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Hess Ex Umbris Rye Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 36   MEAN: 3.86/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   IBU: 83   EST. CALORIES: 294   ABV: 9.8%
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3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
black color, aroma of rye, cinnamon, coffee, chocolate, dark fruits, taste is rye, spice, coffee, chocolate, vanilla, very different but quite enjoyable


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ICEatALAMO (868) - Troy, Michigan, USA - JAN 2, 2014
Draft at brewery. The pour is black with a nice head that sticks around. The aroma is mostly malt. The taste is thick and malty. Hits the style well. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (1694) - Silver Spring, USA - DEC 17, 2013
On tap 5 oz. pour at the 2013 Strong Ale Festival at Pizza Port in Carlsbad (village), CA. Opaque, near black with a large tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, chocolate, oak and Pinot Noir. Taste of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and oak. Medium/full body and medium carbonation. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (9834) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 11, 2013
Two at the brewery - San Diego. Pours black-brown with a dense, creamy mocha brown head. The aroma holds charred and lightly tangy wood, a bit of dark chocolate, some rich coffee. Medium sweet flavor with lightly ashy roast, scorched earth bitterness, wood, coffee, bittersweet baking cocoa. Full bodied with fine carbonation and a chewy texture. Warming finish with lots of burnt malts and wood, tar, coffee grounds, bittersweet baking cocoa. Pretty big and bold though does have some grace.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BrewBoxer (1764) - New York, New York, USA - DEC 6, 2013
Draft at the stone brewery. Deep black cot with that light brown sand color I like. Tastes boozy with a malty taste . Decent and very flavorful ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1281) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 26, 2013
On tap. Black pour with a frothy blanket of tan foam. Aroma is rye, chocolate, grain, roast, and hop bitterness with pine. Taste is chocolate, fudge, and roast with noticeable darker fruit and sweeter malt with hop bitterness. Clean, lightly coating mouthfeel. All the basic components of the modern imperial stout in a clean, quaffable format. Really good.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Peacehammer (589) - California, USA - OCT 19, 2013
On tap at Hess North Park. Thick black, chocolate and a nice spice character on the nose, with a hint of roast. Thick on the palate. Roast chocolate and espresso notes are balanced by a nice spice character. Very enjoyable.

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
jlulensk (8) - san jose, California, USA - SEP 5, 2013 does not count
Outstanding stout, especially for hop heads who like the crispness of a good imperial stout. This one takes it another step with the rye, creating a most refreshing version of the immaculate stout!! Go nitro if you can.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sask89 (398) - Regina, Saskatchewan, CANADA - SEP 5, 2013
Tap at tasting room (nitro). Pours pitch black with a creamy mocha head. Aroma is heavy in roasted barley with a nice chocolatey undertone to it. Taste is sweet up front but is quickly overtaken by a strong dry bitterness. Full body, creamy on the palate with softer carbonation. Overall a really nice imperial stout.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (3896) - SWEDEN - AUG 28, 2013
Tap @ Shole Foods La Jolla. Pours pitch black with a. Ice small creamy lacing tanned head. Arom is coffee sweet chocolate soy roasted malty. Dlavor is as aroma , not acidy which is nice, smooth velvety slightly boozy.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DedicatedToFun (2002) - Santa Monica, California, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Holy cow awesome imperial stout on tap at san diego brewery, loved this, super rich dark chocolate.


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