Three Floyds Blackheart
Three Floyds Blackheart is an English style IPA. Thanks to Lee for sharing this one at my 40th B-day bottle share. This IPA utilizes all English ingredients and is aged slightly on toasted oak.
I knew there was something going on here involving wood, and the biggest and best thing going on in this is the toasted oak. Sweet hint of vanilla and some dry woodiness dominate. A nice bit of caramel malt sweetness and some mild but tasty hops are the canvas for the wood aging.
Surprisingly simple and mild for a three Floyds beer, which means it is a flavor bomb for many other breweries! Good stuff here.