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Daybreak - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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93
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240 Ratings
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Ratings: 240
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.39%
Wants: 193
Gots: 47 | FT: 9
Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery visit their website
Vermont, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Imperial Stout brewed with Citrus at Hill Farmstead Brewery with the company, hardwork, and input of our good friend Mikkel Borg Bjergsø of Mikkeller.

(Beer added by: bark on 09-28-2011)
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California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

05-17-2014 05:58:08 | More by Gobzilla
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jjdc

District of Columbia

4.18/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Nose is surprisingly subdued for a BA stout -- just a bit of cocoa and orange. High notes of citrus, fudge and coffee in the midrange and just a hint of barrel on the bottom. This is quite tasty and very light in a way for a BA stout. I'm not sure if the orange liquor barrels impart less flavor than whiskey, but there is noticeably less body than other BA stouts. Still great.

Serving type: bottle

05-17-2014 01:33:55 | More by jjdc
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BeRanger

Michigan

4/5  rDev -4.1%

05-12-2014 15:32:56 | More by BeRanger
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mgr78704

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

05-08-2014 02:00:23 | More by mgr78704
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patrick802

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

05-04-2014 15:54:47 | More by patrick802
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SteeleWright

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

04-28-2014 03:10:20 | More by SteeleWright
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-27-2014 05:29:17 | More by orangesol
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grze

California

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

04-27-2014 04:29:19 | More by grze
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CTJman

Connecticut

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-26-2014 20:09:35 | More by CTJman
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emottram

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-26-2014 19:53:11 | More by emottram
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ystazi

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-26-2014 18:06:59 | More by ystazi
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zestar

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

04-23-2014 08:30:37 | More by zestar
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Theortiz01

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-23-2014 03:13:43 | More by Theortiz01
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rbrefbeerman

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

04-22-2014 03:48:50 | More by rbrefbeerman
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waddellc2

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

04-21-2014 12:12:52 | More by waddellc2
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SocalKicks

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

04-21-2014 06:00:00 | More by SocalKicks
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CoolEthan

California

4/5  rDev -4.1%

04-21-2014 03:44:37 | More by CoolEthan
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VAbdoyan

California

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-21-2014 00:32:05 | More by VAbdoyan
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IPAchris

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-20-2014 13:24:20 | More by IPAchris
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hollywood_15063

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

04-20-2014 05:40:24 | More by hollywood_15063
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Jordy777

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

04-18-2014 06:41:16 | More by Jordy777
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Abbbp

Texas

4/5  rDev -4.1%

04-16-2014 19:18:45 | More by Abbbp
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Focusf111

Vermont

4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

04-13-2014 23:57:40 | More by Focusf111
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TychoNDC

New York

4.13/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Reviewed on 4/8/2014. Bottled January 2014 and poured into a HF tulip.

A - Pitch black in color. This beer pours with a gloss that provides a lovely orange/brown hue around the edge of the glass. A whispy white head evaporates almost immediately. A wonderful looking beer.

O - Malt malt and more malt. I am immediately reminded of Edward (the only other dark beer I have had from HF) perhaps because the malt aroma is frank and pure. I get some liquor and barrel following, and some minor citrus at the fair end. A bit more coffee as it warms.

T - Malt, coffee, and a bit of liqour up front. The barrel really lingers, and presents a warming orange at the finish. When cool, the alcohol is well hidden; as it warms you get much more of the barrel presence. Still, it's a surprisingly mild beer, and when its cool the ease of drinking is marvelous.

M - Silken. Just extremely pleasant. I definitely enjoyed it a bit more when cold, as its surprisingly light on the tongue while remaining oily and bold (kind of like a nice rich cup of coffee). Once warmed, it drinks more like a watered down BA stout, though still enjoyable.

O - I wish this came in a bigger bottle. Only after finishing my share could I start to feel much of the alcohol, though at 10.5% its probably best savored in that fashion. A wonderful sipper which begs you do gulp it down. Another wonderful beer from Hill Farmstead. Who would have guessed!?

Serving type: bottle

04-09-2014 00:46:50 | More by TychoNDC
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replacementpart

Illinois

4/5  rDev -4.1%

04-06-2014 21:28:53 | More by replacementpart
Daybreak from Hill Farmstead Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 240 ratings.