Original Flag Porter - Darwin Brewery Ltd.
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Ratings: 246 | Reviews: 177 | Display Reviews Only:
3.88/5 rDev +0.8%
A - Crystal clear, deep dark amber, head fades fast to a faint layer.
S - Roasted coffee, cocoa powder, semi sweet chocolate. Dry roasted grain. Equal parts sweet and bitter.
T - Dry roasted, grainy, dark bread. Mild black coffee, semi sweet chocolate nibs. Bitter and roasty with a nice finish.
M - Light bodied, drinks more like a nut brown. This beer is mild and drinkable. Lightly carbonated.
O - A beer I'd go for based on how drinkable it is. Good session beer.
08-09-2012 22:53:06 | More by BeerForMuscle
3/5 rDev -22.1%
Pours an opaque black with a 1/4 inch foamy tan head that quickly fades to an oily film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark malt, caramel/toffee, dark fruit, and some port wine aromas. Taste is of dark roasted malt, cocoa powder, and some dark fruit and port wine flavors. There is a mild tartness in the flavor as well. This beer has a low level of carbonation with an almost flat mouthfeel. Overall, this is a very average beer all around and honestly a bit disappointing in my opinion.
07-21-2012 04:27:51 | More by UCLABrewN84
District of Columbia
3.95/5 rDev +2.6%
The beer is chestnut brown with crimson highlights. Atop the beer rests a half inch of soapy, beige head that leaves some nice lacing on the walls of the pint glass.
The aroma offers English malts, bread, biscuits, light roast, toffee, chocolate.
The flavor offers brown bread, chocolate, light roast. Lots of English malt character throughout. Just a hint of hop bitterness in the finish.
Light on the palate. Carbonation is moderately low. The body is a tad thin.
Overall, this is very drinkable. Good stuff. I would have this again.
05-08-2012 01:53:20 | More by Huhzubendah
3.78/5 rDev -1.8%
Very dark, copper to brown, with a frothy beige head that quickly drops to a quarter of an inch, leaving no lacing. Lots of fine carbonation can be seen within the Harp nonic.
The aroma is light and grainy with some astringency. There is a dusty background of powdered chocolate.
The light flavors are difficult to distinguish. There is some carob and light sweetness. The finish is faint and modest.
A light body with lively carbonation, watery texture and no alcohol.
This is a tasty and easy flowing Porter. It is a great bar beer or for a long afternoon with friends, perhaps even during a ball game.
Much thanks to friends for introducing this on to me.
04-29-2012 21:24:42 | More by SLeffler27
4.13/5 rDev +7.3%
A: Dark cola black with a small light brown head. Nice viney lacing.
S: Dark raisins, dates, figs, dark malts. Really pleasant, nice.
T: Understated earthy malts, hardly bitter, doesn't linger. Really nice light malty porter here. Tiny hint of dark chocolate, but not at all overpowering. All is well balanced and subtle.
M: A medium-to-full bodied beer with a nice tingle. Hardly any burn at all, really light for such a dark profile.
O: A fantastic porter. I often find myself not really caring for dark stouts and porters because they're so overrun with bitter chocolate overtones, but this really strikes a nice balance and becomes actually very drinkable, even long into the night. Awesome!
02-09-2012 23:38:19 | More by bluHatter
4.1/5 rDev +6.5%
A - Pours a nice thick brown syrupy color. Decent looking fluffy head, dissipates after about half a minute, leaving a ringlet. Not much lacing.
S - Rich roasty malt aroma, sort of bitter licorice, mellow molasses.
T - Sweet and roasty malts. Almost watery at times. Very mild bittersweet licorice sort of balances it out.
M - Very mellow, creamy carbonation.
O - This is a very tasty beer, but it's hard to justify at 4/$12.99 Being that this is the first and only time I've seen this beer, it's hard to tell if it's the store or brewery. Not too shabby though.
01-25-2012 01:48:06 | More by madeofsteel
4.25/5 rDev +10.4%
Poured into a pint glass. Reviewed alongside St. Peter's Old-style Porter.
A: Dark brown with particles and two-finger, off-white, creamy head that lasted several minutes. Nice lacing.
S: Roasted malt, some dark fruit.
T: Moderate sweetness and light to moderate bitterness. Smokey and roasted. The bitterness comes from the roasted malt. Just a bit of nuttiness and coffee in the finish. Pretty good.
M: Medium bodied with fizzy carbonation. Pretty smooth.
O: Solid English porter. The sticky lacing and flavor were really good. I preferred this porter over the St. Peter's.
01-16-2012 00:30:35 | More by SolipsismalCat
Original Flag Porter from Darwin Brewery Ltd.
86 out of 100 based on 246 ratings.