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Hill Farmstead / Mikkeller Daybreak

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100
96
style
Serve in Snifter

bottled
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RATINGS: 177   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (6289) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
Tap at CBC. Black with a small beige head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, coffee, roasted malt and chocolate.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GothGargoyle (1417) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2012
Sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Black with a small beige head that leaves behind a little lacing. Aroma is bitter orange, coffee. Medium body, slightly dry and bitter finish. Taste is orange rind, spruce. Meh.

3.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4101) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2012
CBC 2012. Pours pitch black with a nice tense creamy brown head keaving lace. Aroma is citric oranges roasted malts coffee and soy. Flavor is sweet roasted fresh malty citric coffee bitter and chocolate. Finishes bitter sweet and roasted.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10775) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 15, 2012
Sample at CBC. Creamy lightbrown good mostly deminishing head. Black colour. Heavy malty and moderate hoppy aroma. Heavy bitter flavor. Long heavy bitter finish. Creamy palate.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ej (782) - Hauglandshella, NORWAY - MAY 14, 2012
Tap cbc, Black with small film of brown head. Coffee notes with dark roasty malts . Also chocolate. Coffe chocolate and roasty. Hints of orange citrus in start but is fast subdued by the dark flavors. Full body with nice carb

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
finol (2251) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 14, 2012
Draught at CBC. Aroma of lemon sponge cacke. Lots of hops, bitter and fruity citrus peel and some not so pleasant lemmony detergent.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
suprchunk (2342) - Crestview, Florida, USA - MAY 14, 2012
Black. Tan head - small. Little lacing. Chocolate, roasty aroma. Peppery, sweet milk flavor with a fruity hint of orange. Pretty good with faint hints of orange mixed in. Nice beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
hirigalzkar (2355) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 13, 2012
Sample @ Cbc. Pours black with a small white head. Citrus and chocolate cookie notes in the aroma. Very hoppy! Lots of citrus fruitiness and bitterness. Chocolate. Quite dry. A bit one dimensional.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rlgk (11452) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 12, 2012
Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Black beer with a very nice lasting steady brownish head. Chocolate aroma, cocoa powder, licorice notes, tar. Tar flavor, chocolate, cocoa, roasted, salty, some oranges, vinous, fruity, woody notes.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pinball (10925) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 12, 2012
dark brown, smooth large brown head. Mild aroma, roasted malts, flavor is roasted malts, booze, other stuff, very complex, full flavor.


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