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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.


4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
77ships (3564) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2013
Thanks to Travlr for sharing this one. 50 cl. bottle sampled. Exited to actually try Hill Farmstead & it’s a “collab” with Mikkelller. + it’s an RIS with citrus, would love to see more stouts with fruits. Pours standard black with a mocha head. Sweet mocha, creamy nose, light bitterness, light touch of roast, touch hop, vanilla, milk chocolate. Taste is milk chocolate, light herbs, moderate bitter roast, milky, touch sweet creamy, fruity but not specifically picking up citrus, maybe a light touch of peel if I wanted to, would have like more but this is pretty good as it is now, light dark fruits, vanilla, light hop, light caramel. On the medium side body-wise for a stout but easy to drink. Hard to form a definite opinion of a brewery from just one beer & hype is just that, hype aka nonsense. This was a very lovely beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
sebletitje (6582) - Enghien, BELGIUM - JAN 20, 2013
66cl bottle sample @ RBBWG 2013, courtesy of Travlr. Noire foncée, col moka laissant un filament doré au verre. Arôme malté grillé, chocolaté vraiment bien placé et très généreux. Palais est similaire avec une bonne dose de malt chocolaté, cacao et choco donnent vraiment une belle profondeur à la bière quasi une bière de dessert. Pointe d’épices sur la fin et l’ajout de d’agrumes donne une belle dimension en fin de bouche pour une pointe d’amertume, cette dernière étant bienvenue cette stout impériale restant épaisse. Délicieux.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benzai (7225) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - JAN 19, 2013
Sampled from bottle @ RBBWG 2013. Opaque pitch black color, small to medium sized brown head. Smell malts, hops, coffee, lovely roastyness. Taste malts, superb roastyness, lightly hops, a touch of coffee, some alcohol. Velvety silky texture, full body, suitable carbonation.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lukaduke (2000) - Portland, Maine, USA - JAN 19, 2013
Pours a rich deep umber with a dark mocha foam... Aromas are sweet milk chocolate with traces of bright focused citrus and deep roasted malts. The palate follows the nose with a great balance between citrus and chocolate. Smooth creamy mouthfeel delivers the flavor profile with elegance and restraint. Love how the citrus peak and fades and peaks again.. not overpowering but just enough to heighten the senses. Best citrus stout Ive ever had yet I will say Ive only had a few !

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
yourefragile (138) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2013
From notes, on draft at HF Harvest Festival. Viscous black pour with a thick, dark brown head. Great retention. Aroma is rich blend of roast and chocolate malt with citrus peel and light citrus hops. Molasses, burnt sugar, citrus zest and pine also present throughout. Crisp, smooth and creamy body with moderate carbonation. Flavor is remarkably unique and unlike anything expected. Initially typical stout flavors of roast malt, ash, molasses, dark chocolate and brown sugar before finishing with a zesty and fruity orange punch (nothing like an IPA however). Somehow, it all works in perfect balance and this is one of the most unique and enjoyable stouts I’ve had recently.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Koelschtrinker (9999) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 29, 2012
Ausgiebig malziger Antrunk mit leichten Röstnoten. Schokoladig, würzig, Kaffeenoten. Wenig und passend trocken, dunkle Getreidenoten, voll. Rundes, nicht übertriebenes Bier. 12/12/12/14/12/13

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Huhzubendah (2405) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael. The beer is dark brown, nearing black. The beige head is nearly a half inch thick, fading to an oily thin layer atop the beer. The aroma is classic Mikkeller. Dark roast, oak, booze, chocolate. Roasty and smooth on the palate with a nice hop finish. Lots of chocolate and bitter roast in the flavor. Medium bodied with solid carbonation. A very good stout, I would definitely have this again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-19-2012

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
piscator34 (1946) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Black in colour with medium carbonation. Malty aromas of Whoppers chocolate candies, orange peel, and a bit of booze. Huge clear chocolate flavor, along with notes of coffee, roast, caramel, and smoke. Heavy bodied. Very nice.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SirLimpsalot (2061) - SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2012
@ Mikkeller Bar: Tydliga rostade toner, lakrits, kaffe, malt - ganska het eftersmak. Helt ok

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cpetrone84 (1276) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2012
pour is jet black with creamy dark caramel head. Nose is heavier on the roast coffee, light vanilla and some touch of milk chocolate, light cherry and fair bit of citrus takes over. Body is thick, very heavy and creamy, taste is heavy roast coffee with notes of peat. There is some milk chocolate mid palate and faint sweetness in back and a slowly increasing citrus very powerful in back. It’s almost like a loaded hop stout with assertive carbonation and a dry, slightly bitter finish.


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