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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 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
fonefan (44143) - VestJylland, DENMARK - FEB 29, 2012

Bottle 500ml. @ [ Fastelavn Smagning - Carnival Tasting - Ulfborg ].

[ Courtesy of yespr ]. Clear dark brown colour with a average to large, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, light brown head. Aroma is light heavy malty, roasted, dark chocolate, strong coffee, dark dried fruit, alcohol. Flavour is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long long duration, chocolate, dark dark malts. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120218]

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yespr (40836) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 26, 2011
From bottle at the brewery. Pours pitch black, creamy, lasting and brown head. Smooth dark roasted malt aroma, coffee, orange fruity and smooth toffee toasted malty aroma. Elegantly smooth malty flavoured with a light and uplifting orange juicy note, just enough to make it out. Smooth, roasted, bitter and dark coffee malty finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ungstrup (34666) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottled. A pitch black beer with a thin dark brown head. The aroma has notes of chocolate, malt, alcohol, and alcohol. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, alcohol, chocolate, and over ripe fruits, leading to a dry alcoholic finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
joergen (26202) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25063) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - FEB 18, 2012
Bottle 50 cl. Courtesy of yespr. Pours an opaque black with a brownish head. Heavy dark roast aroma combined with dark dried fruits. Solid body, again heavy dark roast, bitter chocolate and licorice. A touch of vanilla. Malt bitter finish combined with alcohol. Honestly just a heavy Imperial Stout - no more complex or sophisticated than so many others. 180212

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
anders37 (23363) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (22400) - , Essex, ENGLAND - MAR 3, 2012
24th February 2012
Bottle shared with the Kernel crew. Dark brown beer, opaque. Little tan head. Light soft dry palate. Creamy dark malt, a little roast. Well integrated dark marmalade and citrus. Mild lacto. Really well joined up. Wasn’t sure that this would work but the dark malt and marmaladey citrus are good bedfellowes. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (21887) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAY 1, 2014
Tap at the Mikkeller bar... Deep black... Thin tan lacing... Dark roast... Big alcohol... Meaty malts...... Nose... Big meaty malts nose... Dark roast heavy malts nice but little too much alcohol

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Travlr (21661) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 24, 2011
Bottle muled by oteyj, thanks! Black, thick and creamy brown head with great retention and solid lacing. Aroma of oranges covered in dark milk chocolate. Taste is smooth chocolate milk and a finish of pepper. Medium body. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Leighton (18719) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 26, 2012
Draft at the Copenhagen Beer Celebration 2012. First beer of Day 2. Pours thick black with a sturdy, dark brown foam head. Rich dark chocolate nose, hints of orange citrus. Rich flavor, medium to big sweetness without being syrupy, some burnt chocolate, light roasty earth and faint tobacco, fair roasty bitterness. Full bodied with fine to average carbonation. Quite dry and bitter on the finish, perhaps on account of some orange rind. Nice, lasting baking cocoa character. The beer doesn’t weight heavily on the tongue like so many impy stouts, which is an accomplishment. Well rounded beer.

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