Squatters Outer Darkness | Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Style: Russian Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

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.

Added by Wasatch on 12-24-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
561
Reviews:
170
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.67%
 
 
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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appearance: Black as the Night; Toasty, burnt-brown head.

Smell: Dark chocolate, coffee...especially espresso, slight smell of alcohol.

Taste: Follows the nose nicely. Flavorful and no taste of alcohol to be found at all. Verrrry good taste. Slight hoppiness, but very slight.

Mouthfeel: Very smooth and creamy at times. The hops are present, but extremely relaxed.

Overall: 5/5; 10/10; 100/100!
Excellent RIS, and one of the best to have! Will be getting another soon!

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look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Outer Darkness has a thin, tan head, a dark brown, nearly black appearance, some glass lacing, and a bit of brown, around the edges. Aroma is of rich, dark-roasted malt, brown bread crust, and some chocolate. Taste is of those elements, with no unpleasant burnt or charred features. Mouthfeel is heavy and velvety, and Outer Darkness finishes rich and sip-able.

RJT

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

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look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Pours dark, very little head. Strong chocolate and coffee. Super tasty!

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Pour is opaque liquid black with a beautiful chocolate head. I wish the smell was a bit firmer, because the foam alone takes you to a new planet. Surprising from Squatters, since their "Hop Rising" IMO is quite monotone and a bit too heavy. Taste is rich, beautiful chocolate and straight porter. Love it!

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