Breakout Stout - Jailhouse Brewing Company
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3.48/5 rDev -10.1%
On tap poured into a pint glass.
Pours a pitch black with a small dark brown head with lots of lacing. Nose is malty, chocolate, and a bit smoky.
Taste is fantastic a well. Smooth an rich, very creamy and lots of smokey. Mouthfeel is light and rich with a light bitterness fr the dark malts. Very drinkable and tasty.
05-18-2011 02:21:14 | More by kingcrowing
4/5 rDev +3.4%
Pint served at Engine 11 in Atlanta.
Dark malt with some faint burnt elements that come to the fore on the finish. Plenty of coffee in the nose but very little in the taste. Lasting dark malt finish is a strong point, with the light burnt quality not detracting from my enjoyment. I generally do not like a burnt quality but here it adds to the strong dark roasted flavor. The mouthfeel is more substantial than Guinness, although not to the extent of the rich flavor.
O - not very complex but one of the richest roasted malt flavors I have seen in a 'regular' stout.
09-11-2011 14:34:25 | More by chinchill
4.03/5 rDev +4.1%
On-tap at Cypress St. Pint and Plate during a local beer takeover.
Pours one shade from black with a 1.5-finger tan head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving solid lacing.
Smells of dry roasted malts with hints of even darker black malts.
Tastes similar to how it smells, though more complex. Strong roasted malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by hints of lighter, and sweeter, toasted malts. Midway through the sip unsweetened chocolate flavors work their way into things along with slight amounts of roasted coffee flavors. The roasted malt flavors dry out as they carry through to a solidly bitter ending. As the beer warms hints of sharp citrus hop flavors drift in and out of the flavor profile.
Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a smooth thickness with grainy carbonation.
Drinkability is good. I finished my glass quickly and could have another.
Overall I was surprised with this beer and how it opens up as it warms. A nice example of the style that fits a lot of flavor into a small ABV. Well worth a shot.
09-27-2010 01:13:56 | More by glid02
3.85/5 rDev -0.5%
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.
04-04-2014 02:53:07 | More by ONovoMexicano
4.13/5 rDev +6.7%
When poured straight onto the bottom of a brandy snifter, this assertive stout gives a good 1" head of sand-colored foam. That's the darker sand from Long Beach Island, NJ; not from, say, Destin, FL. Quite brown and nearly opaque, like strong coffee. Tenacious lacing if you swirl it up the sides.
Raisins at first sniff, blooming into caramel or toffee. Taste? Good and stouty. It doesn't have an overwhelming chocolate flavor. Not quite as metallic nor thick as many stouts and porters. Just the right amount of fizzz.
Overall, I've never met a stout I don't love. A fellow shopper at "Ale, Yeah!" in Decatur, GA recommended Jail House's Breakout Stout to me, and I'm glad to be an accomplice. Cheers!
05-03-2011 22:16:05 | More by EvaDestruction
4/5 rDev +3.4%
Pours a dark, near-black body just shy of opaque and a cream head. My first pour yielded little head, but subsequent pours yielded as much as 3 fingers. Moderate amount of lacing.
Smell is mainly of roasted malt, with piney hops. Not much else going on. Taste is largely the same. Roasty bitterness, with a dash of hops. There may be a hint of cocoa at play, but this is largely just roastiness on display. Fairly straight-forward flavor profile. Probably a good transitional beer for Guinness lovers. Not a lot of craziness or complexity going on - just an amped up stout.
Mouthfeel again is good. Appropriate carbonation and fairly thick, almost chewy.
All in all, this is just a solid, well made stout. There's nothing tremendous about it, and there's nothing particularly complex or interesting. "Simple" may be the key word. I'd love to see the brewer do a rendition with a focus on coffee or chocolate, or even bourbon barrel aging. That said, this is a well-made no frills stout. I'd be inclined to call this an imperial stout, actually - bottle says it weighs in at 8% ABV (which could be an increase from when it was orginally added as a draft-only brew).
12-04-2010 22:50:55 | More by Mavajo
3.85/5 rDev -0.5%
Got this from Rbald42, cheers Ryan!
Pours mahogany with 3 fingers of fluffy mocha colored head. Sheets & sheets of lacing & average head retention
S: Chocolate & coffee
T: Coffee & charred grain, herbal hops, dryness&, & a touch of Baker's chocolate up front. Coffee, dryness, & herbal hops dominate as this warms, plus just a whisper of vanilla, plus some boozey notes. Finishes with wet charred grains, a touch of coffee & dryness
MF: Smooth, medium bodied, slight boozeyness once warm
Drinks easy, an assertive American stout that warmed me on a cool February evening. If you like your stouts leaning towards coffee, you'll like this one
02-14-2011 06:27:09 | More by russpowell
4/5 rDev +3.4%
22 oz bottle into a couple of tulip glasses. Thanks go to HopDerek for generously sharing this one.
Pours black in the glass, topped with a solid finger of rich darker mocha head. This maintains a creamy richness, soaping the sides with robust lacing. The aroma is strong with roasted grains and a crunchy smelling coffee presence. Earthy and leafy hops mix in before this gives way to a thick layer of chocolate sweetness in the back of the nose. This is nice.
The taste has a relatively bitter aggressiveness to it up front, with burnt roasted malts and green citric hops being balanced by a malt backbone of sweet and sticky chocolate flavors. That dark bitterness returns in the finish, leaving a dry and burnt feel on the tongue. The mouthfeel is medium bodied, with a creamy smoothness on the sides but then more of a sharp and prickly feel on the tongue which brings that roast and hops out. That 8% ABV is very nicely hid, helping add to the overall approachable feel here.
This was a really good American Stout here , which while not super complex, still brought enough well balanced flavors and a solidly drinkable feel to the table. This was a good intro for me to this new GA brewery. Good stuff.
03-31-2011 17:11:30 | More by Kegatron
4.18/5 rDev +8%
Poured into my new Brooklyn Tulip glass, it poured a dark black with an amazingly fluffy 1 inch head with little to no lacing. the head stuck around for the duration of the session
Smell- astrong odor of roasted coffee beans and malty undertones. smelled like fresh ground beans at the grocery store
Taste-delicious. coffee and chocolate at the beginning and ends with a mild coffee and malt finish
Mouthful- alarmingly light in body with a mild alcohol finish, it may be caused by the coffee. This one hides its ABV well
Drinkability- well balanced, a nice and not over the top Stout. would definitely drink again.
02-27-2011 05:39:48 | More by shrek806
4/5 rDev +3.4%
From the 12 fl. oz. bottle. Sampled on July 21, 2014.
It pours jet black, onyx, India ink, starless night (and any other synonyms I can come up for black). Modest beige head fades down eventually.
The aroma is full of coffee grinds, dark fruit malts, and earth. Fairly enticing.
The body is thin to medium, which is probably its weakest feature. Still it does have a creamy sensation.
The taste has a full malty character with all those coffee notes and a mild bitterness that teases the palate but does not really linger.
07-21-2014 21:52:31 | More by puboflyons
2.48/5 rDev -35.9%
A: Pours black with two fingers of khaki head that recedes into a creamy cap with good lacing.
S: Lots of roasted malts with creamy chocolate notes and some lightly bitter aromas.
T: Lots of roasted malts here as well. Bitter, burnt coffee and char, mostly. Slight alcohol burn on the finish.
M: Medium-thick body with medium carbonation, this beer has a somewhat watery finish.
O: Overally, not a very good stout. Too bitter tasting with a watery body. Not repulsive, but the second half of the bomber met my drain.
05-19-2011 12:07:36 | More by n2185
Breakout Stout from Jailhouse Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 151 ratings.