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Breakout Stout - Jailhouse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

136 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 61
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.31%


Brewed by:
Jailhouse Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

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lewzer99

Georgia

3.61/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Pours dark coffee brown with a thin light brown head.
Smell: Roasted malts, coffee, and a slight sourness on the end
Taste: a lot of chocolate and coffee, a malty sweetness, some cinnamon, a slight hoppy bitterness, ended with a pleasingly warming boozieness
Mouthfeel: creamy and smooth
Overall: good, especially for the price point

Serving type: bottle

04-13-2014 04:51:36 | More by lewzer99
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ONovoMexicano

New Mexico

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From a trade from some pals in Atlanta in August of last year. This beer has 14 months of age on it.

There's not a significant head resulting from the pour, just a thin layer of dark khaki-colored foam that quickly dissipates, leaving a layer of lace sprawled atop the liquid. There's plenty of carbonation visible, moving slowly through the viscous, pitch-black beer.

Dark roasted malt and oatmeal offer a pungent aroma at a first whiff. There's a hop presence there, but it's very reminiscent of the hops you'd find in a well-aged barleywine, having lost their potency and now just smelling earthy. Hints of chocolate and aroma mingle on the nose, but they mostly go undetected.

I'm quite surprised by how much more flavorful this is then the nose let on. There's a potent mix of dark, chocolatey malts and dark roasted malt, leaving an alternately sweet and roasty flavor. Some vanilla and caramel are present as the beer's middle reveals some silky creaminess and a light, effervescent mouthfeel not typical of a stout. Lingering earthy hops give the beer a dry, slightly bitter finish. Most nicely, I don't get a hint of alcohol on this beer.

I like this beer, especially the strong chocolate presence and the easy-drinking body. I only feel like the IBUs on this and the hop presence don't allow it to age as well as it would if they were more subdued. That's why I'm rating it a good beer instead of a great one.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2014 02:53:07 | More by ONovoMexicano
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.83/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

We crack the top and pour into our Hop City pint glasses. The beer shows the deepest cola hues when held to light, letting up hints of ruby towards the bottom of the glass. It holds a generous three finger head of chocolate milk colored fluff that is comprised predominantly of big soapy bubbles. This shows great retention into wet and oily clouds of lacing. No haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears to be moderate. The aroma gives rich chocolate malts and darkly roasted and burnt barley, syrupy toffee sweetness, ash, tinny metallics, powdered doughnut sweetness, light soapy hops, dark chocolate syrup, manila envelopes, and bitter licorice bite. More of a molasses depth begins to seep out with warmth. Our first impression is that the malts show a deep and hearty bitterness, but with enough sweetness to pull you on back and keep you drinking. The taste begins with bitterly roasted chocolate, black, and barley grain, lightly grassy resinous hops, sweaty metallics, light cloven phenols, granular white sugar sweetness, hazelnut coffee bite, and dryness of cardboard. The middle comes to a peak with bile acidity, copper, rich cacao, melty cane sugars, soft buttery diacetyls, rum raisin ice cream, chalk, gravel, and continued charred chocolate and coffee malt burn. The end comes through with warming milk chocolate sweetness, raw chocolate bitterness, coffee and burnt brown maltiness, lactic creaminess and sourness, buttercream icing, sweet twangs of ethanol, licorice and red Twizzler candied sweetness, and crayon waxiness. The aftertaste breathes of bitter and burnt malts of coffee, black, lightly caramel, and chocolate varieties, white sugar, molasses, toffee, burn of booze, pencil lead, gravel, sawdust, and general muskiness. The body is surprisingly light to medium, and carbonation is medium, but with decent prickle towards the front of the tongue. Each sip gives decent slurp, smack, cream, froth, and pop, with puckering bitterness left around the mouth and sent through the skin, deeper to the jaw. The abv is appropriate, and the beer exhibits great drinkability.

Overall, the most exciting thing about this beer is its taste. This is a very, very rich-in-flavor brew for a standard stout, with surprisingly bitter bite to the back of the malts. This ends up getting evened out on the sip but the gentle creaminess of feel and the sugary side of the taste, which actually cloys a touch in the end. The lightness of feel also helps to ease drinkability, making it flow more quickly, again, for something so bitter. This is a nice local find/suggestion from the gentleman at the beer store, and we are happy and better off to have tried it.

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2014 21:21:46 | More by TheBrewo
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argock

Virginia

4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a stubby 12 oz brown bottle into a clear glass snifter. No obvious freshness date. Received in an informal "locals" trade with my good friend Erinn.

