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Bridge Road / Mikkeller The Dark Harvest

 (RETIRED)
overall
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91
style
Formerly brewed at Bridge Road Brewers
Style: Black IPA
Beechworth, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Bridge Road Brewers together with gypsy brewer Mikkel Borg Bjergsø of Mikkeller created a one off brew one Friday evening of March 2012. The result is The Dark Harvest. Inspired by the timing of the collaboration, it was decided to make a dark beer, using locally grown fresh hops. Of several research hops being grown at Rostrevor Hop Garden, one variety stood out for selection and was harvested just hours before being added to this beer.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (4083) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 16, 2012
Bottle. Clear black with a small tan head. Aroma and taste of licorice, some "medicine", light notes of hops, citrus and malt. Drinkable but not that interesting.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kerenmk (2001) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 14, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Yoav. Very dark with tan film. Fuel, roast and coffee aroma, roast wooden barrel taste. Sleek texture, delicate, full body, short finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5022) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Yoav. Dark brown. Aroma has a bit of chocolate and roastiness and nice fruity hops. Flavor has some roastiness, light sweetness, chocolate and nice pleasant fruity hops with mild bitterness. Medium-bodied. Nice, balanced and quaffable.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (1900) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2012
021212. Bottle at hotel from Kris Wines, London. Pours black with a nice head. Aroma roasted malts, hops, nuts. Nice hoppy chocolate taste. Smooth oily texture. Very nicely balanced. Not Bad.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerandbeyond (625) - ISRAEL - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle sample. Clear dark brown with a minimal head. Tropical fruit aroma with some candy, chocolate and dark fruits. Roasted malts flavor with a dark cherry note and medium bitterness. Dry, relatively light bodied and quite nice.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2111) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours black witha off white head. Licorice and citrus notes in the aroam. Crisp and hoppy at first. Then the dark malts and licorice takes over. Small herbalness in the aftertaste. This ones more about the hops and less about the malts (compared to other Black IPAs).

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
finol (1974) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a little brown head. Sweet malty and hoppy brew, lots of oranges.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (9650) - Søborg, DENMARK - NOV 8, 2012
Bottled. Dark Brown coloured with a reddish gleam. Dense and creamy beige head. Aroma. Chocolate light roast, herbs, sweetness, flowers. Flavour. Herbs, caramel, chocolate, roast, sweetness, flowers. Medium to full bodied. Ends roasted, aramelly and bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (2646) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - NOV 2, 2012
02-NOV-2012, bottle @home, from Ølbutikken. Clear almost black with lasting tan head. Roast and hops. Licorice, grape fruit, pine, chocolate. Not hard roasted. Quite balanced if it does lean to a side it is the ipa side but really nice. Soft carbonation, medium body. Finish a little soap’y and bitter from hops. Very nice black ipa.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (1883) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 30, 2012
Rating #900 Bottle at Craig’s 271012
Black, some light through, thin white head
Aroma - soft roasted malts, soft piney hops, soft citrus hops
Taste - Dark roasted malts, piney hops, soft citrus hop. nice mellow roast, perhaps a little dull for a BIPA
Palate - soft carb, thin to medium body. Finish slightly dry, as main flavour.


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