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Mike Hess Umbrix Rye Imperial Stout

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RATINGS: 64   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
Formerly Ex Umbris, Umbrix is rich, deep, and intensely complex. The roasted malts give this ale flavors of coffee, chocolate and toffee, while the rye malt and generous hopping rate result in light spiciness . Always smooth, always creamy, always great. Seven different malts, three American kettle-hop additions.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (2451) - Røros, NORWAY - OCT 15, 2016
Black with a brown head - Rye malt in the aroma with hints of chocolate - Good rye malt body with some coffee and chocolate notes with nice bitterness to go along - The coffee flavours goes into the finish - This was good

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
batneil (618) - - SEP 5, 2016
Very smooth. Black pour with a brownish head. Tastes a bit like dark chocolate. I like it.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zoucrew102 (1415) - - SEP 1, 2016
Bomber, thanks Christina! Roasted malt aroma with notes of chocolate, coffee, toffee and spicy rye. Pours black with half a finger of mocha head that has excellent retention and lacing. Starts with rich roasted malt flavors with toffee and chocolate notes as well as rich body. Finishes smooth with coffee and light spicy rye flavors that lingers slightly on the palate. Nice imperial stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
fiveacestx (930) - Texas, USA - JUN 14, 2016
Bomber - dark coffee black pour with a dark tan head. Roasted dark coffee aroma and taste along with some dark chocolate and toffee. Rich and malty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenDV138 (6096) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 26, 2016
22 oz bottle shared by a friend, thanks Mike! Poured into a Belgian snifter. Dark brownish black with tan head. Aromas of roast, dark chocolate, coffee. Tastes of roasty notes, dark chocolate, coffee, light oak. Medium body with a dry finish. Nicely masked alcohol for the ABV.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kevinator (1851) - The Colony, Texas, USA - APR 5, 2016
Good aroma and bold flavors of chocolate, toffee, vanilla, coffee and the spice. Nice hop profile. Creamy dark and medium-bodied.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
drjoeng (935) - SINGAPORE - FEB 21, 2016
10.2%ABV. Rye Imperial Stout. Tapped out 40ºSRM. Nose is going to be free associated: figs, dates, black honey, raw honey comb, maple sugar, molasses, licorice, peat smoke, hickory smoked ham, coffee, dark chocolate, ripe, almost black figs. There are some over-ripe stone fruit sweet aromas in the nose as well. Ripe dark cherries also figure in to the nose. Mouthfeel is soapy and almost syrupy. Palate is: burnt toast, peat smoke, treacle, hickory smoke, port, sherry, overall we are talking about a very complex sweet palate. There are dark sweet chocolate flavors with an medium agressive liquor like richness to the rich funk of properly fermented cacao nibs or ripe coffee berries. There is a maybe slightly random local tasting note. The bittersweet richness of the palate, coupled with the faint fume-y alcoholic palate shares some uncanny similarities to tasting a mid-season Champion durian from Pahang. Goes on Favorites List! Goes on all time Favorites List!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sammy (11219) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 10, 2016
Bottle at Hops on birch. Complex. Cherry, roast, coffee, chocolate. Creamy, lacy.and some hops in aroma.some spicey rye, and caraway.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DuffMan (9592) - the land of bitumen, beef & beer, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 8, 2016
On tap @ the brewery in Miramar. Near black, mahogany highlights. Roasty with assertive dark fruits and spicy undertones. Quite nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8267) - La Mesa, California, USA - DEC 27, 2015
Draft. Pours near black with a beige head. Rich malty base, fudge, rye, mild-moderate roast, and mild bitterness. Good stuff.

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