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RATINGS: 71   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.52/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 144   ABV: 4.8%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.

Editor’s 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.

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3.6
DiarmaidBHK (6143) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2011
Pours black with a thin khaki head. Big roasted coffee notes on the nose. Big malty coffee on the tongue as well. Kind of a thin mouthfeel. Has kind of a dry finish to it which tells me there’s some hops there balancing out all of that malted goodness.

4.5
TylerPow (122) - Washington, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 10, 2011
There’s alot going on withthis stout. Fresh & dry & roasty. The finish is INTENSLY COFFEE. Very flavorful!

3.2
alobar (3966) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 4, 2010
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.

3.4
shigadeyo (3819) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAY 28, 2010

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.

3.4
MrChopin (4305) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 8, 2010
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.

2.6
Pawola22 (3262) - Woodridge, Illinois, USA - MAR 24, 2010
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.

3.3
agl108 (1307) - Upper St. Clair, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 3, 2010
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.

3.7
douglas88 (9789) - 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.

3.5
WVHouseofBeer (1108) - West Virginia, USA - NOV 28, 2009
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.

3.3
JaBier (8396) - 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.


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