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RATINGS: 83   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
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A dark, hoppy Floridian Dark Ale. This award winning dark ale features a rich smoothness and complex hop profile.

Blackwater Floridian Dark Ale is an American-style Black Ale at the low end of the IPA alcohol range (6.4% ABV), with an abundance of hop flavor and aroma. It represents what we consider to be an improvement on what are being called Black IPAs, or Cascadian Dark Ales, deriving its "darkness" from chocolate wheat malt rather than the bitter roasted barley used in most examples of this new style. The name is derived from Florida’s "Blackwater" rivers, which are dark in tannins from the native oak trees.

Blackwater was created through a collaboration between Head Brewer Craig Birkmaier and Eric Luman, Head Brewer at Jacksonville’s Green Room brewery. It was judged the Best Beer in Florida at the 2011 Best Florida Beer Competition.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22692) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2015
Bottle @ The Cad’s 10yr Shindig. Pours a hazy dark amber brown color with a small off-white head. Has a fruity malty spicy hoppy caramel aroma. Fruity malty caramel hoppy bitter flavor. Has a fruity malty caramel hoppy finish.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (21196) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle at RBWG 2015 courtesy of Swamphead, thanks! Nicely roasty, light body makes it easy to drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (17164) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle at Toms 10 yr anniversary. Dark beer hoppy. Tasty. Drinkable chocolate and lime. Good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16670) - Tourist Town (West), Berkshire, ENGLAND - MAY 10, 2015
Bottle during RBWG Booze Buse 20/02/15 thanks to whomever supplied this juan. Light black with a decent tan covering. Nose is charr, malt, dark fruits, light pine, earthy hop. Taste comprises pine, spice, charr, earthy hop steokes, bitter tropical notes, light cocoa rub. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close with earthy hop bitterness. Solid CDA.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (14718) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown tan head. Nose/taste of roast chocolate, resinous pine, cocoa and toasted wheat. Medium body.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Lubiere (12802) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 27, 2014
A dark brown ale with a thin frothy brown head. In aroma, sweet fruity chocolate malt with grassy hops, light coffee grind, musty character, pleasant and complex. In mouth, a nice bitter sweet chocolate with fruity esters, light floral hops, grapefruit pulp, woody notes, very nice. Bottle.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (12427) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
Draft - Roasty grapefruit. Lots of roast with a hoppy bitterness. Nice and balanced with a great finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (12247) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAR 30, 2015
Bottle at Cad’s 10yr Shindig, thanks to The Pedro. It pours deep red-brown with a small white head. The nose is fresh pine, resin, red berry, dark fruits, toast and varnish. The taste is bitter-sweet, earthy roast, toast, cocoa, pine, varnish and burnt caramel with a drying finish. Medium body and moderate carbonation. Nice balance. Solid stuff.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jcwattsrugger (12141) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - JUN 25, 2012
on tap-pours black with a tan head. Aroma is resin/citrus, roasty dark malt. Taste is resin/citrus-grapefruit, roasty dark malt.
Earlier Rating: 1/2/2012 Total Score: 4.1
on tap @GABF-pours black with a tan head and trailing lace. Aroma is resin/lemon, dark malt. Taste is resin/lemon hops, roasty dark malt-cocoa. Soft carbonation. Full body.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11332) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUL 1, 2011
Sample at Dunedin. 4000 beers, with no end in sight. This brew pours black with a medium tan head that recedes steadily to a film. Stringy lacing on the glass. The aroma is roasty with notes of malt and piney hops. Medium body with flavors of toasted malt, resiny hops, pine and citrus. The finish is hoppy with a lingering citrus aftertaste. Solid Black IPA all around.


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