Florida Black is one of Black Wolf’s new cubs. A silky smooth wild oat stout, it picked up a gold medal at last year’s World Beer Awards, which bodes well for the brewery’s second bunch of beers.
A malty chocolate nose suggests a rich sweet syrupy drink to come but it just never materialises. Florida Black isn’t watery exactly but it lacks enough body to be truly enjoyable.
There’s some rich chocolate notes and an interestingly subtle bitterness, but ultimately you’re left wanting more.
Florida Black fades to a gentle earthy sweetness with the faintest smoky scent. It’s a pleasant beer but not one that’ll have you running back for more.