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Hill Farmstead / Mikkeller Daybreak (Orange Liqueur Barrel)

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.88   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


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Benzai (8111) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle @ weekly tasting shared by Joes. Opaque pitch black color, medium sized brown head. Aroma is malts, coffee, lightly roasty malts, lightly liquor. Taste malts, liquor, heavy roastyness, slightly coffee, roasty bitter. Medium body and carbonation.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DutchDrebus (3956) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - AUG 19, 2014
Bottle @ joes. Black colour with no real head. Smells roasty, chocolate, coffee, wood, sweet, slightly alcohol. Tastes lots of coffee, very roasty, sweetish, some vanilla. Full body, nice carbo.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
daje (2185) - NORWAY - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle at Mikkeller & Friends, july 26th 2014. Black body with a vanishing light brown head. Roasty aroma, heavy lemon/orange notes, vanilla, wood, taste of dark chocolate, orange, vanilla and strong coffee. Thick body with a warm finish of orange chocolate. Very nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MJGG (950) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - AUG 14, 2014
Bouteille de 375 ml, merci beaucoup à Martin. Arômes de chocolat noir, touche d’alcool fort rappelant le cognac. Robe noire et opaque, effervescence moyenne et dentelle moka. En bouche, les malts torréfiés développent de très belles notes de chocolat. Les agrumes contribuent une agréable note acide aidant à alléger la texture. La présence du fût demeure modérée et l’alcool est très bien dissimulé pour une bière aussi forte. Finale moyennement sucrée et fruitée. Un peu moins décadente que la plupart des Imperial Stout de Hill Farmstead, cette version est presque désaltérante.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
TheEpeeist (3320) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 11, 2014
12.7 oz bottle. Dark brown with tan foam. Nose is dusty cocoa, wood and orange peel. Thick and creamy with a lovely citric tang. Like hot chocolate with a zest dusting. Tastes almost exactly like the dark chocolate orange peels my wife loves. Rich veins of caramel, vanilla and coffee take this to another level.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
HonusWagner (1365) - Florida, USA - AUG 10, 2014
This is just kinda there, as RIS goes. Hints of sweet oranges on the front, but a pretty roasty bitter finish, almost acrid, keeps the beer from really being what it should be. I dunno, I expected a much more powerful blast of citrus than I got and the bitterness is offputting.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (698) - Oakland, California, USA - AUG 6, 2014
Poured from a 375 ml bottle. Aroma is full of dark chocolate and citrus, not unlike a chocolate orange with some lighter orange liqueur notes in the background. Medium roast character with a hint of smokiness and light oak. Light alcohol spice. There is a buy of a syrup character. Pours black with a small, moderately thick, dark mocha head that steadily recedes to the edges where it lingers. Medium light lacing and medium length legs. Flavor is moderately roasty with some moderate dark chocolate character. The roast and chocolate are about balanced, but a bit more chocolate. Some medium light citrus notes with a bit of leather and tobacco. Light oak and liqueur notes with some alcohol spice in the finish. Lingering roast, chocolate, molasses and light orange. Mouthfeel is full bodied and slightly oily with medium low carbonation. Low but present astringency and medium alcohol warmth. Slightly to moderately sticky finish. Overall, a nice beer but I don’t get much citrus or orange liqueur in the flavor like I did in the aroma. Nice balance of chocolate and roast with some interesting yeast notes. More citrus and less molasses in the flavor as it warms.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
mcberko (6272) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 3, 2014
375mL bottle, pours black with a tiny brown head. Aroma brings out robust roasted malt, followed by subtle liqueur. Flavour is divine, with complex roasted malt, accentuated slightly with liqueur but it’s barely noticeable. The roast notes are complex as hell. Wonderful stuff. Excellent BA impie.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (4922) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2014
Bottle shared. Pours near black with a small beige head. Aroma of chocolate orange, roast, cardboard, dark chocolate. Flavour is over moderate sweet and light bitter. Full bodied with soft carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
deanso (5174) - the Hague, NETHERLANDS - AUG 3, 2014
bottle courtesy of and shared with Kermis. Thin creamy tan head. Clear black pour. Very smooth. lovely barrel taste. Very nice


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