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

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58 Ratings
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Ratings: 58
Reviews: 25
rAvg: 3.72
pDev: 13.17%
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: akorsak on 05-03-2006)
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Photo of Sammy
3.63/5  rDev -2.4%
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
Photo of t0rin0
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

t0rin0, Dec 16, 2012
Photo of Thorpe429
3.93/5  rDev +5.6%
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.

Thorpe429, Nov 03, 2010
Photo of nmann08
3.25/5  rDev -12.6%

nmann08, Dec 12, 2013
Photo of metter98
3.83/5  rDev +3%
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.

metter98, Sep 26, 2010
Photo of TMoney2591
4.28/5  rDev +15.1%
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).

TMoney2591, Jul 30, 2010
Photo of Slatetank
3.95/5  rDev +6.2%
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.

Slatetank, Oct 03, 2007
Photo of drabmuh
3.58/5  rDev -3.8%
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
Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev +7.5%

mendvicdog, Nov 16, 2012
Photo of mdfb79
4.1/5  rDev +10.2%
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.

mdfb79, Apr 03, 2011
Photo of jwc215
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%
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
Photo of oriolesfan4
4/5  rDev +7.5%

oriolesfan4, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of akorsak
3.4/5  rDev -8.6%
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
Photo of Huhzubendah
4.03/5  rDev +8.3%
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.

Huhzubendah, Sep 14, 2010
Photo of BillRoth
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

BillRoth, Nov 11, 2013
Photo of DrBier
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

DrBier, Aug 07, 2014
Photo of Rhettroactive
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

Rhettroactive, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of Boone757
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%

Boone757, Dec 21, 2012
Photo of BeerForMuscle
4/5  rDev +7.5%

BeerForMuscle, Jun 03, 2013
Photo of Boto
3.75/5  rDev +0.8%
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.

Boto, Dec 28, 2007
Photo of IrishColonial
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

IrishColonial, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of Hojaminbag
3.65/5  rDev -1.9%
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
Photo of 2dogbrew
3.5/5  rDev -5.9%

2dogbrew, Aug 05, 2012
Photo of Howlader
4/5  rDev +7.5%

Howlader, Jul 20, 2014
Photo of DRBiser
4/5  rDev +7.5%

DRBiser, Apr 07, 2013
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Oliver's Bishop's Breakfast from Pratt Street Ale House
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