip. Enjoy by 09/04/14 near bottom of the bottom. A great gift from my awesome sister Tami.

A: Black with 1-finger of beige head with good retention and a craggy collection of lacing.

S: The aroma is mosly medium caramel malts and roast with a little bit of fig dark fruitiness.

T: THe flavor is bold, but a bit too strong on roast to the point of being a little ashy. There are some fig and raisin dark fruit flavors that unfortunately fight against the stiff bitterness and herbal, woody hopping. It is not overly boozy but does have some alcohol presence.

M: A bit sticky with full body and light carbonation.

O: A big and bad imperial stout with some booze and a lot of char -- if you love roasty stouts, then this is a beer you have got to find.

argock, Nov 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

a77cj7, Nov 19, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +1%

HowlingTurkey, Nov 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Techichi, Nov 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

archero, Nov 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

TX-Badger, Nov 13, 2014
Photo of Roguer
4.18/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Super dark brew topped by a large dark brown head. Great retention.

Strong aroma of chocolate, roasted barley, a hint of banana, and booze.

The booze does not translate to the flavor, but everything else does: rich chocolate, molasses, roasted barley, and just a touch of oak.

Thick, creamy, chewy; everything a big RIS should be.

This is a fantastic RIS from a brewer I've never heard of. I think it's in the same tier as FIS, Ten-FIDY, and Speedway Stout.

Roguer, Nov 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

MLaVioletteJr, Nov 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Laklimell, Nov 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

HappyDays, Nov 08, 2014
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4.8/5  rDev +18.2%

borchmorch, Nov 06, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

BeerSnobRobinson, Nov 06, 2014
Photo of SomethingClever
3.86/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured entire bottle into oversized snifter

A: Black as Tennessee tea had a slight mocha head gone quickly beer is a year and almost 2 months old. good lacing great retention on the glass.

S: I got a lot of licorice a little dates, figs dark fruit smell

T: pure licorice, some chocolate, a little dark fruits finish heavy

M: I wanted to say thin but it ends up thick at the end beer clings to your tongue nicely it's not amazing thick but it's pretty damn good

O: it reminds me a lot of 2014 Stone Russian Imperial Stout. The licorice is right there but you get a little here and there different it's a solid beer but it doesn't stand out.

SomethingClever, Nov 06, 2014
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4.04/5  rDev -0.5%

taospowder, Nov 05, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

mjc3151, Nov 04, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

ChaseTheAce, Nov 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

gleemonger, Oct 31, 2014
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4.28/5  rDev +5.4%

billymonsoon, Oct 31, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

Buttstallion, Oct 30, 2014
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4.15/5  rDev +2.2%

OneEye78, Oct 27, 2014
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Squatters Outer Darkness from Utah Brewers Cooperative
91 out of 100 based on 417 ratings.