Squatters Outer Darkness | Utah Brewers Cooperative

Squatters Outer DarknessSquatters Outer Darkness
BA SCORE
4.08/5
569 Ratings
Squatters Outer DarknessSquatters Outer Darkness
BEER INFO

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

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#2,512
Reviews:
173
Ratings:
569
pDev:
10.54%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
65
Gots:
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Trade:
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Ratings: 569 |  Reviews: 173
Photo of Matt141
3.75/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Carlalwin
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Dave2234
3.76/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beaver13
3.71/5  rDev -9.1%
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 +10.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of don1481
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
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 -4.2%
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 -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BdM
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Dheltee94
4.68/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of BrewNoob1
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of TEdubbaD
4.43/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of liquorpig
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of daem3384
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of aknalley
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A RIS with a best by date. Hmmmm.

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Photo of SocalKicks
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jmikepool
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Chrispy_Creams
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Futbolmanby
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Faxmesomehalibut
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of WastingFreetime
3.97/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of CraftFan5
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

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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Photo of acbe
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Kunstman
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Squatters Outer Darkness from Utah Brewers Cooperative
Beer rating: 4.08 out of 5 with 569 ratings
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