Jet Black Heart | BrewDog

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3.93/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
Scotland, United Kingdom
brewdog.com

Style: English Sweet / Milk Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.70%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
Flaked oats and wheat add to the velvet mouthfeel, with the carbonation adding a honeycomb texture. Magnum and Sorachi Ace bring a berry and citrus fruitiness that amplifies the chocolate character of this inky leviathan.

Added by Tdenham on 03-05-2016

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#11,578
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
152
pDev:
7.63%
 
 
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Ratings: 152 |  Reviews: 46
Photo of RyanKininger
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of runwild99
3.77/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tylerjin
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schoolboy
4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

This can, from the Canal Winchester Brewdog, is outstanding. I hope to drink a lot more of these in the future.

It opens like a nitro! Boom, head. And real deal lacing. Boom, cool stout smell. Boom, mildly bitter, delicious. Totally drinkable. One could live off this nectar. Easy, smooth, sophisticated.

Highly recommended instead of imports or imitations. This is the real deal, from just outside of Columbus. Awesome.

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Photo of LouisvilleMike
3.73/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drmeto
3.72/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

L:
-pours the darkest of brown with nolight coming through and a small to medium,foamy,beige head
S:
-licorice,sugar,coffee,slight vanilla,spicy
T:
-Follows the nose + sour cherries and toast
F:
-medium carbonation
-light body
O:
I'm not a big Fan of Milk Stouts, but i'm happy to report this as a really good Example of the style.

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Photo of superspak
4.18/5  rDev +6.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

9.6 ounce nitro can into pint glass, canned on 5/22/2018. Pours crystal clear very dark brown color with a 1 finger dense and creamy light khaki head with amazing retention, that reduces to a nice cap that lasts the whole glass. Thick soapy lacing clings down the glass. Fantastic appearance. Aromas of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, toasted oats, nuttiness, and dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of molasses, dark fruit, smoke, char, tobacco, herbal, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Damn nice aromas with great balance and complexity of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, vanilla, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast notes; with great strength. Taste of big milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, toasted oats, nuttiness, and dark/brown bread; with lighter notes of molasses, dark fruit, smoke, char, tobacco, herbal, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness. Mild herbal/spicy hop and roast/char bitterness on the finish. Lingering notes of milk/dark chocolate, cocoa, coffee, caramel, brown sugar, vanilla, cream, toasted oats, nuttiness, dark/brown bread, light dark fruit/smoke/char, tobacco, herbal, pepper, and yeast/roast/toasted earthiness on the finish for a while. Awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, vanilla, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; with an awesome roasted bitter/sweet balance; and no acrid/astringent flavors after the finish. Lightly increasing dryness from lingering hop/roast bitterness. Light carbonation and light-medium body; with a very smooth, moderately creamy/silky/velvety, and lightly sticky/chalky mouthfeel that is fantastic. Zero warming alcohol as expected of 4.7%. Overall this was an outstanding oatmeal milk stout! All around awesome complexity, robustness, and balance of dark/roast/bready malt, lactose, vanilla, and light earthy hop/fruity yeast flavors; very smooth and refreshing to drink with the mildly bitter/drying finish. Very flavorful and not watery for the ABV. Nicely rich malt complexity with lactose/vanilla; mild earthy hop balance and restrained English yeast fruitiness. A highly enjoyable offering, and spot on style example.

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Photo of Robertas
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer-Ed
3.98/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of robotic_being
3.94/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Act25
4.21/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Anything that can be done well in Colorado can be done better in Scotland.
Best Milk Stout ever.
a) Pours a dark black-brown body, with one dense finger of puffy, fine, eternal foam that lasts and laces amply.
s) Plenty of hop hovers above the bready malt, chocolate, charcoal, peat fire.
t) Follows all these flavors that blossom larger, with more cocoa and hops, leafy, herbal and berry to add complexity.
f) Creamy, cocoa, and dreamy.
o) In cans at Wegman's attractively priced - now my go-to milk stout.

