Saturday, April 6, 2013

A Good Beer

Went to see Oz the Great and Powerful with my younger daughter tonight.  It was a pretty good movie, and I continue to be impressed with Sam Raimi.  He gets better with every project, and this movie contained quite a few subtleties.

However, that is not what this blog entry is about.  After the movie, we went to The Suburban Tap, a local bistro/bar.  They have about 25 beers on tap and another 75 in bottles.  I tend to favor dark, hoppy beers, and on their tap list, they had two stouts.  One, I had never heard of, so I ordered it.

The beer is called Breakout Stout and is produced by Jailhouse Brewing Company in Hampton, Georgia.  The website describes Breakout as
Break out of your routine with our robust blend of dark roasted malts. Breakout Stout is a bold American Stout with a sturdy hop bitterness, a hint of chocolate from chocolate malt and a pleasing finish. Breakout Stout compliments desserts and lends a surprising depth when paired with savory dishes.

STYLE:  Stout

COLOR (0-2): Dark brown. 2

AROMA (0-2): Hoppy smell. 2

HEAD (0-2): Tan color. Persistent medium volume. 2

TASTE (0-5): Excellent hop and malt blend. Heavy in the mouth with a full body. Very drinkable. 4

AFTERTASTE (0-2): Good follow through. 2

OVERALL (0-6): A very good beer for those who like dark, hoppy beers. A better stout than Guiness, in my opinion. 4

TOTAL SCORE (0-19): 16 

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