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

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RATINGS: 79   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 198   ABV: 6.6%
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Bridge Road Brewers together with gypsy brewer Mikkel Borg Bjergsř 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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DeliriumT (367) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - APR 19, 2013
This beer is spectacular. The beer pours black with dissipating head. The aroma is sweet hops, not too punchy or citrusy but well balanced with the malt aroma. Painfully smooth drinking. Very drinkable dark malt backbone and fresh hops to boot. Beautiful. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
NBird (410) - 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.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CitrusP (59) - Newcastle, AUSTRALIA - JUL 25, 2013
Nice beer, great aroma.ticks all the boxes for the style, dark and robust malt, lively, grassy hops. Refreshing and drinkable.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Maris (1023) - 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.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Dervock (505) - 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.

4
   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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
fletchfighters (1136) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maneliquor (3283) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - MAY 18, 2012
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2014 Bottle from Mane Liquor. Pours pitch black with a small, long lasting off white head. Nose is a little one dimensional but pleasant enough. Loads of piney hops and some coffee behind it all. Quite a grassy undertone. Taste is full of grassy and piney hops with quite a resinous feel. Coffee on the finish. Slight bitterness is overrun by a moderate sweetness. Pretty nice beer. Only downfall is the mouth feel, quite thin but solid length. This years batch I much prefer than the previous lot I had. Really digging this one. Fairly aggressive bitterness which takes it to the next level. I like it

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stoutnick (620) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dedollewaitor (14110) - Odense, DENMARK - SEP 15, 2012
Bottle @ Really late Summer Tasting Ulfborg, 2012. Pours nearly black with a creamy head and lacings. Roasted coffee, caramel and fresh grapefruity hops. Smooth and dry. Really nice.


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