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

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Reviews: 26
Hads: 66
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 9.95%
Wants: 0
Gots: 3 | FT: 0
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Pratt Street Ale House visit their website
Maryland, United States

Style | ABV
Oatmeal Stout |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: akorsak on 05-03-2006

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Reviews: 26 | Hads: 66
Reviews by oldirtycaffrey:
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3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep brown/near black with a nice near one inch foamy tan head. Smell is sweet, hints of chocolate, caramel, and roasted barley. Very smooth. Very easy to drink for a stout. Paired well with the restaurant's Bishop's Burger (angus beef marinated in the stout, caramelized onions, and provolone cheese on a pretzel bun). Pratt Street Ale House is a cool restaurant right across from Camden Yards; good prices and a fair selection of beers. Good session beer. (465 characters)

More User Reviews:
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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Jeffreysan
4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Draft, at the Columbia Ale House, Columbia, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with a finger and a quarter of an oatmeal-colored head that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Pretty aromatic, with notes of roasted malt, imparting aromas of toasted dark bread, and oatmeal, dark molasses, cream, brown sugar.

Taste: Exactly like the aroma. Lots of roasted malt up front, imparting flavors of toasted pumpernickel bread, dark molasses, some coffee, and a touch of smoke, followed by some lactose and cream, a touch of licorice, lots of brown sugar-like sweetness and a slight touch of dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Slightly chewy and creamy as hell, because it was nitroed which left no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 4.4%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is an extremely good, delicious oatmeal stout! Highly recommended! (926 characters)

Photo of Triklino
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of Sammy
3.65/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (265 characters)

Photo of Roadog
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%

Photo of chim52chim
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of ConradKenney
3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of PhillyStyle
4.3/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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. (667 characters)

Photo of akorsak
3.43/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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. (680 characters)

Photo of DavidHume
4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (525 characters)

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

Photo of Rhettroactive
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of jwc215
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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. (760 characters)

Photo of Thorpe429
3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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. (340 characters)

Photo of MisterKilderkin
3.75/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of IrishColonial
3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

Photo of TMoney2591
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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). (624 characters)

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.5%

Photo of jgasparine
4.38/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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! (882 characters)

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3.25/5  rDev -14.9%

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