Harwood Myth | Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten

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Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
Missouri, United States

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.30%

Availability: Winter

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Added by birchstick on 02-12-2011

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Reviews: 10 | Ratings: 55
Photo of jmd1978
3.02/5  rDev -15.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Nose or caramel and roasted malts. Hint of coffee. Nice head on the pour. Dark cloudy color. Tastes of roasted malts with notes of coffee and chocolate. Very clean finish. Overall a decent beer but I've had better porters.

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Photo of IPAGeorge
3.72/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

A. Dark brown and 80% opaque. Very little head that subsides quickly.

S. Mostly just roasted malt. Slight metallic.

T. Nice deep roast flavor. Even a little smoke almost. Aftertaste of a low IBU hop.

F. Pretty smooth. Not very thick. Kinda prickly. Clean finish. Prob best part of the beer.

O. Not a bad beer. As I rate i'm really analyzing and some of the ratings aren't bad but aren't great. When it comes down to it tho this is a decent very drinkable beer.

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Photo of drmeto
2.87/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.75

-pours a dark brown with ruby tinges and a big,foamy,khaki head
-medium to high carbonation
-chocolate,grain,bready,slight coffee,leather,metallic
-huge coffee,grainy,spices,pumpernickel,brown sugar,slight acidity upfront
-medium carbonation
-light,watery body
Solid Porter but way too watery

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Photo of russpowell
3.6/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an effervescent a chestnut tinged mahogany with 2+ fingers of tan head. Great head retention & lacing

S: Coffee (faint), even fainter woody hops,

T: Coffee & carob up front, some woody hops as well. Dryness & coffee as this warms, a little vanilla as well. Finishes with woody hops, faint coffee grinds, dry & slight caramel sweetness

MF: Medium body, fairly lively carbonation, carbonation smooths out as this warms, thins out a touch too

Drinks fairly easy, a solid English Porter, Not going to replace Founders Porter in my rotation, but perhaps worth a go

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Photo of Suds
4.03/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

This is a dark brown colored beer...it has a tan head. The beer has a balanced flavor and smell. Roasted malt, biscuit, herbal hop balance. Clean and straightforward....well made.

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Photo of Franziskaner
3.57/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black in color and impenetrable to light. A fingernail of beige foam rests on top. Brussels lacing. Aroma of dark earthy malt with a slightly wooden and chocolate note. The flavor is gentle dark malt reminiscent of pumpernickel. The mouth is slightly chalky and dry.

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Photo of AlCaponeJunior
3.85/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

OK looking, a bit of head and ok lace, dark and typically porter in appearance.

Roasty, toasty, some vanilla and cocoa/coffee aromas and flavors. Tasty!

Very smooth, medium body, cocoa finish.

A very nice porter. Another fine beer from UCBC. I'm really liking this brewery and can't wait to get back to St Louis to have some more of their fine beers!

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Photo of DCon
3.71/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed on-tap @ Tee's Golf Grill in Chesterfield, MO for $7.50. Tapped from the Orange/Wooden Tap Handle into a 20oz Pint Glass. Enjoyed only one at this price! Sheesh...

Aroma- Tons of sweetness and malt starts off this one. Then has a very light roasty background. Very easy going attributes all around.

Appearance- Received with a 1 finger head that is tan and has average retention. The body is the deepest brown you can find, opaque. Leaves the thinnest layer of lace that coats the glass.

Flavor- Good roast, malt, and light hops make up this Porter. Finishes with a light-medium bitterness level. Smooth and nothing huge here. Well balanced.

Mouthfeel- Light-Medium Bodied, Medium Carbonation, Smooth but slick, and then has a nice roasty finish.

Overall Impression- Like many brews from UCBC, they can be very light in attribute/characteristic but this one clearly met the English Brown Porter profile. Enjoyed thoroughly with my round of golf and hoping to enjoy everything from this brewery! Go for it if you have a chance and in St. Louis (don't bottle yet).

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Photo of Tone
3.51/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark black color. 1/2 inch head of an off-white color. Great retention and great lacing. Smells of sweet malt, slight roasted malt, hint of dry hop, and hint of oatmeal. Fits the style of an English Porter. Mouth feel is sharp and crisp, with an average carbonation level. Strong bitterness from the roasted malt. Tastes of strong roasted malt, sweet malt, hint of dry hop, hint of syrup, and a hint of dark citrus. Once, your past the roasted malt, the rest of the body in almost watery. Overall, good appearance, blend, and body.

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Photo of birchstick
3.23/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

A - pours a brownish black without much head

S - smells of spicy cedar, chocolate malt and some banana

T - caramel malt stars it off a touch of toffee. Turns into a cedary roastiness with a bit of nuttiness. Pretty good nut brown ale and porter combination.

M - a little watery and thin - not bad

D - pretty decent beer - I had a sampler with many tasty beers and really wanted to try some others here. I'll be back.

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Harwood Myth from Urban Chestnut Brewing Company - Midtown Brewery & Biergarten
3.56 out of 5 based on 55 ratings.
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