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King Street Stout - Intuition Ale Works

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Reviews: 16
Hads: 95
Avg: 4.09
pDev: 19.8%
Wants: 2
Gots: 10 | FT: 2
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Intuition Ale Works visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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Beer added by: azorie on 12-31-2010

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Reviews: 16 | Hads: 95
Photo of Mehinaman
4.37/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Received this beer in a trade and like it a lot. Like the description on the can states it is sweet with hints or toffee, coffee and dark chocolate. I also like that it's 9%abv which seems pretty low for an imperial stout. Regardless, it does the job

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Photo of Simont
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Very nice imperial stout, 12 oz can into a shaker pint glass. Tan head fades quickly, fine for 8.5% abv. Aroma is chocolate syrup, coffee and a little oak char. Flavor is on sweet side but balanced, with dark chocolate and big roast. I keep getting a bourbon barrel in this oak tannins and a kind of vanilla booziness. Odd because it doesn't say anything about barrel aging. Maybe it's me. Nice beer though! Love that they include all stats and ingredients on the can - including the full grain bill.

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Photo of KYGunner
4.19/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured beautifully with a thick, viscosity and a stiff foam head that clotted at the edges. Nose is filled with a lactose-sweet marshmallow, dark chocolate, roasted coffee, caramel, burnt toffee and light char.

Strong coffee char, whipped cream, caramel, dark chocolate, dry chocolate malt, light toffee and coiffed roast. This feels very thin for the amount of obvious malt but none the less this presents itself with exceptional flavor.

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Photo of da_beers
4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

A - pours a nice beautiful black with finger of tan/brown head into a 10 oz snifter.

S - great nose. Chocolate and roastiness come thru huge. Some coffee follows with the sweet coco malts.

T - great balance. Starts out smooth with chocolate and the bitterness of a mocha coffee comes in right after. Leaves with silky chocolate.

M - this is spot on. Drinkable as all get out. Full body, smooth and silky. Finishes almost velvety.

O - dig this one. They also have the same but bourbon barrel aged for 8 months. Intruiged by Intuition for sure. Highly recommend.

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Photo of Sarlacc83
3.81/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

Growler thanks to Matt. Split!

A: Firm black with a cappuccino head. Great retention. Has some sticky lacing.

N:Plenty of coffee and cocoa. Whirled peas and some almond. A touch of caramel and vanilla. Leans towards the heavy espresso. Wish it didn't have the pea flavor though it does fade as time goes on.

T: Bitter roasted coffee with a hint of malt sweetness to balance.

M: Very dry and somewhat oily. Good thick body, but it's a bit sharp at points.

O: Technically proficient, there's a lot of reason to enjoy this. Calm and very much coffee forward.

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Photo of Alieniloquium
3.57/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the House of Brews, Jensen Beach.

Appearance - Pours black. Slight transparency at the edges. Arrives with a fleeting off white head which settles to just a thin collar.

Smell - Gotta be a bucket of oatmeal added to this thing. Very roasty. Dark chocolate and a bit of burnt aromas and smoke. Charcoal would be the beer snob descriptor I'm looking for.

Taste - Again, it tastes like a ton of oatmeal. More emphasis on the chocolate and coffee roasted malts. Finishes with an alcohol bite and some slightly harsh flavors. The alcohol and malt bitterness don't combine so well back there.

Mouthfeel - Thick and chewy. Medium carbonation. The finish is abrasive though.

Overall - Good stuff overall. Enjoyable and nice to see another good stout from a Florida brewery.

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Photo of element75
4.54/5  rDev +11%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served on-tap at the Intuition tap room.

A: Deep black with a lovely tan head that leaves a light lacing

S: I picked up chocolate, coffee, and some dried fruit like raisins

T: The flavors of chocolate, raisins, and coffee fill your palate and the beer finishes with what I would call a tinge of fruitiness from the lingering hops

M: Full-bodied, smooth and heavy

O: I loved this beer. This is probably my favorite Russian Imperial Stout that I've tried, and it makes me sad that I would have to travel from Minnesota back to Florida to try it again. I did pick up a growler of the beer after sampling in the tap room and it was equally enjoyable the second time through.

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Photo of 4DAloveofSTOUT
3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to dsauter for this extra! Thanks Danny!

poured from flip top growler into tulip glass.

Appearance: black bodied beer with a solid mocha brown cap. Spotty lacing.

Smell: malts are a little bit sweet and roasty. Almost has a milk nose to it. Hint of smokiness also.

Taste: Pretty similiar to the nose. A lactose milk stout sweetness starts the beer off and blends with a nice roasty coffee note to be honest is almost like a coffe with sugar and creamer. Then the roastiness starts to build in the middle of the beer and takes away the some of the sweetness. Finishes with a little bit of smokey, ashey, char. Its pretty tasty stout!

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. No booziness is noted. The beer is just a bit to thin for my liking.

Overall: Really nice stout from Intuition. Would not mind trying some other beer from there line up if I ever make it down to jacksonville some day!

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Photo of Duff27
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Big bubbled mid mocha head. Sticking splotchy lacing. Collar left.

Roasty as all get out.

Roast is the name of the game here. Quick jolt of sweetness. Chocolatey on the tail end. Would guess lower than a 9%abv beer.

Not as thick as I would have guessed as far as mouthfeel goes. Smooth carbonation.

Very solid regular stout. Just solid. Adequate roastiness, coffeeisms, and other stouty stuff. Thanks 4DAloveofSTOUT and the Florida trader that sent it to IL.

