Blackheart - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.43/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5
Served from a 22oz. bomber with some wicked artwork in my SABL glass at between cellar and fridge temp.
A - Orange-amber in color with a visible viscosity in the pour and a soap-bubbly off-white head that didn't rise too high, but had quite good staying power. Lacing is erratic but quite visible.
S - Honey butter and orange marmalade sweetness above a toasted bready malt profile. Very interesting!
T - Sweet and enticing up front, with a fruity juiciness that reminds me first of grilled peaches, and then of overripe apricots. Also get an interesting taste of mild melba toast. Warming alcohol and tartness comes in the middle, followed by a very pleasant and quite green hop bitterness that replaces any lingering sweetness with an engaging dryness. Aftertaste is toasty, but not as biscuity as I was hoping for. Overall, a very well rounded taste profile.
M - Thick and powerful entering the mouth. Velvety smooth and fluffy. Swallow is like liquid Jello in consistency. Fantastic -- reminds me of the awesome mouthfeel of Dogfish Head 90 Minute.
D - This is one seriously yummy EIPA that (thankfully) doesn't contain the signature overabundance of Amarillo hops (or any, for that matter). It's a really good recipe, and the toasted oak aging really adds a nice hit of extra flavor to help brace against the 9% ABV. One of FFF's better "rare" offerings.
Serving type: bottle
08-10-2009 00:28:28 | More by EPseja
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4.21/5 rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
It's English (in style), yes, but it's Three Floyds and it's an IPA. So, what do we expect? Pretty much this, with a few interesting notes.
It's a hazed medium gold, translucent leaning toward opacity, with a soft but densely bubbled, tight bone-white head staying still at about one finger's height. The lacing it drops down is thick and plentiful.
Hoppy it is in the nose and on the palate, though it's been appropriately hopped it up without hopping it up like they do their American-style versions. As it is, it takes an earthier approach but with a bit of citrus, orange particularly, with a more floral bouquet as well. Interestingly, there's something very much like juniper here, too, as well as a unique, earthy sort of spiciness. It's balanced by pale malts and a sweetness more like a honey graham cracker than anything, particularly in the taste and lingering in the finish especially. Unique, this beer truly is. Some resinous pine notes also show a little more strongly in the flavor, and some paler fruity esters show up in the alcoholic warmth.
The feel is fantastic; a firm medium body shows a few layers of depth, crispness is strong yet evens out a running smoothness that never fades. It starts off on the semi-sweet side and transitions easily toward dryness as it works such that you don't notice the transition. It remains very clean all the way through the finish, which lingers just as long as it should.
Serving type: bottle
07-13-2014 17:01:46 | More by Brenden
Blackheart from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 1,103 ratings.