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Darwin
Brewed at Elgoods

Style: Porter
Sunderland, England

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common

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RATINGS: 615   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.48   EST. CALORIES: 150   ABV: 5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Available in bottle
Contract brewed by Elgood for BrewLab/Darwin.
Full bodied porter, hopped with Kent’s hops.

Flag Porter is brewed from a traditional 19th century British recipe using yeast salvaged from a vessel which sank in the English Channel in 1825. In 1988, several bottles of the brew were raised from their resting place 60 feet deep in the Channel. They were in their original containers, with their wood stoppers and wax seals intact. When opened, however, they "tasted like old, wet boots" according to Dr. Keith Thomas, renowned brewer and microbiologist. When he examined the beer under a microscope, he found a small percentage of the yeast to be still living! After months of growing this yeast, he brewed a porter using an 1850 recipe. Adhering to the practises of porter brewers of the era, Dr. Thomas uses barley and hops grown without pesticides or chemical fertilizers.


UDBeernut's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UDBeernut (2170) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - FEB 28, 2012
bottle poured into a pint glass a: dark brown, small offwhite head with fair retetnion. light lacing s: coffee, caramel, light toffee t: bitter chocolate mixed with slight roastyness. light caramel notes, well balanced. kind of bland m&d: crisp mouth, light to medium bodied. drinkable but better porters available


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
northropfrye (2775) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - JUN 16, 2015
Dark black body brown head nice lacing. Slight Lactose and roast malt coffe Aroma. Taste is sweet and milky with a touch of roast and a touch of sweetness. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
willisread (830) - Tokyo, JAPAN - MAY 31, 2015
Old rating. Bottle from old town. Shaker pint. Black with a small tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, coffee and peat. Thin body with a smooth watery mouthfeel. Soft carbonation like a flat soda. As it warms some chocolate and dark fruit come out.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
cutitoutdave (67) - - MAY 9, 2015
Pours dark brown from 12 oz with minimal quickly dissipating tan head. Aroma of cola and coffee. Roasted malt flavor with dry bitter finish. Flat. Decent porter fairly unremarkable. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
DCLawyer (1866) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - APR 23, 2015
Bottle->pokal. Dark brown with thin wispy offwhite head. A: subtle chocolate malt, soy sauce, grains. T: roasted and chocolate malt, slight smoke. Thin, watery. Eh.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Eructoblaster (3363) - Gatineau, Quebec, CANADA - APR 18, 2015
Bottle - 330ml. Black body with a thin, fading, off-white foamy head. Decent malty/hoppy aroma with roasted cereals hints. Taste carries woody and coffeeish notes. Ends with a decent bitter/roasty finish. Not bad at all.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
rumproasts (4137) - Grand Rapids, Michigan, USA - JAN 24, 2015
bottle. deep brown with small head. really nice porter. malty with quite a bit of coffee. roasty with some chocolate. dry, moderately bitter finish. very tasty. awesome story behind this as well.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beergeek23322 (2602) - Chesapeake, Virginia, USA - JAN 17, 2015
4/4/2011. From bottle. dark brown with a tan head. Roasted malt, chocolate, dark fruit, caramel. Hints of coffee. Nice flavor profile. Good balance, very clean with a malty finish.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jow (2705) - New York, USA - JAN 5, 2015
Late night bottle at home. Pours deep brown with no head to speak of. Nose is chocolate and cola. Tastes of flat cola, molasses, chocolate, some smoke, and soy sauce. Thin palate very little carbonation.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonathonsti (29) - - DEC 12, 2014
Bottle. Pours a very dark brown with no head to speak of. Aroma of sweet malts, some coffee / chocolate. Taste is lighter than expected - sweetish with smokey aroma finishing through.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SlovakSniper (3894) - Candiac, Quebec, CANADA - NOV 30, 2014
Brun avec un anneau de mousse. Malts rôtis, torréfaction, fumée et chocolat sec sont les pafums qui me viennent à l’esprit. Céréales noires diluées ou imprécises en ce qui touchent les saveurs. Corps plutôt léger et texture mince sans être aqueuse. Bulles endormies. Finale sèche sur des notes de grains brûlés. Simple mais pas simplet.


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