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Ex Umbris - Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

55 Ratings
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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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California

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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California

3.5/5  rDev -16.3%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

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3.75/5  rDev -10.3%

11-08-2013 00:33:16 | More by ThePorterSorter
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Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.3%

10-07-2012 01:11:05 | More by warnerry
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California

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California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

08-04-2012 17:42:31 | More by skunk242
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California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

02-17-2012 22:46:28 | More by usofar
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California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-15-2011 04:50:47 | More by biggied
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California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

10-12-2012 03:27:57 | More by SocalKicks
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California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

06-24-2012 19:27:56 | More by djaeon
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California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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Renalan

California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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brew3crew

Ohio

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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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

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California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

05-12-2012 23:04:49 | More by Irrationalist
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impending

California

4/5  rDev -4.3%

B+

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.
cheers
jd

09-03-2012 23:25:47 | More by impending
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Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.3%

12-15-2013 00:29:01 | More by Sparky44
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tobelerone

Connecticut

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
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Ex Umbris from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
92 out of 100 based on 55 ratings.