Blackheart | Foley Brothers Brewing

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Foley Brothers Brewing
Vermont, United States
foleybrothersbrewing.com

Style: American Imperial Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
None provided.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#3,015
Reviews:
7
Ratings:
22
pDev:
5.53%
 
 
Wants:
6
Gots:
2
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 22 |  Reviews: 7
Photo of smb71481
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Phil9250
4.29/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4.23/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

This was poured into a snifter.
The appearance was a thick dark black color. Even had the motor oil sound as it "glub glub"-ed it's way out of the bottle. A nice looking finger and a half's worth of eggshell white foaminess sat atop of the glass.
The aroma presented a wonderful blend of maple syrup sweetness with a nice level meshing of dark and milk chocolate. Some light caramel tones came in underneath.
The flavor brought all of those previously mentioned together sweetly with some noted molasses, bourbon and graham cracker tones delicately coming in. Mild aftertaste of the maple, bourbon, and milk chocolate.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a good sipping quality about it. Preventative booziness slaps it's heat a touch in there on the feel, which I expected due to this being a fairly fresh bottle. Mild finish of maple, bourbon, vanilla and graham cracker.
Overall, an absolutely wonderful imperial porter that will only get better in time once those boozy notes level out a bit more. Aromas and flavors keep this beer as a magical evening drink.

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Photo of bobv
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Imperial Maple Porter Aged in Bourbon Barrels.
22 ounce bomber.
Vigorous pour yields a one inch light tan head over a dark brown body with some lacing. Nose of maple, roasted malt, chocolate, molasses, vanilla, and bourbon. Very complex. As it warms the different aromas fade and/or come to the forefront. Taste tries to follow nose as it also is very complex. More booze than maple (which is fine by me) with a very nice feel. Overall, seek this out and if you like BBA Porters you should like this one as the maple only enhances the experience and does not overpower it. Cheers!

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Photo of grahuba
4/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kurzman
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of TBonez477
3.99/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Bcraft11
4.88/5  rDev +12.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of byronic
4.05/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of lochraneg
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of WillieThreebiers
4.34/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of wasatchback
4.4/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery.

Maybe the smoothest 11% beer I've ever had. Alcohol is completely hidden.

Great maple and bourbon flavors coming together. Only knock might be it was a tiny but sweet... Although that is being picky. Seek this out.

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
4.22/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Bottled 2016

L-Pours a thick black which allows no light to penetrate. The head is a fluffy one finger of small mocha bubbles. Lacing is minimal and the head recedes to a thin ring.
S-The nose is primarily bourbon booziness. There are flashes of maple roasted malt, but they are always brief and covered up by the bourbon.
T-The slightly less bourbon dominated. The maple makes it's presence known and is quickly balanced out by the bourbon before it can become too sweet. Neither too sweet or too boozy. Malts are there in the backround and really support the interplay between the booze and maple sweetness.
F- Carbonation is pretty light. Mouthfeel borders on full. If this were labeled as a stout instead of an imperial porter I wouldn't bat an eye.
O- Really impressed with this beer. One of the best maple beers I've ever had. Combined with the bourbon barrel aging and you have the makings of an outstanding product. Recommended highly.

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Photo of jhavs
4.32/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GregSemenza
4.6/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Prost76
4.35/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GreesyFizeek
4.46/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Bottle shared by Curran, thanks man.

This one pours a pretty dark and deep black, with a small mocha colored head, and just a little bit of lacing.

Smells like earthy, bittersweet maple, roasted malt, bitter coffee, and a hint of chocolate.

This is surprisingly really excellent. The nice and not overwhelming maple sweetness mixes well with the heavily roasted malt, creating a cool coffee-esque flavor. This has a little bit of chocolate, and some light oak and bourbon.

This is medium bodied, fiarly thick and pretty creamy, with a normal amount of carbonation for the style.

It's nice to see that Foley can rock a non-IPA prety well here. The maple level is perfect, and it's so drinkable.

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Photo of whatsgoody
4.5/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Uconnelmo
4.48/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of ScottP
3.94/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of NiiPA324
4.69/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Look: Super dark dark brown, how an imperial porter should look. No lacing, short and dissipating head.
Nose: Notes of maple sweetness and bourbon, caramelized sugar smell. Really nice.
Taste: Okay... Wow... This beer is ridiculous. Starts off maple sweetness, which begins to meld with a nice smooth bourbon flavor. In the middle I get vanilla bean and soft caramel flavors. This beer finishes with a slight bitterness reminiscent of bitter coffee, chocolate and alcohol that reminds you of its 11% abv. Absolutely F***ing DELICIOUS.
Feel: As a porter should be, nice and smooth and moderately carbonated.

Overall: SEEK THIS OUT. I was lucky enough to find this on tap at a local restaurant. If you find it, buy it/drink it. One of the best beers I have had to date. Foley Brothers is coming out with absolutely INCREDIBLE beer.

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Photo of smanson56
4.15/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Well this may be the first time I've been able to write the first review of a beer.
This porter pours a dark black color into my snifter glass.
The nose is complex with hints of the BBA and also having hints of the sweetness of the maple syrup and they blend together very well.
The taste is maybe where the complexity of this beer gets a little confusing. I think the sweetness of the maple and the BBA tend to really blend together and form a very smooth taste with no real overshadowing flavors.
The mouthfeel is smooth and pleasant. In line with any great porter.
This is a well done beer. A nice blend of the BBA and the sweetness of the maple syrup.

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Blackheart from Foley Brothers Brewing
Beer rating: 4.34 out of 5 with 22 ratings