Breakout Stout
Jailhouse Brewing Company

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Style:
American Stout
Ranked #365
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
87
Ranked #15,200
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 Jadjunk:
Photo of Jadjunk
3.97/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

"With a heavy hand of dark roasted barley varieties, Breakout Stout has just the right complexity of dark chocolate and roasted coffee flavors." Brewed in the style of an American Stout. Previously a year-round beer, this has recently reverted to a winter seasonal release. Available in 12 oz. 6 packs and on draft.

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle to a Jailhouse pint glass. Served above 62º Fahenheit.

(Appearance) Pours a chocolate brown head of a crisp frothy consistency over a near black body. Retention is good, lacing is light and spotty. 4.25

(Smell) Roasted malts, cocoa nibs and biscuity caramel malt with a fruity, earthy and peppery hop background. Secondary notes of roasted coffee bean and vanilla come as the beer warms. Bitterness is moderate, sweetness is fairly low. 4

(Taste) Heavy roasted malt with a chocolate malt note, spicy, earthy hop bitterness. Fairly low sweetness reveals much more malt complexity, plenty of subtleties. Finishes slightly dry and roast with a lingering hop bitterness. 4

(Mouthfeel) Texture is slick, oily, mildly dry. Carbonation generates a soft airy crispness for a frothy mouthfeel. Body is medium/heavy for the style, shy of heavy overall. Balance is slightly bitter and roasted over sweet. Alcohol presence is low, off characters are minimal. Carbonation is a bit lively for this one. 3.5

(Overall) A solid and flavorful stout by an under-the-radar local brewery. It's going to be a bummer waiting until the colder seasons for this beer but I am glad that it's sticking around. 4

Jailhouse Brewing Company's
Breakout Stout
3.96/5.00

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More User Reviews:
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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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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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