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

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RATINGS: 78   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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11341) - 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 (14036) - 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 (6240) - 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 (199) - Durham, Durham, ENGLAND - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29473) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Draft. A hazy dark amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, caramel, malt, and syrup. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, syrup, and hints of alcohol, leading to a dry finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (13520) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2012
Draught at MikkellerBAR. Clear dark dark brown - offwhite head. Nice nutty. Fruity. Ok hoppy. Fruity. Coffee. Dryness. Light roasted notes. Nice bitter finish. Nice pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (21072) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2012
Draught at Miekkeller Bar. Clear dark brown coloured with a small off-white head. Roasted aroma of caramel, licorice, hops and grass. Roasted flav our of caramel, hops, grass, licorice and dark chocolate. Roasted and hoppy finish.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - AUG 12, 2012
33 cl bottle. Pours dark brown with a minimal head. Aroma is dense pine and apricot aroma, peachy and grapefruity. Smooth fruity, dense maæty and solid hoppy. Smooth, dark malty and crisp hoppy into a smooth dense finish. Stunning.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (563) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2013 Blackish brown. Aroma is oranges. Taste is very drinkable mild choc orange. Palate is mild lingering bitterness. Overall, very nice yet different black ipa.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 1, 2012
Bottle. Pours a very dark borwn with dense creamy light tan coloured head. Really nice fresh hop aromas dominated by fresh grapefruit. Flavours show a little roasted grain and coffee bitterness before a super resiny hop finish.The more I drunk the more off putting i found it. Thin to medium mouthfeel. Would have preferred a little more porter type character.


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