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RATINGS: 76   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   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.


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3.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
cedwards1650 (16) - - DEC 15, 2013
Aroma has notes of vanilla, spice, and earthy tones w/ slight hint of chocolate. Pours dark brown. A malty slightly sweet at the beginning finishes a little bitter. Flavors of chocolate, kindda creamy, and dark roasted coffee.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (12590) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (19112) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
The_Osprey (3031) - Richmond, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2015
Bottle share at CBC Clerkenwell. Thanks! 6.8%. Dark brown orange, small foamy white head. Aroma is mostly celery, some plastic, pine. Body is medium, smooth, low carbonation. Taste is twiggy, bread, resin. Malt-forward with some classic hoppy flavours coming through.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8817) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
harrisoni (15005) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - MAR 29, 2015
Bottle at Toms 10 yr anniversary. Dark beer hoppy. Tasty. Drinkable chocolate and lime. Good.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
dmac (4630) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - MAR 13, 2015
750ml bottle from THE Homer321, tanks brau. Poured a super deep brown that appears almost black under a large foamy beige head. Aroma/flavor of lightly burnt toast, medium black coffee, touch of vanilla, chocolate bar, roasted malts. Big body with high carbonation and a lingering aftertaste.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jtclockwork (10657) - , 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GenDV138 (3217) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAR 1, 2015
Bottle on the Brew Bus during the RBWG 2015 bus tour. Dark brown with off-white head. Aromas of roast, toasty oats. Tastes of big roast, oats, chocolate. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Sledutah (6013) - Utah, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Bottle shared on the RBWG brew bus
Clear brown with a medium sized beige head, good lacing. Aroma of toasted malts and bready. Flavors of toasted malts and chocolate
Nice

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (15635) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - FEB 22, 2015
Bottle at RBWG 2015 courtesy of Swamphead, thanks! Nicely roasty, light body makes it easy to drink.


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