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Daybreak - Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

263 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 58
rAvg: 4.17
pDev: 8.63%
Wants: 196
Gots: 50 | 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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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
Photo of BeRanger
4/5  rDev -4.1%

BeRanger, May 12, 2014
Photo of mgr78704
3.75/5  rDev -10.1%

mgr78704, May 08, 2014
Photo of patrick802
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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

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

orangesol, Apr 27, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

grze, Apr 27, 2014
Photo of CTJman
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

CTJman, Apr 26, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

emottram, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of ystazi
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

ystazi, Apr 26, 2014
Photo of zestar
4/5  rDev -4.1%

zestar, Apr 23, 2014
Photo of Theortiz01
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

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

rbrefbeerman, Apr 22, 2014
Photo of waddellc2
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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

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

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

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

IPAchris, Apr 20, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

hollywood_15063, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of Jordy777
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

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

Abbbp, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of Focusf111
4.5/5  rDev +7.9%

Focusf111, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of TychoNDC
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!?

TychoNDC, Apr 09, 2014
Photo of replacementpart
4/5  rDev -4.1%

replacementpart, Apr 06, 2014
Photo of bootdown21
4.25/5  rDev +1.9%

bootdown21, Apr 02, 2014
Daybreak from Hill Farmstead Brewery
93 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.