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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jbruner (3783) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2012
Appatently this is the new name for "blackwater". Pours a thick black on tap with nice tan head and decent lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, and a nice hoppy finish. Taste follows suit, with a nice bitter finish. Great, perhaps the best swamp head.
Earlier Rating: 7/19/2012 Total Score: 3.7
Pours a thick black on tap with nice tan head and decent lacing. Aroma of roasted malts, coffee, and a nice hoppy finish. Taste follows suit, with a nice bitter finish. Great, perhaps the best swamp head.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
S_Side_Smitty (689) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - APR 25, 2014
Pours dark brown with a thick tan head. Aroma is deep dank citrus. Taste rich roasted malty laced with orange rind with a bitter chocolate finish. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ferris (10788) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 7, 2014
Draft - Roasty grapefruit. Lots of roast with a hoppy bitterness. Nice and balanced with a great finish.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jkwalking05 (4534) - Arlington, Texas, USA - NOV 8, 2014
750 mL bottle black with a good sized beige head. Aroma is of pine, roasted malts, chocolate, grapefruit. Taste is of pine, roasted malts, bitter herbs, and cocoa.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (16017) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (6747) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 24, 2015
Bottle @ RBWG on the Brewbus. Thanks to whoever shared this! Brown pour with a small head. Sort of a soapy start to the nose that gives way to pine cones and fresh-tilled warth. Toasted bread and softly sweet yeasty character. Flavor of pointed pine hoppiness. Cracked black pepper. Medium body, soft carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2522) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - AUG 31, 2015
Pours deep brown, soapy light tan head. Solid pine and soice hop, ample bitterness on top of light and toasted grains. Medium body with juest enough carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (8079) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle shared at The Cad’s 10 year get together. 29/03/2015.Aroma is coco powder, light pine. Hazed orange, caramel brown coloured pour with a lasting cream head. Flavour is composed of standard black ipa stuff, roast black malts, some earthy pine. Firm bitterness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4888) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - APR 20, 2016
Pours a hazy medium brownish amber color. Aroma is lightly malty, hoppy, yeasty, with a touch of fruit. Flavor is a nice mixture of malts and fruits.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rbrazell (1698) - Florida, USA - JUL 18, 2012
Draft at proof. Deep brown, almost black pour with a creamy tan head. Aroma is strong pine and grassy hops with some underlying roasted malt notes. Flavor has nice pine, floral, and more grass notes with some roasted malts. Nice bitter finish. Pretty tasty!


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