Wednesday, March 9, 2011

Squatters Outer Darkness

type: Russian Imperial Stout
origin: SLC, Utah
price: $10/25oz
abv: 10%

Another gem from the recon-man. Part of a "reserve series", this is a cold-cellared imperial stout. It takes about a minute for the head to develop, but when you get a taste of the complexity it's worth the wait. I tasted some hickory (maybe even licorice), and the beer definitely has a sweet creaminess to it, and finishes with intense smoke (almost to the point of burnt, black coffee). It's quite a mellow, drinkable stout given the abv, but nonetheless very well done.

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