Original Flag Porter - Darwin Brewery Ltd.
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4.28/5 rDev +11.2%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25
This is an outstanding, light-bodied porter. Not much to look at (head dissipates almost immediately and it ends up looking like a root beer) but looks are overrated. (If you're looking at it it means you're not drinking it!) This beer is the perfect coffee and toffee blend and offers a ton of flavor without trying too hard. I got three of these in my beer of the month club and after polishing off the first two that first week I've been saving the third until I could find time to review it here...I don't do that often. Pick up one of these up to remind yourself what a good English porter is supposed to taste like.
Recommended Music Pairing: The Kinks - Powerman
Serving type: bottle
10-11-2013 04:43:56 | More by Buttermaker
4.65/5 rDev +20.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Deep dark brown/black in color. Khaki tan head recedes to a film, descent sticky lacing. Ruby red hues around edges when held to light, looks clear.
Sweet chocolate, leather, touch smoke, English toffee, mineral profile, fresh bread, light fruit ester.
Palate is really mild, but refined. Sweetness is not as the aroma suggests, more restrained. Chocolate, touch of coffee, lots of toffee and mineral water character. Bready, nuttiness comes through and finishes with building mixed nuts and stone fruit.
Soft mouthfeel, borderline low carbonation but really works here. Finish is slightly dry, but balances well with the delicate sweetness on the palate.
Overall, a shining example of an English Porter, such a great beer and is really a true example of the style. Great representation and a beer that I will revisit many times over.
Serving type: bottle
07-01-2013 02:10:39 | More by hoptualBrew
Original Flag Porter from Darwin Brewery Ltd.
86 out of 100 based on 238 ratings.