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Oliver's Bishop's Breakfast - Pratt Street Ale House

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52 Ratings
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Ratings: 52
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.78
pDev: 11.64%
Wants: 0
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Pratt Street Ale House visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 05-03-2006)
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Reviews by Maerzen:
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3.7/5  rDev -2.1%

Had a 10 oz pour at the cask tasting at dba Brooklyn. Had a very nice thick, black color that poured with little to no foam. At first, there didn't seem to be any smell. However, after a few seconds a sweet aroma of chocolate and espresso appeared. This Oatmeal Stout had thick mouth feel but was also very velvety. Not heavy at all and very enjoyable, though definitely on the sweet side.

09-20-2010 03:30:22 | More by Maerzen
More User Reviews:
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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +12.4%

06-15-2014 23:03:15 | More by StevenCue
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New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-12-2014 05:00:23 | More by Triklino
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Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -4%

Alive and well, served up at the brewpub downtown location.On nitro, it had lots of lace and dark colour. Smooth drinking and significant roast. Coffee and chocolate together. Would like to try this not on nitro.Understated carbonation. About average for the style.

07-03-2008 12:43:25 | More by Sammy
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3.8/5  rDev +0.5%

08-31-2014 18:33:49 | More by Roadog
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

02-16-2014 02:56:05 | More by chim52chim
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4.33/5  rDev +14.6%

As noted by others, this beer is alive and well at The Wharf Rat, at least on 7/23, it was on tap. The menu noted that it was 4.4% ABV. The beer was drawn into a pint glass and was completely black with a very nice, very thick cream colored head that seemed to hang around forever, so long that I had to just start drinking it. The aroma was very good, malt with some hints of coffee and some sweetness. The taste was very good. Hearty malt and coffee flavors with almost a hint of cream or milk. The beer was rich, very smooth with no noticeble carbonation which made this brew highly drinkable. Overall, an excellent beer and one that I would order early and often.

07-29-2008 21:24:30 | More by PhillyStyle
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3.4/5  rDev -10.1%

This is part of Oliver's new Coventry line. It is served in a tumbler, slightly chilled.

Appearance: The stout is black as night with no hint of light escaping it. There is a decent nitro head to it, giving it a nice creamy look.

Smell: The cream of the head grabs you up front. From there, there is a nice slightly sweet, roasted aroma.

Taste: The ale strikes me as more of a dry stout than an oatmeal. There is no oat creaminess in the taste, it has a much more roasted deep taste.

Mouthfeel: The stout's dryness and roast character gives it a nice mouthfeel.

Drinkability: I could take down a few of these. The creamy nitro infusion makes it especially pleasant.

05-03-2006 18:14:56 | More by akorsak
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

08-07-2014 07:04:25 | More by DrBier
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New York

3.83/5  rDev +1.3%

A: The beer is very dark amber in color and has lacy patterns of off-white bubbles floating on the surface.
S: There are notes of chocolate and oatmeal as well as hints of vanilla in the nose.
T: The taste shares some similarities with the notes but is slightly more complex with flavors of roasted malts. Oatmeal stands out in particular in the finish.
M: It feels light- to medium-bodied and extremely smooth on the palate. No carbonation is perceptible.
D: The beer is very easy to drink and can be considered sessionable.

09-26-2010 11:52:50 | More by metter98
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4/5  rDev +5.8%

11-16-2012 21:41:02 | More by mendvicdog
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District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

06-12-2013 18:19:18 | More by Rhettroactive
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

I had this from a growler that some friends brought back from Baltimore for me a few days before.

Pours pitch black with only a few tan bubbles that rise to the top.

The smell was of some roasted grains and a hint of molasses.

The smell was of dark, sweet malt upfront. It is soon balanced by a dry bitterness. A smoky sweetness is present throughout. It seems much more a smoked porter, or an Irish Dry Stout (or a combo.) rather than an Oatmeal Stout. Not bad tasting, but doesn't fit the style well.

It thins just a bit. The mouth is left with a creamy, smoky sweetness.

It's fairly smooth and easy to drink. It's probably worth trying, as it has some solid flavors, but not if you are really in the mood for a more traditional oatmeal stout.

09-14-2006 22:11:59 | More by jwc215
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3.93/5  rDev +4%

Reviewed from notes.

Pours from the cask with a moderate brown coloring. The nose is light oats, roast, chocolate, and a tad bit of vanilla. The taste is mainly some light roasted malt and slight hints of chocolate. Good body and nicely creamy. Drinks very well and is really nice overall; the light flavors fit well with a very nice body.

