Urban Chestnut O’Florians
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RATINGS: 14   MEAN: 3.59/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.45/5   IBU: 52   EST. CALORIES: 135   ABV: 4.5%
A Bavarian born brewer, that once helped open an English brewery waaaaay back in the 20th century, gets to name an Irish-style beer after himself...doesn’t he? That’s a BIG stretch, but Florian’s not naming the beer after himself, others at UCBC are to blame. Anyways, to help celebrate spring and the day of Ireland’s Patron Saint, UCBC’s patron brewer, "O’Florian", has brewed a traditional Irish Dry Stout ~ a style that quite often surprises people with its easy-drinking demeanor despite its ominous aroma and dark appearance. OG 12.1 Plato (Imperial Nonic)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kwoeltje (2233) - Manchester, Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2012
(draught at tasting room) black with generous light brown head. Aroma of toasted malt and coffee. Flavor was roast malt, some coffee, hint of sweetness, earthy/grassy hops. Would love to have it on a nitro tap. Very full bodied.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
seymour (1895) - Maplewood, Missouri, USA - JUN 11, 2013
Tasted on tap at the brewery in a nonic pint glass. It poured a predictable opaque black with HUGE beige foam, absolutely everlasting, with a full curtain of lace which covered the glass as it was drunk down. 100% true to style Irish stout characteristics, and a really really good one at that. ROASTY, toasty, bready, fruity. A subtle hoppy balance, some grain bitterness, a nice tartness. Medium body and carbonation, smooth and creamy, almost "chewy" mouthfeel. Dark and delicious aftertaste with a dry finish. Another great one from Urban Chestnut.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
vyvvy (5858) - Florissant, Missouri, USA - APR 6, 2012
Pours very dark with a crimson hue and tan head. The aroma has very roasty malt, slight char, bit of chalk, dark cocoa and an overall dryness. Very nice for the style. The body is quite light and crisp and a bit rough with a minor amount of carbonation. The flavor starts with very roasty dry malt, dark cocoa and is pretty much like the aroma, but maybe even a bit drier. The finish is a bit husky and dry (of course) along with a good amount of spicy / earthy hops for bitterness. Well done dry stout.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NobleSquirrel (3439) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 3, 2013
Draft at Urban Chestnut. Pours deep brown, near black with a tan head. Nose is strongly roasty, toasty & nutty with some herbal hops. On tasting, dry and clean with more roast to dry it out and a bit of a tangy aspect that befits it. Great Dry stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DiarmaidBHK (4189) - Lewisburg, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 23, 2015
Draft at taproom. Pours coca cola brown with a thick khaki head. Leaves some lacing in glass. Big roasted malt notes on the nose. Little thin on the tongue. There’s some solid roasted malt if you look for it. Finished clean. I wish it tasted as bold as it smelled though it’s still a solid example of the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
jandd1983 (3831) - Wentzville, Missouri, USA - MAR 19, 2012
It poured a dark red almost black color with a brown head. The aroma was of malt and coffee. The taste was of roasted malts, with a touch of coffee. A very good Dry Stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
drfabulous (6576) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - MAR 23, 2012
Draught at Bridge in St Louis. Basically, an Irish Stout. But a bit different as a little bit of Milk Stout is in there. Creamy overall. Nice stout body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
phaleslu (9380) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 10, 2012
Pours a hazy, deep brown color with a small, creamy, lasting beige head. Aroma of roasted malts, chocolate, cream, and dusty wood- very dry and roasty. Gritty, too. Flavor of roasted malts, chocolate, toasted sugar, nuts, and caramel. Medium-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a roasty, dry mouthfeel. Very good dry stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jeremyh70 (1061) - Missouri, USA - JUL 4, 2013
On draft at brewery. Poured a deep brown with a finger of dense tan head and good lacing. Aroma of roasted malt and coffee with a hint of toffee and maybe some herbal hop scent. Taste is roasty with a bit of sweetness and some coffee and cocoa flavors. Finishes dry but with a very slight bitterness from the roast. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy with a medium/full body and light/medium carbonation. Good Irish stout that is true to style, with nice flavors.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - MAR 21, 2015
Had on tap at their place. Pours dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is roasty. Very dry. Some coffee. Really nice. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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