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Photo of stakem
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at the Intuition tap room. Served in a snifter, the brew appears black in color with a rich brown head sitting atop. head. Fingers io stringy lace stick all over the glass.

The smell is pleasantly roasty with notes of coffee and chocolate. A sweet fresh oat character is also fairly bold which adds a nice mix to the expected character. There is little to no dark fruity quality present and no sign of alcohol to be found based off the aromatics.

The taste is bitter unsweetened chocolate and coffee. A fresh roast grain flavor runs throughout like oats with an aftertaste that is mildly nutty. A bit of herbal to citrus hops but the citrus aspect is almost like a coffee bean citrus aspect instead of hops.

This is a medium to full bodied brew. It is silky smooth and chewy in the feel and overwll very easy drinking. The alcohol was very well masked. This was the most memorable beer that i got to try by this brewery. Very well done.

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Photo of chinchill
4.12/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

at brewery

A nearly opaque and nearly black brew, but with deep red-brown highlights showing, and revealing a clear liquid. The modest tan head leaves excellent lacing. Good medium-low carbonation.

Surprised by the rich flavor of this stout, until I saw on BA it is a Imperial. Less complex, but otherwise nearly up with world class beers of this style. Both expresso and a little smokey on the nose, but barely noticeable in tasting. No burnt notes despite a nicely dark roast flavor. Fine, lingering flavor of dark roast.

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Photo of One2Remeber
4.41/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz poured into an oversized snifter

A: Frothy, creamy rich espresso color head. Thick 2" which calms down but still leaves great retention leaving cloud-looking fluff on top. Light black, looks like a hue of brown. Very inviting.

S: Roasty, chocolate notes. Very mild, no crazy alcohol smell or potent aromas that turn my nose away. Taste is going to be rich and robust. In the undertones a smell of carbonation is off putting, taking away from the ingredients.

T: Clean, crisp especially for style. All the flavors you expect in an imperial stout without trying to go over the top. Taste of something warm like oatmeal on the back end making the roasted malts up front even more enjoyable. Chocolate notes through out, rich like a heresy bar with hints of dark coco, not raw or lactose flavor.

M: Mouthfeel is huge making the pallet feel like more flavor is going on then probably really is. Above average carbonation allows an easy drinking experience.

O: I would use this as my bench mark for Imperial Stouts. Nothing crazy like chili peppers but at the same time def not lacking any flavor components. Simple and too the point yet everything is spot on for the flavor profile. Highly recommended!

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Photo of kylehay2004
4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: half finger brown tinted head. Black, little light seems to pass through.

S: Roasty and coffee smell.

T: Strongly roasty with a sharp finish. The aroma forbodes the flavor as good as any stout can. Confectioner's chocolate, and nutty notes are appreciated.

M: Full bodied and moderate carbonation.

O: This is a thick and rich tasting beer, a definitely must have for stout fans. The initial taste can overwhelm but as you settle into the beer the flavoring notes are more apparent and enjoyable.

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Photo of GarthDanielson
4.17/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap at the brewery in JAX, the beer was served in a pint glass. The beer is a deep jet black, with auburn brown highlights and a thin, densely bubbled milk-chocolate colored head. Heavy roasted nutty and oaky smells, with some meaty characteristics. Smooth and creamy, with molasses and smokey flavors that are delicious. Very tasty. Smokey aftertaste, with a bittersweet finish. Mid-bodied, but light enough in body and ABV to session it. Very nice.

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Photo of nickfl
4/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours with one finger of off-white foam on top of a black-brown body with just a hint of tan showing through. The head settles slowly and leaves nice, thick lace on the glass.

S - A roasted malt note with some light coffee and a hint of bittersweet chocolate. There is a light note of herbal hops in the background as well.

T - A light mocha flavor up front with some nutty caramel malt notes in the background. More brown malt flavors appear in the middle with dark chocolate and rich brown sugar character. The beer finishes with light hop bitterness and some dark roasted malt flavor that lingers in the finish with coffee flavors of mocha and espresso.

M - Medium body, moderate carbonation, and a slightly sweet finish.

D - A rich, thick stout that borders on being a sweet, chocolate milk stout. Flavors of chocolate and coffee dominate throughout the beer with some caramel and other dark sugars for support. The finish is sweet with just enough bitterness to keep it from overwhelming the palate. Really drinkable for what it is, and a pretty damn good beer from a brewery that just opened a month ago.

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Photo of azorie
3.61/5  rDev -11.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

edit: now its a half pour, I do not feel this beer is as strong a they claim it is. Anyway its a rip off now at 10oz for the same price. IMHO, not to mention its a tad hoppier than it first was.

A: poured into 14 oz sniffer glass. Dark with a 1 inch head. Looks like a typical stout, supposed to be Imperial strength. No way to know.

S: very nice coffee, roasted malt flavors one expects to find in a RIS, it had a nice deep chocolate smell mixed in with the roasted and burnt coffee. Very nice not too heavy.

T: deep rich chocolate front end taste, not too bitter. Has lots of dark roasted coffee and roasted malt flavors very complex and was a nice stout. Had some alcohol in the taste! quite malty no hops detected.

m: Full body, a little oily and creamy at same time. carbonation was flat. finish was slightly bitter.

d: was decent had 2

this was from notes, will update when/IF we go back.

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King Street Stout from Intuition Ale Works
88 out of 100 based on 16 ratings.