Church Brew Blast Furnace Stout
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RATINGS: 69   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
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.

Editor’s 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 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
alobar (3224) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2010
Dark brown color with medium body. Aroma of roasted malts, cocoa, and hops. Sweet flavor-lots of cocoa with a roasted malt balance and a light hop finish. Adequate stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3388) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2010

2/18/2010: Church Brew Blast Furnace Stout... Aroma: Melted dark chocolate. Appearance: Near black, opaque; creamy, dense tan-colored head. Flavor: Heavily creamed coffee; roasty cocoa finish. Palate: Smooth, medium-full body; mellow. Overall: ALmost average stout...

Draught (13.5°P, 1.054 OG, 30 IBU, 4.8% ABV) at Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh, PA. Rating #39 for this beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MrChopin (3810) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2010
On tap at Church. Dark brown body, thick creamy head. Watery nose of light chocolate malt, some lactose, and a heavy dose of yeast. Mouth shows a lot more nuance in flavors like chocolate malt, licorice, an odd peat/fertilizer, and a nice balance of heavily roasted malt with some yeast. This creates an odd combo, but its enjoyable despite the still overly fizzy body.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2010
On tap at the brewery. Pours a black body with a finger-width, very creamy, nitro poured brown head that dissipates very slowly and leaves a nice lacing. Aroma is milky chocolates with a light, metallic roast. Flavor is the same, but way too metallic. The milky sweet, smooth chocolates are nice, but the metallic taste is very distracting. A light, roasty bitterness in the finish with more metal that leaves this dry. Medium length aftertaste after a medium, smooth body. Overall, if it weren’t so metallic, this would be alright, but the metal taste really throws this off IMO.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
agl108 (939) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2010
On draft at Church Brew Works. Poured deep, dark brown with bubbly tan head. Roasty nose. Flavor is of sweet malt with a roasty backbone. Some dark chocolate also noticeable as well. Extremely thin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (7588) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2009
On tap at the brewery. Apparently this name covers a rotating version of Stouts, this was a Oatmeal Stout. Pours a dark brown color with a medium beige head. A sweet milky aroma, lightly roasted malts. The flavor was nice; milky chocolate, roasted malts, smooth and tasty. Nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
WVHouseofBeer (947) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2009
Had on tap at the Church Brew Works restaurant. Poured a pitch black with a small tan head that left a bit of lacing. Aromas and flavors of oatmeal, roasted malt, vanilla and coffee. Finished smooth and slightly sweet. A pretty good stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (5928) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2009
Sample at CBW. Darkest brown pour with a big beige head. Oatmeal and roast aroma with a hint of coffee. Roasted malt flavor with a bit of chocolate and a sorta thin finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
pinkzambia (1763) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 16, 2009
Tap @ brew pub: Dark brown color with a unexpected, but pleasant hoppy aroma. You can definitely taste the additional hops which was different, but good for Church since most of their beers taste the same. This one actually stands out. I would add that it has less of a "Sweet Stout" finish and more of a Porter. Anyway, pretty good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DrZao (128) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2009
On tap at the Church. Deep brown black pour with very little head. Cocoa and coffee aroma was mild but very noticeable in the flavor, particularly on the finish which was nice, clean, and dry. Palate was nice and well rounded but not too thick, which I liked. Overall a nice stout, but I prefer their more rich and wine-like Imperial Stout.

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