MarkSachon (487) - Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 26, 2011
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
shigadeyo (2959) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - SEP 12, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
Miver (609) - Silver Spring, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 29, 2008
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
joshwilfong (1200) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 26, 2008
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
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
cheap (3742) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 17, 2008
2.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
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.
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 14, 2008
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.