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:
566
Reviews:
173
Avg:
4.03
pDev:
10.67%
 
 
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Photo of DutchcdnTEXAN
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TheSixthRing
4.03/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had in 7oz bottle @ Squatters in the Salt Lake City Airport

Appearance - Pours near black with cola brown edging where light can penetrate. Half finger, cocoa brown head with fair retention before breaking down to a broken layer of surface suds. Virtually no lacing is left on the glass.

Smell - Sweet molasses met by a roasted malt edge. Hints of deep chocolate goodness.

Taste - Mmmm. Complex, deep and dark chocolate notes with a solid roasted coffee undertone. Molasses sweetness. Hints of raisin and fudge. Finish is bittersweet with jammy fruit and ground coffee earthiness.

Mouthfeel - Full-bodied with a light, syrupy texture. Low carbonation. The finish is a booze-influenced bone dry finish.

Overall - A fantastic impy. Hits on all the right notes. Think Old Raspy meets Founders Imperial Stout and you've got a good idea of where this stands. Maybe the best thing to ever come out of Utah? :P

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Photo of IckyT2012
3.94/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Brewcycler
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of leilei143
4.5/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of DaveAnderson
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MikeC144
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BrownAleMale
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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

Photo of Meyers1023
4.09/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of pdonovan16
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of steve8robin
3.81/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jasonrm72
3.11/5  rDev -22.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Pours well, Looks good, but I thought the smell was fairly bland, not much going on.
The body is thinner than what I like my RISs to be. I also didn't get any big roast character. It was a bit bland. Finishes with a creamy feel, but still missing some flavor.
It has a good price point for a 750ml, 10.5% ABV. But there are others I'd rather drink.

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

Photo of Crusher
4.18/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of dleiner
3.83/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Gregaroo
4.19/5  rDev +4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

7 oz bottle into a tulip glass served at the Wasatch Brewpub in Park City. Great Stout from these folks. I picked up a couple more to take home. Get some when in town.

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Photo of jordanmckell
4.04/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of mush
4.21/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Metal_N_Brew
5/5  rDev +24.1%
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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Photo of Foxybrau
4.43/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I found this brew to stand up quite well in a tough crowd. Big and roasty with a nicely balanced punch of alcohol. Finishes with just enough hop to dry it out. I'm higher on this one than most it appears, will definitely come back to it.

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

Photo of Lorenzito
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

definitely has much more alcohol at the nose than taste.

everything you could ever want from a RIS. Nothing exceptionally great, but still execently executed.

will buy again

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Photo of PatGreer
4.16/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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