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

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RATINGS: 75   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12352) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 6, 2014
Dark brown. Aroma is floral/citrusy bright hops with a decent amount of roast. Rich woody/citrus hop bitterness and toasty hop. Right in line w the style, good, balanced and flavoursome.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11149) - 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 (10871) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10841) - 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
madsberg (10142) - 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsga (6177) - 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.)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (6114) - 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.
3514

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DSG (5714) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Yoav. Dark brown. Aroma has a bit of chocolate and roastiness and nice fruity hops. Flavor has some roastiness, light sweetness, chocolate and nice pleasant fruity hops with mild bitterness. Medium-bodied. Nice, balanced and quaffable.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (5604) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BoBoChamp (5382) - 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!


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