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Brewed by Bridge Road Brewers
Style: Black IPA
Beechworth, Australia
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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7   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.


3.5
   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zimbo (753) - SCOTLAND - DEC 29, 2012
Thin struggling head. Certainly dark. Maybe a bity of vegetal chinotto in there too. OK at least but like many black IPAs it is a tad one dimensional.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (715) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - JUN 2, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2013 Blackish brown. Aroma is oranges. Taste is very drinkable mild choc orange. Palate is mild lingering bitterness. Overall, very nice yet different black ipa.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShaneJ (710) - 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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
beerandbeyond (708) - ISRAEL - DEC 1, 2012
Bottle sample. Clear dark brown with a minimal head. Tropical fruit aroma with some candy, chocolate and dark fruits. Roasted malts flavor with a dark cherry note and medium bitterness. Dry, relatively light bodied and quite nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
varanid99 (664) - 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.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Choos (661) - 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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jado (649) - Camp Hill, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2013
Pours a really solid black with a pillowy tan head. The nose is pretty amazing with a combo of fresh and stewed fruit, pine resin, chocolate, a little smoke, some spice and coffee. The taste starts out with apple and raisin, which gives way pretty quickly to a moderate hop and coffee bitterness before pine and some light chocolate appear at the end. Medium bodied with light carbonation. Finishes relatively clean with a coffee/spice aftertaste. Awesome.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brenhophead (647) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 14, 2012
330mL bottle, pours black with a small tan head and an upfront big orange and mango aroma but as it settles the coffee rears its head. Wow! this beer is pitch black but the moment it hits your tongue its orange, mango, lemon and then as it warms in the mouth you get a little choc + licorice. This beer is like that Christmas you have dreamed of where you, your parents and your wife’s parent mingle and get along with each other all day long. Amazing beer ill be back for many more!!!

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Rangi (637) - NEW ZEALAND - APR 19, 2013
Pitch black poor with a nice amount of just off white head. Aroma of subtle chocolate and just a hint of coffee 1st up. Very slight hop aroma comes through after first sip. Taste is just a little dry nice bitterness throughout. Flavour is of a interesting hop and dark malt fusion.


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