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Hill Farmstead / Mikkeller Daybreak - Orange Liqueur Barrel

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RATINGS: 148   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ctipping (286) - Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2015
375 mL bottle poured into a snifter. Originally reviewd 4/21/2014. Very inky black. Impenetrably dark. Small khaki head. Wispy surface. Intense roasted malt aroma. Oak. Lots of both. Not an intense amount of citrus, but it’s there. Taste is also intensely roasty. Bright orange flavor. Gets extremely oaky without any abatement in the roast. Dry ashy finish. Funny fruity finish. Abrasive. Very bitter. Very roasty. Medium body. It’s a shame. The concept seemed so good and the original beer was so good, but this isn’t working so well.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omhper (21423) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - AUG 14, 2015
Bottled. Black, minimal head. Aroma of chocolate and orange. Sweet with full body and soft mouthfeel. Soothingly creamy with chocolate and licorice. Orange blossom. Mild and rich.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aniela (4156) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2015
Bottle. Black beer with an brownish head. Roasted chocolate licorice oranges Woody aroma. Roasted chocolate oranges coffee licorice citrus Woody flavour with cointreu notes. Lovely :-)

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bursprak (1409) - Aarhus, DENMARK - MAY 28, 2015
Bottle split two ways. Pitch black pour with a dark tan head. Nose has some pleasant orange notes, roast and licorice. Taste has roast, some licorice, cocoa with some light hints of orange filled pralines. Very good!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mora2000 (6050) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
tectactoe (3125) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (5396) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BiiruBierBeer (651) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Smells like faint citrus and malt. Taste is pretty much the same. Medium body with medium carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (2310) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
charule (1621) - 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.

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