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Hill Farmstead / Mikkeller Daybreak - Orange Liqueur Barrel

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RATINGS: 161   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.9/5   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Arcanor (115) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2016
375ml bottle, bottled on 2014-01, aged two years in perfect cellar room conditions. Pour pitch black with a small disappearing foam. Smell of roster malt, chocolat toffee and touch of orange. Taste as the above, just amazing. Oily and creamy texture, average carbonation, strong and long roster malt finish with a nice liquorish notes. I need more....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (1212) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle thanks to Rob! Pours opaque black with a large brown head which recedes to a modest layer. The citrus smacks your nose as soon as the cap is popped, vanilla, oak and dark chocolate form the aroma. Taste is chocolate sweet, vanilla sweet, caramelised sugar, slight hint of citrus and sweet orange liqueur, a hint of cocoa bitterness somewhere in the back row. Full body with a smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
linusb (610) - SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2016
A: Pitch black with a one finger nougat/greyish head. N: Coffee, chocolate, zest T: Chocolate, toffee, coffee O: Some tart notes to it, other than its hard to find the orange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zita (6003) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2016
smoked toasted aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, creamy, soft carbonation, harmonic black finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
[ bottle ][ 6oz ][ @tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 10.24.15 ]
jet black, dark cardboard head dies to ring fast, large bubbled. Leathery dark chocolate nose, very dank with an orange rind spritz. Dense cocoa front profile, plenty of roast with only light citrus, roast growing across mid, sticky and powdery profile, dry and super chalky compared to Expedition.

[ 10.23-24 Tasting Ranking ]
01. Ganstaller Brau XL1
02. Hill Farmstead Genealogy of Morals
03. Hill Farmstead Daybreak Orange Liqueur
04. Westbrook Mexican Cake tequila
05. Hill Farmstead Works of Love (De Molen ‘13)
06. Voodoo Pappy Van Winkle Black Magick
07. Trillium PM Dawn (Ketiara)
08. Dieu du Ciel Isseki Nicho
09. Cycle Pallet 1
10. Cycle pallet 2
11. Westbrook Mexican Cake Bourbon
12. Hitachino Nest Expresso BA Ichiro’s Malt
13. Westbrook Mexican Cake double
14. Brew Gentlemen I
15. Cycle pallet 3
16. Cycle Pallet 4
17. Night shift mordred
18. Bottle Logic Fundamental Observation
19. Cigar City Double Barrel Hunahpu
20. Jackie O’s BA Naja
21. Prairie pirate bomb

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (6310) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting at omhper, 2015-08-14.
Appearance: Black colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Fruit, some spices, oranges, liquorice, chocolate, coffee, some alcohol.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, caramel, some hops, fruit, alcohol, oranges, liquorice, some coffee, chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (5743) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle via trade, split at ChrisO tasting, London. It pours a dark brown / black color with a medium creamy brown head. Aroma is rich and roasty, with boozy orange notes, vanilla, cocoa powder, lactose, charred oak and orange marmalade. Taste is again quite charred and dry with good medium sweetness of milk chocolate, orange marmalade, vanilla ice cream. More orange liquor and light ashes and espresso in the finish. Full bodied with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, super tasty and well rounded

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
hopscotch (10532) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Bottle... Pours thick and black with a small, brief, beige head. The aroma features fudge among a lot of weird, sweet, marmalade-like notes. Full-bodied with a viscous mouthfeel and lazy carbonation. The flavor features burnt, bitter charcoal, accompanied by only a whisper of Grand Marnier. Finishes with acrid, carbonic, burnt and bitter unpleasantness. Bottle courtesy of landhoney!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
neongolden (1115) - Linköping, Sweden/Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 3, 2015
(375ml bottle from MIkkeller & Friends Bottle Shop) Pours pitch black with a tiny ring of dark tan bubbles and no lace. Aroma has a core of rich dark roasted malts and chocolate, a little praline, some candied orange peel, orange liqueur overtones with attendant oak, very light liquorice. Palate is sweet, bright and fruity despite a fairly rich underlying roasted malt base. There is cocoa, praline, orange peel, floral notes, leathery oak building in the middle and orange liqueur making itself clear. Some smoky, ashy sort of roast and liquorice as well. Some alcoholic hints, but more barrel than heat. Medium bodied with average carb, it’s an elegant stout rather than a really mega-rich one, despite a good malt core. The integration of malt, fruit addition and barrels is really lovely though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hansen (8244) - Assentoft, DENMARK - SEP 27, 2015
Black coloured and with a light-brown head, lasting. Sweet, roasted aroma, with delicate notes of orange and vanilla.

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