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Church Brew Imperial Stout
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RATINGS: 18   MEAN: 3.74/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.49   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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The Church Brew Works version is based on recipes similar to the Imperial Stouts of old. It is enormously full bodied with coffee and chocolate-like flavors dominating. You may also detect sherry and raisin in the aroma. The color is an opaque black, so don’t even try to look through it. There are some complex fruity aromas, which blend with a full hop aroma and flavor. The alcohol is quite high, hence we are serving it in our 10 oz Specialty #3 glass. The Imperial Stout finishes long, rich and roasty with a balancing hop bitterness.


3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
TreborWhip (392) - Reading, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 11, 2010
Growler, thanks to Alison, poured an opaque black with a big tan head. Aroma was sweet chocolate, hints of dark roasted coffee, and lots of whiskey as well. Flavor was silky smooth, lots of whiskey and chocolatey sweetness. Good Stuff.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrZao (128) - Houston, Texas, USA - SEP 23, 2009
Draught at the Church. Jet black pour with no head. Rich, winey, plummy aroma with lots of raisin...very nice! Flavor is also winey and malty but with more noticeable roasted coffee and dark chocolate particularly on the finish. Smooth and full bodied palate. Alcohol is well hidden. Outstanding Imperial Stout!

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
zach8270 (3370) - Henrietta, New York, USA - SEP 20, 2009
(draft @ Church Brew Works - Pittsburgh, PA) Pitch black pour with no head and very light carbonation. Aroma is huge and full of whiskey, oak, and vanilla notes. Flavor is much the same. Sweet and roasty at the start with a very solid whiskey and vanilla finish. Oak is present throughout. Really, really nice.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blipp (5857) - Newark, New Jersey, USA - JAN 31, 2009
Draft at the brewpub. Black with a chocolate brown head. Roasted malt aroma with some whiskey like sweetness. The flavor has dark chocolate and roast, with more whiskey and a touch of hops. Pretty good.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pjweaver (136) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JAN 28, 2009
Snifter off of tap. Aroma of roast malt, dark chocolate, some whiskey. Midnight black, with a dark tan head. Huge flavor of whiskey aged oak, with lots of chocolate and sweet malts. Good beer from them, they are starting to get on quite the whiskey aged kick right now.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LinusStick (2814) - Moon Twp, suburb of Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 13, 2009
This was probably the best beer I’ve had from them. Aroma was nice. Strong roasted malt, black licorice with a hint of chocolate. Pour was perfect. Deep dark black with a thick and pillowy dark tan head. One of the best appearances I’ve ever seen. Taste was great also. Strong chocolate and burnt licorice but with a chocolatey aftertaste. This beer tastes like some of the big brewer’s EXCEPT for this off metallic aftertaste. It wasn’t strong enough to ruin the beer, but it hurt the score. Very nice.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerman6686 (4170) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 11, 2009
This poured an opaque black color with a big tan head. Aroma was sweet chocolate, soem dark roasted coffee hints and lots of whiskey as well. Flavor was silky smooth, lots of whiskey and chocolatey sweetness. Good Stuff.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
Name: Manya’s Imperial Stout
Date: 07/23/2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewpub

black, frothy beige head, streaks of lace, sweet vanilla and roasted malt aroma with a hint of dark fruits, rich dark chocolate flavor, nice caramel sweetness balances a wave of roasted providing a bitter edge,

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Rating: 3.1/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: *4

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
zebracakes (1339) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 19, 2007
On cask at the Church. Manya’s Imperial Stout served in a british pint glass. Dark black brown, tan head. Aroma is metallic, caramel, toffee, licorice. Flavor is the same, slightly smoky and sweet.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
cheap (3943) - Beaver County, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 16, 2007
This stuff was called ’MANYA’S" imperial stout. Cask conditioned and flat to the palate. Coal black and chocolate mousse head. Slight roasty impy stout aroma. Smells fairly attractive. Bitter and alky. Very strong and oppressive to an exrtent. Do you like your beer filtered through an old wet campfire? A little rude but this is the opinion of a lager lover. Very good example of the style.


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