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

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Oliver's Bishop's Breakfast
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85
very good

46 Ratings
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Ratings: 46
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.77
pDev: 12.2%
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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.63/5  rDev -3.7%
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.

Serving type: nitro-tap

07-03-2008 12:43:25 | More by Sammy
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t0rin0

California

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

12-16-2012 03:22:38 | More by t0rin0
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev +4.2%
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.

Serving type: cask

11-03-2010 03:28:28 | More by Thorpe429
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metter98

New York

3.83/5  rDev +1.6%
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.

Serving type: cask

09-26-2010 11:52:50 | More by metter98
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

12-12-2013 22:48:01 | More by nmann08
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TMoney2591

Illinois

4.28/5  rDev +13.5%
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).

Serving type: cask

07-30-2010 06:07:32 | More by TMoney2591
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drabmuh

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -5%
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.

Serving type: nitro-tap

12-01-2009 20:51:04 | More by drabmuh
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I enjoyed this on 9/29 at the brewpub in Baltimore.
Served cool in a glass mug.
A - Deep brown almost black w/ a creamy dense light tan head that leaves creamy lace of nitro-quality.

S - Fruity, creamy, nutty and malty overall w/ a piney hop note.

M - Roasty charred w/ light creamy softness and low carbonation and bitter malt w/ a spice and pine feel that is moderately bitter.

T - Roasted w/ plenty of piney hop. Overall nutty tastes overpower the smooth malt and noble hop flavors. A dark roast bitterness w/ light flavor of charred malts leads into a taste of nutty vanilla and a lightly dry finish.

D - A creamy, roasty stout that is light in body and easily quaffable w/ plenty of flavor.

Serving type: nitro-tap

10-03-2007 01:50:27 | More by Slatetank
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mdfb79

New York

4.1/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Had on nitro-tap this afternoon at the Pratt Street Ale House in Baltimore, MD. Served in a pint glass.

a - Pour a dark brown, almost black color, with two inches of light tan head and low carbonation evident. Little bit of lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of coffee, vanilla, roasted malts, and light milk chocolate.

t - Tastes of vanilla, cream, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee. Not as much coffee as the smell, but more vanilla and cream up front.

m - Medium body and low carbonation, insanely smooth and creamy body. Perfect for a low ABV oatmeal stout.

d - Overall this is one of the better Oliver's beers and probably their best year round, always available beer. Have had a few times and would have it again.

Serving type: nitro-tap

04-02-2011 23:03:57 | More by mdfb79
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jwc215

Wisconsin

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%
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.

Serving type: growler

09-14-2006 22:11:59 | More by jwc215
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mendvicdog

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.1%

11-16-2012 21:41:02 | More by mendvicdog
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.4/5  rDev -9.8%
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.

Serving type: nitro-tap

05-03-2006 18:14:56 | More by akorsak
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

11-11-2013 04:09:19 | More by BillRoth
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

4.03/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at Pizzeria Paradiso in D.C.

This beer appears a near black shade. The beige, sandy head has excellent retention and leaves a thick coating of lacing on the glass. The aroma has a strong cocoa presence, with notes of vanilla, roasted malt, coffee and subtle alcohol. The beer tastes pretty good, with a decent balance of flavors. The feel is creamy and smooth, as is typical with a cask ale. Overall, a good brew.

Serving type: cask

09-14-2010 17:36:09 | More by Huhzubendah
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

06-12-2013 18:19:18 | More by Rhettroactive
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Boone757

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%

12-21-2012 19:39:53 | More by Boone757
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Boto

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Draught @ The Wharf Rat: I drank this just after the breakfast hour. This one poured a dark brown, with a tight, nitro creamy head. The aroma was lighter but good. Notes of chocolate and roasty. There was some coffee to the taste, as well as some chocolate and roastiness. Creamy mouthfeel. A decent, but lighter stout.

Serving type: nitro-tap

12-28-2007 17:39:55 | More by Boto
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

3.65/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

Serving type: nitro-tap

09-03-2011 14:38:41 | More by Hojaminbag
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BeerForMuscle

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +6.1%

06-03-2013 03:48:24 | More by BeerForMuscle
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-01-2013 02:45:06 | More by IrishColonial
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2dogbrew

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.2%

08-05-2012 00:46:57 | More by 2dogbrew
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

3.25/5  rDev -13.8%

06-20-2014 19:29:38 | More by goblue3509
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DRBiser

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.1%

04-07-2013 14:39:53 | More by DRBiser
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thain709

Pennsylvania

4.33/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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

Serving type: cask

11-11-2010 14:10:25 | More by thain709
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stephenjmoore

Maryland

4/5  rDev +6.1%

03-15-2013 17:04:28 | More by stephenjmoore
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Oliver's Bishop's Breakfast from Pratt Street Ale House
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