Beer Review: Jet Black Heart (Nitro Edition) – BrewDog

Missed the classic Stout Sunday by a day but no matter the review is here! This is another from Morrisons new craft beer range and another from heavyweights BrewDog. This is the Nitro edition of their vanilla and oatmeal milk stout ‘Jet Black Heart’. With a nitro beer we’re hoping the addition of nitrogen will add a creaminess to the feel of the beer. This beer was brewed in their Ohio brewery and makes me wonder if after all the talk of BrewDog going carbon negative whether the air miles of transporting the beer to the UK have been considered.

The beer pours an appropriate jet black in the glass with a light tan head. The nitro keeps that head all the way down. Quite a light nose with a faint coffee to it but nothing powerful. The beer itself is silky smooth in the the mouth feel albeit a little thin. You get the expected creaminess from the milk stout aspect and there is a really pleasant, light roasted bitterness on the finish. Very easy drinking stout wise .

A quick note on the can art: The design is fairly dull in all honesty but the colours used are really pleasing. Main issue is that the beer information on the back is also in purple making it quite difficult to read.

An extra picture just after pouring to see the affects of the nitro on the beer.

I think the nitro was a fantastic choice for this beer. This stout isn’t full of powerful flavours but there is a nice subtle sweetness throughout and a light bitterness to round off that makes this very drinkable at 6%. It doesn’t quite beat their nitro stout collaboration with Evil Twin brewing ‘Roaster Coaster’ but it’s a solid stout at the £3.50 price point and I’d be happy to pick it up again!

Score: 7.5/10

Thanks for reading! Cheers!

Additional Information:

  • Hops: Not Available
  • Malt: Not Available
  • IBU: Not Available
  • ABV: 6%
  • Gluten Free: No
  • Vegan: No
  • Purchase Price: £3.50
  • Purchase Location: Morrisons

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