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Storming of the Floridablanca

Rum Barrel-aged Strong Dark Ale with Licorice Root

Did you know?

After pillaging and plundering the Florida coast on his shipThe Floridablanca, Tampa’s infamous pirate Jose Gaspar ran afoul of a pirate hunting schooner, the USS Enterprise, in 1821.The Floridablancawas stormed by the US Navy, signaling the end of the pirate ship and of the pirate himself. We brewed a strong dark ale with licorice root to commemorate his fall and aged it in rum barrels, the only vessel appropriate for a beer bearing the name of Tampa’s most beloved pirate ship.

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ABV

Alcohol by volume is a standard measure of how much alcohol is contained in a given volume of an alcoholic beverage.

SRM

Standard Reference Method is the color system used by brewers to specify finished beer and malt color.

IBU

International Bitterness Units scale (0-100) is a gauge of beer's bitterness.

OG

Original Gravity is a measure of the solids content originally in the wort, before alcoholic fermentation has commenced to produce the beer.

ABV

11.3%

SRM

38

IBU

31

OG

23

Storming of the Floridablanca

Tasting Notes

This unique strong dark ale boasts dark cherry, chicory and dark chocolate on the nose with a soft wine-like aroma complimenting. On the palate, semi-sweet chocolate, fudge, molasses and candied flavors are balanced by rum spiciness, wood tannins and an assertive carbonation.

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