Original Flag Porter | Darwin Brewery Ltd.

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Original Flag PorterOriginal Flag Porter

Brewed by:
Darwin Brewery Ltd.
England, United Kingdom

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by woemad on 12-04-2003

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

I grabbed this beer based on a recommendation by one of the guys that worked at the bottle shop. The guy did say, he likes lighter beers, but I pressed him for a porter he thought was good. So he recommended this porter. This beer is definitely thin and light. It is not big, strong, and robust like a Ten Fidy. It is more along the lines of the Deschutes Black Butte. As the beer warms up, the flavors are beginning to reveal themselves. Well...tastes like the Black Butte. I should probably stay away from the big bold imperial stouts for a few days before I review a beer such as this.

For occassional beer drinkers, this is a fine beer.

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a clear almost opaque dark cola brown in color with some light gentle carbonation along the edges of the glass and amber highlights. The beer has a half finger tall sudsy foamy tan head that reduces to a very large patch of mottled very thin film covering the majority of the surface of the beer and a medium thick ring at the edges of the glass. Light to moderate amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Moderate aromas of semi-sweet chocolate (like chocolate chips) and light aromas of roasted malts.

T: Upfront there is a light to moderate flavor of roasted malts with moderate flavors of bittersweet chocolate and hints of coffee and nuts. Light amounts of bitterness in the finish which lingers slightly.

M: Light to medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth.

O: Easy to drink with a pleasant amount of complexity of flavors and low alcohol which makes it sessionable.

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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

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Original Flag Porter from Darwin Brewery Ltd.
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 274 ratings
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