Black Hearted
Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store

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Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Michigan, United States
Black IPA
Ranked #30
Ranked #8,893
4.05 | pDev: 7.41%
Jan 29, 2024
Jan 29, 2020
This Black IPA holds no ire towards love lost, it thrives on it. Remember your ex, take a few sips, and then go back to enjoying your day. They’re someone else’s problem now anyway.
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Rated: 4.02 by Monkeyknife from Missouri

Jan 29, 2024
Rated: 4.5 by Ristaccia from Nebraska

Dec 12, 2022
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Reviewed by TurboMon_911 from New Jersey

4.21/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
PKG 12/21/2021 but kept in fridge since April when I purchased it in the Box of Hearts. Poured a ruddy black color with a 2 finger high tan head that dissipated slowly and left moderate amounts of fine lacing. Malt aromas is forward with muted hints of pine needles & citrus from the Centennial (?) hops. Flavor is mostly roasted malts with a mildly bitter finish that lingers. Medium bodied with a smooth feel, mild carbonation, (head lasted to the end), and bitter sweet finish. A truly enjoyable experience but am partial the black IPA, Scottish ales & maltier brews that are well balanced. Bell's doesn't disappoint here.
Oct 06, 2022
Rated: 4.1 by Blogjackets from Ohio

Oct 04, 2022
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Reviewed by colts9016 from Idaho

3.84/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Name: Black Hearted
Brewery: Bell'sBrewing
Location: Kalamazoo Michigan
Style: Black IPA
Date: 12/21/2021
I have wanted to try this beer for over three years. I was gifted this by a friend of mine in Michigan. After discovering the packaging date, I am concerned the contents within are compromised. The temperature is 46 degrees and served in a tulip glass. The pour created a frothy and creamy one-fingered tan head. The color charts around SRM 24 ruby red with dark amber hues. Zero clarity exists. The appearance of the beer is above average.
I'm not smelling much of a hop aroma, but I noticed the dark roasted malts. Nosing the glass, I detect char, campfire, floral, pine needles, resin, grapefruit, dark toasted bread, and herbal. After a few whiffs, I notice a slight malty sweetness.
My suspicion is confirmed age has tempered the hops. I taste dark roasted malts, char, honey, floral, pine needles, grapefruit, herbal, floral esters, crackers, rye, and earthiness.
The mouthfeel is astringent and finishes long. The body is medium and medium carbonation.
The hops could have been fuller and more bitter if this was a fresher bottle. Alas, I am pleased with what I have tasted now. I will try to find a newer bottle and compare notes.
Aug 31, 2022
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Poured into a grip shaped goblet: color is black, head is tan and presents 1 finger thick, head dissipates to solid top with lacing on the glass sides.

Smell is light roast, light chocolate, earth/pine/herbal/lighter grass/some citrus for the hops.

Taste is light roast/light chocolate, pine/earth/grass/citrus hops.

Mouthfeel is low/moderate carbonation, moderate sweetness, moderate bitterness; lingering roast/chocolate sweetness with pleasant bitterness.

Overall a well executed example of the style - wish they would make this year round in wide distribution.
Aug 20, 2022
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Reviewed by elNopalero from Michigan

4.65/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75
I’m loving this beer.
Pours as dark as its name, with a cocoa tinged cap. Grapefruit, pine, and a touch of French roast on the nose. Sip follows, with that piney grapefruit upfront and some lasting roastiness on the end.
Jul 10, 2022
Rated: 3.83 by Dave2234 from Minnesota

Jun 28, 2022
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Reviewed by DrDemento456 from Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Getting close to the six month shelf life this beer pours a deep dark black with just 1 1/4 inch of froth pitch black no escaping light. Smells of mild roast mostly hops kind of timid kind of thinking its beyond it's prime. Good news is its still tasty! Slight bittering hops almost fruity level of roast not very grainy. Body is super smooth velvety probably one of the easiest black IPA's I ever drank!

Overall don't let the 6 months shelf life discourage you this beer is still drinking fire! I might go back for a few more!
Jun 23, 2022
Rated: 4.06 by d5001986 from Wisconsin

Jun 07, 2022
Rated: 4.05 by MynamesRickJames from Minnesota

Jun 05, 2022
Rated: 3.75 by archero from Texas

Jun 04, 2022
Rated: 3.79 by FrancisM12 from New Jersey

May 28, 2022
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Reviewed by Kiiz

4.51/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75
Bottled 12/21/21. Been waiting a minute to try this style.

L: stout. Black body light khaki head that becomes a ring. Good lacing.

S: Pepsi and ipa? Can’t get much it’s probably too cold.

T: they mixed a well balanced ipa with a roasty vanilla porter and it worked. Age got to it a bit but I can look past that.

F: a good execution of both the ipa and porter, just a bit off balanced. Would probably be better fresh.

O: it only comes in the variety pack, so hopefully at some point they make black hearted more available. Really cool beer and style I’ll definitely return for cool rainy summer nights.
May 21, 2022
Rated: 3.94 by PaulSlazinger from Pennsylvania

May 17, 2022
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Rated by foundersasap from Michigan

4.6/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Best black IPA out there, in your face hop bitterness, roasted malts, piney, wish this was avail year round, it would be in my fridge
May 01, 2022
Rated: 3.73 by Thanatosbat777 from Georgia

Apr 29, 2022
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Rated by TheRougeBastard from North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Delicious black IPA! Perfect combo of roasted malt and hops!
Apr 25, 2022
Rated: 4.08 by sisterofba from Maryland

Apr 23, 2022
Rated: 3.98 by MJSFS from Florida

Apr 23, 2022
Black Hearted from Bell's Brewery - Eccentric Café & General Store
Beer rating: 90 out of 100 with 102 ratings