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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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16410) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty piney hoppy aroma. Roasted malty hoppy bitter licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - OCT 21, 2012
33cl, new exclusive Australian collab. brew Anno 2012, from Ølbutikken Copenhagen, complex brew, malty/woody and slightly floral/roasted, easy to drink, balanced, clear, good head, good brew, yet expensive!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34282) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2012

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark red brown colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120915]

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11128) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Kihoskh, Cph.
Pours dark chestnut with a small, creamy, off-white film head. Aroma has roasted malts, chocolate, apricot, peach. Medium carbonation, nice dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has lovely cocoa, roasted malts, nuts, chestnuts and chocolate balanced nicely by fresh apricot hoppiness.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (10787) - DENMARK - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle @ FOneFan. Very dark brown with tiny beige head. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hop and citrus. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, hop, citrus, grapefruit, little sweet, little dry and medium bitter.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (13796) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark brown. Aroma and taste are roast malt, rich hops, flowers, chocolate notes and pine.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10583) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle @ fonefan tasting. Clear reddish brown with a beige head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dark malts and moderate hoppy - fruity. Flavor is medium sweet and moderate bitter. Dry and moderate bitter finish. 150912

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (13747) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle @ Really late Summer Tasting Ulfborg, 2012. Pours nearly black with a creamy head and lacings. Roasted coffee, caramel and fresh grapefruity hops. Smooth and dry. Really nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsga (6140) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
Biggish brown head. Clear deep dark red body. Roasty chocolate and coffee aroma with gooseberry and wine grape notes. Dry roasty earthy chocolate taste with gooseberry notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dry roasty coffee and earth aftertaste with long lingering resin and gooseberry notes. Excellent combination of flavour: earthy, dusty roastiness together with gooseberry hops works very well. (0.33l draft at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen.)

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
sarauckelman (156) - Heidelberg, Baden-Württemberg, GERMANY - AUG 27, 2012
On tap at Mikkeller’s brewpub in Copenhagen. Dark brown, opaque. Not much head or carbonation. Described as a hoppy stout, but not very bitter. Leaves pleasant firey burn between the ribs. Hints of burnt coffee in the flavor, but little aroma.


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