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Jet Black Heart

Rating: 4.0

A new Brewdog beer now and another sweet stout from the brewery, this one following on from their B-Side Milk Stout that I reviewed at the same Brewdog bar back in December of last year. From what I can tell, this particular offering seems to be a slight reworking of that previously reviewed offering that was the winner of the 2015 edition the annual Brewdog Prototype Challenge; so for that reason I’ll give the beer another short review from this time around.

Since winning the competition the beer has been added to the brewery’s core range of beers and should be available year round. I actually attempted to try this beer the last time I was in a Brewdog bar but could only find it in bottles so thought I would hold off until I managed to grab it on-tap and experience it in all its glory. Already the beer with be my seventh new offering from Brewdog this year, of which it will be the fifth to have been first released this year; although as I’ve mentioned it made an appearance as a prototype beer last year. Jet Black Heart is definitely a beer that I’m looking forward to trying and hopefully it’ll prove to be another good one from the brewery, they’ve upped their game ever so slightly this year in my opinion and it’s a trend I’d like to see continue.

Jet Black Heart

Appearance (5/5): Jet black in colour as the name would suggest, this was a very dark and opaque beer that was topped with a creamy, beige head  that sat about a quarter centimetre tall head that leaves a tonne of lacing on the sides of the glass as well.
Aroma (7/10): Quite dark with some strong roasted malts and a creamy nose but it wasn’t overpowering. There was some nice caramel and touches of milk/lactose coming through alongside a few background sugars and hints of vanilla.
Taste (7/10): Creamy and definitely quite sweet in the early going, this was a well-rounded beer on the taste buds with some nice roasted malts and plenty of chocolate to open things up. I got some pleasant caramel and a hint of barley around the middle before some grains and a bit of coffee made itself known towards the end with the odd smoky touch not too far behind.
Palate (4/5): Creamy and very smooth, this was a full-bodied beer that had soft carbonation and a thick feel to proceedings. There was a nice balance throughout with some good sweetness coming through alongside some roasted bitterness.

Overall (16/20): This one wasn’t a bad beer at all, to be honest there wasn’t really any difference between this one and the B-Side Milk Stout from the brewery I’d already reviewed but it was still one that I enjoyed thankfully. This one was creamy and easy to drink with some good roasted malts and darker flavours coming through on top of the sweet base. A very nice beer and one that I’m glad to see added to the brewery’s year round offerings.

Brewed In: Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Brewery: Brewdog
First Brewed: 2016 (2015 as a prototype)
Type: Sweet Stout
Abv: 4.7%
Serving: Nitro Tap (Pint)
Purchased: Brewdog DogHouse, Glasgow, Scotland
Price: £4.70

  1. March 24, 2016 at 11:12

    Sounds realy nice!

  1. April 8, 2016 at 08:41

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