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

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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
varanid99 (560) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
wvhoran (368) - Tasmania, - JUN 3, 2014
Bottle shared with Dad. A very dark brown to black beer with a nice pillowy creamy tan head. Aroma is grapefruit, pine, dark chocolate, orange, and light coffee. Mild sweetness, grapefruit and peachy flavour, a touch resiny, grassy. Roasty finish, good bitterness. Really enjoyed this beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Oakes (12789) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1023) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - DEC 19, 2013
From a 330ml bottle on 20/12/2013. Should be taken off the retired list as this one was bottled on 18/3/2013 (ie. it looks like an annual). Pours the darkest of amber with a huge foamy head (bottle gushed on opening). Has a moderate aroma featuring chocolate malt and fruity hops. Tastes of choc and caramel malt with some firm, slightly grapefruity hops following. Has a slightly creamy texture and lively carbonation. Exhibits fantastic balance and goes down super easy for 6.6%. a really good black IPA, which isn’t a surprise given Mikkeller is involved.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2753) - 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
jonnyguns (1074) - 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

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
banii (240) - Sola, NORWAY - SEP 11, 2013
Ølen slik den fremstår i dag er et sted mellom brown ale og porter, med veldig lite bitterhet. Endel gress i smaken og generelt ganske smooth.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kingi (496) - - AUG 30, 2013
aroma is fruity ipa. black beer and very delicious looking head. taste is light, hard to say what’s in it. light body, dry finish. good beer but nothing special. finish is stout like and aroma is ipa, taste is neither really.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
k0mpsa (1361) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - AUG 30, 2013
Bottle from kris wines, london. Black color, huge light brown head. Aroma is coffee, roasted malts, hops. Medium body, roasted malts, hops, some coffee. Quite basic but nice black ipa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (16111) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
2nd December 2012
Opaque black beer, good pale tan head. Smooth palate, very light. Mild fine carbonation. Smooth light milky dark malt, no roast or bitterness, just very light. Whisper of coffee and chocolate. Mild minerals. Not much else here but the dark malt is marvellously smooth and the beer is very drinkable.


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