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Flat Earth Brewing Company
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English Porter made with all imported English malt and hops, except for the rye malt.
(Beer added by: tavernjef on 09-12-2007)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Some confusion at first on this one...one source initially called it a "Canadian Bourbon-Infused Porter"...others set the record straight and dubbed it an English Porter, brewed with rye...that's more like it...so, I went and had one at Ye Olde Happy Gnome, and here's what I thought...
Poured to the top in a Flat Earth snifter/goblet...full-on blackness, thin ring of roasted cocoa head. Very nice.
Roasty nose, dark chocolate, some anise, molasses, slightly sweet and still toasty/roasty...the kind of porter-y aroma that makes me want to keep my nose in there and search out more delights.
Smooth, even-handed on the tongue...medium- bodied, rich in porter-y goodness, then dry sliding out. Some caramel peeps out in the flavor, nicely roasted, but I end up wanting more body from this guy.
Good effort, though...one of my favorite Flat Earths, and one I'll try again, for sure. Good to see more quality dark brews coming out from the locals.
Serving type: on-tap
09-14-2007 00:53:05 |
More by feloniousmonk
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Special tap release at Great Waters - A nice surprise to say the least and deemed a Canadina Porter?
Dark brown filled pint with a low glow of amber at the edges. Finger high, soft, lush, spongy foam of a light sandy brown sits atop with good strength. Smal bits of lacing stick to the glass well.
Solid lofty porter aroma of dry breads, cocoa, and caramel. Tenderly sweet and dryish to the air, elluminating with a nose of solidness that screams porter.
Nice taster of a porter, simple, yet fulfillingly rich in a softness of breadishness and slightly biscuity-like elements are encompassed with far reaching elements of cocoa. Nice tidbits of caramel swim around underneath along with some smallish hints to dark fruit sweetness and milk chocolate powder. The dryness is subtle and clean while the sweetness and cocoa/caramel round it out with a fine tuned balance. Very light hints to smoke and tin float into parts of the finish.
Body is a delicately smooth and firm mediumish tone with a great clean profile and slippery creamyness. The dryness that it carries is quite nice here as its just enough to make an impression while letting the smoothness of cocoa and slight sweet tones balance it out. It's no brute of a porter by any means, but a damn fine example of the style. Not sure what the whole Canadian reference is about. Maybe the band Rush? Perhaps that will be revealed at a later point? But it is suppose to be a lighter version of what an American porter would usually be.
The drinkability is a glide of fun, solid, porter taste and has an easy going character and complextion that seems simple but does not approach any such missing elements. A well crafted brew by Flat Earth. Perfect for this crisper, cooler Autumn air.
Serving type: on-tap
09-12-2007 17:49:31 |
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