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Breakout Stout - Jailhouse Brewing Company

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153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
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:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-08-2010)
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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

ygtbsm94, Jan 11, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

nmann08, Jan 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

jaidenjb, Jan 07, 2012
Photo of sulldaddy
4.08/5  rDev +5.4%
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.

sulldaddy, Jan 07, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

phamnett, Jan 07, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

ohtheguilt, Jan 04, 2012
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

afksports, Jan 03, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

whartontallboy, Jan 03, 2012
Photo of Hojaminbag
3.53/5  rDev -8.8%
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.

Hojaminbag, Dec 28, 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
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

jophish17, Dec 04, 2011
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4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

trxxpaxxs, Dec 01, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

heyta, Nov 28, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

coreyfmcdonald, Nov 21, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.4%

mweso2000, Nov 20, 2011
Photo of jayhawk73
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
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.

jayhawk73, Nov 12, 2011
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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
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3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

856th Review on BA
Bottle to Snifter
22 oz

No bottle date

Thanks to @Thehughbachi (via twitter) Had a bet my Bears would beat his Falcons.

App- Fresh brewed coffee brown with a big tight bubbled head. A little khaki in color with a good bit of dotted cling.

Smell- A bit astringent on 1st whiff. Followed by the grain bill. A bit of roast rounds in out with some bitter notes.

Taste- A bit prickly on the taste. I was hoping for a bit smoother taste. The malts and grains come in first with a bit of bread and black ipa or thick brown ale notes. A little like a very dark choclate bar with the taste.

Mouth- Fairly medium bodied with some edges of the taste being a bit thin and watery. The carbonation is pretty spot on with that bubbbly prickly style.

Drink- I thought it was tasty but away from the normal stout range I prefer with a smooth, thicker feel and more vanilla or more rich chocolate without the bitter notes. This was a good extra. I am glad I got to try a lot the state of Georgia is brewing these days.

FosterJM, Oct 10, 2011
Photo of BeerDawgs
3.9/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - A dark, black color. Small head, and tiny lace retention

S - Black licorice and dark roasted malts. Sweet

T - Sweet malts, burnt roasted up front, bitter finish.

M - Very smooth. Medium bodied.

O - A very good Stout. Happy to have Jailhouse locally. Drink good beer!

BeerDawgs, Oct 09, 2011
Photo of KiltedCulinarian
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Served in an American Pint glass. Poured a thick dark brown with a nutmeg coloured head of about a finger. Smelled sweet and oily. Tasted very rich and sweet, with hints of coffee and dark chocolate bitterness. Finished very bitterly. The sweetness dissipated as the beer warmed up.

KiltedCulinarian, Oct 02, 2011
Photo of AlCaponeJunior
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Close to black with tinges of red when held up to the light, tan colored two finger head built up slowly after the pour but lasted quite a while, leaving good lacing.

Smell wise it's toasted and roasty malts, just a touch of burnt, and some coffee, toffee, and chocolate.

Taste wise it's very much like the smell, with coffee a bit more pronounced, roasty malts and chocolate filling out the middle, and a tinge of burnt on the finish. Both smell and taste improved nicely as it warmed.

Body is medium, carbonation is medium, finish is bitter coffee and cocoa mixed with burnt and roasty malt flavors that linger.

Overall it's a very nice stout. Really this one reminds me more of a double or imperial stout from the flavors and appearance, but doesn't have the same kick and isn't as thick. A well done beer that I'd happily drink anytime and would be fine with recommending to others who like this style.

AlCaponeJunior, Sep 18, 2011
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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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4.22/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Serving Type: 22 ounce bottle poured into pint glass, no freshness date.

Appearance: Almost black with a one finger head. Nice lacing.

Smell: Strong coffee and dark chocolate. Very nice nose.

Taste: Nice malt taste upfront with the coffee and chocolate flavors joining in quickly. Just the right amount of bitterness in the finish.

Mouthfeel: Good amount of carbonation, medium body, overall good mouthfeel.

Overall: Great offering from an young brewery, well done stout. Glad they are local, I look forward to supporting them. If you are passing through Atlanta check them out.

busterwhite, Sep 02, 2011
Photo of Bendurgin
4.13/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I got this one a while back as an extra from Grant. Thanks homey. Poured into a tulip. Pours dark brown with about an inch of light khaki head and a bit of sticky lace.

The aroma is full and roasty. Full of sweet bakers chocolate and slightly charred coffee. Really hitting the spot. Much like the aroma this one has a full flavor of sweet chocolate and dark roasted coffee. Hints of mollasses come through in the finish and the flavor is full and roasty.

The body is medium and the carbonation is soft. Overall a pretty well made stout here. This one is very enjoyable. Certainly an under the radar gem here.

Bendurgin, Sep 01, 2011
Photo of Wisconsuds
3.38/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz bottle into an oversized snifter. OG is 19, IBUs register at 45 according to the bottle. An 8% abv stout by Jailhouse Brewing out of Hampton, GA. Picked it up in ATL during a work trip in May of this year. Drinking on 8/22/11.

Pours with 1/4 inch of foam, reducing to lily pads of tan bubbles. Body is thick as night - can't see through this one at all.

Aroma of roasted toffee character. Chocolate is present and bready malts sneak through as well. No hop presence in the nose.

Tastes of chocolate in the forefront with a surprising hoppy hint in the finish. Not usually a fan of bitter ending stouts, but this is ok. Thin mouthfeel is a slight disappointment, and I think the sweet flavors are competing a bit too much with the roast characters and hop bitterness. There is a lot going on here; not necessarily a bad thing though. Quite complex.

With all of the Barrel-aged, spices-added, double chocolate, high abv % nutso stouts being thrown at us these days, it's hard to differentiate between what's average, what's good, and what's mind-blowing. Granted its all objective according to our palates, but this beer just does not stand out among the crowd. Many BA'ers bars have been set by the Zhukovs, the Dark Lords, the Abyss'...and so on and so on. It's unfair to compare, but that said - this stout simply doesn't shine for me. Hate to call it run-of-the-mill ... but I must.

Overall a solid offering but one that I won't reach for again.This would get higher marks from me if the viscosity been a bit thicker. Mouthfeel was just a bit too thin for my liking. A nice brew from Georgia though, and I hope they continue to create and flourish.

Wisconsuds, Aug 23, 2011
Breakout Stout from Jailhouse Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.