Jet Black Heart | BrewDog

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Jet Black HeartJet Black Heart
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3.93/5
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139 Ratings
Jet Black HeartJet Black Heart
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
BrewDog
Scotland, United Kingdom
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Style: Milk / Sweet 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:
#9,006
Reviews:
41
Ratings:
139
pDev:
7.89%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
28
Trade:
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Ratings: 139 |  Reviews: 41
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

Photo of chrismattlin
3.9/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JoeLacy
3.87/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of trdtercel92
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of SaltofOH
4.15/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Can dated 3/1/18. CBF Tulip.

A: whoa! Was not expecting a nitro can! Beautiful pour, cascading three finger tan head. Nearly black, some light penetrates. Head retains all the way down. Thick sheet of lacing all the way around the glass. Beautiful beer.

S: sweetness, vanilla, roasted malt. The vanilla is prominent, but does not smell overdone or artificial. Smells a little like scotch.

T: mild, malty arrival. Bitter Chocolate, lighter Malta Goya. Lactose sour, unsweetened tart black cherries, and vanilla finish. What bitterness comes at the end is largely the result of roast, not hops, and lingers pleasantly.

M: light bodied, smooth, creamy, soft. Nitro carbonation.

O: I saw vanilla flavor added on the can, and was instantly turned off. Then I poured it and took a sip. All is forgiven. The vanilla effect is purely background, and does not overwhelm this beer. It is smooth, creamy, aromatic, mildly sweet, and utterly crushable. The low ABV makes it something I could really see having around a lot. This should be the summertime BBQ beer, throw people for a loop. Move over Guinness! My new favorite session stout.

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Photo of BucBasil
4.06/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the 330mL bottle into a pint glass. The beer is a very dark brown color, totally opaque until held to light. The head is a little over two fingers and pure tan, creamy.

S: Coffee and milk chocolate. Molasses. Dark bread. A nice smelling beer.

T: Roasted malt all the way through. A bit of smoke alongside a hint of licorice. Bittersweet chocolate makes an appearance. Finishes with a lot of roasted character and a hint of smoke again.

F: Smooth

Overall: A nice beer with a big smoky kick. This one isn't for everyone, but fans of the smoky flavor will love it. A good drinkable, tasty dark beer.

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3.81/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MuratAlcal
4.11/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of trevorpost
4.46/5  rDev +13.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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

Photo of mothman
3.25/5  rDev -17.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Zlo
5/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Zombiefeynman
4.12/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 123321123321
4.08/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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Jet Black Heart from BrewDog
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 139 ratings