Intuition Ale Works

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Intuition Ale Works
Florida, United States
American Imperial Stout
Ranked #898
Ranked #2,644
4.24 | pDev: 9.43%
Apr 25, 2022
Nov 17, 2011
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Reviewed by StonedTrippin from Colorado

4/5  rDev -5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
really solid, my first from these guys, thanks to my parents for picking up at the brewery and bringing all the way out here for me to try, funky looking little 12oz cans, oak barrel aged it says, but makes no mention of whiskey and i dont really smell or taste it, a change of pace from what is more common in the style these days. coal black in the glass, short light tan head, not overly viscous either for the style, nice shine to it, looks deep and well refined. it smells distinctive too, maybe something lightly astringent in the ferment, but a well hidden alcohol strength and very dry for what it is, no real middle malt richness, instead its heavy roast, a hint of smoke, even a black licorice layer, really wintery and it tastes as good as it smells, perhaps a faint hint of red wine, light vanilla from the oak barrels, a toasted aspect, maybe some bitter barrel char too, toasted coconut as it warms, espresso, earthy minerals, i love the bitterness out in front of any residual sugar. fuller bodied as expected, but id still say light for the style, its not permanently stuck to my teeth and tongue or anything, and i think this finishes relatively clean. a great introduction to this brewery, now i am keen to get into some more of their stuff. an awesome night cap after a fun weekend of drinking and hanging out with my family, always appreciate my folks scoring me new beers to try! this is a winner, would love to try some variants too, looks like they do a fair few...

edit: this is holding up pretty well over time, smoothed out, still a little sweet, but mellow and nuanced, caramel and coffee and wet oak, nice roast, light vanilla, very good. this remains the only beer ive had from these guys, need to track down some others, this is really solid.
Apr 25, 2022
Rated: 4.25 by paulish from New York

Dec 13, 2021
Rated: 4.37 by Scottsbeer from Florida

Jun 17, 2019
Rated: 4.04 by KensWorld from Florida

Apr 05, 2019
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Reviewed by phillytothemax from Oklahoma

4.48/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
A really solid barrel aged stout. The flavor is very temperature sensitive. Fresh from the tap it was overly smoky and bland but after a bit of warmth, the barrel aged character comes to the fore and it is a much smoother, very tasty stout.
Aug 04, 2018
Rated: 4.31 by Jcarriglio from Florida

Jul 08, 2018
Rated: 4.16 by Zonian1 from Ohio

May 18, 2018
Rated: 4.41 by leroybrown10 from Missouri

May 02, 2018
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Reviewed by WoodBrew from Ohio

4.16/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
I'm trying this at the brewery. It poured an opaque dark with tan head that is leaving a spotty lace. The scent had hints of bourbon, roast and chocolate. The taste was nicely balanced and easy to drink with bourbon like presence and roast base. The mouthfeel is medium in body with smooth carbonation. Overall it's a solid beer and worth a try.
Apr 29, 2018
Rated: 4.25 by IckyT2012 from Florida

Apr 11, 2018
Rated: 4.76 by CraftFan5 from New Jersey

Feb 19, 2018
Rated: 5 by jmmochowski from Texas

Jul 31, 2017
Rated: 4.5 by grahuba from Connecticut

May 05, 2017
Rated: 4.03 by jaydoc from Kansas

Mar 31, 2017
Rated: 3.68 by Rifugium from North Dakota

Mar 16, 2017
Rated: 3.8 by aasher from Indiana

Mar 14, 2017
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Reviewed by BltByKrmn from New York

2.12/5  rDev -50%
look: 3.75 | smell: 1 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
Maybe a bottle that went bad? Two year old bomber into a snifter. Over carbed, almost a gusher. This was revolting, tasted infected and smelled horrendous. Drain pour.
Feb 12, 2017
Rated: 3.9 by hopkrid from Florida

Nov 11, 2016
Rated: 3.91 by drewone from California

Jun 25, 2016
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Reviewed by PorterLambic from Florida

4.31/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
Arrives black with a small tan head that fades away rather quickly. No lace.
Smell is rich, malty, rum, candied fruits, molasses.
Taste is the same. Toasted nalt, rum, candied fruit, molasses, vanilla. Well balanced.
Smooth, warming, light effervescence, less than full bodied but not that much, just enough to avoid being cloying. Well worth it.
Apr 30, 2016
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