Kaya161 (1128) - San Diego, California, USA - AUG 17, 2003
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Definitely one of the great British porters. Stylistically similar to Fullers London Porter, the Flag has a wonderfully vinous aroma with hints of currant, licorice, blackberries and cocoa. It is a muddy brown colour with a thin beige head. The palate is medium to thin. The beer has a subtle roast complexity throughout any overwhelmingly astringent bitter flavours. Definitely some hints of chocolate as well. Very nice porter.
chronictonic (472) - Oreland, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 15, 2003
2.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Very mild English porter. Medium, dark brown. Slightly creamy. Only mild hints of roastedness. Very plain.
Trappist (286) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 3, 2003
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Not as dark as some other porters that I have tried before. Nice smokey aroma, with a semi-chocolate and banana taste? Very smooth, to almost watery flatness, not the best porter I have ever had but still very good.
BillKismet (3723) - Seattle, Washington, USA - AUG 3, 2003
3.7 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
A surprisingly delightful turn-back-the-clock ale. Molasses body with an evanescent head and absolutely gorgeous sweet roast malt aroma with twinges of smoke and licorice. Sweet malt and syrup taste, though a rather flat body--as this brew had minimal carbonation. Swiss chocolate and sweet smokey characters round out the flavoring. No no noticeable bitterness. On the down side, the aftertaste is a cardboard cut out of the initial flavor.
clvand0 (350) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JUL 28, 2003
3.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
This beer pours a dark color with ruby hints around the edges. I has a small head and a little bit of lacing on the glass. The aroma is of burned malts and chocolate - very pleasant. The flavor is very full bodied. The flavor is very strongly filled with the taste of coffee mixed with licorice. Personally I'm not a big fan of porters nor coffee, but I must admit that this was a well made and very good porter. Great representation.
gwfrankpsu (231) - McKinleyville, California, USA - JUL 1, 2003
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with quickly receeding head and no lace. Slight smoke and chocolate flavor, wonderful mouth with a nice lingering maltiness. A nice brew.
LiebeBier (808) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUN 14, 2003
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark color with a thin tan head. Slightly smokey, chocolate malt aroma. Perfectly carbonated beer. Sweet and moderately bitter. A nice beer with a great story behind it.
hotstuff (4730) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - JUN 12, 2003
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
This particular Porter poured a small tan head with fine-medium bubbles. The lacing was fair. The body was brown in color. The aroma was that of chocolate and it had a smooth taste and mouthfeel. There was ever so slight of an aftertaste observed. I did not notice much of a coffee flavor with this Porter. This was one heck of a good Porter.
thedm (5355) - Fort Wayne, USA - JUN 12, 2003
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
This brew pours a small head of light brown fine to medium sized bubbles and a semi-opaque brown body. It has a very nice strong malt aroma and a very smooth mouthfeel. Its flavor is that of coffeea some roasted notes. THis is a very fine coffer flavored Porter indded. It goes down very nice and smmoth. I would definately like to have another one of these!
DougShoemaker (3147) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - JUN 7, 2003
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Coffee, brown sugar aroma, mahogany, with a small cappuccino head. Coffee, with cream and sugar flavour. Medium bodied, a touch bitter. Pretty good, but it would be hard to live up to the history.