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Squatters Outer Darkness - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

372 Ratings
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Ratings: 372
Reviews: 130
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.6%
Wants: 50
Gots: 112 | 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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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

reyna311, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

UCLABrewN84, Apr 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Wowcoolman, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

markgugs, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

DerwinWentworth, Apr 19, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

TubaDan, Apr 16, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

david18, Apr 13, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Shaimless, Apr 13, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

djrn2, Apr 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

ToadiesForCody, Apr 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

joelmichaelcoffman, Apr 03, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

tbone64, Mar 31, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

DaftPatrick, Mar 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

cbcrunch, Mar 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

DantheMan75, Mar 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

OregonGrown7, Mar 09, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

elkinbrown, Mar 09, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

22Blue, Mar 06, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

Lgrec8, Mar 02, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

BigGold, Feb 12, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

zekeman17, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

zonker17, Feb 07, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.2%

deschutes_fan, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of Zorro
3.91/5  rDev -3.5%

Black colored beer with a small brown colored head.

Smells strongly of chocolate and caramel. Slight aroma of apple and toasted coconut. Sligt coffee aroma.

Starts out strongly tasting of chocolate and it is a little sweet. Mildly bittersweet taste. Coconut and caramel it tastes vaguely like a Mounds candy bar. Can't taste alcohol but it is sensed as a slight sting. Tasty yet mild tasting could pass for a Milk Stout.

Mouthfeel is full.

Overall a very tasty stout. Not quite a match for Stone RIS though.

Zorro, Feb 02, 2014
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5/5  rDev +23.5%

Beerlover, Jan 30, 2014
Squatters Outer Darkness from Utah Brewers Cooperative
90 out of 100 based on 372 ratings.