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Ex Umbris - Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

55 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 55
Reviews: 10
rAvg: 4.18
pDev: 7.18%
Wants: 6
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.80% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout brewed with Rye

(Beer added by: womencantsail on 12-04-2010)
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Ex Umbris from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
92 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.