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Blackheart - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub

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Ratings: 1,134
Reviews: 349
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 9.9%
Wants: 148
Gots: 104 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub visit their website
Indiana, United States

Style | ABV
English India Pale Ale (IPA) |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Spring

Notes/Commercial Description:
A throwback historical ale brewed when English IPA's were hopped up to last the long voyage from England to Colonial troops in India, using English malts, English hops, English yeast and aged slightly on toasted oak for a 19th century taste.

78 IBU

(Beer added by: philberinghele on 03-21-2008)
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wiltznucs

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-16-2013 23:29:32 | More by wiltznucs
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NWer

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-16-2013 20:51:55 | More by NWer
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mfl620ks

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -1%

08-16-2013 20:48:14 | More by mfl620ks
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Jkirk790

Indiana

4/5  rDev -1%

08-16-2013 16:11:47 | More by Jkirk790
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SierraJosh

California

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-15-2013 15:59:26 | More by SierraJosh
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UcDru

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

08-15-2013 15:40:53 | More by UcDru
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beardown2489

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-13-2013 00:23:36 | More by beardown2489
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RussBeercier

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +11.4%

08-12-2013 21:58:39 | More by RussBeercier
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CRJMellor

Arkansas

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-11-2013 15:29:26 | More by CRJMellor
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imyourhero21

California

4/5  rDev -1%

08-09-2013 18:31:19 | More by imyourhero21
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jburd19

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-09-2013 12:25:26 | More by jburd19
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ygolordned

Michigan

4/5  rDev -1%

08-09-2013 10:11:47 | More by ygolordned
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crbnfbr

Kentucky

4/5  rDev -1%

08-09-2013 08:10:39 | More by crbnfbr
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BB1313

Ohio

3/5  rDev -25.7%

22oz bottle poured into a tulip. Pours a very hazy burnt orange; fluffy eggshell white head that sticks around and leaves great retention and very sticky lacing. The aromas are full of caramel and chocolate malts. There are also hints of orange zest, lemon zest, pine needles. The flavors seem to matchup with the nose. This beer is very malt forward and the hops take a backseat, although they are obviously there. There are hints of wood/oak. I will say that the flavors are very crisp and refreshing, despite the malts. More cocoa in the mix. Finishes pretty dry. The mouthfeel is wonderful. It's very creamy and thick; full-bodied, moderate carbonation. Alcohol goes unnoticed. Since everything seems lack depth, everything becomes redundant. It makes a solid sipper.

Not bad, but nothing impressive. The aromas and flavors are forgettable, in my opinion. Three Floyds nailed the appearance and mouthfeel, as usual. It's clear that the craftsmanship is there, but it just doesn't pop like most of their beers.

08-07-2013 19:50:15 | More by BB1313
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stvanderwoude

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-07-2013 14:34:23 | More by stvanderwoude
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Socalfan21

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-07-2013 13:20:41 | More by Socalfan21
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bigred89

Maryland

4.25/5  rDev +5.2%

08-07-2013 01:12:04 | More by bigred89
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schwemjw

Ohio

4/5  rDev -1%

A: Hazy Golden copper with a large off white head.

S: Fresh linen and fresh pine. almost like cleaning product. very floral. pepper and fresh leaves. an underlying rye bread and yeast. Intriguing.

T: Right away you get that bready base. clove and spice flavors begin to evolve while a banana ester and sweet orange marmalade sweeten things up. That funky rye bread is still present along with a very floral earthy component. Citrus and grass round this beer out before a bitter dry finish.

M: Nice bitter finish is a perfect ending to a great carbonated medium bodied beer.

O: Different than the American IPAs that i'm used to but great none the less. A very floral earthy beer that is quite refreshing. This beer gets better every time i drink it so you better know i'm going to revisit it soon! /90

08-06-2013 17:46:48 | More by schwemjw
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jplopez21

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

08-06-2013 04:06:41 | More by jplopez21
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mfnmbvp

Illinois

3.85/5  rDev -4.7%

22 oz. bottle, with no apparent bottled on date present. Typical Three Floyds. A beer by them that I have yet to try, snagged the last bottle from the local beer store.

Poured into a Firestone Walker pint glass.

A - Pours two fingers of off-white doughy foam for a head. Body is a light orange bronze color with some carbonation bubbles going crazy, and some fine sediment. Thin, uneven sheets of lace.

S - Smell is quite tame, compared to what I was expecting. Light pine and grapefruit hops, citrus, some warm peppery rye presence, and lots of bready biscuit malts. Bubblegum and cloves become more apparent after a while.

T - Dirty herbal bitter earthy hop presence at first, and then the English malts take over. Slight metallic / mineral tasting. Bready malts. Perhaps some cloves and other spices in there as well. Slight bubblegum taste also, perhaps from the malts.

M - Feel is bitter and resinous, and dry in the finish. A tad over carbonated, like a lot of Three Floyds beers.

Overall, a nice beer from Three Floyds, but not likely a beer I would buy again. More of a malt forward IPA than hop forward, which is sometimes a good thing, but not always. Reminds me a bit of the Left Hand 400 Pound Monkey only not quite as good. Not nearly as bitter or hoppy as I wish it was, but it is a highly drinkable, almost thirst-quenching beverage, especially at 8.50% abv. Not great, but worth a try.

Three Floyds Blackheart ---4/5.

08-03-2013 04:20:55 | More by mfnmbvp
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tswater

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

08-02-2013 23:10:39 | More by tswater
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alysmith4

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -7.2%

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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev -1%

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NorthSideSean

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

07-31-2013 21:59:22 | More by NorthSideSean
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AKuehn47

Illinois

4/5  rDev -1%

07-31-2013 21:58:41 | More by AKuehn47
Blackheart from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 1,134 ratings.