A: Black with chestnut brown edges and capped with a 1/2-finger of chocolate cookie dough forthy but short-lived head and minimal lacing.

S: Fudgy with heavy chocolate overtones and a little bit of black coffee thrown in. The fudginess also has a light nuttiness that falls into a medium caramel crystal malt aroma. There are some dark fruits although they are overtaken by all the chocolate. A touch of herbal hops. No alcohol or yeast aromas.

T: Great flavor with a big blast of fudgy milk chocolate coupled with espresso coffee. Raisin with a hint of liqueur. Crystal malt caramel flavor comes through next, sporting medium to dark crystal malt sweetness. Generous hopping with a light herbal/earthy note finishes. Alcohol is not omnipresent but is detectable but enhances the flavor and feel. No yeast flavors. Low bitterness.

M: Silky smooth but almost to a fault, verging on syrupy. Carbonation could come up another 0.2-0.3 volumes to help this out. Body is full easily. Finish is lush.

O: I was impressed by Breakout Stout -- it was a bigger than most American (Imperial or Double) Stout with a strong slant towards maltiness and chocolate but with some more complex nuances as well. Great beer and glad I got a change to try it -- would definitely look to this one again.

Serving type: bottle

03-22-2014 04:16:24 | More by argock
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Mojo

Alabama

3.94/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle -> snifter

A - pours up obsidian black with a two finger luscious brown head, pretty good retention and excellent lacing.

S - The nose is coffee and chocolate, but there is also a soy sauce aroma present that sort of detracts.

T - The flavor is quite roasted all the way through with dark chocolate and coffee notes and a nice bitter finish that tastes sort of like black licorice. Some alcohol is barely perceptible, but it is there.

M - Very thick with moderate carbonation. There is a coffee like aftertaste that is not entirely unpleasant.

O - This is a decent offering from an up and coming brewery in Georgia. I would drink this again....and again....and again....you get the idea.

Serving type: bottle

12-27-2013 03:49:11 | More by Mojo
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rudzud

Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice rich dark brown nearly black with a thin one finger mocha head that fades quickly to leave a thin halo and nice creamy wisps.

S - Nice rich roasted malts, very faint coffee but that is okay as it is made up for by how gently smokey and almost oaty this is. Quite pleasant.

T - Taste is quite roasty, almost to the point of being burnt but never really gets there. Don't get much chocolate at all, in fact I get none, and the coffee is only there on the finish in a bitter sense. There is almost, like someone else said, a pumpernickel like note in here which is pretty fun.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly creamy. Quite nice and pleasant.

O - Overall this was a solid offering. Nice and roasty, quite drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

12-24-2013 03:09:43 | More by rudzud
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godlessape

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark, like collapsed mine shaft after midnight.
Head tan like sun bleached leather.
Nose like burnt pumpernickel in an espresso jacuzzi.
Roasty toasty barley malt glides down hatch while hops take a paddle to tongue.
Mouthfeel smooth and gentle.
Booze well hidden.
Dark paradise awaits.

Serving type: bottle

09-23-2013 07:25:33 | More by godlessape
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ShaunHopkins

Georgia

4.68/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.75

Easily my new favourite American Stout. Purchased a 22 oz bomber at my local package store. I had been meaning to give this one a go for quite some time now, but always wound up reaching for something else.

I can't believe I've been overlooking this beer for so long. This one has everything that I look for in an American Stout.

Pours pitch black in colour, though not quite as thick as other comparable American Stouts ... Beautiful lacing with a relatively thin, tan head... Extremely strong notes of cappuccino dominate the scent - more so than any stout I've had in recent memory - though the cappuccino notes are not quite as prevalent in the flavour.

Flavour is packed with copious measures of roasted malts standing in front of more subtle traces of chocolate and burnt coffee. Mouthfeel is perhaps the only property of this stout that leaves something to desire. I prefer the thick, velvety smooth mouthfeel of a well-crafted milk stout, but this one is a bit thin relative to other American Stouts...

All in all, the Breakout Stout just surpassed Founders Breakfast Stout as my new favourite. I highly recommend giving this one a go.

Serving type: bottle

08-11-2013 04:41:55 | More by ShaunHopkins
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BillB007

Georgia

4.19/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I like dark beers, slightly sweet and with body but not bitter. This was the my first time drinking this beer and it is all of that. Sorry I've never reviewed beers before so won't be using any professional reviewer terms here. I split a bottle and I'd say it was one of the best beers of it's type I've ever had.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2013 00:43:37 | More by BillB007
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.85/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to ATLCarl for this bottle, which arrived as an extra with a bunch of good southeastern beer. Had some Jailhouse when in Atlanta this summer & looking forward to trying more. 22 oz. bomber split with my wife. Bottle says 8% ABV, for what that's worth.

