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Brewed by Bridge Road Brewers
Style: Black IPA
Beechworth, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 74   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.67   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niksko (314) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2014 2012 Edition Pours pitch black with brown highlights and two fingers tan head. Aroma is orange hops, coffee and a bit of funk. Nice malty toasty flavor. Coffee, fruity chocolate, mild bitterness, and just a hint of marmite throughout. Good lacing and a smooth, viscous mouth feel. Pretty good. 2014 Edition Pours pitch black with a lively mocha head. Nose is lots of sweet tropical fruit (pineapple, guava), some coffee, plum, raisin. Flavor is bright, juicy, citrus hop flavors, lots of coffee, some burnt toast. The finish is reminiscent of dark, bitter chocolate. Really great

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4227) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle. Almost pitch black beer with a strong creamy light brown head. The aroma is very lightly roasted, but the flavour is far deeper. It is roasted and bitter with with some coffee maltiness. Overall a reasonable stout like beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5567) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2013
33 cl bottle @ Timo A, bottled 30.03.2012, BBE 05/2013
Aroma has vanilla, nettles, fruity hops, roasted notes and coffee. Flavour is hoppy with gooseberry bush, nettles, some fruity notes, hints of ash and coffee. Foamy palate is a bit too high on CO2.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (5951) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2013
33cl bottle @ Timo A. Bottled 30.03.2012. BBE 05/2013.
Pours dark copper-red color with a large steady head. Aroma of hoppy fruits, dark roasted malts, caramel and grass. Flavor of roasted malts, hops, citrus fruits, ash, some goose berries and grass. Very (too) high CO2, bitter and somewhat dry fruity palate with a ashy finish. Nice aroma though.
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3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3370) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Yoav. Pours brown with a medium head, aroma of carambola, chocolate, roast, floral notes, flavor of carambola, passion fruit, roast and dark bread, medium bodied, nice

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SlackerMads (1439) - Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 3, 2013
Bottle, bottled 2012-03-30. Dark brown with a small light brown head. Aroma is butterscotch, toffee, caramel, roasted malt. Taste is smooth with caramel, toffee, roasted malt. Smooth finish. Soft carbonation, creamy texture. Soft, creamy and not very hoppy for a black ipa, but as my bottle is a couple of months short of being one year old, perhaps some of the hop notes has worn off? Could use a stronger hop profile to balance the caramel, toffee, butterscotch notes.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zimbo (526) - SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2012
Thin struggling head. Certainly dark. Maybe a bity of vegetal chinotto in there too. OK at least but like many black IPAs it is a tad one dimensional.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gyllenbock (4433) - 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 (2199) - 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 (5657) - 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.


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