Ex Umbris - Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
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Reviews by brew3crew:
4/5 rDev -4.3%
On tap at the brewery
A-black body with little head at all.
S-maltiness with a slight bit of roastiness.
T-nice roasty body that goes down really smooth. Very good but one dimensional
M-medium body and smooth
O-very nice stout. Would like toto see what happens with barrel aging!
11-10-2011 00:05:57 | More by brew3crew
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4.38/5 rDev +4.8%
Stone 15th Anniversary Celebration
CSU, San Marcos
San Marcos, CA
Thick black body with a thick light brown and cinnamon red head. Lots of lacing up and down the glass.
All the great big stout aromas are here without one dominating the stage too forcefully: roasted malts, espresso coffee, some sweet cream and chocolate notes as well.
A simple, yet complete, big stout. It does everything just about perfectly. The roast and espresso coffee stand out initially along with substantial yet not overwhelming hop bitterness, followed by sweet cream and chocolate. Zero alcohol presence. A complete stout.
Medium to thick bodied. Appropriate.
A supremely delicious imperial stout. The one beer I decided to have 2 tasters of at the Stone Anniversary event.
I'll be down to the brewery soon to fill a growler of this!
08-22-2011 20:23:09 | More by ehammond1
4.03/5 rDev -3.6%
On tap at the brewery; this beer pours jet black with a massive brown head that lasts and lasts. I basically had to drink through it because it took so long to dissipate. Lacing was sticky and extensive.
The nose is roasty, with a touch of a metallic note from the rye; coffee, bittersweet chocolate, winey tannins, a bit of oaky woodiness. The taste follows the nose; it’s complex, with a balance between the roasted notes, chocolate, and mineral taste. Again, there’s that slightly metallic rye note underneath. A bit of hoppy bitterness in the finish as well as that wine-like flavor detected in the aroma. Subtle sweetness, spice, and smoke.
Carbonation is moderate, the body is full and smooth, creamy and sticky. Not super chewy but actually pretty easy drinking for a beer of this strength. Very tasty.
01-10-2012 17:25:54 | More by tobelerone
Ex Umbris from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
92 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.