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Original Flag Porter - Darwin Brewery Ltd.

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Original Flag PorterOriginal Flag Porter

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BA SCORE
86
very good

248 Ratings
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Ratings: 248
Reviews: 177
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.69%
Wants: 10
Gots: 1 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Darwin Brewery Ltd. visit their website
United Kingdom (England)

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: woemad on 12-04-2003)
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Photo of hoptualBrew
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.

hoptualBrew, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of mrfrancis
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

mrfrancis, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of Shanop1288
5/5  rDev +29.9%

Shanop1288, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of Cardmarauder
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Cardmarauder, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of JRod6242
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

JRod6242, Jun 17, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Boone757, Jun 01, 2013
Photo of Telestic
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Telestic, May 23, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

kvnstfrd, May 23, 2013
Photo of MonkeyStain
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

MonkeyStain, May 19, 2013
Photo of TeachChefs
4/5  rDev +3.9%

TeachChefs, Apr 25, 2013
Photo of JackRB
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

JackRB, Apr 19, 2013
Photo of tbryan5
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

tbryan5, Apr 15, 2013
Photo of animal69
4/5  rDev +3.9%

animal69, Mar 24, 2013
Photo of MorningDove
4.4/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I've had this porter a few times. I still think this is the best porter I've ever had. Nothing fancy in it and not much complexity. I'd say this is an incredibly simple tasting beer. It is just right, you can keep drinking them if you can afford the $3 a 12oz bottle TotalWine charges for them.


This is not the beer to sip. Its a true English Porter. Drink 1, 2, and 3, wait a bit, then repeat process.

MorningDove, Mar 19, 2013
Photo of stealth
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

stealth, Feb 14, 2013
Photo of GreatBloomer
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

GreatBloomer, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of foxyaardvark27
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

foxyaardvark27, Feb 05, 2013
Photo of matjack85
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

matjack85, Jan 31, 2013
Photo of RonaldTheriot
4.24/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Original Flag Porter has a medium, soapy, beige head, a very dark brown appearance, with lighter brown highlights, some streaming bubbles, and bubbles stuck to the glass, and a small amount of thin lacing left behind. The aroma is of sweet brown bread, roasted malt, and light cream. Taste is of the same, with faint bitterness and bread crust. Mouthfeel is light and rather watery, and Original Flag Porter finishes mostly dry, soft, refreshing, and ultra drinkable. Overall, this is a really nice thing to check out. Get some!

RJT

RonaldTheriot, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of TFMyriad
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

TFMyriad, Jan 29, 2013
Photo of fx20736
4.05/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 11.2 oz bottle into a pint glass, served cool.

Reddish brown with a thick khaki head that recedes briskly. tatters of lacing.

aroma of coffee, toasted grains and herbal hops.

mouthfeel is soft, like so many fine English ales.

taste; toasted malts with balanced bitterness and a nice but subtle chocolate raisin finish. As the beer warms the chocolate raisin flavor increases.

notes; lighter in color than any other porter I have had. No smoke flavor maybe there are no roasted malts here only toasted. Overall this is a pleasant tasting beer, lacking in complexity.

fx20736, Jan 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

KiMiRaiK, Jan 27, 2013
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2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

akttr, Jan 15, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

Scott_at_Beer_Frog, Dec 29, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

NickThePyro, Dec 24, 2012
Original Flag Porter from Darwin Brewery Ltd.
86 out of 100 based on 248 ratings.