Ex Umbris - Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
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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
4/5 rDev -4.3%
TapRoom Pacific Beach
Served black black black, no highlights no head no lace.
Aroma is all about roastiness, thick char without smoke. Bitter coffee. Unmistakable rye.
Taste is preciously what the scent said. Strong flavor, roast again. Complexity lies in the sensation of an abrupt strong flavor fading away, doesn't evolve as much as simply fade nicely. Mouthfeel is rich slick and nicely lifeless.
09-03-2012 23:25:47 | More by impending
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.