Pour is dead black, more than average carbonation. Nose is vast epoch of roast, cut only barely by a dying ember of smoke. Straightforward.

Breakout Stout packs roast like it's a concealed weapon. Huge roast flares up & down the palate on the first sip, almost to the point of char: it's all I can sense the first few sips. Once my tasters begin to adjust to the onslaught, the underneath beer has a milk stout feel to it. Mild chocolate, lactose lurk underneath. Very smooth, almost creamy. Finish is bitten off into a sudden dryness, which is interesting. Lovely sipping stout that could be downed in pint glasses.

This brew reminds me of a thinner, less viscous Marshall Zhukov's...of course, everything, including black dirt, is thinner that Zhukov's. If you're looking for an example of a roasty beer, look no further. Simple, direct, tasty, a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

02-02-2013 02:58:58 | More by maximum12
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alk3kenny

Georgia

4.4/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Roasted smell chocolate some sweetness. Complex flavor dark roasyed malts at first followed by dark chocolate and a sweet finish on the back. This beer is smooth drinking while letting you know the abv is there. Leaves a mouthfeel of having consumed some really great coffee despite not really having any coffee notes. My fav jailhouse offering so far.

Serving type: on-tap

11-08-2012 21:27:46 | More by alk3kenny
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GetTheYayo

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's time to review some local brew. Hailing from an old jail in Hampton, GA, Jailhouse Brewing has been making its way through the metro-Atlanta market over the past year or so. Breakout Stout has been a staple in their line-up, being sold at package stores and local bars all around the greater Atlanta area. And for good reason. This is a solid stout.

Purchased a 22 oz. bomber from Camp Creek World of Beverage in Atlanta for $5.99. Poured into a pint glass. Pours an almost pitch black color with about an inch and a half of light mocha head. Dissipates rather quickly. Excellent lacing. Smells of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, molasses, and subtle chalk.

Huge roasted, almost burnt maltiness up front that leads to strong coffee notes and chocolate nuances. Lingering hop-bitterness on the finish compliments of the Chinook hops. Mouthfeel is semi-thick and viscous.

Overall a nicely done stout. And at roughly 8% ABV and at the $5.99 pricepoint for the bomber, you can't go wrong. Well done, Jailhouse.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2012 04:13:26 | More by GetTheYayo
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kylehay2004

Florida

4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: thin head on a jet black body with no light getting through.

S: burnt toast, roasted malts, light coffee, grains and a little smokey.

T: roasted malts, earthy hops with a mild vanilla sweetness. Coffee dominates the finish but isn't overstated. I get chocolate less than others with this one.

M: full body, moderate carbonation with a dry finish.

Overall: this is a very well rounded stout. Not too sweet with all of the elements you want from a stout. I liked this one a lot.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 03:37:43 | More by kylehay2004
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nickfl

Florida

3.98/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with one finger of off-white foam on top of an opaque, black body. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves moderate lacing on the glass.

S - Soft oat notes and with milk chocolate and a hint of mocha.

T - Sweet malt and some coco up front with a bit of soft oat or what flavor. More dark notes in the middle with a darker chocolate note that transitions to cacao and smoky coffee in the finish with moderate malt bitterness to balance the sweet malt.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - Surprisingly drinkable for a beer of this strength and sweetness. Not overly complex but with a chocolate note the strengthens towards the finish and just enough bitterness to balance. This is one of those rare beers that is somehow more than the sum of its parts and it is really unusually drinkable for what it is.

Serving type: bottle

06-22-2012 03:34:02 | More by nickfl
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mbrandonsmith

Georgia

3.6/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I tried this beer at the brewery itself and was definitely surprised.

I really liked the character of the beer.

Mouthfeel was typical of a stout.

A decent amount of head for the pour.

Lots of coffee notes and not as much roasted notes as I would have liked. I assumed that they used more chocolate malt.

Overall a well balanced beer.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2012 19:02:32 | More by mbrandonsmith
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ThickNStout

Georgia

4.33/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle from Charlie's Beer & Wine (Woodstock, GA). 5.99. No bottling info. Served in a Founders snifter. 

Pours a near black dark brown with 1.5 finger pillow of tan head. A healthy smattering if lacing. 

Big roasty malt nose. Toast, sugar, a trace of smoke and a wisp of hops. Simple overall but inviting. 

