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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bu11zeye (11933) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - AUG 6, 2012
(Draught) Pours a opaque black body with a medium brown head. Aroma of chocolate, rye, caramel, coffee, roasted malt, and florals. Flavor of chocolate, roasted malt, earth, coffee, and toasted rye with a dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (10419) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (8856) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - NOV 8, 2011
Damn right! Tap at Hess. Rich, dark brown pour with a nice brown head. Aroma hits with loads of fudge, rye, roast, light coffee. Full flavored and very full bodied. Fudge, rye, dark espresso, tons of roasty goodness in this one. Unique and freaking delicious!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GT2 (8163) - San Diego County, California, USA - AUG 6, 2013
Tap @Hess. Huge coffee dark lace on an inky pour. Rich coffee and dark, fresh malt nose. Rich body as with all of their beers, but here that heaviness works the best with a melted, buttery dark truffle dessert. Big bittering hops donít allow this to be sticky or cloying. Easy 4.0 RIS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BMan1113VR (7820) - Los Angeles, California, USA - OCT 24, 2011
On tap at the brewery. Pours with a black body with a thin, tan-nish to yellow head. Aromas are floral, estery, alcohol, spicy with some fudge notes. Interesting, different and complex. Spicy, tea notes and a bit dank hops. Flavors are really pretty balanced with a slightly dry leaning, some floral notes. I donít say this often (at all) but there is an interesting house flavor to this one (take that as you will, smells like the bathroom air freshner a bit). Bitter, lightly fruity, very bitter chocolate notes. Medium bubbles, big bodied. Serious beer. Unique RIS but quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bb (6715) - Alamo, California, USA - JUL 19, 2010
Draft.m Black beer with a brown head. Chocolate and light roast aroma with malt. Chocolate and light roast flavor with light spice and light earth. Medium-plus bodied. Chocolate and light roast lingers with some earthiness. Rye in backgroumnd - which is good on this beer. The chocolate is screaming to be balanced with some vanilla from a bourbon barrel. Will be great to sip on when itís colder.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6147) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 19, 2012
Tap at Hess. It pours very dark brown, with a thin tan head. The nose is roasted malt, toast, coffee, chocolate, liquorice, smoked cheese and ham. The taste is roasted malt, chocolate, coffee, brown sugar, umami aspect, leather, smoked ham and cheese and caramel, with a long dry-roasted finish. Over-all itís pretty savoury. Full body and moderate carbonation. An interesting brew.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AmEricanbrew (5616) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 4, 2012
On tap. Black body with tan head. Coffee, dark fruit, chocolate, spicy aromas. Medium bodied. Dark fruit, spicy dark bread, semi sweet chocolate flavors, mild plastic to finish--off good

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
badlizard (5539) - Berkeley, California, USA - JUL 9, 2011
On nitro at brewery. Cloudy dark brown with a creamy tan head. Nice earthy roasted grain and coffee aroma and taste with a dry earthy bitterness to the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jredmond (5200) - Manhattan, New York, USA - JUL 12, 2012
Draft at the brewery with Linh. Pours a deep blackish brown with brown lacing. Aroma is smoked malts, chocolate. Mouthfeel is smooth with lots of chocolate, toasted malts, caramel and wood.

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