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Hill Farmstead / Mikkeller Daybreak

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RATINGS: 181   WEIGHTED AVG: 4   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcartamdg (2434) - 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 (5573) - 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 (2487) - , 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 (12395) - 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 (7025) - 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 (10501) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kermis (6958) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (8999) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (19331) - 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.

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