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Breakout Stout | Jailhouse Brewing Company

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Breakout StoutBreakout Stout

Brewed by:
Jailhouse Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-08-2010

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Ratings: 190 |  Reviews: 65
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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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5/5  rDev +29.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Photo of alk3kenny
4.38/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Roasted smell chocolate some sweetness. Complex flavor dark roasyed malts at first followed by dark chocolate and a sweet finish on the back. This beer is smooth drinking while letting you know the abv is there. Leaves a mouthfeel of having consumed some really great coffee despite not really having any coffee notes. My fav jailhouse offering so far.

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

Photo of GetTheYayo
4/5  rDev +3.4%
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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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

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3/5  rDev -22.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4.07/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: thin head on a jet black body with no light getting through.

S: burnt toast, roasted malts, light coffee, grains and a little smokey.

T: roasted malts, earthy hops with a mild vanilla sweetness. Coffee dominates the finish but isn't overstated. I get chocolate less than others with this one.

M: full body, moderate carbonation with a dry finish.

Overall: this is a very well rounded stout. Not too sweet with all of the elements you want from a stout. I liked this one a lot.

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3.95/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours with one finger of off-white foam on top of an opaque, black body. The head settles fairly quickly and leaves moderate lacing on the glass.

S - Soft oat notes and with milk chocolate and a hint of mocha.

T - Sweet malt and some coco up front with a bit of soft oat or what flavor. More dark notes in the middle with a darker chocolate note that transitions to cacao and smoky coffee in the finish with moderate malt bitterness to balance the sweet malt.

M - Medium-thick body, moderate carbonation, and a sweet finish.

D - Surprisingly drinkable for a beer of this strength and sweetness. Not overly complex but with a chocolate note the strengthens towards the finish and just enough bitterness to balance. This is one of those rare beers that is somehow more than the sum of its parts and it is really unusually drinkable for what it is.

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3.61/5  rDev -6.7%
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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3.25/5  rDev -16%

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4.3/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle from Charlie's Beer & Wine (Woodstock, GA). 5.99. No bottling info. Served in a Founders snifter. 

Pours a near black dark brown with 1.5 finger pillow of tan head. A healthy smattering if lacing. 

Big roasty malt nose. Toast, sugar, a trace of smoke and a wisp of hops. Simple overall but inviting. 

Aaah, malts! Chocolate and caramel malts, oats, char, cocoa, coffee and a little booze. A nice blend of dark malt falovers. A long bitter smokey (but tasty) aftertaste. 

Midium light feel with a healthy dose of snappy carbonation.

I've enjoyed Breakout Stout several times so it's good to finally review it. My favorite "non imperial" stout, this is the beer that initially gave me respect for Glenn over at Jailhouse. It's a  great, complex and solid stout that was enjoyed by many at my wedding last year and deserving of a try if you haven't had it. 

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Photo of beer2day
4.09/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark but not quite black pour with 2 fingers of unexpectedly white head. Not retention and not much in the way of lace.

Stale coffee, tobacco, vanilla, and mocha all combine for a big nose. Almost overwhelms at first, but calms down some as the beer warms. Very nice mix.

Vanilla comes on strong initially, hops really jump in towards the finish. Definite citrus notes. Earthy, tobacco flavor comes in just before the hop finish. Roast malt present and medium roast coffee in there, too.

Creamy feel. Lots of body here but not much to indicate the relatively high abv.

First try for my from this brewery and I'd say they've done a good job.

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Breakout Stout from Jailhouse Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.87 out of 5 with 190 ratings
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