Ex Umbris | Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
California, United States | website

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.80%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout brewed with Rye

Added by womencantsail on 12-04-2010

BEER STATS
Reviews:
10
Ratings:
67
Avg:
4.19
pDev:
19.09%
 
 
Wants:
11
Gots:
6
For Trade:
0
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Reviews by d4114:
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4.54/5  rDev +8.4%
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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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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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Ex Umbris from Mike Hess Brewing - Miramar
89 out of 100 based on 10 ratings.
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