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RATINGS: 72   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   IBU: 90   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

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3.9
Desverger (13759) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - DEC 27, 2017
[email protected] Malmo - Black pour with tan head. Roasted and sweet malty with notes of chocolate and coffee, some toffee, caramel, fudge, medium body, roasted malty finish.

3.7
jbruner (5470) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 26, 2017
Pours a deep brownish black on tap with fluffy tan head that dissipates slowly to leave good lace. Aroma of big roasted coffee and dark malt notes with a touch of dark chocolate and booze. Taste follows, big and roasty, boozy chocolate, a hint of smoke, fairly bitter. It's a decent imperial stout.

3.4
GarrettB (1695) - San Diego, California, USA - OCT 25, 2017
February 7th, 2015 - Hess's truly dark brews are few and far between. They seem more inclined to ambers and hoppy brews and such, but the Umbrix has been a staple personage at the tasting room for some time. With a dark, broody body and a botanical scent, it suggests something more like a coffee stout. I also detect some raw pumpkin (off note?) and some cumin, too, which helps to disguise that squashy, pumpkin guts scent. The flavor is more dry (could be the rye agent) with a nice creamy palate to enjoy. In many respects it tastes similar to a black IPA, with an assertive hop business in the background. The alcohol is also appropriately assertive, and while the overall take is that the flavor seems a little chaotic, it is also tasty and enjoyable.

4.2
Heidbummer (986) - SCOTLAND - OCT 4, 2017
Taster at brewpub, Bit of a monster this. Dense black, with deep tan head. Lots of chocolate and charcoal on the nose. Dense mouthfeel, with masses of carbon, dark chocolate, some molasses on the taste. great Impy.

3.8
yespr (48954) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - SEP 11, 2017
From tap. Pours pitch black with a small tan ehad. Aroma is roasted malty. Breadish and dark malty. Bitter, roasted and dark malty. Dry bitter and slight herbal hoppy. Dry and bitter far finish.

3.4
snoworsummer (6285) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2017
Draft at Mike Hess OB. Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head. Tastes like booze, dark fruits, dark chocolate malt, and burnt toast. Light/medium body and carbonation. Smells like roasted coffee, spice, dark chocolate, dark fruits, and booze.

3.6
sonnycheeba (6561) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2017
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2017 Tap in OB. Pours deep, dark brown. Aroma is big, rich chocolate notes, some roast, molasses, caramel, faint dark fruit, and faint vanilla. Flavor is dark chocolate, roast, earthy bitterness, dark roast coffee, spicy rye notes, and faint dark fruit notes. Medium body.

3.8
gyllenbock (10034) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 19, 2017
On tap at Mike Hess, North Park. Black with a small tan head. Aroma and taste of roasted malt, licorice, coffee, chocolate and some dark fruit. The body was full.

3.8
anders37 (27658) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2016
Bottle. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice aroma. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor with weak hints of dark fruit. Has a roasted malty chocolate and licorice finish.

3.7
bergstaden (3332) - 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


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