Squatters Outer Darkness | Utah Brewers Cooperative

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Brewed by:
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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A RIS with a best by date. Hmmmm.

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Intrigued by the possibilities with this one. Also I like the uniquely shaped bottle. Let's see how those dry Utahns make a stout. Here we go! 750 ml bottle into a teku.

A - So far so good. Pitch black with a dark, mocha head. Tight bubbles, so not too much movement there. Exactly how a stout should look.

N - Straight up roast. No frills. Maybe some dark fruit, like cherries or plums.

T - Hmm, much more dark fruit on the tongue than the nose. This reminds me a lot of Surly Darkness (similar name??) in that the fruits are much more pronounced than the roast. Very tasty.

M - Yeah yeah, all froth. Perfect here.

O - A very enjoyable imperial stout. Lovely.

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I traded for this and glad I did. Pours a beautiful dark black with 1/3 head on gentle pour. Aroma is of dark roasted coffee. Taste is creamy roasted coffee, bitter chocolate and oatmeal. Very tasty. The best beer of about 6 different ones had during the tasting. I would definitely have again.

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