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Hill Farmstead / Mikkeller Daybreak

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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.


3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jcnielsen (2276) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 10, 2014
RBWG Winter Gathering, Asheville, courtesy of someone. Pours a black color with white head. Roasty; chocolate, malty sweet flavors. Pretty solid.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (6979) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Very last bit of a 500ml bottle. Very dark brown, near black color. Nice thin lighter brown head, couple dots of lace. Smooth, lighter carbonation. More dry finish. MMmm... Awesome bigger coffee aroma, good dark chocolate. Moderate bitter taste, lighter sweet. Fantastic velvety smooth chewy texture to this. Bigger body. Alcohol well hidden. Citrus is subtle, for me, but some light orange chocolate citrus is noticeable. Probably a good thing. Very interesting stuff. Fantastically smooth.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drsordr (1237) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle pour opaque black. Nose roast, chocolate, and citrus. Taste very silky smooth up front, chocolate, Mild citrus fruit. Smooth finish as well.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
adnielsen (9478) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle @ RBWG. Pours a black appearance with a brown head. Somewhat spicy piney hoppy, thick chocolate, a touch fruity aroma. Well balanced. Dark chocolate. A bit of fruits. Delicious.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1245) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 13, 2013
Bottle courtesy of "hannont". Colour...black with a thin tan head. Nose...somewhat soy like but not in a bad way. There’s something coffee like too and just a smidge of burnt orange. Palate...dry, oaky, and tannic. Rather thin on the mouthfeel but that doesn’t distract from the flavour profile which includes dark chocolate, chocolate sirop and day old coffee. Not much citrus on the palate, but that’s ok.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (2246) - SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2013
Pours black with low deep tan head. Aroma of molasses, coffee, light citrus bitter, some dried dark fruit. Taste is very chocolate intense with light balancing bitterness and hints of citrus. Lingering coffee and chocolate finish. Very roasty. Full creamy body that manages to stay very light and crisp. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (1624) - Stockholm, SWEDEN, SWEDEN - OCT 25, 2013
Pours black with no head. Aroma is very well balanced with chocolate, honey, muscovado sugar, honey, vanilla. Taste is honey, milk chocolate, roasted malts, honey, dried figs, molasses. Aftertaste is coffee, honey, muscovado sugar. Insanely well balanced and just a fantastic stout!! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (3545) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - OCT 24, 2013
Bottle from International Trade; dark brown pour with thin tan head, coffee aroma, taste is coffee sweet chocolate, sweet with a hint of citrus.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (4990) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - OCT 21, 2013
Bottle courtesy of Kermis and shared at Local Option, Chigaco. Poured a deep mahogany with a bubbly tan head. The aroma is rich alcohol liqourice. The flavour is strong bitter with a roasted malt liqourice coffee chocolate slightly watery palate. A super beer but needs more body.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Experiment_Ale (1044) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 16, 2013
Bottle at Proleteriat. Pours suit black brown tint. Light lacing. Aroma of very heavy chocolate malt. Taste is incredibly smooth chocolate malt deliciousness, awesome. Finish is long and malty savory. Medium mouthfeel, which is one of the best things about it.


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