Blackheart - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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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
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
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
Blackheart from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
90 out of 100 based on 1,134 ratings.