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

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RATINGS: 80   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10594) - 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 (3204) - 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 (2370) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2819) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 28, 2012
Bottle. Darkest brown with tan head. Pungent NZ hop aroma, grapefruit and melon, also some coffee and chocolate. Taste has grapefruit, peach, licorice, coffee and chocolate. A tad thin perhaps and moderate level of bitterness. Very tasty

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15914) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2012
Dark malts ... thin tan head ... dark malts ... soft roast ... light dry hop linger ... sweet roast ... oily hop ... little dry chocolate roast ...

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2012
In bottle, thanks Stuart. Pours a very dark brown colour with fair tan head. Aroma of roasty malt, sweet pumpkin, liquorice, pine and chocolate. Similar flavours with mild carbonation and an oily mouth-feel. Alcohol is well balanced. Nicely bitter.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (18351) - 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 (5758) - 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 (37272) - 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 (11313) - 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.


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