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RATINGS: 161   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
KingCecil (2041) - DENMARK - MAR 31, 2013
Tap@ Mikkeller and friendsBar...It pours dark brown almost black with a large tan head....The aroma is roasted malt, chocolate and orange zest...The flavor is roasted malt, some coffee, caramel with a very nice orange flavor finish.....

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Adenila (1557) - DENMARK - MAR 18, 2013
Tap at Mikkeller and friends. Dark Brown with a huge bubbling Brown head. Quite special aroma. Roasted malt, liqurice and orange cest. Nice flavor. Medium sweet toffee, lots of roasted bitterness, good balance and a good amount of hop bitterness in the finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
beernbourbon (1284) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - MAR 8, 2013
Bottle in a recent trade. Pour is pretty much black with a thin tan head. Aroma and flavor light earth, faInt cobweb, light fruitiness, and chocolate. Very roasty and quite delicious.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kraddel (2704) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - FEB 16, 2013
RBBWG12 pours black, very, very small foam. taste is oaty light mouthfeel, bitter , burned malts.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ThirstyBird (1454) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - FEB 11, 2013
Tasted at RBBWG 2013 - thanks Gene! pours super dark near black with a small light brown head. The smell is rich malt, chocolate, dark fruit, roast, molasses. The taste is dark roasted malt, dry char, chocolate, molasses. Body is full, very creamy and rich. Typical great stuff out of H.F.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tderoeck (4371) - Gent, BELGIUM - JAN 31, 2013
19/I/13 - 50cl (?) bottle @ RBBWG 2013 - BB: n/a (2013-51) Thanks to Travlr for sharing the bottle and to 77ships to bring me half of his glass while I was working my ass of in the kitchen to get these ungrateful bitches some food! ;-)

Little cloudy brown beer, small head, unstable, non adhesive. Aroma: caramel, cocoa powder, sweet, vanilla, bit sugary, mocha. MF: ok carbon, medium to full body. Taste: bit sour, mocha, bitter, dark chocolate, bitter and hoppy, caramel. Aftertaste: hops, vanilla, caramel, bit sugary, sweet, mocha, coffee, dark chocolate. Very decent stout! Would not have guessed it’s a 10% ABV though!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Minderbinder (1671) - Québec, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 26, 2013
Bottle 500ml. Pours black with very low beige head. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate, sligth coffee. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, sweetness, coffee. Lots of of hops, kinda bitter. Palate: medium-full body. Overall: Not that much on citrus (oranges). Alcohol well hidden, surprisingly drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Martinus (2739) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - JAN 23, 2013
Dark brown to black colour, tan head. Aroma of milk chocolate, coffee, roasted malts, caramel, mocha with milk. Quite bitter flavour, light sweet, hops, roasted malts, milk chocolate and coffee. Medium full, finish bitter chocolate, caramel and cocoa.
A nice, well made stout. Not really picking up on the citrus though.
(From 66cL bottle @ RBBWG II, Wilrijk 2013. Courtesy of Travlr. Thank you sir!)

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tom10101 (2613) - Quebec, CANADA - JAN 21, 2013
Bottle (500 ml). Traded by Reynolds314, thanks Matt! Black with a small brown head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and slight orange zest that induce bitterness. Taste is about the same. Mouthfeel is creamy. Medium body (thin for a RIS). It’s easily drinkable for the style if considered as a RIS, but I would probably have classified this one as a Black IPA in a blind tasting. Orange had fainted.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JulienHuxley (2852) - Hilversum, NETHERLANDS - JAN 20, 2013
Bottle. Black pour, brown head. Aroma is roasty, some orange zest, quite hoppy (fruity) still, despite its age (or maybe its the citrus), coffee aroma as well. Taste is coffee, roasty, well balanced sweetness and bitterness. Soft carbonation, really drinkable.


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