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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

245 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 245
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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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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Ohio

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-17-2013 02:10:29 | More by JRod6242
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Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-01-2013 13:31:57 | More by Boone757
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Telestic

Washington

4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-23-2013 08:20:10 | More by Telestic
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kvnstfrd

Missouri

3/5  rDev -22.1%

05-23-2013 03:21:44 | More by kvnstfrd
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MonkeyStain

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

05-19-2013 02:10:18 | More by MonkeyStain
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TeachChefs

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

04-25-2013 02:56:57 | More by TeachChefs
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JackRB

Ohio

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

04-19-2013 01:11:31 | More by JackRB
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tbryan5

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

04-15-2013 01:11:09 | More by tbryan5
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animal69

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +3.9%

03-24-2013 02:40:52 | More by animal69
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MorningDove

Arizona

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-19-2013 16:00:14 | More by MorningDove
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stealth

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

02-14-2013 05:32:18 | More by stealth
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GreatBloomer

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

02-09-2013 02:54:52 | More by GreatBloomer
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foxyaardvark27

Washington

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

02-05-2013 17:56:29 | More by foxyaardvark27
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matjack85

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

01-31-2013 21:46:02 | More by matjack85
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

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

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2013 16:42:49 | More by RonaldTheriot
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TFMyriad

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

01-29-2013 04:41:52 | More by TFMyriad
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fx20736

New York

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.

Serving type: bottle

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KiMiRaiK

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

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akttr

Michigan

2.5/5  rDev -35.1%

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Scott_at_Beer_Frog


2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

12-29-2012 14:51:08 | More by Scott_at_Beer_Frog
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NickThePyro

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

12-24-2012 03:18:07 | More by NickThePyro
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Hopheadjeffery

Illinois

3/5  rDev -22.1%

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Bouleboubier

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Surprised how light of a dark brown it is. Very-clean - can see right through it, even it poor lighting. The head is a light coffee color, has some stick to it.

Quite a fresh-baked biscuity, molasses-soaked aroma. Really wonderful. Maybe a little caramel too. Almost has a roundabout chocolate milk bouquet.

Nothing particularly unique about the taste, which matches the smell quite closely. Perhaps some hop flavor in front, but only a slight hop bitterness. Mild-to-medium bitter-roasty malt flavor throughout - especially in the finish. Caramel rises up late on the back of the tongue.

Overall, it comes off light-medium-bodied and nicely dry. Sessionable, however, the 'brightness' (bitterness and esters) of the finish is a little numbing

I may have to go back and reassess my perceptions of this beer and the style. My 3 favorite examples (Fullers, Sam Smiths, Old Engine Oil) are all noticeably darker - in color and flavor. This beer reminds me most of an American-style, brewpub brown ale.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2012 03:08:28 | More by Bouleboubier
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

11-22-2012 21:26:18 | More by djrn2
Original Flag Porter from Darwin Brewery Ltd.
86 out of 100 based on 245 ratings.