Jet Black Heart | BrewDog

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3.93/5
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155 Ratings
Jet Black HeartJet Black Heart
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:
#11,723
Reviews:
46
Ratings:
155
pDev:
7.63%
 
 
Wants:
1
Gots:
36
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 155 |  Reviews: 46
Reviews by BucBasil:
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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More User Reviews:
Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.24/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

330 ml bottle, Tesco's, Bristol - Pours jet black with a medium tanned foamy head. Nice lacing. Medium carbonation. Aroma - Sweet lactose, sugar, dark fruits, coffee, dark chocolate notes, roasted malts. Taste - Sweet n smooth, lactose, coffee, dark chocolate, roasted malts, longish dry,bitter finish. Very nice milk stout.

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

33cl bottle. Pitch black, with a thin tan head that gives way to a very fine lacing. Smells of dark cherries, cocoa and toffee. The taste is very smooth and well balanced between bitter and sweet, with notes of chocolate, coffee, lactose, honey and some other flavours I can't identify. A damn good sweet stout.

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Photo of NilocRellim
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Pours a nice, jet-black colour. Heavy milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and rotated grains smell. Huge milk chocolate taste, slightly sweet, creamy, a nice chocolatey nitro stout, with a slightly bitter and dry finish.

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Photo of stephenlee
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jazzyjeff13
3.64/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

A 330ml bottle with a BB of Sept 2017. Acquired a little while back from the Brewdog webshop. The label calls it an oatmeal milk stout.

A: Poured into a tulip. A very dark brown colour that appears pitch black in the glass. Yields a large head of creamy mocha-hued foam that lasts for a minute or two before reducing to a patchy surface layer. Slight lacing.

S: Aroma of roasted grain with hints of dark malt, sweet lactose, brown sugar, mild molasses, subtle dried fruit, ale yeast and a twinge of liquorice in the background. Very nice.

T: Tastes of rich roasted malt with notes of burnt grain, mild molasses, lactose, a touch of dried fruit, ale yeast, faint stewed hops and a whisper of liquorice. A balanced, malt-driven bitterness upon swallowing.

M: Mouthfeel is smooth and lightly tingly, with soft carbonation and a somewhat insubstantial body for the style. Would benefit from improved creaminess. Aftertaste of roasted malt, sweet lactose, mild molasses and a subtle malty bitterness.

O: A pleasant milk stout with good malt presence. Looks alright, while the aroma and flavour are great - roasty and sweet. Body is OK but could certainly be thicker; the carbonation is well-judged. Goes down a treat - one for dark beer lovers.

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

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

Photo of chinchill
4.26/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

BrewDog Jet Black Heart on nitro tap at BrewDog-Stirling. 4.7% ABV.

Black opaque body with a very good bone colored head.
Excellent aroma.
Near medium body; very smooth.

Near optimal sweet bitter balance. Lots of dark roasted grain, some coffee, no char.

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

Photo of beerinabottle
4.56/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

I tried this one at the Canel-Winchester, OH. It poured an opaque dark with no head and no lace. The scent had hints of chocolate and vanilla. The taste had touches of anise and chocolate. The mouthfeel was lighter in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it was a good beer.

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Photo of Ciocanelu
3.7/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Really dark brown color with tan head. Aroma has chocolate malt, quite sweet and milky and a touch of coffee roast. Taste starts sweet with chocolate taste and finishes with roasted coffee bitterness. Light, effervescent body. Overall it's a nice, easy drinking stout but a bit too thin on the body.

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

Photo of tempest
4.03/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Wonderful chocolate flavor with a mild roasted edge and a bit of toasty barley. The lactose is a touch stronger than most milk stouts, but it's well balanced and quite tasty. Find this one if you're a fan of the style.

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

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

Photo of zacroyce
3.53/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mishi_d
3.96/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leinie13
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of PawG
4.1/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Jet Black Heart from BrewDog
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 155 ratings