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Church Brew Blast Furnace Stout
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RATINGS: 66   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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To give this beer a wonderful roasted flavor, we added unmalted, very darkly roasted barley. The roasted barley is mixed with a generous portion of chocolate colored malt giving the Blast Furnace Stout a beautiful ruby hue.

We used our finest hops unsparingly to create a delicately balanced bitterness with a rich roastiness and fresh hop aroma. The East Kent Goldings hops were added with heavy hands at two different times. This unbridled addition grants a full hop flavor to our heavenly drink.

Editorís note: This brewery uses Church Brew Blast Furnace Stout as a name for one of their beers (an oatmeal stout), but the name remains on the board at all times to signify that they always have a rotating stout which is not necessarily the BFS. Please check with your bartender to see which stout is currently on tap.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
60minuteman (971) - West Chester, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 17, 2015
On tap in a church. Mahogany pour, some white or off white head. Aroma is dense coffee grinds, hop, some spice, malt. Flavor is the same. Good bit of bitterness. Didnít think this was so sweet but just a really well balanced stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
vtafro (4222) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 24, 2014
Draft. Black pour with tan head. Roasted, chocolate, spiced aromas. Chocolate and roasted flavors compete with a rye finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
baraciisch (2193) - California, USA - JUN 4, 2013
Black with tan head... Aroma of roasted malts... Flavor is roasted malts with notes of coconut, dark chocolate... Decent ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JAN 20, 2013
Draft. Poured ruby brown with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma and flavor were lots of roasted malt, light chocolate and coffee, earthy hops. Medium mouthfeel. Nicely done. One of the better beers sampled in one evening at Church Brew.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrinkEmUpJones (1069) - Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
Clear dark brown color with thin off white lacing. Mild roasted aroma with hints of coffee. Smooth palate with a clean finish. Slightly creamy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jmikolich (1477) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - NOV 19, 2012
Tap at CBW, a dark stout, with a lighter body.. sweeter roast than traditional which makes perfect sense, was told this was their oatmeal stout by the server.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (6458) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - AUG 23, 2012
Had on Draft as Oatmeal Stout .. last stop of the day- Church Brew Works brewpub; Pittsburgh,PA .. deep brown .. light head, medium lacing .. simple chocolate and brown bread crust .. . light mouth .. tasty but to simple .. . . hey! i need that to live!!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5188) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 6, 2012
Sampled on draft at the brewpub this beer poured a black color with a minimal foamy brown head that left a touch of lacing. The aroma was vanilla cream, coffee and toffee. The flavor was toffee, coffee, vanilla and faint roasty malts. Long finish of vanilla, toffee and coffee. Medium body and smooth. Solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
LilBeerDoctor (3508) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 4, 2012
On tap at the brewpub. Pours a dark brown with a thick light tan head. Aroma of sweet roasted malt, vanilla. Flavor is sweet upfront with some medicinal notes in the finish. Diacetyl and some burnt malt. This oatmeal stout is just off and itís not very good. 6/4/5/3/11 (2.9/5)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (4980) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 11, 2012
this poured a medium to dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of milk chocolate, some graininess, herbal hops and medium roasted malts. Flavor was nice roast character, a little earthy, not overly bitter or too sweet, very well rounded and a nice simple stout.

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