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Squatters Outer Darkness - Utah Brewers Cooperative

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

352 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 352
Reviews: 129
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.85%
Wants: 44
Gots: 105 | 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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JAXSON

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 rate.

I really can't give this one as detailed of a rating as I'd like to. Opened it right after Sloth, and in the middle of a tasting involving various other legendary imperial stouts and barleywines. Deep thick black, creamy brown head. Lightly bitter focusing on coffee and bitter chocolate. Not a terribly complex or rich flavor expression, but nice enough. Enjoyable. Thanks footbalm!

Serving type: bottle

01-14-2011 04:01:31 | More by JAXSON
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

01-10-2014 05:02:17 | More by Tiernan
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

07-24-2013 01:15:09 | More by tbryan5
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GRG1313

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

01-26-2013 05:59:16 | More by GRG1313
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kirkse

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-15-2013 13:30:12 | More by kirkse
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atoulouk

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

01-24-2014 17:26:53 | More by atoulouk
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jlee185

Missouri

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

01-17-2014 02:48:54 | More by jlee185
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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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cbcrunch

Wyoming

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-27-2014 11:49:27 | More by cbcrunch
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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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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Perfect looking imperial stout; jet black with a huge brown head that settles down slowly. Extensive lacing on the glass. Nice aroma of roasted, burnt malt, bittersweet chocolate, molasses.

The taste falls a little short. The nose packs a lot of fudgy chocolate goodness but in the flavor there’s much less chocolate and it’s all of the bitter variety; lacks sweetness and instead is dominated by burnt malt and overall bitterness; some molasses and caramel but buried beneath the strong roasted burnt flavor. Hints of coffee and anise, oak and vanilla. Lingering bitter finish with some warming booziness.

Outer Darkness also feels a little too thin, medium-bodied rather than full, with a bit too much carbonation. Not smooth and chewy enough for the style. Not a bad imperial but also not anything exceptional, unfortunately. Still glad I got a chance to try this one.

Serving type: bottle

05-15-2012 18:04:28 | More by tobelerone
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johnnyboy76

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-05-2012 05:00:23 | More by johnnyboy76
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Zachtheporter

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-13-2013 05:40:48 | More by Zachtheporter
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illidurit

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

06-29-2013 00:26:16 | More by illidurit
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DantheMan75

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

03-21-2014 21:12:12 | More by DantheMan75
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TXhomebrewer

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

12-28-2012 16:34:43 | More by TXhomebrewer
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Urbancaver

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

First of all. LOVE the label on this one!

Poured in line before dld. Pours a clean dark brown with a solid amount of light brown head that dissipates leaving a layer of bubbles on the corners and some lacing on the glass. Smells roasted and fruity. Dark plum and raisin on the nose. Tastes sharp and a bit bitter. The coffee gives a burnt taste that is not very appealing to me. A hint of chocolate and dark fruitiness but the roasted characteristics leave something to be desired.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2011 21:37:04 | More by Urbancaver
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PStriedl

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

08-18-2013 19:33:33 | More by PStriedl
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King_KongDCO93

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

12-19-2012 16:20:25 | More by King_KongDCO93
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CoryR

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

11-24-2013 02:25:39 | More by CoryR
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rdooley

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

05-18-2013 04:09:04 | More by rdooley
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

04-12-2014 18:43:27 | More by djrn2
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pixieskid

Germany

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

11-21-2012 19:09:42 | More by pixieskid
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

02-20-2013 03:03:08 | More by t0rin0
Squatters Outer Darkness from Utah Brewers Cooperative
90 out of 100 based on 352 ratings.