Home >

Hill Farmstead / Mikkeller Daybreak

Serve in Snifter


on tap


Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 184   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
hallinghansen (2901) - Odense SV, DENMARK - AUG 4, 2012
Tap @ CBC. Black body with a creamy light brown head. Aroma is chocolate, coffee, toffee, vanilla and notes of alcohol. Flavor is light bitter, chocolate, vanilla, coffee, roasted malt.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (12198) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUL 31, 2012
trade with jtclockwork-22 oz bottle-pours black with a tight foamy brown head. Aroma is rich dark malt-cocoa, citrus. Taste is dark malt-ashy/cocoa, earthy hops, alcohol.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
markwise (5195) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 27, 2012
Bottle courtesy of Reynolds314. Cheers, Matt! Pours a stout brown with a tan head. Nose is orange peel; a bit out of place in the realm of an imperial stout. Nose is roast, dark chocolate, coffee, slight licorice, and earth along with some sweet orange peel. Flavor is similar- orange up front with some roast, chocolate, earth, licorice, and dark chocolate. Medium in body with citrus on the front and back and an earthy imperial stout in between.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (3136) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 26, 2012
Pours a dark black with a mocha head. Aroma of citrus, bitter hops and chocolate. Taste follows, bitterness and sweetness balance. Hops in the finish. Very nice ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
egajdzis (6130) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 22, 2012
Opaque black color with a small, tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of orange, citrus fruits, roasted malts, and some cocoa. Taste of roasted malts, some citrus, a fair amount of orange, and chocolate with a dry finish. For the age I’m impressed with how much orange has stuck around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
dimenhetfield (2486) - , Florida, USA - JUL 21, 2012
Bottle shared with friends. Didn’t know if the citrus was really going to be up front in this one but I kept my hopes up that it would. The citrus wasn’t entirely, a little in the aroma, but it drank just like a good imperial stout should. Good malt, coffee, chocolate flavors all around. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wnoble (1251) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JUL 9, 2012
Black pour with a dark brown creamy head that lasts well before fading to a sticky thick film. Nose is a wonderful complex blend of coffee, citrus hops, bitter chocolate, roasty malts, sweet sugary nuances. Flavor is a HUGE burst of citrus, floral, and fruity hops backed up by rich butter chocolate, lightly roasted coffee, bitter hops, and dark roasted malts and complex fruity esters. Carbonation is moderate but well suited to the citrus and overall bitter impression. Chewey mouth feel. Loved it. loads of hops.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
gunnfryd (14181) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUL 1, 2012
Bottle. black colour with a tan head. Aroma is orange, hop, burned malt, chocolate. Flavour is orange, hop, burned malt, chocolate, licorice. Full body. Very nice beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alexsdad06 (9110) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Drake (11913) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, 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.

We Want To Hear From You

Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »

Page  1 « 6 7 8  9  10 11 12 » 19

Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5

Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
about us
About RateBeer
New Beers
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50