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Squatters Outer Darkness - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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457 Ratings
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Ratings: 457
Reviews: 143
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 57
Gots: 132 | FT: 6
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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.
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Ratings: 457 | Reviews: 143
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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.

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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.

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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.

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A. Aggressive poor. A beautiful reverse waterfall of bubbles. 2inch of brown head that retains its shape. No carbonation. Color is black
S. Roasted malt, Smokey, chocolate, coffee, nutty, creamy.
T. Same as it smells. Also taste charcoal and the alcohol is very evident and astringent.
M. Creamy, syrup, heat for the alcohol
O. The first sip is good with all the flavor of an RIS. But the rest of the bottle is rough to get down due to the taste of alcohol. The alcohol taste the way Isopropyl alcohol smells. It is very over powering it gives me a slight headache. On the other hand it delivers one hell of a buzz for 10.5%. If you’re an RIS lover like me than I recommend you skip this on your quest to the perfect RIS.

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Squatters Outer Darkness from Utah Brewers Cooperative
91 out of 100 based on 457 ratings.