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Underdark - Intuition Ale Works

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Ratings: 77
Reviews: 14
rAvg: 4.33
pDev: 8.08%
Wants: 28
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Intuition Ale Works visit their website
Florida, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  9.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: nickfl on 11-17-2011

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Ratings: 77 | Reviews: 14
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4.54/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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3.96/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.48/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

I had this beer on release day and just the other night. It was alot better to me this time, alot better...The best stout in North Jax hands down.

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4.53/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Had both 2014 and 2015 on tap at the brewery for Underdark Day 2015.

Quick reviews:
2014 was drinking great. Still has the right amount of barrel and overall complexity that makes this one great.
2015 was a bit fresh and more oak forward (thanks to the 25% of the batch being aged in oak barrels.) This was a new blend and I did enjoy it. Still complex and rich.

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4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4.77/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Thanks to rbradley & moose3285 for dropping bottles of this on my almost simultaneously. 22 oz. bottle that appears to consciously invoke H.P. Lovecraft, which I approve of heartily, split with my wife.

The pour is black with underlayment of brown & black & dark. I don’t see any oak shards, but there’s minimal carbonation. There’s more wood in the nose than any beer I’ve had in recent memory, with a head-sized dollop of chocolate. Like walking into Home Ghiradelli Depot on a warm August day & breathing deep. Interesting & unique.

Underdark wallops my sense of a big stout & sends it out into the snow to die. 150’ board feet of oak brings a dry, wry, sawdust feel to the sweetness of the stout, & I find myself sans saliva for the foreseeable future. Woven into the raw cabinetry is bourbon – not so much bourbon as a sense of bourbon that tickles the nose, numbs the top of the mouth, & brings a drunken smile to the face. The downslope is honey sweetness, a lower dose of chocolate than the aroma promised, vanilla, low flat bitterness (hops or cocoa?). I’m sucking on this like it’s God’s Own Milk.

This is just like that time in Cumberland, Wisconsin…but that’s a story for close friends not easily offended. Suffice to say I love surprises with upside, & this was another Omni Theater (hey, another Cumberland reference, hahaha!). This is an elite beer, one of those rare "Holy Fuck, What Is This" brews that come out of nowhere. So happy to have another bottle, salut!

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Shared at the Swamp Head Batch 600 release. I was pleasantly surprised by this one. Pours pitch black with a small khaki head. Aroma of big roast, oak, chocolate. Flavor follows with some chocolate notes that sweeten up a beautiful medley of roasted malts and oaky barrel. There is some light bourbon sweetness here but it’s not a big, in your face bourbon. Body is thick, especially for only 8%, with medium carbonation. This was really good. Hope to try this again.

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Underdark from Intuition Ale Works
95 out of 100 based on 77 ratings.