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

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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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lliams (204) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - MAY 5, 2013
2013 release. Hop aromas jump out of the glass. Pours near black with thin off white head.. taste is balanced roasted malt- very dark malts with aussie hop flavours of pine and citrus peel. very good beer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
danlo (2294) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - JUL 1, 2013
330ml bottle. Pours black in colour with a thick tan head leaving some lacing and aroma of roasted malt, coffee plus grapefruit hop. Taste is initially sweetish dark malt, roasted, smokey, coffee, followed by chocolate, raisins and fruity citrus grapefruit & pine hop bitterness. Nicely smooth mouthfeel, medium bodied, soft carbonation, clean finish with some lingering chocolate notes. Well balanced, very drinkable black IPA.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madmitch76 (21227) - , Essex, ENGLAND - AUG 4, 2013
2nd December 2012
Opaque black beer, good pale tan head. Smooth palate, very light. Mild fine carbonation. Smooth light milky dark malt, no roast or bitterness, just very light. Whisper of coffee and chocolate. Mild minerals. Not much else here but the dark malt is marvellously smooth and the beer is very drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (3860) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - OCT 13, 2013
Bottled. Pours deep brown with a small lacing, tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, citrus, pine and coffee. Sweet flawor that ends up more dry. Medium to full bodied, oily text. and soft carb. A nice black IPA indeed.

3.7
   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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcberko (12931) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 5, 2016
On tap at Bitter Phew, pours black with a large brown head. Aroma brings out loads of roasted malt and piney hops. Flavour is along the same lines, with a highly roasted, nearly burnt malt quality upfront, backed by tons of bitter piney hops. Nicely balanced, with a harsh finish that works. Very good.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
gam (3909) - brisbane, AUSTRALIA - MAY 25, 2012
Good sized tan head dark pour medium strong carbonation aromas passionfruit citrus pine rich malt caramel stonefruit the flavours piney grapefruit strong medium ibu apricot coffee caramel taste not as good as aroma but good the finish good hoppy and malt richness lasting bitter works well on palate

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joergen (25605) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 14, 2012
Draught at Miekkeller Bar. Clear dark brown coloured with a small off-white head. Roasted aroma of caramel, licorice, hops and grass. Roasted flav our of caramel, hops, grass, licorice and dark chocolate. Roasted and hoppy finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theis (14974) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 17, 2012
Draught at MikkellerBAR. Clear dark dark brown - offwhite head. Nice nutty. Fruity. Ok hoppy. Fruity. Coffee. Dryness. Light roasted notes. Nice bitter finish. Nice pleasant.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
olio (8877) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 22, 2013
33cl bottle @ Timo A. Bottled 30.03.2012. BBE 05/2013.
Pours dark copper-red color with a large steady head. Aroma of hoppy fruits, dark roasted malts, caramel and grass. Flavor of roasted malts, hops, citrus fruits, ash, some goose berries and grass. Very (too) high CO2, bitter and somewhat dry fruity palate with a ashy finish. Nice aroma though.
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