1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

Squatters Outer Darkness - Utah Brewers Cooperative

Not Rated.
Squatters Outer DarknessSquatters Outer Darkness

Educational use only; do not reuse.
BA SCORE
91
outstanding

443 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 443
Reviews: 139
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 56
Gots: 129 | FT: 6
Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative visit their website


Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: Wasatch on 12-24-2009

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.
View: Beers (74) | Events
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 443 | Reviews: 139 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of thatoneguymike
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of MonkeyBread
4/5  rDev -1.5%

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

Photo of dheldman
3.25/5  rDev -20%

Photo of PassMeAZima
3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of jkball01
3.92/5  rDev -3.4%

Photo of olradetbalder
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

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.

Photo of a77cj7
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of HowlingTurkey
4.1/5  rDev +1%

Photo of Techichi
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of archero
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of Roguer
4.16/5  rDev +2.5%
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.

Photo of MLaVioletteJr
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Laklimell
4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of HappyDays
3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

Photo of borchmorch
4.83/5  rDev +19%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of BeerSnobRobinson
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of SomethingClever
3.88/5  rDev -4.4%
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.

Photo of taospowder
4.04/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of mjc3151
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of ChaseTheAce
4/5  rDev -1.5%

Photo of gleemonger
4.5/5  rDev +10.8%

Photo of billymonsoon
4.28/5  rDev +5.4%

Squatters Outer Darkness from Utah Brewers Cooperative
91 out of 100 based on 443 ratings.