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Hill Farmstead / Mikkeller Daybreak

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RATINGS: 168   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.97   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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Imperial Stout brewed with Citrus at Hill Farmstead Brewery with the company, hardwork, and input of our good friend Mikkel Borg Bjergsø of Mikkeller. NOTE: This entry is for Daybreak batch 1 (non BA) released in 500ML bottles.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Vestergaard (316) - Aarhus C, DENMARK - AUG 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours pith black with a long lasting, fluffy brown head. Aroma has lots of different notes: sweet citrus or orange notes, a minty dryness, chocolate, some caramel and a good amount of roasted malts. Taste has even more of this orange flavor, that works great with the prominent dark chocolate notes. Has something almost crispy to the taste’s dryness. Overall lots of different orange notes is what makes this beer interesting. It has a full body with a medium to medium-low carbonation. Exciting and handsome beer!

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
wedgie9 (1893) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 27, 2014
Tasted on 2/8/14 from a 500mL bottle at the RBWG Grand Tasting, huge thanks to jackl for sharing!! Pours opaque dark brown with an average brown head that leaves an average collar of lace. The nose is dark chocolate orange, just like the orange chocolates from around Easter, with a touch of molasses and vanilla. The flavor is just like one of those Easter chocolates with all of the bitter dark chocolate up front and zesty orange on the back of the palate. The body is full with light carbonation and a long bitter dark chocolate and orange candy finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonnyguns (904) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 6, 2014
Bottle from Mane Liquor ;) Pours black with a filthy tanned head - swirl this one for days. Nose is quite vanilla dominant - not an awful lots of citrus but dry cocoa and earthy make up for it. Sweet vanilla and white choc run through the taste with a slight juicy mouthfeel. Something unusual for an imp. stout. Nutty finish to balance out with the sweetness. 10% hidden accordingly. Does become evident as it warms but that adds to the character of the beer. Great stuff

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (3070) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle with a big thanks to Lukey. Pours black with a dirty khaki head which sits and swirls around like it should. Nose has that familiar vanilla strain I only find in the absolute top class stouts. Can’t say there is much citrus there but the earthiness and dry cocoa feel to this one is very appealing. Kind of a juiciness in the taste which adds something different while a sweet vanilla and white chocolate strain runs through the middle. Sweet but it goes well with a nuttiness throughout. Very creamy body and you can’t tell this is 10%. As it warms the booze comes out a little more but in that nice way where booze warms the inside like a good scotch. Classy stuff

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
merc7186 (2055) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - JUL 30, 2014
Aroma: Chocolate, Mildly Burnt Chocolate, Mild Mint Appearance: Dark Opaque Hue, Passes No Light, Extremely Thin Brown Hue, Passes No Light, No Lacing Taste: Chocolate, Mild Citrus, Mildly Minty Mouthfeel: Average Carbonation, Medium to Full Bodied, Mildly Bitter

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RexTalionis (2412) - FINLAND - JUL 30, 2014
Bottle. Almost black in color with a mocha colored head. Dark chocolate, bit of wood and ashy notes too in aroma. Later some orange peel as well. Interesting. Sweetish milk chocolatey taste, roasted notes and orange in flavor. Creamy mouthfeel, quite delightful. Roasted ashy aftertaste. Nice, dark and rich on the whole.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2117) - GERMANY - JUL 20, 2014
Bottle at home caramel, citrus, chocolate, coffee, roasty, spruce, black, hazy, minimal head, brown foam, medium sweetness, medium bitterness, medium sourness, full body, creamy, thick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
wisdomsolo (440) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Shared. Had it warm. Has a hot aroma but flavor isn't hot at all. Not getting any citrus. Just a bit over meh.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1602) - St Petersburg, Florida, USA - JUL 8, 2014
Not getting a lot of citrus with it. Maybe bitterness of orange peel? Regardless, this is a great stout. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (2047) - Loddefjord, NORWAY - JUL 5, 2014
05.07.2014, 0,5l bottle @ home:
21.01.2013, 0,5l bottle @ Mikkeller Bar:
Nice light brown creamy mediumlasting head. Aroma is slightly rich, sweet licorice, sour coffee, dark malts, dark sugar, grass, caramel, dried dark fruits, soy sauce, alcohol, citrus. Taste is slightly sour-ish, dark malts, sour coffee, dried dark fruits, licorice, grass, caramel, citrus, dark sugar, alcohol. Medium bitterness, slightly dry and watery mouthfeel. Nice, and overall a little better now than it was before. Even though the mouthfeel has become a little watery, the notes of unripe banana and ashes that I didn’t like in the taste is now gone.


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