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RATINGS: 6   MEAN: 3.3/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 165   ABV: 5.5%
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The next rotating Blast Furnace Stout is a Breakfast Stout, a very rich stout. It has a notably sweet flavor profile from the addition of lactose during the brewing process. We also added flaked oats which adds the taste of oatmeal to the brew as well as helping with head retention. The final breakfast component comes with the addition of five gallons of coffee to the serving tank. We added the brewed coffee to the beer during the transfer process. With this process we hoped to eliminate the bitterness that the coffee may bring to the beer during the boil. What remains is a subtle coffee flavor and aroma. The hop profile was also kept low so that the sweetness would not be overpowered. * The coffee was ground by your humble assistant brewer Matt Moninger at the East End Food Co-Op in Regent Square Cheers, Brewer B

Original gravity: 14.3°P (1.054 S.G.). Bitterness Units: 40 BU’s. Approx. Alcohol: 5.5% ABV. Malt used: Pale, Munich, Caramel, Chocolate, Roasted Barley, & Black Malt. Hops used: Perle & Willamette. Coffees Used: Ethiopian & Nicaraguan.



3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
MarkSachon (574) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2011
Almost there in terms of being robust enough to qualify as a breakfast stout, but the thin and watery elements of this effort leave a lot to be desired.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
shigadeyo (3006) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2009

8/25/2009: Church Brew Breakfast Stout... Aroma: Mocha; hints of roast. Appearance: Near black, opaque; small beige head; good lacing. Flavor: Semi-sweet chocoalte, sweet licorice, mild coffee (definitely there, but doesn’t dominate), super smooth oatiness; darkly roasted malt in the finish. Palate: Full-bodied; extremely smooth, mellow, and creamy; drinks like a glass of Vitamin D Chocolate Milk! Overall: Extremely well-balance overall; quite sweet.

Draught at Church Brew Works in Pittsburgh, PA. Rating #5 for this beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2008
Sampled at CBW. Poured black with a light tan head. Aroma is of roasted coffee; mild and not overpowering. Taste is of mild coffee, hints of oats and a mild sweetness in general. Not a bad stout.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2008
pitch black with solid white head. mouthfeel is dense and milky. flavor is not overwelming with some sweetness with no overriding roasted malt or chocolate characteristic. the mouthfeel and sweetness make this beer solid, but very underwelming for a stout

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cheap (4005) - Beaver Valley, Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2008
Big and black. Choco mousse head that fades rapidly. Slight coffee aroma. Coffee flavors from the start. Stronger than I like for a breakfast stout but I must say, as far as flavor goes, it is somewhat on par with Founder’s! This is surprising because I think founders is much higher alky content so it goes without saying that this beer comes across stronger than the 5% listed here. Not real bitter but enough to let you know it’s beer. Bitter linger but not over the top.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2008
On tap at the CBW, 02.14.08. Black brown, tan head. Aroma is chocolate, molasses, caramel, bread, coffee, roasted nuts. Flavor is similar, sweet, lighter in body than expected from the aroma and appearance yet balanced, nice dry finish.


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