Blackheart - Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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4.05/5 rDev +0.5%
Poured from bomber into a pint glass. Pours a solid orange color with a small head.
Very well blanced with aromas of hops, citrus, toffee and some floral aromas as well.
Medium/full bodied with a really good smooth feel. Balance is still the key word with flavors of toffee, florals, and citrus.
A hoppier version of most english IPAs that I'm used to, but that's expected from three floyds. This is classic 3f and is damn delicious.
05-22-2012 00:08:21 | More by KDawg
3.95/5 rDev -2%
Pours a slightly hazy golden peach color with a solid quarter inch cream head that leaves sheets of lacing.
Aroma is grainy caramel malt, with slightly dank, skunky hop aroma, followed by grapefruit.
Grapefruit dominates the flavor throughout, with almost sweet toasted, borderline chocolate notes. Alcohol is fairly evident. There's a minty, herbal tea, slightly bitter hop finish. Hints of apricot and resin surface, adding complexity.
Body is moderate, with moderate carbonation. Alcohol warmth closes out the mouthfeel.
Overall, a very hop forward brew with an interesting underpinning of toasted oak. Not aggressively bitter like an American ipa, but very citrusy.
05-21-2012 01:59:39 | More by barczar
3.95/5 rDev -2%
On tap at the pub, served in a half pint glass. Color is orange amber with a head that settles nicely. Decent lacing. Aroma is bread, pine, and toffee. Flavor is toffee, biscuit, apricot, and grapefruit. Medium mouthfeel. Very well executed. Nice representation of the style.
05-18-2012 11:31:40 | More by thydarkprevails
4.08/5 rDev +1.2%
22 oz bomber, 2012 version, poured into a tulip glass.
A- Pours a clear orange color, produces a couple fingers of sticky white head that leaves tons of crusty lacing all over the glass.
S- Very hoppy, some pine and orange but also considerable spice, dry malt, toast, mild coconut oak.
T- Follows the nose, very bitter at first, not quite as much citrus and resin as in the nose, has a nice malty, biscuity center, some accents of oak and coconut. Has a bitter, herbal and spicy finish of hops. Hops are herbal, spicy and earthy, not quite as much citrus and pine as you usually get on a FFF brew, but very nice for the style.
M- Medium to full bodied, smooth, creamy, slightly thick feel.
O- A pretty nice English IPA, as usual for FFF this is a wonderful beer, but a bit pricey at $12.
05-18-2012 08:22:35 | More by WillCarrera
4.15/5 rDev +3%
Bomber poured into a Snifter.
2012 Release, about as fresh as you can get
2nd to review the 2012 release on BA.
A- Slightly hazy golden orange. A nice one finger off white head with good retention. Bubbles are big and all over the place. Average lacing and very little alcohol legs.
S- A super funky and hoppy bomb. There is a ton of citrus up front, pineapple, pine and some astringency. This beer also has a nice earthiness to it. A spiciness and a dry maltiness. The toasted oak also makes an appearance and compliments the beer quite nicely. Weird stuff, but good.
T- Big bitterness up front, followed by a spiciness that I got from the smell. This beer almost has a cinnamon taste and quality to it and the toasted oak comes through quite well with a dark character. This beer stings the tongue with bitterness and alcohol. The hop flavor doesn't come through extremely well but some flavors do come through like pineapple and grapefruit. A complex and strange tasting IPA.
M- Mouthfeel is pretty large but not too overwhelming. Feel is bitter with a pleasant woody and fruity aftertaste. Alcohol taste and feel is definitely here.
O- This is a pretty awesome IPA, unique and of course, strange. I prefer Arctic Panzer Wolf over their other IPA's but I like this one and all their others. Will be buying this one again next year.
05-17-2012 03:10:42 | More by TwelveOunces
3.75/5 rDev -6.9%
This is the final beer in my Three Floyds monthly beer sampling, and what a great year it has been. Let’s end it on a high note…
A: Picturesque IPA appearance: a shining, 24k gold body with a sizeable head of white foam. Loads of lacing, with some lovely retention.
S: Thick, resiny pine – the lovely aroma of those oily FFF hops. It has a character much like Dreadnaught, with extremely syrupy caramel malts: big molasses and toffee over some light apple butter scents. Lots of astringent alcohol exaggerates its Three Floyds profile, though there is some English in there. I’m taking in toasted grain, buttery raisin, and light caramel, with the oak flavors very mild towards the end.
T: This is a different FFF animal, and I’m certainly enjoying it. Malts are a combination of light caramel and toffee (like Dreadnaught), with a layer of plum, maple oatmeal, and toasted British grain. It’s a great mix of American and English influences, though more thick and American than anything. Hops are acidic and oily, and the loveable sweetness of fruit tartness takes on a good amount of the bitter flavor; for this brewer, it’s not very abrasive. Finishes with a taste of crisp apple and citrus, along with some light wood, nut, and grain husk. Tasty.
M: Full-bodied; that’s all I can really say. It does have some creaminess like most British ales, fortunately.
O: Finishing this brewfest strong; I’m definitely fond of Blackheart. More English IPAs, please; this stuff is delicious.
05-16-2012 02:50:40 | More by BarryMFBurton
4.25/5 rDev +5.5%
Medium yellow-amber color with very little head. Aroma is very nice, somewhat light, but still good levels of floral hops, some mild spice/perfume, and some light roasted malts. Very subdued. Flavor is very nice for someone like myself who does not love the hop bomb as much as the average person. Good floral and piney hop flavors are well balanced by toasty and sweet malt flavors.
04-29-2012 14:25:25 | More by redcap45
Blackheart from Three Floyds Brewing Co. & Brewpub
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