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

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common

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RATINGS: 79   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.


3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unm4rk3d (74) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2013
This is a very robust beer, it covers all bases with distinction. Aroma is in full effect with a very dark pour. Floral aromas. Minimal head which stays during the whole experience. Pine, earthy grapefruit taste. The bitter / sour lingers in the mouth. Nice!

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeliriumT (367) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2013
This beer is spectacular. The beer pours black with dissipating head. The aroma is sweet hops, not too punchy or citrusy but well balanced with the malt aroma. Painfully smooth drinking. Very drinkable dark malt backbone and fresh hops to boot. Beautiful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
awall (5) - AUSTRALIA - APR 17, 2013 does not count
One of the better black IPA’s I’ve tried. Good balance between hop and roasted malt character. Decent mouthfeel and carbonation. Very tasty, would def get again.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mkel07 (3661) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2013
On tap at Archive Beer Boutique. Very deep space black in colour with a sand coloured head. Musty aroma with a mildly bitter flavour. Good mouthfeel with a long aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
LesArgen (220) - AUSTRALIA - APR 13, 2013
A dark, oozy beer with its creamy, brown head gives off a heap of flavours including coffee, liquorice, sea water, orange peel, resin, grain and dirty socks. The hops are far more prominent in the mouth before giving way to coffee, smoke and cream (squealer from Prince Wine Store).

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niksko (375) - 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 (4290) - 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 (5953) - 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 (6494) - 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 (3612) - 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


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