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


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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Brenhophead (558) - 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!!!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
zimbo (558) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (526) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jado (526) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShaneJ (508) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
varanid99 (507) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dervock (496) - Emu plains, AUSTRALIA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle - pours black with a big off white head. Toasty malt , medicinal herb and nettles aroma and also good hint of citrus, lots going on in the aroma. Hops hit up front then the malt comes in before a nice dry bitter hop finish. Nicely balance mouthfeel.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Kingi (467) - - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjollnir (391) - 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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (371) - Perth, West Australia, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2013
2013 bottle. Pours black small creamy off white head. Smells.. Grapefruit/citrus fruity hops and malt. Tastes..super fruit grapefruit/citrus for black ipa that moves through to roasted malt flavours, some Smoke and coffee hints, also nicely resinous. Like.

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