Squatters Outer Darkness | Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Brewed by:
Utah Brewers Cooperative

utahbeers.com

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

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566
Reviews:
173
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.67%
 
 
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With this stout, I feel that the mouthfeel and taste were a little under what I was expecting with a 91 rating (especially not knowing that it was a 91 before trying it myself).

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Squatters Outer Darkness from Utah Brewers Cooperative
4.03 out of 5 based on 566 ratings.
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