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


on tap

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RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shark_Pants (578) - AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2015
Deep murky dark dark brown. Pleasant fresh aromas of toffee, canteloupe/rockmelon and grapefruit citrus. The malts are much more forward in the taste. Licorice and honey sweetness, coffee and cigarette ashy and roasty bitterness. Only a slight underlying fruitiness. Not bad.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
stevoj (3707) - Boise, Idaho, USA - APR 11, 2015
Tap at Bitter Phew. Killer black IPA, sweetness tempers the normal roast grain bitterness. Black pour with tons of lacing. Mild roast grain aroma leads into taste that is equal parts sweet and bitter. Pleasant lingering bitterness (burnt toast) and sweet (dark chocolate).

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
trith1 (53) - - APR 9, 2015
This is my first Mikkeller, it's.... Well.... Outstanding. A Black IPA with a crisp and warming tone to the brew. Usually you're either hit with a big hop or a big malt, you're either too dry, or too malted out. But this, I could come back for more and more. Great flavours, great textures. Thanks guys :')

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Stuu666 (9786) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JAN 15, 2015
Bottle at Craig’s. Pours black, nose is roasted, liquorice, pine, taste is similar, chocolate.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Choos (709) - Taylors Hill, AUSTRALIA - DEC 10, 2014
Aroma: fresh malt and some grainy side note App: black with a red/brown heart, small tan head with a foamy head Flavour: some sharp hop and choc malt Palate: highly carbonated and finishes fairly quickly with a light malty finish ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Muggus69 (2000) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - OCT 17, 2014
330mL bottled 10/14/14 Deep ruby-highlighted brown body, holds a tan head. Muted aroma somewhat; rich maltiness, lots of toasted nuttiness and cocoa, with resiny hops, hints of tropical fruits & leafiness. Full body, oily texture, seems stronger than abv suggests. Quite intense - burnt malts, cocoa, burnt sugar & toast, with hop notes of ripe rockmelon, peach, paw paw, leaves & mown grass. Strong bitterness, drying finish. Full on beer, there’s some interesting hop character in there, but somewhat overshadowed by everything else going on.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adamlikesbeer (10) - AUSTRALIA - OCT 14, 2014
Bottle from 2014. Aroma: Licorice,coffee and a bit esters. Nice black beer with a light brown head. Decent retention. Nice esters and lingering roasty flavours. The hop profile seems slightly overpowered by the yeast characteristics. Really like this bear, its fun and pretty tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjollnir (395) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 24, 2014
330mL, bottled 04/14. Pours opaque dark brown with a persistent off-white head. Aromas of plums and berries, toast. Lots of hoppy and burnt bitterness and acidity and not much else, maybe some smoke, a bit too dry. Not nearly as malty as claimed by the label. Medium body, above average carbonation and a long finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jmar33 (210) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - AUG 15, 2014
UPDATED: JUN 19, 2015 Bottle. This was apparently the less good of all the versions (2013, the ’piney’ version). It was still pretty good, but I’d like to try the ’choc-orange’ versions. Bottle. 2015 Version. Just as good as the 2015.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ALLOVATE (2840) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2014
An impressive beer from start to finish. It produces up a midnight brown with a big, whipped cream, cappuccino foam that trails a mean lace. Nose hints at twiggy bark, mocha and bitter/sweet roasted cocoa beans, tree resin, pine needles and smoky phenols. Similar in the mouth. A lean towards strong, roasted malts over hops proves to work well. Body is medium and it lingers oh so long between sips. Smoky, chalky and woody with huge roasted coffee and bitter, dark chocolate notes. Light note of stonefruit and citrus pokes out from underneath giving it a supple juiciness. Quite dry overall with just enough sweetness for complexity. Wow, this is good. Gets better as it warms. A smashing ale. Well done! (33cL, Bottled on 10/04/14, The Liquor Shed, Jandakot)

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