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


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RATINGS: 87   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.

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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
awall (5) - - APR 17, 2013
One of the better black IPA’s I’ve tried. Good balance between hop and roasted malt character. Decent mouthfeel and carbonation. Very tasty, would def get again.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
marcus (8278) - Sacramento, California, USA - OCT 14, 2015
Bottle from Capitol Beer & Tap Room. Pours near black with a massive tan head and a treacle aroma. There is a smooth dark molasses flavor with a nicely bitter finish. It all goes together pretty well.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Wim (3382) - Weelde, BELGIUM - AUG 9, 2015
on vacation, dark brown black colored body with a large off-white head and with a spicy citrus fruity malt hops aroma a fruity malt hop dry bitter taste with a alcholic bitter finish

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RafeAU (629) - Los Angeles, California, USA - JUL 28, 2015
Bottle from Plonk. pours almost black with tiny white head. Floral and grassy hop aroma, lingering bitterness. Just a hint of roast at the end. A nice beer, with emphasis on the IPA over the black.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
brokensail (14529) - San Leandro, California, USA - JUL 15, 2015
On tap @ The Trappist. Nearly black in color with tan foam. Kind of sticky and sugary beer. Lots of roast, licorice, and maybe some tar. There’s an earthy hop character to it along with some canned peach, orange rind, and pine. A bit of an ashy, burnt flavor to the finish which at least sort of makes up for the sweetness by providing a strong bitter character. Not sure what I expected, but wasn’t a huge fan.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Shark_Pants (534) - 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 (3283) - 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 (8326) - 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 (697) - 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 (1767) - 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.

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