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Hill Farmstead / Mikkeller Daybreak (Orange Liqueur Barrel)

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RATINGS: 118   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.89   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hackobock (1548) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 22, 2014
October 11, 2014. Bottle at home. Black with a small brown head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, light ash, vanilla and orange. Taste is light to medium sweet caramel, bitter chocolate and fruity orange zest notes. Finish is light bitter chocolate, light orange. Medium to full bodied, smooth oily texture, soft carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Klimaet (260) - Aarhus N, DENMARK - NOV 3, 2014
Bottle. Pours pitch black with a small shortlasting brown head. Aromas of some coffee roast, licorice, slight fudge, licorice, just a tint of smoke, some orange peel and vanilla. Taste is dark roasted coffee up front, some orange, slight tartness, some vanilla and dark bitter chocolate. Slight letdown :(

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Martinus (2996) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2014
Pitch black colour, tan head. Aroma of caramel, chocolate, malts, brown sugar. Sweet flavour, caramel, molasses and brown sugar. Full body. Finish brown sugar, molasses, light wood. Nice beer, still donít get much of the citrus or orange liqueur though.
(From 37.5cL bottle @ The Autumn Gathering Formerly Known as RBBAG (I) Mons, Gent 2014. Thanks for sharing, tderoeck!)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
JefVerstraete (1525) - Ghent, BELGIUM - OCT 27, 2014
Bottle from ???. Shared @ Belgian Autumn Gathering 2014. Dark brown/black colour. Medium carbonation. Roasted malts, coffee and chocolate, orange peel, orangette bonbons, orange cake. Bitter with sweet hints. Ok IRS.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
markextrae (1205) - NETHERLANDS - OCT 26, 2014
shared bottle by a friend. poured a darker black colour with a nice tanned head. roasted malts, dark bitter chocolate, citrus, lemons, bit of oak in the back, with small vanilla hints, not a lot of the orange liquer but itís there (just a little) more citrus in the aftertaste, caramel, smoot mouthfeel with an average carbonation. but i was expecting more of this one

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
beechner224 (717) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2014
Bottle in trade. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is roasty, fruity, coffee. Taste is lite, fruity, thin, a bit wierd, coating my mouth. I get some citrus, but it doesnít really work for me. Remind me of that citrus cleaner you get at bed bath and beyond.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Zakoon (85) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - OCT 19, 2014
375ml bottle @ home. Pours black with a medium beige head that leaves some lacing. Aroma is oranges, caramel, alcohol, coffee and roasted malt. Flavour is pretty much the same. Well balanced and the alcohol is hidden nicely. Finish is smooth and roasted malt. Iím glad Iíve got one more bottle.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mR_fr0g (3618) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2014
Bottle shared at Chrisoís mid-week lasting 03/07/14. Opaque black / caamel coloured pour with a loose tan head. Very oily viscoud pour. Aroma is composed of orange, booze, caramel, sweet milky lactose sugars. Flavour is caramel, milk choc, orangey booxe, choc orange. Very complex flavour that meld pretty well. Palate is full bodied, spicy tangerine. Lingering fruity orange. Very good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aleigator (265) - North Rhine-Westphalia, GERMANY - OCT 10, 2014
Coal black color with a mahogany colored head, revealing a small, dark brown head, with a dense coating. Lots of barrel character with fruity, flowery hints to it, revealing a boozy bite and orange peel, among spicy notes with bitter chocolate. Also has a walnut qualtiy, which gets almost hidden underneath the present alcoholic features, smoothed by fudge and mocha. Starts with cane sugar, toffee, and a stong earth note. Accompanied by almost fermented, caramelized orange, which still contains some fruit acidity, gently transformed into an alcoholic barrel defined warmth with a lovely bite, and a present oak character. Very smooth to drink, this is on the sweeter side, without becoming too sugary, while finishing with a nice fruit complexity and earthy, bready malts.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (3341) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - OCT 5, 2014
Bottle, thanks Luk_. Black pour. Aroma of dark chocolate, chocolate orange, slightly boozy, tons of chocolate, liqueur. Taste of dark chocolate, really roasty, not very sweet at all just a nice citrusy fruity component but otherwise pretty dry. Palate is med-full bodied, nice warming alcohol , stays really easy drinking. Nice RIS.

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