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Daybreak (Orange Liqueur Barrel Aged) - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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Daybreak (Orange Liqueur Barrel Aged)Daybreak (Orange Liqueur Barrel Aged)

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BA SCORE
92
outstanding

144 Ratings
THE BROS
-
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 144
Reviews: 20
rAvg: 4.13
pDev: 9.93%
Wants: 31
Gots: 21 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  ABV ?

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout brewed with Citrus and Aged in Orange Liqueur Barrels for more than a year.

(Beer added by: ThatsThatDude on 02-05-2014)
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alaimoa

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4.63/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Bottle poured cold into the hill farm glassware.
Pours jet black but lace lacks a bit. Not much to speak of likely due to barrel aging.
Smell is bourbon chocolate with a hint if the orange liquor in the background.
Taste follows the nose with a great roasty bourbon and chocolate and no overpowering sweetness. Runs a bit hot on the back end but will likely smooth over some cellaring. Feel is thick and coating. Not too sticky with a dry yet good aftertaste

Serving type: bottle

03-18-2014 23:02:47 | More by alaimoa
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Bottle from jbeatty a while back. Cheers man!

From a 37,5 into a snifter
Bottled January 2014

APPEARANCE: An opaque black pour yields a two finger, medium-thick, creamy, light mocha head with great retention. Pitch black body and basically no carbonation evident. Head slowly fades to a full, creamy wisp. A splotchy wisp and ring remain leaving dots of lacing down the glass. Classic HF stout look. Excellent.

SMELL: The orange liquor is there for sure. Citrus, dark chocolate and some roasted and black malts are there. A little milder in the aroma, however. Some coffee under the oak and orange liquor barrels. Interesting, though a touch milder than hoped.

TASTE: The oak and orange liquor is there up front again with a bit of a roasted and chocolate base. Citrus from the orange is there still too, but rather faint at this point. Flavor comes out more after the swallow with more base stout. A punch of orange liquor gives way to a big and lingering aftertaste of burnt and roasted malts, bitter coffee and dark chocolate, a hint of oak and some vanilla sweet cream. The orange plays a small roll in the finish but it quite interesting up front. Fun stuff.

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OVERALL: Really good with a very interesting orange liquor barrel. The first of its kind, as far as I know. Though it's somewhat mild, that's probably a good thing, as it allows the big and flavorful base stout, which is excellent in its own right, to shine though. Really fun beer that I enjoyed more than the scores indicate. Thanks again jbeatty. Always a pleasure.

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Daybreak (Orange Liqueur Barrel Aged) from Hill Farmstead Brewery
92 out of 100 based on 144 ratings.