Posted By John Sears on August 15, 2014
Another day, another fine Zombie product to review here on the ZRC blog.
Only this one is…. another beer.
Specifically, I am talking about the ‘Blackheart’ beer from 3 Floyds Brewing Company.
Now, we know 3 Floyds makes a ‘Zombie Apocalypse’ themed beer, ‘Zombie Dust’, and will get to reviewing that eventually – it’s just hard to find here in Madison.
We’ll get to it eventually.
How about ‘Blackheart’, though?
First, get a closer look at that gorgeous bottle art; this beer seems to have a very cheerful Lich as its mascot.
We approve! Beer should make the drinker happy, whether Living or Undead.
But how *is* this beer?
Well, ‘Blackheart’ is supposed to be an English IPA. Nailing down just what an English IPA is can be a bit hard, but think of a somewhat maltier, somewhat less hoppy counterpart to American IPAs.
In this respect, ‘Blackheart’ does pretty well in our humble ZRC opinion, and the high score on Beer Advocate seems to agree. It’s definitely still a hoppy beer, but very drinkable.
A little restraint can go a long way. Something we just wish Robert Kirkman could learn.
Back on topic, ‘Zombie Dust’ aside, ‘Blackheart seems to be taking a step, or lurch, in the right direction for 3 Floyds. Plus it’s a pretty tasty beverage!
The Zombie Rights Campaign rates ‘Blackheart’ as Zombie Friendly.