Blackheart - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by blakesell:
3.98/5 rDev -1.2%
2010 bottle recently purchased with new artwork. Poured into an English pint glass.
Appearance- Beer pours amber orange colored and clear with a hefty three and a half finger head of foam that is quite slow to die down and leaves a quite Belgian looking head of foam across the top. Rocky, and clinging.
Smell- Fruity and clovers, like the kind we ate off the ground as kids. I would guess pilsner malts by the sweetness that stays forward on the nose, but I know it is probably 2 or 6 row malt. As it warms I get more of the English style malt character that I was expecting.
Taste- Rich, sweet, bitter, not sulfuric as some English IPA's are, heads and tails above another recently released English style Imperial IPA that was for their 14th anniversary. This leans more towards the fruity side but more like a pear than the average IPA grapefruit. Malt sweetness provides an excellent balance here.
Mouthfeel- Light alcohol burn and numbing on the lips. Creamy and smooth with medium high carbonation. Medium overall in body.
Drinkability- While having slight flavor issues that detract from the style they are claiming, this is an excellent pint that I would love to enjoy at the brewery if I were to make a tour there. I am pleased I have another bottle and will be sure to enjoy this with friends.
09-02-2010 00:48:00 | More by blakesell
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3.08/5 rDev -23.6%
Received in a trade for some Hopslam; thanks, Drew! Poured into a pint glass, this beer had a nice golden body with a thin white head. Aroma is of hops, sugar and vanilla. Full bodied creamy and syrupy mouthfeel. This beer is mostly sweet and overly oaky with an almost cloying finish that has very little hop bitterness. I appreciate the brewer's intent with the oak and low bitterness to make this taste more authentic as if the barrel had sailed for months, however it just wasn't my cup of tea. I don't think I'll be having this one again soon.
07-29-2009 17:30:51 | More by blackearth
4.85/5 rDev +20.3%
22 oz bottle pours into a Sam Adams tasting glass a hazed and rusty orange amber body. Small beige head has some legs and there is plenty of sticky lacing sheeting the sides of the glass.
Aroma is robust with pineapple and orange notes. Some florals tease from underneath and there is a hint of biscuity malt.
Exceptional feel! Medium body with an ideal velvety carbonation and a pleasant earthy hoppiness.
Taste opens with pineapple and blood oranges. Unbuttered toast and honey add some dimension. The hops take on an earthy bitterness midway through and some pine essence briefly appears. The citrusy sweetness recovers toward the finish but never overwhelms. Startling balance between the citrusy fruitiness and classic 3F hop bitterness. No hint of the alcohol.
Wow! Probably the best beer I've had this year. Need more.
07-02-2008 19:22:08 | More by merlin48
3.9/5 rDev -3.2%
22 ouncer purchased at the brewery. No freshness info/bottling date info on the bottle. Hazed medium honey amber. Long lasting off white head and oodles of lacing bits. Soft hoppy nose.Tasty EIPA of better then average quality. Tasty stuff, lacks the depth of flavors of the all stars of the style.
08-01-2010 04:47:32 | More by Billolick
4/5 rDev -0.7%
The beer pours an orange color with a white head. The aroma is caramel malt with some flowers and perfume notes. The flavor is very heavy on the caramel malt, but I also get some orange citrus, grass and flowery hops. The bitterness is about medium. A very good aroma and flavor combination. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. Another good beer from Three Floyds.
08-23-2010 05:00:43 | More by Mora2000
4.05/5 rDev +0.5%
huge thanks to my dad for bringing this home from chicago!
22oz. bottle at fridge temp poured into a snifter. no bottled on date.
pours out a cloudy golden orange color with about 1 finger of white head, good retention and some nice lacing on the glass.
the initial aroma is of very resiny hops. also detectable is piney/ woody hops, a candied, biscuity, caramel malt, a bit of alcohol heat and just a hint of some spice, almost winter warmer like.
a nice balance. pine, grapefruit rind, resiny, woody, spicy hops balanced by a big biscuit, candied caramel malt. comes off slightly herbal/ earthy as it warms. alcohol heat definatly makes the strenth apparent. finishes with a spicy, resinous hop bitterness, again just a hint of a winter warmer like spicey oak.
a big solid, dense, sticky feel on the palate, carbonation feels just right. some really nice bitter flavors linger on the palate after each sip.
a solid IPA here, id say its more american than english, but it works for what it is, almost barleywine like. similar to other 3floyds big IPAs ive had. worth a try, but i prolly wouldnt go after it again.
10-02-2011 00:45:38 | More by dogfishandi
4.21/5 rDev +4.5%
Poured into nonic pint glass; translucent orange-yellow with a moderate tight fluffy white head that fades very slowly, leaving fine delicate lacing when it does.
Smell is earthy herbal hops, some spicy rye-like notes, clean malt.
Taste is big, but fairly one-dimensional; big wallop of crisp pale malt with some rye kick behind it, moving into hellishly bitter herbal hops with a hint of pine. Hints of oak and citrus, subdued beneath it all. Hops seem to differ from sip to sip; first they're barely present, and then suddenly they have me looking incredulously at that 78 IBU listed in the notes. Alcohol is a noticeable heat sometimes, other times it's invisible.
Mouthfeel is clean, dry and perfectly carbonated.
Overall, this is quite bitter for an English IPA in my opinion. Not that that's a bad thing...
09-03-2013 01:16:12 | More by BurgeoningBrewhead
4.03/5 rDev 0%
Thanks to erric for sending a bomber of Blackheart.
A pale golden amber with billowy white head and great lacing. A little citrus in the nose with a hint of crackery malt. The malt forward beer is countered with minty, herbal hops with a nice balmy lingering bitterness. This is a great beer, that really hides the 9% ABV very well.
08-28-2011 23:39:11 | More by Soonami
Blackheart from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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