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 (3483) - 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.
loweredsixth (946) - Clovis, California, USA - DEC 20, 2002
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Great porter! Nice roasty toasty characteristic to this brew. Dry, with a clean crisp finish. Excellent.
jazz88 (2585) - San Francisco, California, USA - DEC 15, 2002
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark brown with a foamy light-brown head. Bready and malty aroma. A little thin with a malty flavor.
Hopistotle420 (1178) - Amherst, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 13, 2002
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Ruddy brown complexion. Dense light tan head. Earthy aromas, light coffee. Light molasses sweetness first. Kinda light-footed on the palate. Buttery burnt toast, espresso, light sourness, and a lngering bitter finish. Decent porter, perhaps a little lacking.
DaSilky1 (2606) - San Diego, California, USA - NOV 21, 2002
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: FEB 23, 2003 gem-like rubiness with lathering tan beauty..
aroma was cola-like, with roasty notes too..
morphing flavors as it travels through your mouth..very roasty turning slightly nutty..with an earthy soil ending..sourness lingers in between flavors..Nothing special IMO
NDmullet (208) - South Bend, Indiana, USA - NOV 19, 2002
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Typical porter brown, crackling tan head that gently fades. An exemplary nose of dark malt, bakerís chocolate, rum, slightly chalky. Thereís a definite charcoal component to this Iíve never identified before, and it rides right along with the malt backbone. Very little sweetness, and a long, dry finish imparted by the very English-tasting hops. I didnít know the story behind this beer until after reading it here, but while drinking I noted that it was very "authentic" tasting, like itís from the old world. Not a bad guess, and a pretty good porter.