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Hess Umbrix Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 38   MEAN: 3.87/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.71   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
BelgianBeerGal (3190) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 10, 2014
Brewery draft. Dark brown pour with a foamy brown head. Nice aroma of caramel malt, coffee and chocolate. Silly mouthfeel. Starts sweet then a little rye spice. Finishes with some dry, bitter espresso. ABV is completely hidden. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ReverendMoon (150) - Illinois, USA - JUL 10, 2014
A little too sweet for my liking. Slightly watery as well. Overall not a bad imp. Stout, but doesn't compete with the giants. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (10516) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 18, 2014
Draught at the Tasting Room. Pitch black beer with a rich lasting brownish head. Roasted chocolate and caramel aroma, tar, soot, licorice, cocoa powder, figs, raisins, some ash snd dark chocolate. Roasted chocolate flavor, cocoa powder, peat notes, caramel, licorice, hay, some tar. Very good.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ICEatALAMO (938) - 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 (1940) - 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 (10969) - 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 (2005) - 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 (1377) - 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 (621) - 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 (32) - san jose, California, USA - SEP 5, 2013
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.


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