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Hill Farmstead / Mikkeller Daybreak - Orange Liqueur Barrel

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RATINGS: 144   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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Daybreak (Orange Liqueur Barrel Aged): Imperial Stout brewed with Citrus and Aged in Orange Liqueur Barrels for more than a year.

NOTE: Barrel Aged Daybreak aged in Orange Liqueur Barrels released February of 2014. BA Daybreak in 375ML bottles


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (5913) - McKinney, Texas, USA - MAY 24, 2015
Very dark brown pour with a tan head. The aroma is full of chocolate, ash and some heavily roasted malt. The flavor is very similar. I get a ton of chocolate and roasted malt up front with a bit of smoky ash notes. As I dug deeper into the beer I started to see some leathery undertones and a strong orange liqueur character that really complemented the other notes. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (3075) - Michigan, USA - APR 2, 2015
Bottle: Thanks, Ryan. Oily, dark brown pour. Black in the glass with a small, leathery tan layer of bubbles on top. Aroma is a nice, complex layering of roasted malt, coffee beans, soft orange citrus peel, musty wood, & a nice waft of that typical smokiness that I get from most Mikkeller stouts. Bitter chocolate flavor with lots of espresso, smoked malt, ash, just a light kiss of orange peel near the finish. A bit of alcohol comes through with a touch of licorice, smoke, & coffee. Slightly oily mouth feel, moderate creaminess to it. Enjoyed this a little bit more than the first batch. Nice stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (5158) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 21, 2015
This one poured a very dark brown to black with a beige head. Aroma was big dark chocolate, roasted malt and light orange Peel. Flavor was similar, orange was only slightly there, still a pretty good.imperial stout, but the barrel didn’t add very much.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiiruBierBeer (500) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Smells like faint citrus and malt. Taste is pretty much the same. Medium body with medium carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2121) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle shared by beerman6686 at the bachelor party. Pours a dark brown to black with a slight brown head. Aromas of chocolate and light orange. Alcohol. Taste is sweet with a light alcohol burn. Medium thick body. Low carb.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1520) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 19, 2015
Bottle shared thanks to Dan. Poured black min tan head. Aroma charred vanilla light citrus. Light carb med bod. Sweet dry bitter choc taste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Clownoisseur (353) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - FEB 11, 2015
Bottle from HF. Pours black with brown/copper hues...fairly opaque. Aromas of char, chocolate malt, orange liquor, wet oak and anise. Taste is thinner than I expected. Slightly oily in nature the mouthfeel is slick. I get faint amounts the the orange liquor, with dark malted sweetness dominating. Cocoa, wet oak, carob, earth and light notes of roast. Solid stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
McNeillR (1632) - SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2015
Thick dark brown, ringed creamy light brown head. Sweet brisk quality street centering orange, light pithy nose. Dank citrus amongst a very rich roast muddied malt - but in a good way. There’s little richness to the orange somewhere but it’s not super pronounced, carries things along with a soft and firm mouthfeel. Finishes clean, pitter of sweet fleshy roast.

Bottle, 10pm Curfew Tasting, Cheers BenHhhHhhhH

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2890) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle. Black with tan head. Roasty ashy aroma, coffee, chocolate. Taste is super roasty and ashy. Full bodied and clean

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Stuu666 (5832) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 9, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is chocolate, orange, roasted, taste is roasted chocolate, coffee, sweet.


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