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

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RATINGS: 96   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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.


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   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lunkie (1788) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2016
Hop fruit berry aroma. Dark brown colour poor head and lacing. Malt berry hop flavour. Smooth palate.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1762) - Central Coast, NSW, AUSTRALIA - MAY 12, 2013
Pours totally black with a beige head. Aroma is roasted malt, fruit, citrus and hops. Taste is light to medium sweet of fruity hops leading to a blasy hoppy finish. Great stuff!

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
vanvenlo (1740) - Glen Iris, AUSTRALIA - JUN 22, 2016
East of Everything ontap(22-Jun-16)Herbal molasses aroma.Black,low head&suds lace.Spirit berry herbal liqourice flavour.Bitter resin herbal&berry roast malt aftertaste.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
StevieT (1537) - AUSTRALIA - APR 24, 2016
From a bottle. One of my favourite styles, light on the roasted flavours it’s quite hop forward. Very nice stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
KeefOz (1513) - Tarragindi, AUSTRALIA - JUL 2, 2014
Bottled 10/4/14. Poured a very dark brown with a one- to two-finger light tan foamy head that retained well and laced well. Aroma of sweet fruity hops and chocolate malt. Taste of dark chocolate with a hint of roasted coffee with a citrus hops bitterness. Medium body. Creamy mouthfeel with coffee bitterness on the finish. Well worth trying.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters (1399) - AUSTRALIA - APR 30, 2012
poured dark cola and settled black, hints of ruby show through. Light brown layer of film. Excellent staying power to this. Good lacing. Smells of chocolate covered orange with dirty, gritty pineapple and orange hybrid. Good nose. taste is a bit odd but good. a little rubbing alcohol but it is restrained. Really do not notice the body as the hop profile dominates. Orange, pine and grapefruit. all muddled together and very dirty. palate is a little meh but good. A little bit of metallic pine and grapefruit but oily in the front and mid and low carbonation. I like this. Very different and to me the hop character is what stands out. Not the body of this.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1367) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonnyguns (1105) - 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 (1021) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
varanid99 (1000) - 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.


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