Cygnus X-1 | Flat Earth Brewing Company

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3.79/5
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213 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Flat Earth Brewing Company
Minnesota, United States
flatearthbrewing.com

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.50%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
English Porter made with all imported English malt and hops, except for the rye malt.

Added by tavernjef on 09-12-2007

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#19,472
Reviews:
107
Ratings:
213
pDev:
13.46%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
20
Gots:
15
Trade:
1
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Ratings: 213 |  Reviews: 107
Photo of Richie_C_Johnson
3.96/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of deebo
3.55/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Last can of a 4 pack, canned on 11/2/17. Probably my favorite beer from Flat Earth, finally getting around to a review.
A-Poured into a proper pint glass, this brew has 2 fingers of a beige head atop a dark brown/black brew that allows light to pass through.
S-Pleasant malt aromas of chocolate and lightly roasted coffee with a grainy sweetness.
T-Fairly strong roasted malt flavor.
M-Fairly soft mouthfeel, a bit of an acrid finish.
O-Decent, easy drinking porter.

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Photo of Efoss
3.66/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of andrew8626
3.83/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Pacioli1445
3.17/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Minnesota_beer_guy
4.09/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of LukeGude
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Cinnamon and coffee prevailing here

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Photo of hjmayniac
4.08/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Sweeter than I usually prefer, but it grows on me

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Photo of ParnellJoseph1138
3.78/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Lucular
4.37/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

22-oz bomber courtesy of a trade with @maximus12, poured into a tulip glass. Over-carbonated so it yielded a huge head that slowly receded to a thin layer of bubbles and eventually nothing. The smell is great and the taste yields even more flavors as the beer warms: dark roast, coffee, chocolate, vanilla with a hint of caramel, overall nicely complex with zero off flavors. The alcohol is barely noticeable. I could easily make this a regular standby...if it were available nearby and in 6-packs.

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Photo of ryancl
3.75/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MonkeyPilates
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of B_G
3.84/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of SweetwaterTuonker
3.79/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Chris-1911
4.16/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of chinchill
3.74/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

16 oz can of this English style porter poured near black and near opaque with a good head. The roasty flavor is good but not up to the level of the very appealing aroma. Tasting does bring out some light smoke that adds to the dry finish. Suggestions of black coffee here rather than the toffee that's apparent in the nose.

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Photo of BigAl18
3.59/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of MattMorin
4/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of jakemn91
3.98/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of pat61
4.25/5  rDev +12.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Bright black with a 2" light tan foam collar that clings to the glass providing thick lace.
S: Dark malt, chocolate, light grains.
T: This leans to the roast malts with light caramel flavors and has a big underlying grain flavor finishing dry.
F: Medium full body, medium carbonation.
O: An easy to drink, dryer porter

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Photo of iRun2Beer
3.94/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of CraigP83
4.14/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Inky black. Smells of roasted malts hints of coffee. Very dry, burnt coffee grounds. Thin mouthfeel.

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Photo of redleg411
3.5/5  rDev -7.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of kmanjohnson
3.53/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of jimb100
3.99/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 4

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Cygnus X-1 from Flat Earth Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.79 out of 5 with 213 ratings