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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Photo of GarbageMan10
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Nuggetz
3.54/5  rDev -12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of yesterdayfaraway
3.73/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

L: pours thick and pitch black with 2 fingers of tan head
S: dark roasted malt, black licorice, molasses
T: like the nose, all dark roasted malt. Quite bitter, no sweetness, and molasses in the after taste. Not a fan
F: thick and smooth

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Photo of ThaneMcC
4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Finally picked up this beer, after walking past it for months, and I was very pleased with this.
Pours a pitch black with copious brown head, resolving with minimal lacing and scant effervescence. Tastes is sweet toasted malts and molasses/caramel with transition to coffee, dark semi sweet chocolate and hints of smoke, leather and some bitter notes leading to a rather clean finish. Mouthfeel is creamy and effervescent, almost full bodied.
Overall, this is a thoroughly enjoyable RIP, reasonably priced. Similar to Clown Shoes Blaecorn Unidragon – I wouldn’t hesitate to pick this stout up again.

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Photo of g_rat
3.9/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Look: black with a faint amber tint, fairly thick, looks just like used motor oil, nice dark brown head that disapates rather quickly but leaves behind a nice amount of lacing

Smell: Strong malt and molasses up front. Followed by dried fruit (prunes), smoked wood, and coffee. Hints of chocolate, brown sugar, and bitter hops

Taste: Black coffee, nice bitter finish with a sharp alcohol bite (almost tastes like a bourbon barrel aged brew)

Feel: At first is pretty smooth with light carbonation, tingling alcohol burning sensation occurs after several seconds.

Overall: A very good stout that is pretty well balanced. I would absolutely buy again, just not blown away. A little bit too boozy for my taste.

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Photo of calcnerd
4.25/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CoreyC
4.29/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nathanmiller
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Thomas_Wikman
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

I bought at a local store and poured it into a big mug. I think it was very good with a lot of taste, but perhaps a bit boozy.


(L) It was very dark brown, almost black, with an inch thick mocca head.


(A) Moderate coffee and booze aroma


(T) The taste was a lot of coffee and dark chocolate, perhaps a hint of dark fruit, bitter, boozy, lingering after taste.


(F) Full bodied and creamy.

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Photo of Demi
4.3/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of bbtkd
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Squatters Outer Darkness Russian Imperial Stout, 10.5% ABV, 65 IBU. Oaky, coffee, and chocolate tastes prevail, dry finish. Not too bitter. I would buy it again.

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Photo of RBuckley73
4.2/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MrHolden
4.31/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MuFugga
3.44/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jbdpsu82
4.1/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Patches826
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of okono
4.23/5  rDev +5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Matt141
3.75/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Carlalwin
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave2234
3.76/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beaver13
3.71/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 3.5

750 ml bottle. Pours dark brown black with a big creamy tan head that retains well and laces the glass.

The aroma is sweet grainy roast chocolate malt with some dark fruit and black licorice.

The flavor is sweet lactic chocolate malt with heavy roast and some dark fruit and black licorice and then a bitter heavy roast finish. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied with smooth carbonation.

Overall, a decent imperial stout. A little too sweet and roasty for me.

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Photo of tfrog3030
4.52/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of don1481
4.17/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

22 oz bottle poured into snifter.

Appearance: Classic RIS appearance. Pitch black and with a beige head that leaves a substantial amount of lacing on the glass.

Smell: Smells like a classic RIS as well. Slightly boozy on the nose.

Taste: slightly bitter, little bit of chocolate, little bit of coffee notes.

Mouthfeel: Slick, bitter aftettaste.

Overall: Very nice. Not the best ive ever had, but very nice.

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Photo of alarmclock314
3.91/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

22oz bottle, best by date of 3/2/16. Pours black with a medium sized brown head. Smells of dark fruit, roasted malt, oak, and molasses; great intensity. The taste follows closely with more dark fruit; less pronounced roasted malt and less bitter than most RIS's. Average carbonation and slightly thin body. Overall, it's a good RIS if you like dark fruit and molasses, but is could be more true to the style.

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Photo of Nazzz
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Squatters Outer Darkness from Utah Brewers Cooperative
4.03 out of 5 based on 561 ratings.
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