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Bridge Road / Mikkeller The Dark Harvest

 (RETIRED)
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91
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Formerly brewed at Bridge Road Brewers
Style: Black IPA
Beechworth, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
common

on tap
unknown

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RATINGS: 67   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2168) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2013
Bottled. Pours deep brown with a small lacing, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, citrus, pine and coffee. Sweet flawor that ends up more dry. Medium to full bodied, oily text. and soft carb. A nice black IPA indeed.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
maneliquor (2787) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2012
UPDATED: JUN 1, 2012 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

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3069) - 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

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (19665) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (12770) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (5283) - 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.
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3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
laiti (4949) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (800) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 28, 2013
Bottle from déjàvu. Pours black with small beige head. Nose is full of roasted coffee, heavy malts, powdered chocolate and slight hoppy hint. Taste has espresso and chocolate tones up front with a slight bitter finish. Good black ipa. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (1898) - Near Carrick-on-Shannon, IRELAND - OCT 30, 2012
Rating #900 Bottle at Craig’s 271012
Black, some light through, thin white head
Aroma - soft roasted malts, soft piney hops, soft citrus hops
Taste - Dark roasted malts, piney hops, soft citrus hop. nice mellow roast, perhaps a little dull for a BIPA
Palate - soft carb, thin to medium body. Finish slightly dry, as main flavour.


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