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

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59 Ratings
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Ratings: 59
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.73
pDev: 13.4%
Wants: 0
Gots: 1 | 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:
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(Beer added by: akorsak on 05-03-2006)
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2.04/5  rDev -45.3%

KimberlyTyson, Sep 23, 2014
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2.25/5  rDev -39.7%

Lob, Oct 29, 2013
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2.65/5  rDev -29%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

I tried this beer at Meridian Pint in Washington DC served Casked with vanilla.

A: The stout was black with minimal head and lacing.

S: The beer was week on smell, but I did detect a fait roasted malt smell.

T: This beer was bitter and very slightly sweet on the back of the pallet.

M: This beer was very thin. Not what i expected when i ordered a stout.

O: this was a good beer. Glad I tried it, but would not order it again. It was lacking in flavor.

DapperGrowler, Feb 11, 2012
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

ConradKenney, Oct 23, 2014
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3/5  rDev -19.6%

Lee_Hancock, Sep 13, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

nmann08, Dec 12, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

goblue3509, Jun 20, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -12.9%

t0rin0, Dec 16, 2012
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3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

akorsak, May 03, 2006
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3.4/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured a solid black with a thick white head.

The smell is roasted malts but way too subtle.

The taste was dark roasted malts and quite bitter.

The mouth feel was smooth but fairly smooth with pretty much no carbonation, as you would expect from a cask beer.

Overall it was ok, pretty one dimensional and little weak. Doubt I'd buy it again.

Dave1999, Jul 06, 2012
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3.45/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Served from a firkin at Frisco Grille in Columbia, MD into a shaker pint glass at the appropriate temperature (01/14/10).

A: Pours a dark shade of brown with some mahogany highlights capped with just a few large bubbles which dissipated quickly leaving no lacing whatsoever.

S: Muted aroma of coffee and roasted malts.

T: Coffee and roasted malts are the only flavors that I'm detecting, but it seems very fresh, but slightly muted.

M: Rather light-bodied with a slick characteristic along with very subtle carbonation.

D: Quite drinkable and rather sessionable, this Oatmeal Stout is lacking in flavor and aroma.

Overall this was certainly a decent Oatmeal Stout and it seemed very fresh, but lacking in complexity, flavor, and aroma. Worth a Look.

Lunch, Jan 15, 2010
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Zonian1, Sep 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Triklino, Aug 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Rhettroactive, Jun 12, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

jwc215, Sep 14, 2006
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

IrishColonial, Aug 01, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

2dogbrew, Aug 05, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

BillRoth, Nov 11, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

bootsandbeer, Mar 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -6.2%

Evan, Oct 06, 2013
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3.55/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

claytri, Sep 22, 2007
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3.58/5  rDev -4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served on nitro-tap at a local beer bar. Beer is black and thick. Off white to brown head of tiny bubbles. Effervescence is low. Lacing is high.

Aroma is slightly tart, there is some roast in there as well, some coffee, overall muted.

Beer is slightly sweet and there is a lot of roast in the back. Chocolate and coffee in the back of the mouth, lots of coffee. Beer has a nice body to it, there is no strong aftertaste. Not the best breakfast stout I've had, some of the flavors seemed disconnected. Overall, just OK.

drabmuh, Dec 01, 2009
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3.63/5  rDev -2.7%
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.

Sammy, Jul 03, 2008
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3.65/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Oliver's Bishop's Breakfast has the typical dark body and brown head that come from a nitro pour, with the solid head and the cascade effect in the body.

The aroma is kind of weak, with hints of coffee and roasted malts.

The taste is much better than the aroma, with a combination of grain, roasted malts and coffee. Just a hint or two of hops comes through. Very well-balanced and smooth, I could easily have a few of these.

Full, very creamy mouthfeel that the nitro-tap creates.

This is probably another victim of the nitro-tap. Maybe it is just in my head, but I swear it dumbs down everything. With that said, this was an enjoyable stout.

Hojaminbag, Sep 03, 2011
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3.68/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

cichief, Aug 17, 2007
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Oliver's Bishop's Breakfast from Pratt Street Ale House
84 out of 100 based on 59 ratings.