Breakout Stout
Jailhouse Brewing Company

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Style:
American Stout
Ranked #367
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
87
Ranked #15,222
Avg:
3.89 | pDev: 9.77%
Reviews:
68
Ratings:
195
From:
Jailhouse Brewing Company
 
Georgia, United States
Avail:
Winter
Wants
  14
Gots
  38
SCORE
87
Very Good
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Reviews by GetTheYayo:
Photo of GetTheYayo
4/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

It's time to review some local brew. Hailing from an old jail in Hampton, GA, Jailhouse Brewing has been making its way through the metro-Atlanta market over the past year or so. Breakout Stout has been a staple in their line-up, being sold at package stores and local bars all around the greater Atlanta area. And for good reason. This is a solid stout.

Purchased a 22 oz. bomber from Camp Creek World of Beverage in Atlanta for $5.99. Poured into a pint glass. Pours an almost pitch black color with about an inch and a half of light mocha head. Dissipates rather quickly. Excellent lacing. Smells of coffee, roasted malts, chocolate, molasses, and subtle chalk.

Huge roasted, almost burnt maltiness up front that leads to strong coffee notes and chocolate nuances. Lingering hop-bitterness on the finish compliments of the Chinook hops. Mouthfeel is semi-thick and viscous.

Overall a nicely done stout. And at roughly 8% ABV and at the $5.99 pricepoint for the bomber, you can't go wrong. Well done, Jailhouse.

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Photo of Guitarjake85
4.4/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

I had some last year and have bought a couple six packs this year. The bottle picture is different than in the picture and the sixer I bought were 8%. This is a good stout. It isn't quite as strong ABV as I like but it is very drinkable. To me this beer tastes best after I take it from my Yeti cooler and pour it and let it sit for about 10-15 minutes. The head gets thicker and that's what I enjoy in a stout, the thickness of each sip. It is really the only thing this beer lacks. I am a huge supporter of GA brewing and this is a beer that every stout fan should try and will enjoy.

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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

Photo of mbrandonsmith
3.61/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I tried this beer at the brewery itself and was definitely surprised.

I really liked the character of the beer.

Mouthfeel was typical of a stout.

A decent amount of head for the pour.

Lots of coffee notes and not as much roasted notes as I would have liked. I assumed that they used more chocolate malt.

Overall a well balanced beer.

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3.58/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

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3.72/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4.2/5  rDev +8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -10%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.82/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

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Breakout Stout from Jailhouse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 87 out of 100 with 195 ratings