Oliver's Bishop's Breakfast | Pratt Street Ale House

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Pratt Street Ale House
Maryland, United States
prattstreetalehouse.com

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by akorsak on 05-03-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
80
Reviews:
29
Avg:
3.75
pDev:
12.53%
 
 
Wants:
3
Gots:
12
For Trade:
0
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5/5  rDev +33.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +20%

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Photo of jgasparine
4.38/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Sampled on a nitro-tap:

A- Poured with a 3/4" creamy tan-colored head, which was well retained, slowly producing some incredible lacing. The body was a very dark opaque brown, almost black. No carbonation was observed.

S- Straight-up roasted malt... BIG roasty, grainy aromas. Not hop aroma detected. Simple and beautiful. Can't wait for the first sip!

T- As anticipated, big roasty grainy flavors come blasting through on the first sip. No hop flavor was noted, however, some retrained dark chocolate notes were revealed as the beer warmed. Nice lingering dry and roasty finish.

M- Firm body. Exceptionally creamy (thanks Nitro pour!). Nice velvety soft carbonation. It lacks just a litte deisred chewiness, which keeps it from being a perfect 5 in the mouthfeel department.

D- Wow. Beautiful from appearance all the way through the finish. I could drink this stuff all night!

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.33/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Draft, at the Columbia Ale House, Columbia, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful, completely opaque, pitch-black color with a finger and a quarter of an oatmeal-colored head that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Pretty aromatic, with notes of roasted malt, imparting aromas of toasted dark bread, and oatmeal, dark molasses, cream, brown sugar.

Taste: Exactly like the aroma. Lots of roasted malt up front, imparting flavors of toasted pumpernickel bread, dark molasses, some coffee, and a touch of smoke, followed by some lactose and cream, a touch of licorice, lots of brown sugar-like sweetness and a slight touch of dark chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Slightly chewy and creamy as hell, because it was nitroed which left no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 4.4%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: This is an extremely good, delicious oatmeal stout! Highly recommended!

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Photo of PhillyStyle
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

As noted by others, this beer is alive and well at The Wharf Rat, at least on 7/23, it was on tap. The menu noted that it was 4.4% ABV. The beer was drawn into a pint glass and was completely black with a very nice, very thick cream colored head that seemed to hang around forever, so long that I had to just start drinking it. The aroma was very good, malt with some hints of coffee and some sweetness. The taste was very good. Hearty malt and coffee flavors with almost a hint of cream or milk. The beer was rich, very smooth with no noticeble carbonation which made this brew highly drinkable. Overall, an excellent beer and one that I would order early and often.

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Photo of thain709
4.3/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This is Bishop's Breakfast with Coffee from a firkin.

A - The beer was served with a dark brown body and a light brown, two finger head...the head showed some retention and some decent lacing

S - Pretty one dimensional...coffee...I'm not complaining here because I love coffee, but that's the only aroma I'm picking up

T - The flavors work better together here...there is an initial sweetness, like a touch of vanilla or cream...the coffee flavor is full blown in the middle of the beer...it's like drinking a fresh cup of iced coffee...there's an underlying earthiness which I'm expecting is from the oatmeal stout base...the coffee beans allow for a slight bitterness at the end

M - Medium to light bodied...smooth...could use a bit more creaminess...the coffee leaves a nice coating

D - I've never had the base Bishop's Breakfast, but this one with coffee was delicious...I could drink this in the morning instead of my regular cup of coffee...it would probably start my day off better

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Photo of StevenCue
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%

Photo of TMoney2591
4.25/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Served in a nonic pint glass at ChurchKey.

Always nice to see a semi-local cask brew here at the CK. This one pours a very dark, nearly opaque, brown topped by merely a wisp of bubbles that didn't stick around too long. The nose comprises coffee, potting soil, chocolate, roasted malts, and just a cheek kiss of smoke. The taste holds notes of smoky chorizo, coffee, roasted malts, and some miscellaneous green, leafy plants in the middle of the woods. The body is medium, with no real carbonation at all and a rather smooth feel. Overall, a very nice cask stout, with more smoke than I expected (always a good time there).

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Photo of DonBowman
4.22/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Very dark draft with a tan head and thick lace. Smooth as butter, feels great in the mouth, creamy oatmeal stout with a dryish finish.

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Photo of jjboesen
4.15/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bishop's Breakfast is just one of several smooth pour drafts available here at Pratt Street (FKA Wharf Rat), home to Oliver's Ales. It is a very dark colored stout, as they all are. On top, a thin vanilla head that eventually ends in thick lacing, encrusting the glass. The nose can detect faint whiffs of toast and brown sugar. (i guess this is what bishops have for breakfast.)

The palate is greeted with some subtly sweet hops, which fade into a warm gooey blanket of sloppy malt. Still, I did enjoy the balancing act of hop and malt, both of which sluiced into a biscuity crispness at the fade. This is a fine sessional stout: think Guinness with a little kick of the malt boot.

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Photo of mdfb79
4.1/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Had on nitro-tap this afternoon at the Pratt Street Ale House in Baltimore, MD. Served in a pint glass.

a - Pour a dark brown, almost black color, with two inches of light tan head and low carbonation evident. Little bit of lacing on the glass.

s - Smells of coffee, vanilla, roasted malts, and light milk chocolate.

t - Tastes of vanilla, cream, chocolate, roasted malts, coffee. Not as much coffee as the smell, but more vanilla and cream up front.

m - Medium body and low carbonation, insanely smooth and creamy body. Perfect for a low ABV oatmeal stout.

d - Overall this is one of the better Oliver's beers and probably their best year round, always available beer. Have had a few times and would have it again.

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Photo of Huhzubendah
4.03/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On cask at Pizzeria Paradiso in D.C.

This beer appears a near black shade. The beige, sandy head has excellent retention and leaves a thick coating of lacing on the glass. The aroma has a strong cocoa presence, with notes of vanilla, roasted malt, coffee and subtle alcohol. The beer tastes pretty good, with a decent balance of flavors. The feel is creamy and smooth, as is typical with a cask ale. Overall, a good brew.

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of GeorgiaBeerMoose
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

Photo of JT23
4/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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4/5  rDev +6.7%

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