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Ex Umbris - Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar

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65 Ratings
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Ratings: 65
Reviews: 11
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 7.19%
Wants: 8
Gots: 5 | 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:
Beer added by: womencantsail on 12-04-2010

Imperial Stout brewed with Rye
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 65 | Reviews: 11
Reviews by d4114:
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4.54/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A- Jet black mostly, some deep red on the bottom of the glass where the light comes through. Big brown head with big bubbles.

S- Big chocolate notes, sort of a milk chocolate. Coffee notes coming through pretty strong and the alcohol peeking through a little. Also its generally creamy smelling.

T- Follows nose closely; Big milk chocolate and coffee notes. Good creaminess on the taste overall. Alcohol isn't really present on the taste. Really nice balance with a dry finish.

M- In between medium and full bodied; mostly smooth and creamy feel to this but it does leave a bit of a resiny feel.

O- Really good imperial stout, big balanced flavors with a good dryness from the rye they use in it.

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On Tap

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!

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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.

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Ex Umbris from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
92 out of 100 based on 65 ratings.