Squatters Outer Darkness | Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Squatters Outer DarknessSquatters Outer Darkness

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Utah Brewers Cooperative


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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look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

First had Outer Darkness from bombers in 2013 and 2015, and was disappointed, as I did not think it merited the initial euphoria. Upon trying in early 2017 from the new 12-oz. can packaging (which I applaud), my expectations may have been lower, but the beer seemed more polished and drinkable. Rating updated accordingly.

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Black colored beer with a small brown colored head.

Smells strongly of chocolate and caramel. Slight aroma of apple and toasted coconut. Sligt coffee aroma.

Starts out strongly tasting of chocolate and it is a little sweet. Mildly bittersweet taste. Coconut and caramel it tastes vaguely like a Mounds candy bar. Can't taste alcohol but it is sensed as a slight sting. Tasty yet mild tasting could pass for a Milk Stout.

Mouthfeel is full.

Overall a very tasty stout. Not quite a match for Stone RIS though.

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look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Initially rated this a perfect five, iut of a 22 oz or 750, second time having it out of a 12 oz can, just 20 some days before "drink by" date. Id like to blame it on the fact that its so close to drink by date than the fact its canned but this beer has lost a lot of its "pop" i loved the molasses in the aroma and flavor the first time i had it but this time its un-noticeable. Also perhaps this tasted a lot better the first time becaus of it being a celebratory beer for seeing an old friend after a long hiatus now id have to give it a 3.75 rather than a perfect 5.

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