Blackheart - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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Reviews by southeastmat:
4.43/5 rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A: Golden, clear orangish hue. Half inch head on the pour that fades quickly. Terrific lacing on this brew.
S: Biscuity malts with a lot of caramel sweetness. Then, there are hops. A great smelling brew. After it warms those hops sink into the background and the grain/malt powers up.
T: Sweet malt bomb on the front followed by a noticeable amount of hop bitterness. Warming alcohol notes as you continue. The toasted oak is there but it's light. Just a great example of this style.
M: Thick for me but drinkable. It lingers on the palate with strong flavors and warm biscuit notes.
O: Enjoyable 3 Floyd's take on a classic. I thought the hops would be the big feature but I was surprised by the maltiness. This is a great beer to cap off a hard week. The warming effect is pleasant and helps make each sip of the brew more enjoyable.
Serving type: bottle
08-24-2012 23:46:57 | More by southeastmat
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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
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