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Hill Farmstead / Mikkeller Daybreak

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RATINGS: 183   WEIGHTED AVG: 4/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
neepsntatties (1520) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ktwse (2961) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
ansalon (2117) - 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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichTheVillan (5220) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmgreenuk (6212) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Experiment_Ale (1090) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2315) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - JUL 14, 2013
chopkofest. pours jet black. lots of smoke, espresso. medium chocolate. big body is slightly chewy.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kappldav123 (5591) - GERMANY - JUL 3, 2013
On tap at CBC 2012. Beer in the glass deep black, small head. Smokey-malty aroma. Strarts strong-malty, scratchy-woody, hints of liquorice. Finish softer malty, modest spicy. Some mild sourish hints. Quite drinkable for a beer of this strength.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sunevdj (3548) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - JUN 11, 2013
On tap at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Pours black with a light brown head. Quite sweet with some bitterness. Malty aromas of dark chocolate and coffee. Aome residual sugars and hints of prunes. Full bodied. Dry finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
_angst_ (3842) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 20, 2013
500 ml bottle courtesy of rlgk. Pours pitch black with a big creamy dark mocha head that slowly dissipates while leaving some thin lacing on the glass. Smell is sweet, malty and fruity with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, moist soil, orange zest, salty liquorice, dark chocolate, charred wood and lemon zest. Taste is bitter and malty with heavily roasted malts, salty liquorice, dark roast coffee, burnt wood, bitter chocolate, grapefruit rinds, lemon zest and orange zest. Mouthfeel is creamy, soft, round, astringent and near full bodied. Finish is bitter with roasted malts, dark roast coffee, bitter chocolate, moist soil, charred wood and citrus peal.

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