Hill Farmstead / Mikkeller Daybreak

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RATINGS: 187   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.

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yourefragile (140) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JAN 13, 2013
From notes, on draft at HF Harvest Festival. Viscous black pour with a thick, dark brown head. Great retention. Aroma is rich blend of roast and chocolate malt with citrus peel and light citrus hops. Molasses, burnt sugar, citrus zest and pine also present throughout. Crisp, smooth and creamy body with moderate carbonation. Flavor is remarkably unique and unlike anything expected. Initially typical stout flavors of roast malt, ash, molasses, dark chocolate and brown sugar before finishing with a zesty and fruity orange punch (nothing like an IPA however). Somehow, it all works in perfect balance and this is one of the most unique and enjoyable stouts I’ve had recently.

Koelschtrinker (20772) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - DEC 29, 2012
Ausgiebig malziger Antrunk mit leichten Röstnoten. Schokoladig, würzig, Kaffeenoten. Wenig und passend trocken, dunkle Getreidenoten, voll. Rundes, nicht übertriebenes Bier. 12/12/12/14/12/13

AcctError96987 (3722) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 17, 2012
Shared by yourefragile. Thanks Michael. The beer is dark brown, nearing black. The beige head is nearly a half inch thick, fading to an oily thin layer atop the beer. The aroma is classic Mikkeller. Dark roast, oak, booze, chocolate. Roasty and smooth on the palate with a nice hop finish. Lots of chocolate and bitter roast in the flavor. Medium bodied with solid carbonation. A very good stout, I would definitely have this again. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 03-19-2012

piscator34 (2577) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottled sample via and shared with oakbluff. Black in colour with medium carbonation. Malty aromas of Whoppers chocolate candies, orange peel, and a bit of booze. Huge clear chocolate flavor, along with notes of coffee, roast, caramel, and smoke. Heavy bodied. Very nice.

SirLimpsalot (4375) - SWEDEN - DEC 1, 2012
@ Mikkeller Bar: Tydliga rostade toner, lakrits, kaffe, malt - ganska het eftersmak. Helt ok

cpetrone84 (1810) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 29, 2012
pour is jet black with creamy dark caramel head. Nose is heavier on the roast coffee, light vanilla and some touch of milk chocolate, light cherry and fair bit of citrus takes over. Body is thick, very heavy and creamy, taste is heavy roast coffee with notes of peat. There is some milk chocolate mid palate and faint sweetness in back and a slowly increasing citrus very powerful in back. It’s almost like a loaded hop stout with assertive carbonation and a dry, slightly bitter finish.

SlackerMads (3436) - DENMARK - NOV 19, 2012
Pitch black with thick lasting dark brown head. Aroma is dark chocolate, roasted malt a little coffee and a citrus note making the aroma a little lighter. Soft, smooth velvety mouthfeel. Taste has notes of chocolate, soft roasted malt. Soft, soft oily chocolate and caramel. Dry finish, but still a soft mouthfeel. Citrus burps! Damn nice. Instant favourite.

boFNjackson (4201) - Portland, Oregon, USA - NOV 14, 2012
Bottle at a recent bottle share... Poured dark black with a mild forming, light brownish/tan head. Moderate mouthfeel, not too thick. Notes of chocolate and orange zest along with roasted malts, dark cocoa, coffee, and toasted bread.

gyllenbock (9328) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 7, 2012
On tap at Mikkeller Bar, November 2012. Black with a medium, tan head. Not as heavy as expected, some notes of earth in this one. Also roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate. The finish was bitter.

JanLaursen (3227) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 4, 2012
Draft at Mikkeller Bar, Black Sensation. Pitch black one with a huge brownish head. Fruity, rich aroma - less roast than expected, but very complex nose. Fat and velvety texture, slightly boozy, tobacco note, lingering bitter finish.

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