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Serve in Shaker, Tulip

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RATINGS: 84   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   EST. CALORIES: 192   ABV: 6.4%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 Floridas "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 Jacksonvilles 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ratman197 (13672) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 6, 2016
750 ml bottle poured a clear dark reddish brown with a small lasting tan head. Aromas of roasted malt, charcoal, pine, earthiness and light grapefruit. Palate was light bodied and crisp with a dry finish. Flavors of roasted malt, earthiness and pine with a crisp dry bitter lingering roasty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (5002) - 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.

2.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
gregwilsonstl (2198) - St. Louis, Missouri, USA - NOV 26, 2015
Dark black. Thin head. Tastes kinda like cough syrup. Pretty bad. Shared with siblings at T Giving. Thx homer321

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
ajnepple (5448) - Denver, Colorado, USA - SEP 25, 2015
Sampled at Great American Beer Festival 9/24/15. Nice aroma of dark malts, bread and hops. Similar flavor, smooth and pleasant overall.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
mR_fr0g (9967) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - SEP 22, 2015
Bottle shared at The Cads 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.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jw0406 (1161) - atlanta, Georgia, USA - SEP 18, 2015
750 ml bottle pours a dark brown color with a nice white head. Aromas of pine and citrus, light roasted malt. Medium bodied, a very nice beeer

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2767) - Earth & Jacksonville (weekends), 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jackl (7093) - 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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Theydon_Bois (17646) - Hazlemere, the lower Xhitlerns, Buckinghamshire, 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 (23793) - Malm, SWEDEN - APR 25, 2015
Bottle @ The Cads 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.


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