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Photo of barnzy78
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz can, date stamped 05/22/18. Well, jet black in appearance with a thick and creamy nitro'd tan head. Cocoa, roast, and vanilla for aroma. Bold flavors of roasted barley, dark cocoa, vanilla, milk chocolate, oats, and earthy hops. Super smooth and velvety nitro mouth-feel. A nice easy drinking, yet very flavorful stout at 4.7% ABV.

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Photo of metter98
3.88/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

A: The beer is jet black in color. It poured with a quarter finger high dense and creamy light tan head that has excellent retention properties and concisely left a short head covering the surface.
S: Light aromas of chocolate and roasted malts are present in the nose.
T: The taste has flavors of chocolate malts with a light amount of bitterness and finishes with hints of roasted malts.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied, creamy, and very airy on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This stout is perfectly sessionable and goes down very easily while still delivering a good amount of flavors in the taste.

Serving type: nitro-can

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Photo of FLima
3.91/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Jet black color with a thick dark caramel head with decent retention.
Aroma with notes of dark chocolate, grains including oat, cream and homemade coffee.
Flavor with notes of coffee, oats, cappuccino, one lemon drop, cocoa, flowers, a bit of char, vanilla and blackberry slightly acid juice. Dry aftertaste with a medium bitterness.
Light to medium body with appropriate carbonation.
Liquid cappuccino. Balanced Oatmeal Stout with a handful of discrete flavors.

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Photo of ovaltine
3.99/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a jet black color with the fabled Guinness nitro body. The nose has a little more char and a LOT more cocoa than Guinness.

The taste is Guinness with more body - that may be from the flakes oats and wheat, or maybe from something else, but this is essentially a sweeter Guinness with more heft. I like it a lot, to quote Jim Carrey.

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Photo of biboergosum
3.93/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

8oz glass on nitro at Beer Revolution YEG Oliver Square. BrewDog is back in Wild Rose Country!

This beer appears a clear, dark orange-brick brown colour, with one finger of puffy, finely foamy, and creamy beige head, which leaves a decent array of painted lace around the glass as it slowly recedes.

It smells of bready and doughy caramel malt, bittersweet cocoa powder, some indistinct stone fruitiness, free-range char, cafe-au-lait, and very tame earthy, musty, and floral green hop bitters. The taste is grainy and bready caramel malt, biscuity toffee, apple pie, cheap chocolate wafers, cold cream, a hint of anise spice, and more understated earthy, leafy, and herbal noble hoppiness.

The carbonation is quite laid-back in its quotidian frothiness, the body a solid middleweight, and generally smooth, with a thin creaminess there from the get-go. It finishes off-dry, the cocoa character predominating.

Overall - this comes across as a rather engaging and enjoyable version of the style, nice and frooty and full of other confectionery essences. Worth checking out, even at the elevated price taggery, I say!

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Photo of Grupatre
4.64/5  rDev +18.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

(9.6 oz widget can, poured into a snifter)

L: inch-high, firm, silky pad of khaki-colored foam... not much cascade action in this glass (pint glass was different)... requisite thick sheets of lace, great foam retention

S: dark creamsicle chocolate, soft essence of roasted barley... not much overt vanilla; maybe some faint alcohol or a kind of menthol... powerful

T: creamy coffee flavor in the foam; liquid whooshing behind has a coffee-cocoa-caramel hard candy note, but it's not very sweet; light coffee and cream aftertaste, mild-to-moderate amount of roasty bitterness lingers and gradually builds in intensity... by the end, it's mostly roast static with some subtle vanilla essence coloring it - nitro kills any depth to the malts

F: smooth, creamy, dry... body has no definition or contour, like drinking dense, slick foam... roasted malts leave an almost peppery heat on the tongue... extremely easy drinking

O: a little miffed and confused about the short-fill packaging - six pack basically has less than 5 beers worth of liquid for a six-pack price... good beer, but would rather have this on draft than buy the cans again - put this out in tallboys and I could change my mind

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Photo of jschott75
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of entenduintransit
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Fairly thick body,a little more carbonation than I'm used to for this style. Aroma was roasted malt,smoke,char,an earthy wood smell. Taste was roasted malt,smoke,char, mildly sweet with the vanilla barely showing up on the finish

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Photo of wc94wc
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of trickykid
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of The_Beer_Guru
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Jet Black Heart from BrewDog
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 152 ratings