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Average Review High Score Low Score Reviews Tried Consumed
77 92 66 3 24 11
Blackheart by Three Floyds Brewing LLC
English IPA
9.00 % ABV

English IPA brewed with British Malt Simpsons, British Yeast, UK East Kent Goldings & UK Admiral Hops - and American Formulation. Check it~  

 
Review by tavernjef on 06/14/11  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
92 3 9 19 5 10 2011
Mildly set tone of dirty peachy ochre capped with a firm crown of off-white foam sitting nearly an inch tall. The invasion of lacing upon the glass edge is other worldly and mighty with one large sheet nearly encompassing the entire glass from where it touches.

Aroma is clean yet subdued some and set back from what you'd think something of 9% would bring to the nose? But what's there is fruity sweet and appetizingly pungent of hops that bring in dirty apple, over ripe pear, starfruit, bits of darker berryness, peach cobbler, pale malt, pale caramel malt, and oat malt with a twist of something almost Belgian in floral yeastyness. Quite nice!

Taste is even more amazingly complex! Yet again; however, has a simplified subduedness about its character. Nothing overwhelming here, just alot of hops and malts intertwining the mass of its 9% ABV that gets right in there with a whisper and then does a wonderful play of largely dulled fruity hoppyness, pale malts, and toasted sweetness. Flavors are mindful of dullish apple, lots of apricot, and some peach, a bit of murky mango and pear is in there. A good portion of pale malts take in a huge body of underscored sweetness along with the toasted oakyness mentioned upon the label; which truly shows up amongst the sweetened tone of malts. Yum, Yum, YUM!

Scrumptious full body! Smooth, creamy, quick, clean, sweet, with just the right abbrevition of hoppyness under it to make a big poof of floral and citric, floral bite as it sinks into the finish. 9%? It's there in the head showing up late as you've downed nearly half of the bomber, but it really doesn't have it anywhere in the nose or taste that says hello strongly.
Wowow! More like a Triple English IPA?! One amazing yummy brew by 3F!

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by SAP on 03/21/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
74 3 9 15 3 7 2009
A solid pour into my 25cl tulip glass produces a three finger thick, light tan colored head. The beer is a clear, honey-amber color that shows a lightly hazed, amber-copper hue when held up to the light. The aroma smells quite crystal malt influenced (caramel, and some toasted pale malt notes) and there doesn't seem to be a whole lot of hop character left here. My second pour of this beer has me noticing a touch of herbal hop aromatics though.

This beer is full bodied, with an almost sticky heft to it. There is a definite bitter hop presence here that doesn't quite cut through the malt. Herbal hop flavors (notes of lemon balm, pine and a touch of hemp) linger throughout the flavor profile intertwined with the bitterness. The finish has a nice malt character to it that makes me think of toasted pale malt and a cracker / biscuit like note. The malt character definitely contributes lots of caramelized notes, a certain bread-crust like character as well as a chewy note that is not quite toffee like. As the beer warms a touch of marmalade hop character becomes noticeable as does a touch of booze in he finish. There is a definite, sweet-citrus touch of hop character here.

From a fresh IPA perspective, this is not at its hoppy best, but this has aged pretty gracefully and is still perfectly inline with the Three Floyds interpretation of a Double IPA (big malt along with the hop focus).

Served In: Tulip

Review by Tip Top on 10/01/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
66 3 8 13 3 6 2008
A - Pour produces a small off white head consisting of mostly tight, uniform sized bubbles. For what little formed, it has excellent staying power. Body is a light orange with a decent chill haze to it.

S - Tons of pale malts bringing forth lots of biscuity, bready aromas. Grassy hops balance the forefront, but behind you can get the smell of some more resiny hops.

T - Starts off all malts. Bready malts sort of clash with some sugary, sweet malt flavors that make this beer seem sort of big. In many ways, this reminds me of a english barleywine. Hops come in, earthy, dirty, and grassy. Very much a English style hop dose here. More sweetness with almost a bit of candi sugar. Light bitterness finishes this off. Sugary sweetness in the aftertaste.

M - Medium to full bodied. A bit syrupy. Carbonation is moderate to low.

Overall - Sweetness becomes a bit much on this one for me. While I am not typically a huge fan of English IPAs (this is more of an Imperial English IPA imo) this doesn't do anything to really change my mind about the style.

Served In: Pint Glass

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