Jet Black Heart | BrewDog

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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:
#12,799
Reviews:
48
Ratings:
166
pDev:
8.16%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
38
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 166 |  Reviews: 48
Photo of nekofarm
2.39/5  rDev -39%
look: 5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 2.75

12 oz can from US - This poured beautifully with a nitro induced head of fine bubbles that stabilized to 1/4" and stayed that way until the glass was empty. This has added natural vanilla flavor, which totally predominated the aroma with nothing else detected. The flavor was a bit light on the malt for a stout and the finish had a touch of hops but vanilla was far too predominant. What really dings me is this product was sold only in a boxed six pack, so you can't even look at the cans. This description on the box says only "Jet Black Heart Oatmeal Milk Stout". Not a word about vanilla flavor added. This is not the first time I have bought a sealed box of cans or bottles that had totally inadequate descriptions on the box. This beer would be better without the vanilla flavor and more malt. The nitro head was a winner.

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Photo of beer_ass
4.51/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of khargro2
4.12/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of emincems
3.81/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Hopheadjeffery
3.76/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Tasted in a snifter from nitro draft at O'Toole's on November 21, 2018. Brewed with oats. Notes of decadent cacao, subtle roasted malts and autumnal fruitiness.

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Photo of BeerGlassesCollector
4.38/5  rDev +11.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ummswimmin
4.15/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of nhirsch04
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zanico
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of acurtis
3.65/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of blissfulNemo
3.84/5  rDev -2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Thirstygoat
4.04/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Stofko1992
3.67/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jburlew
4.25/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of RyanKininger
3.5/5  rDev -10.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of runwild99
3.77/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of tylerjin
3.64/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of schoolboy
4.23/5  rDev +7.9%
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 -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Jsalz21
3.7/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of drmeto
3.72/5  rDev -5.1%
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 +6.6%
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 +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.98/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of robotic_being
3.94/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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Jet Black Heart from BrewDog
Beer rating: 3.92 out of 5 with 166 ratings