Blast Furnace Stout | Church Brew Works

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Blast Furnace StoutBlast Furnace Stout

Brewed by:
Church Brew Works
Pennsylvania, United States

Style: Oatmeal Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 4.80%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 09-24-2001

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Ratings: 44 |  Reviews: 23
Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.5/5  rDev -13.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The appearance was a dark brown close to black color with a finger’s worth of white foamy head that dissipated pretty quick. Streamy lace. The aroma had a good amount of roasted dark malts, substantial milk chocolate tones, some dark chocolate, some woodiness and a little bit of smoke. The flavor was towards the roasty side at first and bit into the sweetness slightly. Long roasty aftertaste and finish. The palate was about medium bodied and leaning towards a decent sipping quality about it. Carbonation felt fine. ABV felt fine. Roastiness doesn’t feel a bit bigger than expected but I didn’t mind. Overall, pretty damn good stout that I would love to have again.

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Photo of ArkyVaughan
4/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of WillieThreebiers
3.87/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Waveoff
4.24/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.75

Photo of brother_rebus
3.7/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Very dark blackish brown. Unfortunately the head dissipated almost immediately. No smell save a mossy smell. Tastes auite delicious. A bit burnt. A bit dry. Fleeting carbonation. Lingering malt like a porter. Not terrible. Wouldnt buy again. But would drink it if offered fo free.

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Photo of misternebbie
3.79/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 4

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3.8/5  rDev -5.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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5/5  rDev +24.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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3/5  rDev -25.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +11.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +5.5%

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3.75/5  rDev -6.9%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

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4/5  rDev -0.7%

Photo of smibroncos
4.11/5  rDev +2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A.Poured a rich dark opaque black, with light particles. A creamy lasting tan head, arose from the brew. It had a nice lasting lace.

S. Leaves, oatmeal, bread, buscuits.

T. Not a coffe or chocolate flavor. More of oat bread, and barlet. Not too sweet, and a good bitterness.

M. Medium bodied, Chewy texture, and lively carbonation.

D. A gret brew, Not your typical chocolate, coffee, concoction. Lots of grain apppeal.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
4.6/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

Appearance: One of the rotating stouts in the Church Brew Works lineup. This one poured a dark chocolate brown with a brown bordering on pinkish head. Lacing up and down the glass and the head resembled the craters on the moon in its molten state, bubbling over periodically.

Smell: The aroma of this beer was malty, bready and a hint of sweetness. It was difficult to really pick up much of the scent due to the pleasant yet powerful odor of sweet wort being brewed behind the bar area.

Taste: Dark chocolate, unsweetened cocoa nibs. I could also detect some roasted/coffee flavors and a subtle bittering hop was hanging in the balance. The roasted flavors were there but not so much to overtake some of the sweet chocolate malt action. This beer was a pleasure to drink and it was served cold, which was much to my liking.

Mouthfeel: Full bodied and very smooth. Velvety with a prickly carbonation. Went down smooth and easy.

Drinkability: Well let it be said that this should be a regular bottled offering by CBW. On tap it was delightful and I am sure I will drink it again, soon. For some reason I love stouts with pizza and this one did not disappoint.

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Blast Furnace Stout from Church Brew Works
Beer rating: 4.03 out of 5 with 44 ratings