Yankovitch333 (612) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - FEB 4, 2003
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Dark beer. More carbonation that I expected. Beige head. Tasted of roasted coffee and chocolate. The finish wasn't as good as other porters. It leaves a doughy taste in your mouth and there are traces of sulfur. Not a bad beer, but not the best porter.
MikeF (538) - Cleveland, Ohio, USA - JAN 30, 2003
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very deep dark color with a crimson hint. Medium size light tan head. Roasted and especialy chocolaty aroma. A little more highly caronated than expected which is giving me a little trouble discerning the more subtle flavors. The flavors present are mild at best.
Gunshy (479) - Ohio, USA - JAN 26, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
This beer poured a very dark amber color and formed a light tan foamy head that left some latticed lace as it subsided. Some carbonation was present. An aroma of malt and burnt coffee is present. A flavor of malt and burnt coffee. Fairly light for a porter, but not a bad beer.
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - JAN 19, 2003
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark brown body with medium tan head. Aroma is rich cocoa and roasty. Taste is mildly sweet, cocoa, bit of coffee, finishes with a bit of roasty (and some hoppy) bitterness. A little thinner than I like, but it's certainly not thin.
Gregory (357) - Pullman, Washington, USA - JAN 18, 2003
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a nice dark color, with a dark brown head. The aroma is light, but smells of nuts, and chocolate. The flavor, is quite nutty, some caramel, and chocolate touches linger over the palate. It finishes with a slightly hoppy touch. I'd like to have a little more fullness of flavor, or something to differentiate it from other porters.
daboskabouter (1470) - Fergus, Ontario, CANADA - JAN 13, 2003
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown. Hazlenut and light chocolate in the nose. Body is lightly choclatey, semisweet with hints of coffee and light hops. There are better old school porters out there.
P-tor44 (886) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - JAN 12, 2003
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 15/20
black, no head. wierd light sprityzness, possibly attributed to the wierd yeast. light roast nose, moderate hops, light bodied
Crit (3350) - Surrey, British Columbia, CANADA - JAN 9, 2003
2.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 10/20
Brown with large lasting tan head. Tinny roasted nose and flavor. Very little body
jefyou (39) - Menlo Park, California, USA - JAN 5, 2003
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good porter. dark brown color, coffee and chocolate flavors. No head and smooth finish. A little too dry and too much carbonation for my taste.
drismyhero (815) - Tacoma, Washington, USA - JAN 4, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Very nice, I need to give props for the whole 1825 yeast strain idea, Iím not sure how much it really adds but itís cool anyhow. The Flag Porter was surprisingly tasty - I was afraid the sunken ship thing was only a gimmick to make up for the bad beer, but itís apparently not - with a very nice roastiness and the "mouth painting" kind of malt that just refuses to let go of the beer til itís finished. Very smooth, nicely sweet, and very good for drinking.