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Hill Farmstead / Mikkeller Daybreak

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RATINGS: 170   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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
fluffy (1728) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Inbreak (2194) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Enjoyit (3470) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2014
Black of color with a brown head. An aroma of roasted malt, liqurice, weak sweets and dusty. A flavor of roasted malt, prunes, hops and dry.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dfonorow (1512) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUN 2, 2014
Pre-DLD bottle share at Hampton Inn. Pour is black with no head. Aroma of orange peel, coffee, caramel, spice, and grass. Flavor is similar but with more ash/roast in there. I didn’t like this one too much.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
RobertDale (3564) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - MAY 24, 2014
500 ml. bottle. Thanks Kai. Pours black with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, chocolate, fruit, and coffee. Taste is roasted malt, chocolate, citrus, dark fruit, and coffee. Very well balanced. Very good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (14715) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2014
Tap at the Mikkeller bar... Deep black... Thin tan lacing... Dark roast... Big alcohol... Meaty malts...... Nose... Big meaty malts nose... Dark roast heavy malts nice but little too much alcohol

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Yorker (1259) - Herning, DENMARK - APR 16, 2014
50 cl bottle @ home. Pours black with some sediment and a tan head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are chocolate, oranges, coffee, and liquorice - with a slightly bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (728) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAR 25, 2014
Pour pitch black, with a small n’ creamy mocha-tan head. Aroma is pretty roasted, which settles a little when this warms up a bit. Roasted coffee, bitter chocolate, licorice and ever so slightly orange/green notes somewhere.. The taste is pretty bitter, with a faint sweet touch up front. Medium bodied, with a slightly flat carbonation. Pretty well balanced.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hoprider (105) - DENMARK - MAR 22, 2014
Nice black pour. Good lacing and a tan dense head. The nose is big on licorice, tobacco and flowers.. even some sherry fruityness. Creamy palate that gets less fizzy after a short while. Taste is sweet roasted malts, chocolate and really dark berries somewhere well hidden. Great aftertaste mostly on licorice and roasted malt. Big thanks to my man Motherbrother for sharing. Boss!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Habanero (2667) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - MAR 13, 2014
Bottled. Pours black with a small, lacing tan head. Arom of roasted malt, dark fruit, coffee, chocolate and smoked notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry with some alcohol. Full to medium bodied, oily texture and soft carb. A great impy.

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