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 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
daknole (8559) - 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 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Hanz (4) - California, USA - APR 18, 2011 does not count
A great stout with a very unique flavor that I absolutely love! I love stouts and this is a keeper!

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Snojerk321 (2975) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 3, 2011
tap @ the Local Habit. An amazing Stout. Pours a deep viscous coffee brown with a creamy tan head. Great nose of cocoa dust, toffee, roasted rye. Heavy on the palate but not overly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
papajohn (1248) - San Diego (Mira Mesa), California, USA - FEB 26, 2011
Taster on tap at the brewery: Dark, dark brown with a medium light brown head. Aroma is rich dark chocolate and light coffee. Flavor starts rich dark chocolate followed by light coffee bitterness ending lightly dry with a hint of licorice. Full body is smooth and creamy with light to moderate carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BOLTZ7555 (2710) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - NOV 27, 2011
Really enjoyed this one! Tons of spicy rye, cocoa, crushed pepper, vanilla, deep fudge, Starbucks, and Hershey’s syrup. Medium to heavy body...really had fun with this one.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dreadnord (1013) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 1, 2013
Pours dark and thick with a big brown head. The nose is chocolate, coffee, hazelnut, cherries and a little licorice. The taste is high sweet and low medium bitter. The texture is soft and creamy, body is heavy and the finish is long. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tkrjukoff (3902) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
peteinSD (1284) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - JUL 14, 2011
On tap at brewery. Tried regular co2 and nitro. Completely different animal for each, but each awesome. Rating is for co2. Pour black with soy sauce head. Nose prunes brown sugar and light roast malt. Taste mix of sweet dark fruit and big bitter malt. Lovely sharp darkness.

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