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Daybreak - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

267 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 267
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.63%
Wants: 195
Gots: 49 | FT: 10
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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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Mikeynas, May 24, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

zadams1, May 23, 2014
Photo of Rifugium
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.

Rifugium, May 18, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Gobzilla, May 17, 2014
Photo of jjdc
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.

jjdc, May 17, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

BeRanger, May 12, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

mgr78704, May 08, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

patrick802, May 04, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

SteeleWright, Apr 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

orangesol, Apr 27, 2014
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grze, Apr 27, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

CTJman, Apr 26, 2014
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emottram, Apr 26, 2014
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ystazi, Apr 26, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

zestar, Apr 23, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

Theortiz01, Apr 23, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

rbrefbeerman, Apr 22, 2014
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waddellc2, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

SocalKicks, Apr 21, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

CoolEthan, Apr 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

VAbdoyan, Apr 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

hollywood_15063, Apr 20, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Jordy777, Apr 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev -4.1%

Abbbp, Apr 16, 2014
Daybreak from Hill Farmstead Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 267 ratings.