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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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rosslew (185) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2014
A lot of everything. A bit of nut, some coffee, a tad of licorice, toast and malt. But none overpowers the other. Wonderful on palate. Like a lollie bag. A great dark beer that isn't too black. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsga (6140) - 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.)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10642) - 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

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
finol (2110) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with a little brown head. Sweet malty and hoppy brew, lots of oranges.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niksko (315) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2014 2012 Edition Pours pitch black with brown highlights and two fingers tan head. Aroma is orange hops, coffee and a bit of funk. Nice malty toasty flavor. Coffee, fruity chocolate, mild bitterness, and just a hint of marmite throughout. Good lacing and a smooth, viscous mouth feel. Pretty good. 2014 Edition Pours pitch black with a lively mocha head. Nose is lots of sweet tropical fruit (pineapple, guava), some coffee, plum, raisin. Flavor is bright, juicy, citrus hop flavors, lots of coffee, some burnt toast. The finish is reminiscent of dark, bitter chocolate. Really great

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1271) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2013
Pours totally black with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, fruit, citrus and hops. Taste is light to medium sweet of fruity hops leading to a blasy hoppy finish. Great stuff!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShaneJ (493) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 19, 2013
Bottle from Slowbeer. Hazy black with solid, lasting head. Grapefruit, citrus, chocolate, coffee, sweet malt but well balanced bitterness. Could drink this every day.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (1869) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2012
Pours dark brown with a large, light tan head. Nose shows fruity hops, with pinapple and passion fruit the most prominent. Underneath is roasted malt and nutty notes. Very tempting. Roasted malt takes precedence over the hops in the flavours, with nutty, biscuit-like malt and earthy coffee notes at the forefront. Not too much in the way of hops other than in the piny, grapefruit-like assertive bitterness. Could use a richer body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11131) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (34334) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2012

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark red brown colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120915]


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