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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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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.


3.6
   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.
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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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (903) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (29208) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - AUG 18, 2012
Draft. A hazy dark amber beer with a lazing beige head. The aroma has notes of alcohol, caramel, malt, and syrup. The flavor is sweet with notes of malt, caramel, syrup, and hints of alcohol, leading to a dry finish.

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!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16539) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 21, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a small off-white head. Has a roasted malty piney hoppy aroma. Roasted malty hoppy bitter licorice flavor. Has a roasted malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
stravale (2075) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zvikar (3371) - Ramat Gan, ISRAEL - JAN 17, 2013
Bottle sample at a tasting at Ariel’s place. Thanks Yoav. Pours brown with a medium head, aroma of carambola, chocolate, roast, floral notes, flavor of carambola, passion fruit, roast and dark bread, medium bodied, nice

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichardGretton (4237) - Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle. Almost pitch black beer with a strong creamy light brown head. The aroma is very lightly roasted, but the flavour is far deeper. It is roasted and bitter with with some coffee maltiness. Overall a reasonable stout like beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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