Daybreak - Hill Farmstead Brewery
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Reviews by pwoods:
3.65/5 rDev -12.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Big thanks to Kels' bf for the bottle.
500ml brown bottle poured into a snifter.
A: Pours deep black with medium viscosity. Not much head or retention. Not really any lacing but some oily legs.
S: Definitely plenty of citrus that smells kind of odd blended with the stout. Not a ton of roast.
T/M: Plenty of citrus and more citrus flavors from the hops. A bit more roast than in the nose and a bit of chocolate. Nice velvety slim mouthfeel than finishes surprisingly dry.
D: Interesting beer that's a bit odd. Not my favorite but worth a try.
Serving type: bottle
01-08-2012 02:55:48 | More by pwoods
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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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