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Squatters Outer Darkness - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

365 Ratings
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Ratings: 365
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 49
Gots: 109 | FT: 7
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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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adyates

California

5/5  rDev +23.5%

06-23-2014 22:19:22 | More by adyates
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hippogasmo

Texas

4.3/5  rDev +6.2%

Hand me a beer and I will drink it, but God save me, I do not like stouts. I will drink Belgian Quadrupels, Double or Imperial IPAs, but I do not like stouts. If you are like me and turn your nose up at even a Guinness, do not drink this.

It looks like liquid evil.
It smells like liquid evil.
It tastes like liquid evil.
It feels like liquid evil. Or motor oil.
Two years later and I still have not recovered.

In reality though, it is dark. Hold it up to a light, and it will not show even a shred of a glow. Strong coffee and dark malts are prevalent, both in taste and smell. It feels much like something I should have chewed.

This is a tough brew to get through. I had it on tap in a goblet-style glass, and in small amounts, it is delicious. The flavors all come through to form some kind of potion that nearly convinced me that stouts are the only way to world peace. Then I made the mistake of buying a bomber. I was not ready. I will never be ready. It is powerful, it is pungent, and if you are not prepared, it will destroy you.

06-20-2014 09:30:12 | More by hippogasmo
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humpty1602

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.2%

06-20-2014 02:57:52 | More by humpty1602
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bootywhack

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

06-17-2014 12:10:44 | More by bootywhack
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MikeMilanoDesign

California

5/5  rDev +23.5%

06-17-2014 07:29:24 | More by MikeMilanoDesign
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

06-15-2014 16:20:27 | More by hilgart1
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rspauldi

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

06-02-2014 20:19:39 | More by rspauldi
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The_Drunken_Sniper

Texas

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-28-2014 22:11:26 | More by The_Drunken_Sniper
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Zesiger

Utah

4/5  rDev -1.2%

05-28-2014 20:15:28 | More by Zesiger
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AliceHarley

Utah

4.5/5  rDev +11.1%

Magnificen imperial stout! Very rich. Complex flavor which includes what one expects in a fine stout including a licourice element. Pours opaque dark with a nice tan head. Very toasty and complex. Mild bitterness, mildly sweet and chocolatey. Perfect hop in the finish. Very impressive!

05-22-2014 21:22:29 | More by AliceHarley
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Gobzilla

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-22-2014 04:38:43 | More by Gobzilla
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ChiefHopHead

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-17-2014 20:51:29 | More by ChiefHopHead
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Dutch55

Texas

4.75/5  rDev +17.3%

05-14-2014 15:15:57 | More by Dutch55
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -8.6%

2009 vintage bomber

Pours a dark brown color with a tan head. Aroma of dark, chocolatey malts and alcohol.

In the taste, big roasted malts and booze notes. Some leather and sherry notes from oxidation, but mostly boozy and malty. Low hop bitterness at this advanced stage, but the toastiness is still big.

Full bodied, creamy and smooth. Overall this is a pretty good imperial stout, but is probably at its peak or perhaps its past that.

05-11-2014 22:24:42 | More by Stinkypuss
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richj1970

Alabama

4.14/5  rDev +2.2%

A: Pitch black with a one finger mocha colored head. Light spotty lacing.

S: Lots of espresso and bitter dark chocolate.

T: Strong black coffee, bitter dark chocolate, and roasted almonds.

M: Creamy and full bodied. There is almost a chocolate shake quality to this one.

O: I enjoyed this stout quite a bit. Very big flavors and enjoyable to drink.

05-06-2014 19:04:30 | More by richj1970
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einman

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-05-2014 18:50:20 | More by einman
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Azeotrope

Nebraska

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-02-2014 19:28:34 | More by Azeotrope
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TripelMark

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

05-01-2014 21:09:52 | More by TripelMark
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reyna311

Delaware

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-29-2014 21:51:45 | More by reyna311
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UCLABrewN84

California

3.68/5  rDev -9.1%

Thanks to ChewyLewy for sharing this one at Retsinis' tasting.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and dark fruit aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and char flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roast and hop bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with nice cocoa and char qualities all around.

04-28-2014 19:20:23 | More by UCLABrewN84
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Wowcoolman

California

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-26-2014 23:26:51 | More by Wowcoolman
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markgugs

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.2%

04-20-2014 18:08:46 | More by markgugs
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DerwinWentworth

Utah

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-19-2014 15:53:25 | More by DerwinWentworth
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TubaDan

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04-16-2014 23:37:22 | More by TubaDan
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david18

New York

5/5  rDev +23.5%

04-13-2014 17:45:30 | More by david18
Squatters Outer Darkness from Utah Brewers Cooperative
90 out of 100 based on 365 ratings.