Cygnus X-1 - Flat Earth Brewing Company
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Reviews by roadhouse:
2.68/5 rDev -29.3%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5
22 oz. bomber into a pint glass
Pours a dark mahogany color with a two inch light tan head. Retention is very good with some moderate lacing left behind.
Aroma is kind of funky overall. There's definitely some diacetyl, not exactly pleasing. A bit of chocolate, light fruit character. Quite average overall.
Taste is sour up front with some cherry/raspberry tartness. Some of the chocolate character as well but the tartness dominates. Diacetyl also comes through slightly, not really helping it out.
Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied, good creamy texture, but the tartness takes something away from it.
I don't know if this was infected or it was supposed to taste like this, but I definitely didn't like it. Very disappointed.
Serving type: bottle
06-10-2009 07:38:23 | More by roadhouse
More User Reviews:
4/5 rDev +5.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
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.
Sweet, dark cocoa nibs and molasses mixed with hints of star anise and cola. Nicely toasted.
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.
Quite thick, almost chewy consistency. Highly carbonated. Semi-sweet finish.
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
Cygnus X-1 from Flat Earth Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 175 ratings.