Hill Farmstead/Mikkeller Barrel Aged Daybreak

3.8

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL15/20

adamjackson (1944) – Lyme, New Hampshire, USA – FEB 15, 2014  [delete] [move]

Picked this up at Hill Farmstead in February. Enjoyed 2 ways with Chris in a snifter at 60F.A – Oily, shiny and nice lacing / legs on the glass. It’s a pitch black midnight oil color.

S – Insanely roasty..marshmallow, bright citrus fruits and semi-sweet bakers chocolate. I get a little cognac nose.

T – Key tastes are fruits, espresso raw with a touch of chocolate. Minor saltiness with miles of coffee, oak, and the barrel character hits at the finish with some sweet orange candies.

M – Pretty oily, velvety and overall full bodied stout you’d expect from Hill Farmstead, maybe a little thinner than I’m used to.

O – Not the citrus bomb I expected but still a great stout in its own right. I look forward to seeing how this progresses over the next year.

Hill Farmstead/Mikkeller Barrel Aged Daybreak

Hill Farmstead/Mikkeller Barrel Aged Daybreak

Hill Farmstead/Mikkeller Barrel Aged Daybreak