Aaah, malts! Chocolate and caramel malts, oats, char, cocoa, coffee and a little booze. A nice blend of dark malt falovers. A long bitter smokey (but tasty) aftertaste. 

Midium light feel with a healthy dose of snappy carbonation.

I've enjoyed Breakout Stout several times so it's good to finally review it. My favorite "non imperial" stout, this is the beer that initially gave me respect for Glenn over at Jailhouse. It's a  great, complex and solid stout that was enjoyed by many at my wedding last year and deserving of a try if you haven't had it. 

Serving type: bottle

06-03-2012 20:15:41 | More by ThickNStout
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beer2day

North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark but not quite black pour with 2 fingers of unexpectedly white head. Not retention and not much in the way of lace.

Stale coffee, tobacco, vanilla, and mocha all combine for a big nose. Almost overwhelms at first, but calms down some as the beer warms. Very nice mix.

Vanilla comes on strong initially, hops really jump in towards the finish. Definite citrus notes. Earthy, tobacco flavor comes in just before the hop finish. Roast malt present and medium roast coffee in there, too.

Creamy feel. Lots of body here but not much to indicate the relatively high abv.

First try for my from this brewery and I'd say they've done a good job.

Serving type: bottle

05-07-2012 01:59:58 | More by beer2day
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bbeane

Pennsylvania

3.65/5  rDev -5.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- Poured into a chalice... Starts with a decent off white head that disappears relatively quickly leaving some light spotted lacing. Beer is black in color with no light shining through when held up to the ceiling

S- Light notes of chocolate and hops

T- Starts with an upfront chocolatey taste accompanied by some notes of toasted malts before being overtaken by a hoppy bitterness

M- Not chewy, but has a nice thick body with light carbonation

O- I'd have to start out by saying that I don't particularly care for hoppier stouts... which this was in my opinion. It wasn't bad by any means, and definitely wasn't out of the style guidelines... just wasn't my thing

Cheers

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2012 01:35:40 | More by bbeane
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mdfb79

New York

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes. Brought this to a RB tasting, had had it for about 12 months. 22 oz. bottle into a tulip.

a - Pours a

s - Smells of roasted malts, sweet milk chocolate, cream, coffee, and some sweet dark fruits. Pretty nice.

t - Tastes of roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, vanilla, cream, toasted malts. Very nice and very smooth.

m - Medium body and moderate carbonation. very smooth and easy to drink.

o -Overall a very nice American stout. I liked the taste a little more as it had more chocolate, while the nose had some sweet fruit to it. Worth having and would like to have it again.

Serving type: bottle

03-23-2012 19:23:55 | More by mdfb79
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sulldaddy

Connecticut

4.08/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Splitting a bottle with my brothers poured at cellar temp into a snifter.
The beer pours a rich chocolate brown hue with minimal beige head foaming up. The foam fades quickly to an edge layer. Aroma is roasted malt, dry cocoa powder and some coffee grounds. Pretty standard stout stuff. No real hops or hints of booze anywhere. First sip reveals an average body with silky smooth texture and gentle rolling carbonation. Flavor is roasted malt with some dry high %cacao chocolate hits and faint coffee notes in the background. No hint of the 8% ABV, very easy drinking beer, I could polish off the bomber alone with no issues.
A nice straightforward stout, dont expect a robust imperial as its not and its not supposed to be. Simply well crafted beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2012 18:15:44 | More by sulldaddy
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

3.53/5  rDev -9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This was yet another great southern beer that gdodd12 sent to me in the 2011 Secret Santa BIF. Thanks Greg.

Breakout Stout has a dark brown body with ruby highlights. The head is about a finger tall and made up of tightly packed, small bubbles. Retention is solid, and lacing is quite nice.

The aroma has a bunch of roasted malts, as well as a hop bite to it. Some baker's chocolate makes its way through as well.

Baker's chocolate and some black patent malt come through first, followed by a bit of sweetness. Roasted malt comes next, and it is a pretty big dose of it; definitely more powerful than the other malt flavors, and probably the dominant flavor in the beer itself. The finish is prodigiously hoppy for a stout. The roasted flavors mix with a ton of bitterness and some citrus and pine.

The mouthfeel and carbonation are about right for a stout, but the bitterness really lingers.

Breakout stout is just too hoppy for me, especially when a large amount of bitterness mixes with the bitter flavors from the roasted malt. If you're a hoppy stout fan, give this one a try.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2011 03:18:02 | More by Hojaminbag
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jlindros

Massachusetts

4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

My next from this brewery thanks to cpinto6.

