One guess where Intuition Ale Works in Jacksonville is located.
Yup. It’s on King St. At least it was. They moved into a massive new facility on Bay St. late last year, but the old digs still live on as their King St. Stout (Imperial Stout, 8.5% ABV, 45 IBU).
There are a few things I love about Intuition. First is how wonderfully detailed their cans are. From the can’s details, I can tell you that brewer Ben Davis and team used Magnum hops and the mind-boggingly huge grain bill of North Canadian 2-row, Carafa, Roasted Barley, Cramunich, Pale Chocolate, and C-120.
The other thing I love about them is how good their beers are. I had wanted to try this beer for some time, and was happy when it was added to Intuition’s year-round can releases.
It was definitely worth the wait. The beer is a wonderfully dark stout with an interestingly light body. There’s a ton of flavor in the beer, with a lot of great notes of toffee and some caramel and a nice undercurrent of pumpernickel and coffee.
The aroma is very malt forward, with a nicely sweet kick to it. In short, the beer is a great example of the good stuff coming out of Jacksonville. With their new King St. facility, I can hope Intuition will start growing their distribution area. And who knows, maybe one day I can visit them.
Just not on King St.
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