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Cygnus X-1 - Flat Earth Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

167 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 167
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.51%


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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Reviews by happygnome:
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happygnome

Minnesota

4.18/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Reviewing from notes, on tap at Gabe's

A: pours a nice deep brown color with about a quarter inch of head after the bartender poured some head off and continued to pour more beer.

S: Roasted coffee and chocolate malts, balanced with mild hop bitterness

T: the roasted malt character hits the tongue with sweetness initially. The sweetness is not cloying but very nice. There is a hint of bitterness to balance

M:full bodied beer, little carbonation

Overall, I really enjoyed this beer.

Serving type: on-tap

07-18-2011 22:59:17 | More by happygnome
More User Reviews:
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DaveMiller

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-21-2014 23:45:44 | More by DaveMiller
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alphagnome

Iowa

4/5  rDev +5.5%
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

02-17-2014 22:42:16 | More by alphagnome
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LambicLion

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

01-27-2014 03:44:37 | More by LambicLion
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ahbithwabm

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

01-21-2014 13:44:33 | More by ahbithwabm
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Pug

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.5%

01-20-2014 14:16:44 | More by Pug
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Mavrik5055

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

01-17-2014 03:45:00 | More by Mavrik5055
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -20.8%

01-14-2014 01:33:05 | More by mattmarka1
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mmulebarn

Minnesota

2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

11-29-2013 02:19:49 | More by mmulebarn
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.5%

11-28-2013 01:15:05 | More by XmnwildX12
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jimmah120

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

11-23-2013 11:17:11 | More by jimmah120
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SlightlyGrey

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

11-09-2013 02:31:18 | More by SlightlyGrey
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drop6301

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

10-31-2013 03:46:38 | More by drop6301
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Beerlover

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

10-05-2013 00:03:48 | More by Beerlover
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coldriver

Texas

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

09-01-2013 03:56:57 | More by coldriver
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Eric908

South Dakota

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

07-31-2013 20:00:56 | More by Eric908
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Achoo_Bacca

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

07-02-2013 14:50:25 | More by Achoo_Bacca
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davey101

Connecticut

3.54/5  rDev -6.6%
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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InfernoBoss

California

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

05-22-2013 22:00:13 | More by InfernoBoss
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karlt

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

05-02-2013 02:58:12 | More by karlt
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Mervjahn

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -20.8%

03-30-2013 18:56:27 | More by Mervjahn
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WallE89

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-21-2013 01:31:51 | More by WallE89
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Herky21

Iowa

4/5  rDev +5.5%

03-11-2013 23:38:12 | More by Herky21
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ebenicr

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

03-02-2013 15:14:21 | More by ebenicr
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facundoCNB

New Jersey

3.3/5  rDev -12.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

a deep brown with a finger of beige colored head. smells of roasted grains, chocolate, nutty notes. slightly sour flavor up front with nutty notes, roasted grains, hint of chocolate. medium body with high carbonation.
not really impressed by this beer at all. not sure how old it is, but the sourness is not a good sign. i have a feeling this will end up being a drain pour.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2013 04:20:55 | More by facundoCNB
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Cygnus X-1 from Flat Earth Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 167 ratings.