RateBeer
overall
96
92
style
Brewed by Bridge Road Brewers
Style: Black IPA
Beechworth, Australia
Serve in Shaker, Tulip

bottled
available

on tap
available

Local Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 93   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69/5   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.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
larsga (7150) - Oslo, NORWAY - SEP 1, 2012
Biggish brown head. Clear deep dark red body. Roasty chocolate and coffee aroma with gooseberry and wine grape notes. Dry roasty earthy chocolate taste with gooseberry notes. Mid-bodied. Mild, mealy mouthfeel. Dry roasty coffee and earth aftertaste with long lingering resin and gooseberry notes. Excellent combination of flavour: earthy, dusty roastiness together with gooseberry hops works very well. (0.33l draft at Mikkeller Bar, Copenhagen.)

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Niksko (588) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 14, 2013
UPDATED: JUL 23, 2014 2012 Edition Pours pitch black with brown highlights and two fingers tan head. Aroma is orange hops, coffee and a bit of funk. Nice malty toasty flavor. Coffee, fruity chocolate, mild bitterness, and just a hint of marmite throughout. Good lacing and a smooth, viscous mouth feel. Pretty good. 2014 Edition Pours pitch black with a lively mocha head. Nose is lots of sweet tropical fruit (pineapple, guava), some coffee, plum, raisin. Flavor is bright, juicy, citrus hop flavors, lots of coffee, some burnt toast. The finish is reminiscent of dark, bitter chocolate. Really great

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sevenlee (1711) - 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!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
ShaneJ (820) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Davros (2663) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 9, 2012
Pours dark brown with a large, light tan head. Nose shows fruity hops, with pinapple and passion fruit the most prominent. Underneath is roasted malt and nutty notes. Very tempting. Roasted malt takes precedence over the hops in the flavours, with nutty, biscuit-like malt and earthy coffee notes at the forefront. Not too much in the way of hops other than in the piny, grapefruit-like assertive bitterness. Could use a richer body.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
thewolf (11930) - Kolding, DENMARK - SEP 18, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Kihoskh, Cph.
Pours dark chestnut with a small, creamy, off-white film head. Aroma has roasted malts, chocolate, apricot, peach. Medium carbonation, nice dry and creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has lovely cocoa, roasted malts, nuts, chestnuts and chocolate balanced nicely by fresh apricot hoppiness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
fonefan (43166) - VestJylland, DENMARK - OCT 10, 2012

Bottle 12fl.oz.

Clear medium to dark red brown colour with a small to average, frothy - fizzy, fair lacing, mostly diminishing, white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, moderate to heavy hoppy, grapefruit, orange - citrus. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. [20120915]

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (20415) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - OCT 27, 2012
Dark malts ... thin tan head ... dark malts ... soft roast ... light dry hop linger ... sweet roast ... oily hop ... little dry chocolate roast ...

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2786) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours black witha off white head. Licorice and citrus notes in the aroam. Crisp and hoppy at first. Then the dark malts and licorice takes over. Small herbalness in the aftertaste. This ones more about the hops and less about the malts (compared to other Black IPAs).

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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page  1 2 3 4  5  6 7 8 9 10


Tick this beer for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2016,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50