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.

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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (11609) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2006
Sample at the brewpub. Pours pitch black with a wispy tan head and thin spotty lacing. Pleasant aroma of coffee and malt. Smooth and rich mouthfeel with toasted malt, coffee and chocolate flavors. The finish is bittersweet chocolate with a lingering touch of hops afterward. Solid all around.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
hopscotch (10644) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - NOV 30, 2004
Pitch black ale that turns out to be cola-colored when held up to bright light. Small, very creamy, khaki head. Good retention with stratus lacing. Malty and toasty nose... vanilla, cocoa and nuts. The flavor is perfectly balanced with tangy hops and other wonderful, roasted flavors, molasses and chocolate. Medium-bodied with a creamy mouthfeel and soft carbonation. Lengthy, pleasantly bitter, lightly burnt finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jercraigs (9872) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 1, 2006
Draft @ Coles in Buffalo listed as Blast Furnace Oatmeal Stout. Black body with a small off white head. Muted roasty malt aroma, flavour is likewise. Mild roast in the flavour with very small touches of dark chocolate and lingering roast in the aftertaste. Average to medium palate. (3+) Bit simplistic but pleasant enough.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9565) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - NOV 27, 2015
On tap at the brewery. Pours a deep brown to black with a thin tan head. Big cocoa and roast on the nose, chocolate, cocoa. Medium bodied, chocolate, cocoa, roast. Soft sweetness, malt, and a hint of cocoa into the finish. Smooth and full of roast and cocoa.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
douglas88 (8462) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (8267) - La Mesa, California, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Draft from the brewpub. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Roasty aroma with a touch of sweetness. Dry roasted flavor, a little bit nutty, and a hint of coffee. Pretty bad.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SudsMcDuff (8108) - .....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 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
blankboy (7268) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 29, 2005
Draught at Coleís, Buffalo NY. Pours a dark reddish-black with a spare off-white head. Mild aroma of oil and roasted malt -- it smells nice but itís a little odd for a Stout. Flavour of roasted malt, chocolate, oatmeal and a touch of hops. Medium bodied. Pretty good, Iíd gladly have it again.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (7027) - 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (6842) - 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.

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