Hill Farmstead / Mikkeller Daybreak - Orange Liqueur Barrel

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RATINGS: 164   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.91/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 309   ABV: 10.3%
Daybreak (Orange Liqueur Barrel Aged): Imperial Stout brewed with Citrus and Aged in Orange Liqueur Barrels for more than a year.

NOTE: Barrel Aged Daybreak aged in Orange Liqueur Barrels released February of 2014. BA Daybreak in 375ML bottles

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sudz4Dayz (89) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 8, 2016
375ml bottle for on site consumption. Pours oily black with a small foamy head. Mocha, marshmallow color with a slight tinge of orange with small bubbles leaving great lacing. Smells like dark chocolate, roast, sweet barrel wood and a small cinnamon spiciness. Taste is roasty, espresso coffee beans, dark chocolate and super well balanced with a small hint of orange zest. You get a sweet wood and graham cracker flavor as well. Truly amazing. Great mouthfeel surrounding your entire mouth with flavor. Very smooth. Full lingering aftertaste. This has climbed to the top of my list. Its exactly what I wanted in a stout of this caliber. Truly top notch.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
haukur (1848) - Reykjavik, ICELAND - OCT 14, 2016
backlog. Pitch black with somewhat zesty note with some roast. Medium bodied for the abv. A bit under par but very nice

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BuckeyeBoy (6556) - Boise, Idaho, USA - MAY 29, 2016
375ml bottle. Pours out black topped with a small head. Nose is ashtray smoke roast malts some orange slice gummy with chocolate. Taste is more of the orange slice gummy chocolate roast malts and a smoke note.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Arcanor (278) - Quebec, CANADA - MAY 2, 2016
375ml bottle, bottled on 2014-01, aged two years in perfect cellar room conditions. Pour pitch black with a small disappearing foam. Smell of roster malt, chocolat toffee and touch of orange. Taste as the above, just amazing. Oily and creamy texture, average carbonation, strong and long roster malt finish with a nice liquorish notes. I need more....

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GlasgowTAD (1501) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JAN 30, 2016
Bottle thanks to Rob! Pours opaque black with a large brown head which recedes to a modest layer. The citrus smacks your nose as soon as the cap is popped, vanilla, oak and dark chocolate form the aroma. Taste is chocolate sweet, vanilla sweet, caramelised sugar, slight hint of citrus and sweet orange liqueur, a hint of cocoa bitterness somewhere in the back row. Full body with a smooth mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdmiralVernon (1029) - SWEDEN - JAN 22, 2016
A: Pitch black with a one finger nougat/greyish head. N: Coffee, chocolate, zest T: Chocolate, toffee, coffee O: Some tart notes to it, other than its hard to find the orange.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Zita (6232) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JAN 2, 2016
smoked toasted aroma,black, brown foam, light sweetness, lightly bitter, creamy, soft carbonation, harmonic black finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
MrChopin (4304) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - DEC 28, 2015
[ bottle ][ 6oz ][ @tasting ][ $ ? ][ snifter ][ 10.24.15 ]
jet black, dark cardboard head dies to ring fast, large bubbled. Leathery dark chocolate nose, very dank with an orange rind spritz. Dense cocoa front profile, plenty of roast with only light citrus, roast growing across mid, sticky and powdery profile, dry and super chalky compared to Expedition.

[ 10.23-24 Tasting Ranking ]
01. Ganstaller Brau XL1
02. Hill Farmstead Genealogy of Morals
03. Hill Farmstead Daybreak Orange Liqueur
04. Westbrook Mexican Cake tequila
05. Hill Farmstead Works of Love (De Molen 13)
06. Voodoo Pappy Van Winkle Black Magick
07. Trillium PM Dawn (Ketiara)
08. Dieu du Ciel Isseki Nicho
09. Cycle Pallet 1
10. Cycle pallet 2
11. Westbrook Mexican Cake Bourbon
12. Hitachino Nest Expresso BA Ichiros Malt
13. Westbrook Mexican Cake double
14. Brew Gentlemen I
15. Cycle pallet 3
16. Cycle Pallet 4
17. Night shift mordred
18. Bottle Logic Fundamental Observation
19. Cigar City Double Barrel Hunahpu
20. Jackie Os BA Naja
21. Prairie pirate bomb

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AndySnow (7092) - Huddinge, SWEDEN - NOV 15, 2015
How: Bottle.
Where: Tasting at omhper, 2015-08-14.
Appearance: Black colour with a small beige head.
Aroma: Fruit, some spices, oranges, liquorice, chocolate, coffee, some alcohol.
Body: Medium body and carbonation.
Flavour: Malt, caramel, some hops, fruit, alcohol, oranges, liquorice, some coffee, chocolate.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
teorn88 (7297) - Out of the EU, Greater London, ENGLAND - OCT 15, 2015
Bottle via trade, split at ChrisO tasting, London. It pours a dark brown / black color with a medium creamy brown head. Aroma is rich and roasty, with boozy orange notes, vanilla, cocoa powder, lactose, charred oak and orange marmalade. Taste is again quite charred and dry with good medium sweetness of milk chocolate, orange marmalade, vanilla ice cream. More orange liquor and light ashes and espresso in the finish. Full bodied with creamy texture and soft carbonation. Overall, super tasty and well rounded

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