Truck Stop Breakfast Stout - Intuition Ale Works
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Ratings: 21 | Reviews: 8 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by Aiptasia:
4.4/5 rDev +9.2%
Truck Stop Breakfast Stout is a very pleasant coffee stout from Intuition. It's one of the few beers with a maple note to it that i've tried. It's also the backbone beer for The Underdark, Intuition's burbon barrel aged stout.
A: The appearance of the beer is a nice liquid charcoal with an assertive frothy head that dissipates quickly into seafoam lacing. The unctus slides down glasswear like a stoner hitting face first into a sliding glass door.
S: On the nose, there is the ubiquitous coffee aroma. Toasted malts, oaties and cocoa tickle your smell buds.
T: The taste is wonderful. Coffee and chocolate are present without being quite as strong as a FBS or WnB. Hops bring balance to the brew with oatmeal making it silky smooth to drink. The back end reveals a subtle maple flavor on the aftertaste.
M: Minimal carbonation, smooth and drinkable without being quite as dense and rich as other BS's.
O: More please. Nuff said.
01-19-2012 17:35:37 | More by Aiptasia
More User Reviews:
4.09/5 rDev +1.5%
Nice extremely dark brown/black in color. One centimeter of brown head that actually stayed throughout the 6oz pour. Aroma was heavily smoked, lots of coffee notes as well. Taste was extremely smokey, almost unbarable at first, but it quickly mellowed out to a sweet milky flavor. Oats lended a nice creaminess to the mouthfeel. Tasted quite a bit of coffee as well. Smoke was too forward in this beer to make it really enjoyable.
09-09-2013 02:57:48 | More by mverity
3.8/5 rDev -5.7%
Very hard to tell exactly how it looks under that lighting, but its served for 5 bucks in a 10 or maybe 12 oz snifter. It had no head, and it was served very cold. its a black coffee, CBS clone stout. It was black clear with a spare to no head, no lacing.
Smells good, lots of sweet honey/rich coffee with lots of cream hits your nose, with some malt, no yeast or hops detected. Not boozy but then its somewhere from 8.2 to 9.1 depending on who you ask or what board you read in the tasting room. Anyway no booze in your face. You can taste a chocolate cream and mellow coffee with some "light" molasses as it warmed.
Really nice sweet but not too sweet beer (to me), which really with the coffee highlights, made this really a dessert beer. I think it compares with CBS, but better in some ways. Not as boozy as I think it needs to be, and frankly its loses some points due to have flat it was carbonation wise. I think it needs more hop balance, but as with all Ben's experiments its a decent brew. I think he got the sugar sweetness down, it just needs a tad more balance from more malt kick booze with with some more hops.
Very drinkable but seriously overpriced for a tasting room. after having so many Brooklyn BCS at $6.5 a 4 pack, this beer does not hold a candle to that 1,either in value fore the money, or in taste, but still its ok. IMHO way overpriced.
overall nice decent effect, under carbonated, lacks body and oomph for this kind of stout. The palate is light, too light for the style.
Still it was the best beers I had there that night.
01-14-2012 15:53:05 | More by azorie
4.23/5 rDev +5%
Thanks to aiptasia for sending this one in GatM 2012.
A-Pours a deep brown to black with a huge mocha head that retains nicely.
S-Maple dominates the nose with good roast and a hint of sweet lactose. Very nice.
T-Boy is this tasty. Mocha, maple, mild roast, even a hint of sweet chocolate. Delicate flavors balanced very nicely. A bit of sweet milkiness in the finish caps this off.
M-Medium bodied, light to medium carbonation.
O-Pretty darn good. Very nice use of maple. Not overdone, very nicely blended.
02-18-2012 01:09:03 | More by sholland119
4.45/5 rDev +10.4%
One of the many beers I got to try during the oktoberfest celebration. Amazing night, They know how to do it correctly. This beer was my favorites that night!!!!
appearance: deep dark black with nice white fulffy head rentention
smell: maple sweetness, vanilla
taste: loads of malt with some sweetness with a touch of smoke
mouthfeel: medium bodied, perfect amount of carbonation
drinkability: could be their best beer they have
11-04-2012 17:47:25 | More by CampusCrew
4.22/5 rDev +4.7%
A huge thanks to Aiptasia for sending me a growler because of his LIF he started.
It pours very dark/black, it leaves a dark mocha colored head about a finger worth of head that leaves quickly and leaves a ring the laces very well with each drink. There is some coffee but it doesnt overwhelm the nose likes Founders BS, I pick up a little chocolate, and some sweetness that I cant define from the nose. Off the bat I get coffee but like the nose it is subdued not over powering but a great flavor of coffee, with the coffee I get a good bitterness that complements the coffee flavor. On the back end I get that slight maple sweetness that balances out the coffee flavor and bitterness very well. As this warmed up to room temp the maple flavor really comes out. The mouthfeel is a little thin for me I would have liked it to be a little more full but still good. Overall this is a very well made beer if this was a local brewery for me I would drink this as often as I could.
01-14-2012 01:23:39 | More by phisigben
4.15/5 rDev +3%
Single finger milk chocolate head on a jet black with no light getting through. Nice and mild coffee aroma with cocoa notes. This beer is a nice mix of sweet milk chocolate and coffee ground. This one does a nice job of getting a coffee ground aroma as oppose to a just a brewed coffee aroma. Flavor is maybe a touch too sweet for my taste likely due to the maple syrup additive. Medium to full body, moderate carbonation. Very drinkable and the booze are well covered up in this one.
01-05-2012 02:25:16 | More by kylehay2004
3.8/5 rDev -5.7%
Appearance: Slides out a dark brown, near black body with a small, sudsy head tinged a faint ecru.
Smell: A forward scent of coffee in the aroma with a hard, well roasted edge to it and some chocolate, caramel hints to it.
Taste: Coffee-toned roasted malts yielding sweetish caramel and chocolate powder. A bit of vanilla, though I'm not encountering any of the maple syrup I'd hoped to stumble upon. No apparent hop character or bitterness, though a smidge of sweetness-balancing astringency is felt from the roasted grains. A teaspoon of cream. Sensibly roasty finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-light carbonation.
Overall: It's not great and it's no CBS, but it's very, very decent.
01-17-2012 05:56:18 | More by ChainGangGuy
Truck Stop Breakfast Stout from Intuition Ale Works
88 out of 100 based on 21 ratings.