11-03-2010 03:28:28 | More by Thorpe429
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-01-2013 02:45:06 | More by IrishColonial
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4.28/5  rDev +13.2%

Served in a nonic pint glass at ChurchKey.

Always nice to see a semi-local cask brew here at the CK. This one pours a very dark, nearly opaque, brown topped by merely a wisp of bubbles that didn't stick around too long. The nose comprises coffee, potting soil, chocolate, roasted malts, and just a cheek kiss of smoke. The taste holds notes of smoky chorizo, coffee, roasted malts, and some miscellaneous green, leafy plants in the middle of the woods. The body is medium, with no real carbonation at all and a rather smooth feel. Overall, a very nice cask stout, with more smoke than I expected (always a good time there).

07-30-2010 06:07:32 | More by TMoney2591
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District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -14%

12-12-2013 22:48:01 | More by nmann08
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4.4/5  rDev +16.4%

Sampled on a nitro-tap:

A- Poured with a 3/4" creamy tan-colored head, which was well retained, slowly producing some incredible lacing. The body was a very dark opaque brown, almost black. No carbonation was observed.

S- Straight-up roasted malt... BIG roasty, grainy aromas. Not hop aroma detected. Simple and beautiful. Can't wait for the first sip!

T- As anticipated, big roasty grainy flavors come blasting through on the first sip. No hop flavor was noted, however, some retrained dark chocolate notes were revealed as the beer warmed. Nice lingering dry and roasty finish.

M- Firm body. Exceptionally creamy (thanks Nitro pour!). Nice velvety soft carbonation. It lacks just a litte deisred chewiness, which keeps it from being a perfect 5 in the mouthfeel department.

D- Wow. Beautiful from appearance all the way through the finish. I could drink this stuff all night!

10-28-2009 03:11:18 | More by jgasparine
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3.25/5  rDev -14%

06-20-2014 19:29:38 | More by goblue3509
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3.55/5  rDev -6.1%

The beer poured black with a tan head. The aroma was of malt and hops. The taste is of sweet malt with just a nice dash of bitter. The feel was heavy and wet. A nice stout, and good example of an oatmeal stout. If you want one a bit more on the bitter side it's a good beer to try.

09-22-2007 01:31:49 | More by claytri
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3.75/5  rDev -0.8%

12-21-2012 19:39:53 | More by Boone757
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3.68/5  rDev -2.6%

Had from a nitro-tap at Friscoe's Grille, Columbia, MD.

A- Pours a deep brown, as close as you can get to black, with a nice creamy light-brown head.

S- Slight coffee-chocolate scent, malty, sweet and inviting.

T- Strong malted barley flavor, dryish finish, not overly sweet, hint of coffee and chocolate. Flavor may be muted from the nitrogen.

M- Very smooth off of the nitro, full bodied, coats the tongue.

D- Overall a very good, fresh stout, drier than most Oatmeal Stouts however.

08-17-2007 01:56:00 | More by cichief
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3.5/5  rDev -7.4%

08-05-2012 00:46:57 | More by 2dogbrew
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3.88/5  rDev +2.6%

Served on nitro-tap into a shaker glass at Pratt Street Ale House.

A- Very dark brown, almost black with nice creamy khaki colored head.

S- Mostly chocolate aroma with oats, not very strong aroma though

T- Lots of bitter chocolate, oats, roasted malts, and strong bittersweet vinegar aftertaste

M- Very creamy, lighter bodied for the style

O- Good flavor, very creamy, and highly drinkable.

03-25-2011 22:39:52 | More by Hoptometrist
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4.33/5  rDev +14.6%

This is Bishop's Breakfast with Coffee from a firkin.

A - The beer was served with a dark brown body and a light brown, two finger head...the head showed some retention and some decent lacing

S - Pretty one dimensional...coffee...I'm not complaining here because I love coffee, but that's the only aroma I'm picking up

T - The flavors work better together here...there is an initial sweetness, like a touch of vanilla or cream...the coffee flavor is full blown in the middle of the beer...it's like drinking a fresh cup of iced coffee...there's an underlying earthiness which I'm expecting is from the oatmeal stout base...the coffee beans allow for a slight bitterness at the end

M - Medium to light bodied...smooth...could use a bit more creaminess...the coffee leaves a nice coating

D - I've never had the base Bishop's Breakfast, but this one with coffee was delicious...I could drink this in the morning instead of my regular cup of coffee...it would probably start my day off better

11-11-2010 14:10:25 | More by thain709
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Oliver's Bishop's Breakfast from Pratt Street Ale House
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