Blackheart - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by RockerD:
4.3/5 rDev +6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
This Blackheart pours a nice golden tan copper color. Not a spectacular head... but it's serviceable. Nice spider web effect on the inside of the glass walls.
Great scents of alcohol lacing really top the ladder here. Behind the alcohol stands some toasted bread, pine nuts and blackberry jam.
Olives, craisins, licorice, bourbon and oak (trying to nail down this crazy combo) combine to bring you this beer. To me this beer is extremely complex yet incredibly balanced and smooth. Is it possible for a beer to have too much alcohol for it's own goo? Some beers taste great with a lot of alcohol. This beer might be too big for it's britches.
This amazingly smooth IPA will have me begging for more. Good thing I'm drinking by myself tonight. This one is going to go down smooth. Too smooth for the robust 9%.
Serving type: bottle
05-24-2009 03:46:56 | More by RockerD
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3.89/5 rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Dark and hazy orange body with a solid cap of off white foam. Two fingers of froth seems to last forever, leaving curtains of lacing on the glass.
I get quite a bit of malt on the forefront with oaked complexity. Honey, toast, molasses and smoky caramel. Hops are a orange citrus and pine that meld with the sweetness of the malt. Alcohol is noticeable as is the wood and earthy oak.
Caramel and honey sweetness that nestles into a fruity mix of red, pitted and vinous fruit. Dipping into barleywine territory with more wood and earth from the oak in the finish. Malt rises in the end leaving a cereal grain sweetness. Hops are a muddled orange citrus and oak but provide substantial bitterness to clean up the layered malt.
The thick malt leads to a medium-heavy body and muted carbonation. Some might like the smoothness of it but I feel the hops could've used more bubbles. Alcohol is very present while there is enough drying to keep the beer rather clean and dry.
Borderline English Barelywine with high bitterness and moderate complexity, just not enough to push it to the upper echelon of IPA or maltier styles.
Serving type: bottle
07-06-2014 22:50:45 | More by rawfish
Blackheart from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 1,079 ratings.