Breakout Stout | Jailhouse Brewing Company

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Jailhouse Brewing Company
Georgia, United States
jailhousebrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.80%

Availability: Winter

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 04-08-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
190
Reviews:
65
Avg:
3.87
pDev:
9.82%
 
 
Wants:
15
Gots:
37
For Trade:
0
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Photo of lewzer99
3.58/5  rDev -7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Look: Pours dark coffee brown with a thin light brown head.
Smell: Roasted malts, coffee, and a slight sourness on the end
Taste: a lot of chocolate and coffee, a malty sweetness, some cinnamon, a slight hoppy bitterness, ended with a pleasingly warming boozieness
Mouthfeel: creamy and smooth
Overall: good, especially for the price point

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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of ONovoMexicano
3.82/5  rDev -1.3%
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

Photo of TheBrewo
3.81/5  rDev -1.6%
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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3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.4%

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4.16/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a stubby 12 oz brown bottle into a clear glass snifter. No obvious freshness date. Received in an informal "locals" trade with my good friend Erinn.

A: Black with chestnut brown edges and capped with a 1/2-finger of chocolate cookie dough forthy but short-lived head and minimal lacing.

S: Fudgy with heavy chocolate overtones and a little bit of black coffee thrown in. The fudginess also has a light nuttiness that falls into a medium caramel crystal malt aroma. There are some dark fruits although they are overtaken by all the chocolate. A touch of herbal hops. No alcohol or yeast aromas.

T: Great flavor with a big blast of fudgy milk chocolate coupled with espresso coffee. Raisin with a hint of liqueur. Crystal malt caramel flavor comes through next, sporting medium to dark crystal malt sweetness. Generous hopping with a light herbal/earthy note finishes. Alcohol is not omnipresent but is detectable but enhances the flavor and feel. No yeast flavors. Low bitterness.

M: Silky smooth but almost to a fault, verging on syrupy. Carbonation could come up another 0.2-0.3 volumes to help this out. Body is full easily. Finish is lush.

O: I was impressed by Breakout Stout -- it was a bigger than most American (Imperial or Double) Stout with a strong slant towards maltiness and chocolate but with some more complex nuances as well. Great beer and glad I got a change to try it -- would definitely look to this one again.

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3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle -> snifter

A - pours up obsidian black with a two finger luscious brown head, pretty good retention and excellent lacing.

S - The nose is coffee and chocolate, but there is also a soy sauce aroma present that sort of detracts.

T - The flavor is quite roasted all the way through with dark chocolate and coffee notes and a nice bitter finish that tastes sort of like black licorice. Some alcohol is barely perceptible, but it is there.

M - Very thick with moderate carbonation. There is a coffee like aftertaste that is not entirely unpleasant.

O - This is a decent offering from an up and coming brewery in Georgia. I would drink this again....and again....and again....you get the idea.

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3.93/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Received as an extra in a trade and poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Pours a nice rich dark brown nearly black with a thin one finger mocha head that fades quickly to leave a thin halo and nice creamy wisps.

S - Nice rich roasted malts, very faint coffee but that is okay as it is made up for by how gently smokey and almost oaty this is. Quite pleasant.

T - Taste is quite roasty, almost to the point of being burnt but never really gets there. Don't get much chocolate at all, in fact I get none, and the coffee is only there on the finish in a bitter sense. There is almost, like someone else said, a pumpernickel like note in here which is pretty fun.

M - Mouthfeel is lightly creamy. Quite nice and pleasant.

O - Overall this was a solid offering. Nice and roasty, quite drinkable.

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Breakout Stout from Jailhouse Brewing Company
3.87 out of 5 based on 190 ratings.
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