Breakout Stout
Jailhouse Brewing Company

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Style:
American Stout
Ranked #367
ABV:
7.8%
Score:
87
Ranked #15,225
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 ShaunHopkins:
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4.68/5  rDev +20.3%
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.

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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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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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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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4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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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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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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3/5  rDev -22.9%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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4/5  rDev +2.8%

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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