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RATINGS: 164   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
ClubGonzo (3951) - Bergen, NORWAY - MAY 27, 2012
On tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Pitch black body, medium beige head. Nose is subtle coffee tones, chocolate and hints of dark fruits. Taste is sweet dried fruits, dark chocolate, hints of ashes, black currants and alcohol. Seemed a bit raw to me at the time. Smooth and velvety palate with just the right amount of carbonation. A fine ale, though perhaps not as much in my book as here on Ratebeer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Camons (5662) - Hasselager, DENMARK - MAY 27, 2012
Tap @ Copenhagen Beer Celebration. Pours black with a tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, dark chocolate, coffee, light smoke, plums. Taste is malts, dark bitter chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, raisins and plums, light notes of oak, light smoke. Full body, medium carbonation. 120512

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
thewolf (11131) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 24, 2012
Tap @ CBC, 2012.
Completely black pour with a lovely, small, creamy, beige head. Aroma is roasted, liqourice, coffee, light chocolate and good, fresh orange-peel. Medium carbonation, nice light and dry mouthfeel. Quite creamy as well. Flavour is elegantly balanced, freshness from the oranges coupled nicely with charry roasted malts and coffee. Lingering malty bitter finish. Super drinkable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
KnutAlbert (6012) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 24, 2012
Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Smooth and rather pleasant, but the whole spice rack is thrown in. Coffee, mint, undefinable finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aniela (2313) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - MAY 19, 2012
CBC 2012, Copenhagen. Black beer with a brown head. Coffee, malty, licorice aroma with some chocolate notes. Coffee and dark chocolate flavour. Where´s the orange? Otherwise a really nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (20580) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 18, 2012
Draught at CBC 2012. Black coloured with a medium sized brown head. Sweet and roasted aroma of caramel, licorice and dark chocolate. Sweet and roasted flavour of dark chocolate and coffee with notes of licorice. Roasted finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Theis (13293) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
Draught at CBC 2012. Pitch black - brown head. Burned, nice citrus, freshness, fruity, oiley, coffee, hard burned, light boozy notes, dried fruits, caramel. Lovely easy drinkable heavy imp. stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (5676) - Albertslund, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2012
Tap at CBC. Black with a small beige head. Aroma and flavour of fruit, coffee, roasted malt and chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
GothGargoyle (1143) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 17, 2012
Sample at Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. Black with a small beige head that leaves behind a little lacing. Aroma is bitter orange, coffee. Medium body, slightly dry and bitter finish. Taste is orange rind, spruce. Meh.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tkrjukoff (4022) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2012
CBC 2012. Pours pitch black with a nice tense creamy brown head keaving lace. Aroma is citric oranges roasted malts coffee and soy. Flavor is sweet roasted fresh malty citric coffee bitter and chocolate. Finishes bitter sweet and roasted.

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