smith4498 (3172) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from a trade with CLevar. Pours clear brown color with tan head. Roasted malt and chocolate aromas. Burnt malt flavor with some milk chocolate and coffee; slightly ashy. Medium body with soft carbonation. Thanks Caleb.
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Tap. Deep, dark brown in color with a small khaki head. Aroma is roast malt, chocolate, a touch of cinnamon, and some hints of rye. Taste is slightly sweeter. Nice roasted character mixed with chocolate that gives this a mocha like character. Some nice rye spice rounds this out. Slightly dry. Lighter body for a porter, but not at all too light. Really nice porter.
dchmela (2740) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2011
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the 22oz bottle. Pours a reddish black with an off white head. Aroma is chocolate, toffee and light herbs. Smooth mocha taste with just a touch of hops poking through.
adnielsen (9659) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Growler @ Flat Earth. Dark brown/black appearance with a light tan head. Very roasty dark malty nose. Quite roasty, slightly burnt, dark chocate malty flavor with a slight espresso taste. Pretty roasty finish.
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Tap at stubs. Very dark brown with a light tan head that fades quickly. Not a ton of lacing. Aroma is light smoke, lots of burnt malt, coco, and some coffee. Taste has coffee up front, followed by some dark malt and roastyness in the middle, finishing with some burnt malt bitterness. Just a hint of the rye spice in the middle, though this comes out as it warms. Perhaps a bit of dark fruit in the middle as well. A nice porter, though it edged on being more "burnt" than "roast".
drfabulous (4416) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2011
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 ounce shared wit Seth. Very carbonated. Light body. Somewhat roasty. Not an intense porter, but decent overall.
piscator34 (2034) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 9, 2010
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottled sample. Near black in colour with medium carbonation. Aromas are of strong caramel, milk chocolate, and light herbal hops. Quite mellow in the mouth with the emphasis firmly on caramel and mild chocolate flavours. Fairly sweet overall, but there is a bit of faint spice and herbal hop character on the back end. Nice enough, but I would have prefered a little less sweet and a little more of those savory characteristics.
islay (1364) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2010
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
7 oz. pour, on tap at Stub & Herbís, consumed on 10-24-10. Listed on the meny as Flat Earth Cygnus X-1 Rye Porter. I thought this was a special ryed version of Cygnus X-1, but, according to Flat Earthís website, the regular Cygnus X-1 contains some rye malt, and there isnít a special ryed version listed here at RateBeer, so I assume I had the standard version. Iíve had it multiple times previously, but, apparently, I had not yet rated it, so I might as well do so now. Coffee aroma. Dry, woody smell features char and cigarette tobacco. Powerful smell, but not up my alley. Pours a medium brown with a brick hue. Small to moderate amount of beige head. Vanilla and cream taste on top of a dry, bitter, coffee and tar base. Hints of marshmallow. Some rye-whiskey like taste. The flavor has features of a beer aged in a charred oak barrel (though I donít believe that it was). Chocolate, dark pitted fruit, caramel, and toffee tastes. Iím surprisingly pleased by the taste, given that Iím not a huge fan of the smell. Medium body. Lively and a bit creamy in the generally ordinary palate.
bhiner41 (185) - La Grange, Illinois, USA - OCT 15, 2010
3.8 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great smooth porter. No bitter after taste, very smooth. No head on this one.
nuplastikk (4877) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - SEP 11, 2010
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22oz bottle. Opaque brown-black, with a patchy beige head. Roasty chocolate aroma. Quite a nice beer, really nails the style. Lots of malt depth, from brown ale nuttiness to sweet chocolate roast. Maybe a touch of amber malt underneath the thick chocolate. Super drinkable, comes off almost medium bodied despite the ABV and depth flavor. Excellent.