Daybreak | Hill Farmstead Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Hill Farmstead Brewery
Vermont, United States
hillfarmstead.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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.

Added by bark on 09-28-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
60
Ratings:
329
pDev:
8.41%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Opaque black color with a small light tan head that maintains a slick of foam and leaves many small spots of lacing on the glass.

Aroma of chocolate and roasted malt with orange and a touch of alcohol. Very aromatic and complex.

Chocolate and orange are the primary flavors, and great complimentary flavors at that. Roasty with a tart acidity.

Velvety and creamy body with a bit of tart juiciness to balance the smoothness. A great mouthfeel for sipping and contemplating on its own, even independent of the flavors.

Decadent and intense. This is a great beer for sipping and enjoying slowly over the course of an evening. An awesome experience. I first had this on tap at the harvest festival last fall and it impressed me as one of the greatest beers of 2011. Now with a few more months in the bottle, it still has the power.

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look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

From notes, on draft at HF Harvest Festival.

Viscous black pour with a thick, dark brown head. Great retention. Aroma is rich blend of roast and chocolate malt with citrus peel and light citrus hops. Molasses, burnt sugar, citrus zest and pine also present throughout. Crisp, smooth and creamy body with moderate carbonation. Flavor is remarkably unique and unlike anything expected. Initially typical stout flavors of roast malt, ash, molasses, dark chocolate and brown sugar before finishing with a zesty and fruity orange punch (nothing like an IPA however). Somehow, it all works in perfect balance and this is one of the most unique and enjoyable stouts I've had recently.

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Daybreak from Hill Farmstead Brewery
Beer rating: 4.16 out of 5 with 329 ratings