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

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RATINGS: 76   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 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (14037) - 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.

3.9
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BenH (2260) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jesperhammer (2867) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madsberg (10144) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ration (1928) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2012
021212. Bottle at hotel from Kris Wines, London. Pours black with a nice head. Aroma roasted malts, hops, nuts. Nice hoppy chocolate taste. Smooth oily texture. Very nicely balanced. Not Bad.

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Unm4rk3d (74) - Adelaide, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2013
This is a very robust beer, it covers all bases with distinction. Aroma is in full effect with a very dark pour. Floral aromas. Minimal head which stays during the whole experience. Pine, earthy grapefruit taste. The bitter / sour lingers in the mouth. Nice!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jado (518) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2013
Pours a really solid black with a pillowy tan head. The nose is pretty amazing with a combo of fresh and stewed fruit, pine resin, chocolate, a little smoke, some spice and coffee. The taste starts out with apple and raisin, which gives way pretty quickly to a moderate hop and coffee bitterness before pine and some light chocolate appear at the end. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Finishes relatively clean with a coffee/spice aftertaste. Awesome.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12429) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
varanid99 (491) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 13, 2014
Deep brown, almost black pour with a light brown head. Malty, chocolatey, coffee aromas with a little citrus. Taste is similar, slightly sweet too, hops are more noticeable than in the aroma. Pretty damn good.


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