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Cygnus X-1 - Flat Earth Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

178 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 178
Reviews: 103
rAvg: 3.79
pDev: 14.25%
Wants: 19
Gots: 10 | 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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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%

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!

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%

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.

02-20-2013 04:20:55 | More by facundoCNB
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SaxmanRick

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

02-10-2013 05:34:59 | More by SaxmanRick
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Hopsiam14

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-04-2013 23:02:17 | More by Hopsiam14
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runwild99

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +5.5%

02-04-2013 18:35:03 | More by runwild99
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kojevergas

Texas

3.05/5  rDev -19.5%

Bottle into nonic willi glass in me friend's gaff in high altitude Fort Collins, Colorado. Reviewed live. Expectations are above average.

A: Pours a half finger khaki colour head of fair cream and thickness, but merely below average retention. Body colour is a solid dark black; nontransparent and opaque. No yeast particles are visible. No bubble show.

Sm: Chocolate, roast, hints of vanilla, dark malts, and some sweetness. A moderate strength aroma.

T: Chocolate, dark malts, a bit of vanilla, but not much roast. Simply built, but decently balanced. I want more complexity and subtlety from it, but I don't get it.

Mf: A bit thin for the style. Smooth and wet. Overcarbonated. Doesn't really complement the flavours. Too heavy on the palate for its lack of flavour.

Dr: Drinkable but not great for the style. Hides its ABV decently. I wouldn't want to finish the bottle by meself.

Low C+

01-01-2013 04:09:04 | More by kojevergas
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bif_fat_sellout


2.75/5  rDev -27.4%

11-09-2012 23:03:04 | More by bif_fat_sellout
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t0rin0

California

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-26-2012 23:36:27 | More by t0rin0
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NilocRellim

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.1%

09-17-2012 20:55:33 | More by NilocRellim
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DSlim71

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -20.8%

09-10-2012 19:16:21 | More by DSlim71
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oline73

Maryland

3.13/5  rDev -17.4%

Poured from the bottle into a Chimay goblet.

Appearance: Pours a dark brown color with a half finger of off white head. As the head fades it leaves a ring but no lacing.

Smell: Mild overall with some roast and dark chocolate notes. I'm getting some coffee like notes along with dark fruit.

Taste: Roasty up front with some mild dark chocolate. The malt sweetness has a hint of dark fruit like tartness to it. The finish is still tart and a bit roasty.

Mouthfeel: Medium body with aggressive carbonation that's a bit much. The finish is slightly dry.

Overall: I didn't get much from the rye. I can't say I was a big fan of this beer. I don't think I would want another.

08-14-2012 00:57:13 | More by oline73
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3Hops

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14.2%

08-10-2012 15:36:53 | More by 3Hops
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Entropy

Minnesota

4.25/5  rDev +12.1%

08-08-2012 00:50:09 | More by Entropy
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DeschutesFan

Minnesota

3/5  rDev -20.8%

07-31-2012 08:01:24 | More by DeschutesFan
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gpawned

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +18.7%

07-15-2012 05:58:03 | More by gpawned
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jsprain1

Minnesota

3.53/5  rDev -6.9%

A- Poured a reddish color, quite clear. Head is very thick, tanned head, with very good retention and some lacing.
S- Dark malt, with some sweet molasses on as well. There is just a touch of anise.
T- It's fairly sweet up front with some molasses and dark caramel. A bit of espresso and anise is there in the finish but pretty mellow.
M- A bit light for the style, but nice smooth carbonation, dry finish, with just a touch of astringency.
O- A fairly good porter. It leans a little too far sweet and not quite roasted enough. That said, still tasty.

06-22-2012 02:12:05 | More by jsprain1
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bigbeers84

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -7.7%

06-18-2012 05:36:26 | More by bigbeers84
Cygnus X-1 from Flat Earth Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 178 ratings.