Blackheart - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by MacDomer:
4.38/5 rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
This one is a few months old and should have been consumed a bit fresher, but it's still great.
A - Pours a nice autumn/fall orange with light brown undertones. Pretty solid two finger head, bright white in color. Gobs of sticky lacing cling to the glass
S - Spicy and earthy. Some piney and floral hops, but nothing like FFF's typical hoppy nose. Loads of sweet, lighter malts follow. Overall, I'd call it pungent.
T - Nice balance between hops and malts, with the hops winning out in the end. Spicy, earthy hops. Sweet caramel backbone. Some orange and apricot notes. No hint of the 9% ABV.
M - Light to moderate carbonation. Medium to medium-full body. Very smooth and creamy.
D - What can I say? I love FFF, and this is a good one. Not as hoppy as the other FFF brews, as it's an English IPA. Great beer overall.
Serving type: bottle
12-08-2008 04:29:24 | More by MacDomer
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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
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