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Breakout Stout - Jailhouse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

152 Ratings
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 10.08%
Wants: 12
Gots: 19 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Jailhouse Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.80% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-08-2010)
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

t0rin0, Oct 17, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

djrn2, Dec 10, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

nmann08, Jan 08, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

acurtis, Dec 11, 2012
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3.25/5  rDev -16%

Texasfan549, Jun 20, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

kjkinsey, Jun 20, 2014
Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -16%

GRG1313, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of womencantsail
2.48/5  rDev -35.9%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

Thanks to Bobby for sharing this one.

A: The beer pours an almost black color with a finger of khaki head.

S: Woah, lots of butter on the nose. A bit of a graham cracker note, which is actually sort of nice. Roasted malt and dark chocolate are also there, but the butter keeps on creeping back in.

T: Lots of roasted malt character to the nose. A bit of ash and burnt coffee, which is sort of unpleasant. There is a hint of butter, some graham cracker, and a little bit of vanilla.

M: Medium in body and carbonation.

O: Way too much diacetyl to this. Ruins the beer before it has a chance.

womencantsail, Jun 01, 2011
Photo of ygtbsm94
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

ygtbsm94, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of kylehay2004
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

kylehay2004, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of ChainGangGuy
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark brown, near black body with modestly-sized, khaki-colored head. Fair degree of retention.

Smell: Breakout presents a scent of richly roasted barley giving an impression of espresso paired with baker's chocolate.

Taste: Decidedly roasty, with strong tones of coffee and charred barley. Roundly sweet bittersweet chocolate. Puff of acrid smokiness. Earthy bitterness with just a teensy bit of citrus hop character bubbling up out of the maltiness. Roasty, bitterish finish.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Drinkability: Not bad for an inaugural line-up beer. Breakout is a solid, firmly roasted stout. Best of luck to this fledgling brewery out of sleepy little Hampton, GA.

ChainGangGuy, Jun 07, 2010
Photo of nickfl
3.98/5  rDev +2.8%
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.

nickfl, Jun 22, 2012
Photo of Kegatron
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

Kegatron, Mar 31, 2011
Photo of russpowell
3.85/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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

russpowell, Feb 14, 2011
Photo of jlindros
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

jlindros, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of mdfb79
4/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

mdfb79, Mar 23, 2012
Photo of beernads
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

beernads, Jun 21, 2014
Photo of Georgiabeer
4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I'm surprised at the breadth of reviews here for this beer. I can't help but think that there is a bad batch or two (or bottles) floating around. I, for one, enjoyed it, and found no glaring flaws like heavy diacetyl in the beer to mar my enjoyment. A beautiful pouring beer, lustrous black with a creamy tan head and nice lacing. Smells roasty and creamy with a mineral note. Tastes very balanced with roasty notes, a slight sweetness, some bitter chocolate and coffee notes, and an earthy backbone. A little bit sticky in the mouth, but lean enough overall to compensate. Not too sweet, and overall a fine job.

Georgiabeer, Jun 08, 2011
Photo of mothman
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

mothman, Mar 24, 2014
Photo of Huhzubendah
3.68/5  rDev -4.9%
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.

Huhzubendah, Nov 11, 2011
Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +3.4%

BillRoth, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of sendbeer
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

sendbeer, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of chinchill
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

chinchill, Sep 11, 2011
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4.03/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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.

glid02, Sep 27, 2010
Photo of jrallen34
2.9/5  rDev -25.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Bottle thanks to Grant, drank from a tulip... Pours a light black color, some dark brown and amber on the fringes. The head is a nice medium mocha, creamy, looks good if not for the soft black... The aroma is decent, lots of roasted coffee which is pretty nice, but not really balanced with anything else, so a touch boring. I want to like this, gotta me give more... The taste is borderline bad as that coffee comes out in full force, this is extremely bitter stale coffee. Some light alcohol and vanilla come through.... The mouthfeel is off, bitter and overcarbonated... The group quickly moved on from this, not very good. I was excited to try this, very disappointed.

jrallen34, Feb 22, 2011
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Breakout Stout from Jailhouse Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.