Daybreak - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by JAXSON:
3.35/5 rDev -19.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Thanks Robert, pours near black with a creamy brown mocha foam head. Nose is roasted malt, citrus, hops, mint. Highly roasty in the mouth with a long bitter element, a collage of hops, orange peel, and roasted malt. Finish is creamy with a bit of vanilla sweetness opening up. Mint and lots of orange peel on the finish too. Feel is pretty thick and creamy. This would appeal to those who enjoy very roasty stouts with heavily bitter elements. Kind of has an orange chocolate thing going on. Interesting, though not really my thing.
Serving type: bottle
12-14-2011 01:33:12 | More by JAXSON
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3.79/5 rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75
Bottle from the brewery.
Shared with the group at a recent tasting.
Poured a dark black-brown-ruby color, with a small cap of chocolate head that receded to a wispy layer, dotting the glass with lacing. Dark malts in the aroma, moderate roast with some coffee notes, and not much else. Not bad, just really nothing out of the ordinary, and nothing in the way of citrus going on. Similarly in the taste, there were the usual suspects for a good imperial stout: dark malts, roast, coffee, cocoa, caramel, earth, light hops in the finish. I barely got any orange at all, and in a blind taste-test I probably would not have even guessed there was citrus in this brew, perhaps mistaking it for a subtle hop flavor in the background. Medium-full body, and a good drinker, with the higher ABV pretty well hidden. Good as a regular imperial stout, but ultimately a bit disappointing, as any orange that was present had either faded or was just too hidden behind the dark malts.
Serving type: bottle
05-18-2014 11:29:12 | More by Rifugium
Daybreak from Hill Farmstead Brewery
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