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Hill Farmstead / Mikkeller Daybreak

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95
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Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 166   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (5360) - Ohio, USA - JUN 27, 2012
Bottle. Pours dark brown/black with a dense medium sized tan head. The aroma has roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and subtle citrus notes. The flavor has much of the same; roasted malt, coffee, chocolate and citrus. I am usually not a fan of citrus with imperial stouts, but this works very well in this beer. Moderate bitterness at the finish. Another standout beer from HF.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (8300) - Free Union, Virginia, USA - JUN 20, 2012
Bottled. Pours a dark brown color with a thin head that quickly fades. Big aroma with notes of citrus, roasted malts, coffee with a spicy finish. The taste is big chewy roasted malts, coffee and citrus hops. Medium bodied.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (4922) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - JUN 16, 2012
Draft at CBC. Pours black with a small tan head. Aroma of coffee, chocolate and orange. Flavour is roasted, coffee, chocolate, dark fruit and some orange. Full bodied with medium carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (6661) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - JUN 12, 2012
Tap at CBC, May 2012. It pours jet black, with a decent tan head. The nose is fresh citrus, pith, roasted malt, chocolate, coffee and some toasted coconut. The taste is roasted malt, liquorice, strong citrus (orange and some lime), chocolate, caramel, toffee, strong coffee, charcoal, soap and some alcohol warmth, with a dry-roasted finish. Full body, moderate carbonation and sticky mouth-feel. Interesting and flavoursome.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - JUN 11, 2012
Draft @ CBC 2012. Pours a black color with a small tan head. Has a roasted malty dark bitter chocolate and orange peel aroma. Roasted malty bitter chocolate flavor with hoppy hints and hints of orange. Has a roasted malty bitter chocolate finish with hints of orange in the aftertaste.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
MrChopin (3258) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JUN 9, 2012
dark brown, oily thin tan head with a life of its own. Heavy fudge, prune, and light roast-hop combo bitterness. Flavor is roast at front, chocolate and earth with cocoa mid before finishing with a perfect roast-chocolate balance. Thin profile accents fruit and roast profile, no sugar muting, but not the integration of Black note or the brash beauty of Rare.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ryan (3186) - Beltsville, Maryland, USA - JUN 3, 2012
Dusty bakers chocolate, light brown sugar And leather, a touch of dark fruit. Solid and easily drinkable. Good stuff, but under whelming.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Plovmand (6349) - Helsinge, DENMARK - JUN 3, 2012
On tap at CBC. Pours pitch black with a creamy brown head. The aroma is hard roasted malt, hops, chocolate, liquorice and coffee. The flavour is hard roasted malt, chocolate, ligth oranges, coffee and sweet caramel. Smooth and extremely well made.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimonRoller (391) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - JUN 2, 2012
Tap at CBC, pours dark black with medium head. Aroma is orange, some coffee, chocolate. Taste is like aroma. Nice!

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gEUS (1023) - Linden, BELGIUM - MAY 29, 2012
tap at cbc - pours pitch black with no head. Aroma of orange peel, coffee, caramael, orangette (orange peel with dark chocolate). Medium body with sour undertone. Taste of orangette and coffee.


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