Pours a slightly darker colored fizzy/fluffy head that rises almost 2 fingers to the top of my glass and fades pretty slowly with some nice lacing, the beer being a super dark brown almost black beer with slight hints of ruby light sneaking through.

I can smell the nose on the pour, which helps since it takes a little while for the head to die down enough for me to smell it. I get some light coffee, a bit of espresso roast, and some big roasted malt aromas. Then some chocolate, baker's and dark chocolate with an aroma of fresh malted barley but a dark chocolate malt like aroma, and oatmeal, not really flaked oats, more like oatmeal. A big malty barley like aroma, probably a nice dosing of aromatic malt in this as well.

I hope the taste is similar to the nose and then this beer would be sitting well. Taste does bring a nice big malty kick again, starting with some roasted malts, a decent roasty flavor without the burnt acrid flavor is nice, and a light espresso coffee flavor. Then more chocolate, but very light on the chocolate, more like a hint of cheap dark chocolate and a chocolate malt flavor kinda like malted milk balls. Again with the oatmeal, also not flaked oats more like oatmeal which I think is a product from the barley flavors. Also similar to the nose it has a nice big fresh malted barley flavor, toasty grainy malts that have been nicely toasted. It's fairly drinkable as well, with a hint of a creamy taste, light caramel and vanilla. Some spicy earthy hops start to kick in as it warms and sits in my mouth, bringing a nice bitterness and a decent hop flavor that blends well with the taste. it's slightly sweet but fairly dry as well. As it finishes it dries off even more, with a slight sticky creamy feel, and more roast, coffee, oatmeal, and light cocoa.

Mouth is med to a bit heavier bodied, semi creamy, decent carb.

Overall I'm actually pretty impressed with this beer. I'm very surprised how low the rating is for it, but it goes more with the sentiment I get from most American craft beer drinkers that they always seem to want bigger, heavier, and bolder. This is a great drinking stout, not imperial stout, and more isn't always better. This brings nice malts, and tons of fresh barley flavors, oatmeal, nice roast and coffee, bit of chocolate, some nice earthy bittering hops to blend in, and a creamy but dry demeanor helps it to be quite drinkable despite almost 8% abv. I could drink lots of this one!

Comment: I break out some 85% dark chocolate and it really accents the beer, and brings out more of the malty toasty qualities. Also the booze comes out slightly as it warms, but just a bit.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 00:18:44 | More by jlindros
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trxxpaxxs

New York

4.2/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Big thanks to jerryfreak for sending my this bottle in the Locals Only BIF.

A: Pours a nice deep black, with just the thinnest of brown showing through on the edges when held up to the light. There is one finger of tan head, consisting of tiny bubbles, that lingers for a little while after the pour.

S: Smells of dark chocolate, plums, raisins, and caramel. I wish I could say that there was more roasted notes and toast in the nose, but it smells overly sweet.

T: Starts off roasty and sweet. The raisins and plum notes come though nicely, but there is a nice helping of roasted malt and burnt toast as well. The flavors that I wanted in the nose are coming though perfectly. The finish is nice and sweet with a big burnt toast characteristic shining though in the end.

M: This is Full bodied beer. There is a sweet silkiness in the start that lasts though the majority of the drink. But this beer finishes with plums and a burnt toast.

O: I think this is a really solid stout. It's not huge in booze, or huge in oppressive flavors. It's just right. After a long days work, I'd love relax with a bottle of this. I'm really glad to have tried it.

Serving type: bottle

12-01-2011 03:39:23 | More by trxxpaxxs
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jayhawk73

Maryland

3.63/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle shared by Huhzubendah. Thanks Matt-

Review from notes:

Pours very nearly black, w/ a one finger cocoa head. Impossible to see through, and decent lacing. The nose I get is mainly roasted malt, coffee, and hops. Chocolate sneaks in with the taste in addition to the coffee/malt/hops. Hops are definitely in the background on this beer. Feel is medium w/ good carbonation and hops bitterness. Fairly dry finish as well. Overall, this is a good beer- but a little lacking in a couple areas. Glad I got to try it though. Cheers.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 21:51:16 | More by jayhawk73
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.68/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

The beer is dark brown with a soapy, beige head. Decent retention and lacing on the snifter. Lots of roast in the aroma,along with hints of chocolate and coffee beans. A bit heavy on the roast. The beer is solid, but not great. Bold taste, predominantly roast. Burnt cocoa and chocolate. Tasty. S'mores over the fire, perhaps a few minutes overdone. Medium bodied, good feel. Overall, a decent brew that could stand some minor improvements.

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2011 01:36:18 | More by Huhzubendah
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Breakout Stout from Jailhouse Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.