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 TheBrewo:
Photo of TheBrewo
3.81/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

We crack the top and pour into our Hop City pint glasses. The beer shows the deepest cola hues when held to light, letting up hints of ruby towards the bottom of the glass. It holds a generous three finger head of chocolate milk colored fluff that is comprised predominantly of big soapy bubbles. This shows great retention into wet and oily clouds of lacing. No haze or sediment is noted, and carbonation appears to be moderate. The aroma gives rich chocolate malts and darkly roasted and burnt barley, syrupy toffee sweetness, ash, tinny metallics, powdered doughnut sweetness, light soapy hops, dark chocolate syrup, manila envelopes, and bitter licorice bite. More of a molasses depth begins to seep out with warmth. Our first impression is that the malts show a deep and hearty bitterness, but with enough sweetness to pull you on back and keep you drinking. The taste begins with bitterly roasted chocolate, black, and barley grain, lightly grassy resinous hops, sweaty metallics, light cloven phenols, granular white sugar sweetness, hazelnut coffee bite, and dryness of cardboard. The middle comes to a peak with bile acidity, copper, rich cacao, melty cane sugars, soft buttery diacetyls, rum raisin ice cream, chalk, gravel, and continued charred chocolate and coffee malt burn. The end comes through with warming milk chocolate sweetness, raw chocolate bitterness, coffee and burnt brown maltiness, lactic creaminess and sourness, buttercream icing, sweet twangs of ethanol, licorice and red Twizzler candied sweetness, and crayon waxiness. The aftertaste breathes of bitter and burnt malts of coffee, black, lightly caramel, and chocolate varieties, white sugar, molasses, toffee, burn of booze, pencil lead, gravel, sawdust, and general muskiness. The body is surprisingly light to medium, and carbonation is medium, but with decent prickle towards the front of the tongue. Each sip gives decent slurp, smack, cream, froth, and pop, with puckering bitterness left around the mouth and sent through the skin, deeper to the jaw. The abv is appropriate, and the beer exhibits great drinkability.

Overall, the most exciting thing about this beer is its taste. This is a very, very rich-in-flavor brew for a standard stout, with surprisingly bitter bite to the back of the malts. This ends up getting evened out on the sip but the gentle creaminess of feel and the sugary side of the taste, which actually cloys a touch in the end. The lightness of feel also helps to ease drinkability, making it flow more quickly, again, for something so bitter. This is a nice local find/suggestion from the gentleman at the beer store, and we are happy and better off to have tried it.

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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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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