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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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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 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29134) - 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 (13286) - 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 (20569) - 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 (30747) - 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 (452) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3175) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2012
Good sized tan head dark pour medium strong carbonation aromas passionfruit citrus pine rich malt caramel stonefruit the flavours piney grapefruit strong medium ibu apricot coffee caramel taste not as good as aroma but good the finish good hoppy and malt richness lasting bitter works well on palate

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
sinkas (273) - Perth/Fremantle, AUSTRALIA - MAY 19, 2012
Bottle Surprised by the beautiful fresh hoppy aromas that stick out of tje mild dark malt and spicines Wonderful complez citrusy and crosp ipa like palate Bloody tasty

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3006) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2014 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours pitch black with a small, long lasting off white head. Nose is a little one dimensional but pleasant enough. Loads of piney hops and some coffee behind it all. Quite a grassy undertone. Taste is full of grassy and piney hops with quite a resinous feel. Coffee on the finish. Slight bitterness is overrun by a moderate sweetness. Pretty nice beer. Only downfall is the mouth feel, quite thin but solid length. This years batch I much prefer than the previous lot I had. Really digging this one. Fairly aggressive bitterness which takes it to the next level. I like it

4.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
davidm (1928) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 17, 2012
On tap at beer de luxe. Very tasty, with very good balance. Aromas of coffee, grass, and caramel. Taste is sweet and bitter, with very long length. Palate is creamy and full bodied. Looks are beautiful; black with a big frothy head.


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