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RATINGS: 150   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.34   IBU: 45   EST. CALORIES: 195   ABV: 6.5%
Named after a black hole and a song, this is a porter like no other. We took an old English porter recipe, added some rye malt, and our porter was born. This brew floods your palate with hints of chocolate, biscuit and all-around roasty goodness with just a touch of smoke that finishes dry but is not overpowering. Perfect with roasts or fowl. Enjoy by the fire, and it will certainly warm you on any cold evening in the Great White North.

* O.G. 1065
* SRM 25

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
eruizgarcia (256) - - NOV 22, 2011
UPDATED: MAY 9, 2013 Dark roasty color with little head. Sweet but with a bitter aftertaste. Strong yeast aroma. Roasty and ashy. Good, not great.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ryanfolty (2109) - Bourbon County, Minnesota, USA - SEP 27, 2011
Date: September 24, 2011 Mode: Bottle Source: Minneapolis Beer Fest. Full description not available as I sampled way too many beers in 4.5 hours!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3270) - Miami, Florida, USA - SEP 25, 2011
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mattyb83 (737) - Minnesota, USA - AUG 31, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
dchmela (2848) - Orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 29, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
adnielsen (10138) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 22, 2011
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
LamarBurton (376) - California, USA - JAN 17, 2011
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".

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
drfabulous (4916) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - JAN 16, 2011
22 ounce shared wit Seth. Very carbonated. Light body. Somewhat roasty. Not an intense porter, but decent overall.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
piscator34 (2152) - Winnipeg, Manitoba, CANADA - NOV 9, 2010
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
islay (1535) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - OCT 25, 2010
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.

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