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Cygnus X-1 - Flat Earth Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

175 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 175
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.51%
Wants: 19
Gots: 8 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Flat Earth Brewing Company visit their website
Minnesota, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  6.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
English Porter made with all imported English malt and hops, except for the rye malt.

(Beer added by: tavernjef on 09-12-2007)
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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance:
Pours an incredibly dark brown color, a few shades off of black. Crowned by a finger-thick creamy, beige head that leaves plenty of lacing behind. There appears to be a considerable amount of carbonation present. Very appealing.

Aroma:
Sweet, dark cocoa nibs and molasses mixed with hints of star anise and cola. Nicely toasted.

Taste:
A fantastic clash of sweet and bitter. Upfront, you're greeted by rich, toasty chocolate notes. Rye pushes its way in with a wave of bitter coffee. Very malty and lightly hopped with herbal notes breaking through and peat on the finish.

Mouthfeel:
Quite thick, almost chewy consistency. Highly carbonated. Semi-sweet finish.

Overall:
A very good offering from a very small brewery in St. Paul, MN. Plenty of character can be found in this distinct English Porter. Worth picking up.

Serving type: bottle

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look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22 oz bomber into a tulip glass. No date indicated but the bottle was quite dusty.
Pours a dark brown body which borders on black. Two fingers of mocha foam which sticks around for a while. Moderate level of lacing. The aroma is of roast, light chocolate, and some faint oxidation in the form of dark fruits. Taste is roasted malts into some vinous red wine and dark fruits. Appears to be a tad over the hill and off, but it still remains drinkable. Mouthfeel is creamy but the beer has a certain mineral quality which detracts quite a bit. Overall this is clearly a beer that gets ruined with age. This must have at least a year or so on it and oxidation is seeping in and messing with the delicate porter notes. Drink fresh!

Serving type: bottle

06-06-2013 04:43:01 | More by davey101
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Cygnus X-1 from Flat Earth Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.