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

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (1530) - AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2016
From a bottle. One of my favourite styles, light on the roasted flavours it’s quite hop forward. Very nice stuff.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
lello4ever (625) - ITALY - JUL 11, 2016
Colore marrone scuro, schiuma beige a grana finissima e di buona persistenza. Al naso intensa tostatura, leggermente secca, si avverte una nota dolce. Birra molto beverina, corpo medio, buon ingresso di malto tostato e cioccolato, retrogusto amaro e finale secco. Carbonazione media. Una bipa ben fatta, con una luppolatura decisa, un buon equilibrio tra dolce e amaro.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters (1399) - AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2012
poured dark cola and settled black, hints of ruby show through. Light brown layer of film. Excellent staying power to this. Good lacing. Smells of chocolate covered orange with dirty, gritty pineapple and orange hybrid. Good nose. taste is a bit odd but good. a little rubbing alcohol but it is restrained. Really do not notice the body as the hop profile dominates. Orange, pine and grapefruit. all muddled together and very dirty. palate is a little meh but good. A little bit of metallic pine and grapefruit but oily in the front and mid and low carbonation. I like this. Very different and to me the hop character is what stands out. Not the body of this.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3483) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (827) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (15478) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (16724) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
chrisv10 (15170) - 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.

3.9
   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 (3438) - 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


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