alobar (3290) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2010
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
shigadeyo (3462) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2010
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
MrChopin (3999) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2010
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Pawola22 (3262) - Plainfield, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2010
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
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.
agl108 (963) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2010
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
douglas88 (7800) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 23, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
WVHouseofBeer (964) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - NOV 28, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
JaBier (6158) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 15, 2009
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
pinkzambia (1803) - Boise, Idaho, USA - OCT 16, 2009
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
DrZao (128) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 24, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.