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Breakout Stout - Jailhouse Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 04-08-2010)
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Photo of argock
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
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.

argock, Mar 22, 2014
Photo of bpfrush
4/5  rDev +3.4%

bpfrush, Mar 15, 2014
Photo of Omensetter
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Omensetter, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of JF1917
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

JF1917, Mar 08, 2014
Photo of the_alec
4/5  rDev +3.4%

the_alec, Feb 21, 2014
Photo of sd123
4/5  rDev +3.4%

sd123, Jan 17, 2014
Photo of Powderhornphil
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Powderhornphil, Jan 04, 2014
Photo of rrski198
4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

rrski198, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of georgiaboy8686
4/5  rDev +3.4%

georgiaboy8686, Dec 28, 2013
Photo of Mojo
3.94/5  rDev +1.8%
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.

Mojo, Dec 27, 2013
Photo of rudzud
3.91/5  rDev +1%
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.

rudzud, Dec 24, 2013
Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +3.4%

BillRoth, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of Mattsk1
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Mattsk1, Dec 09, 2013
Photo of AmandaRae
4/5  rDev +3.4%

AmandaRae, Nov 26, 2013
Photo of khargro2
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

khargro2, Oct 29, 2013
Photo of Mphis
4/5  rDev +3.4%

Mphis, Oct 23, 2013
Photo of BYOFB
3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

BYOFB, Oct 07, 2013
Photo of godlessape
4/5  rDev +3.4%
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.

godlessape, Sep 23, 2013
Photo of ShaunHopkins
4.68/5  rDev +20.9%
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.

ShaunHopkins, Aug 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Cynic-ale, Aug 01, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

AlbertVogler, Aug 01, 2013
Photo of WOLFGANG
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

WOLFGANG, Jul 22, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Smurf2055, Jul 20, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

dsauter, Jul 12, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.5%

100200300, Jul 08, 2013
Breakout Stout from Jailhouse Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 153 ratings.