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Black Duck Porter - Greenport Harbor Brewing Company

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Black Duck PorterBlack Duck Porter

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BA SCORE
90
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99 Ratings
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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 10.1%
Wants: 8
Gots: 8 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company visit their website
New York, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  4.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: bonbright7 on 08-24-2009)
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Reviews by cosmicevan:
Photo of cosmicevan
3.55/5  rDev -12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Picked up a 32oz growler of this last week at whole foods in downtown nyc (in fliptop growler). Poured into ommegang tulip.

A - Poured a nice dark almost black, deep reddish brown. Had a thin cream colored head that evaporated pretty quickly.

S - Roasted malts with toffee and caramel. Hints of coffee with a soft sweet background. Really nice balance. Not as overpowering in the roasted or coffee direction like a lot of the other Porters you see a lot of these days. Seems like the sweetness in the background mellows it out a bit. Really nice smelling beer.

T - Watered down a bit for my tastes, but all malts in the flavor. Some of the nose can be tasted in the flavor, but more in the background. Malt for days. Pretty bitter too.

M - Little watery. Leaves a really dry after feel. As it opened up and warmed, it felt a lot more even, but had a bit of a sour feeling.

D - Overall pretty easy drinker. Not a bad porter, but a bit on the watery and bitter side for my tastes. Good one for the style and worth a try for Porter fans.

cosmicevan, May 01, 2010
More User Reviews:
Photo of SkiBum22
4/5  rDev -1.5%

SkiBum22, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of Billolick
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler filled at Steinmann Deli in Yorktown, NY ($11.99)

Near black, dark tan head, that stays nicely.

More then a hint of chalky chocolate in the nose.

Robust and flavorful porter. More chocolate, dark malts, smoke and some vanilla to add to the complexity. Would do well with some BBQ, or a chocolate desert.

Enjoyable, clearly a quality creation in brewing. More good beer from Long Island NY

Billolick, Mar 31, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Lgrec8, Jul 13, 2013
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

SkinnyElvis, Jun 21, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

Milkysunshine, Jan 12, 2013
Photo of dwilly
4/5  rDev -1.5%

dwilly, Mar 17, 2012
Photo of acurtis
4/5  rDev -1.5%

acurtis, Feb 20, 2012
Photo of mdaschaf
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Whole Foods on Columbus Circle in NYC. Review from notes.

A: Served in a pint glass, Black Duck was dark brown with one finger tan head on top. Good retention, lasting for at least half of the glass, before slowly reducing to a thin cap on top. Foamy lacing left behind.

S: Lightly roasted malt, a little bit of chocolate and cocoa, and a hint of smoke actually.

T: Similar to the aroma, lightly roasted malt and chocolate. There is a surprising bitterness at the end.

M: Medium bodied with active carbonation. Has a bitter and slightly dry finish.

O: Great flavor for a low abv beer. Another surprising gem from a brewery I had never heard of.

mdaschaf, Jan 06, 2012
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3.75/5  rDev -7.6%

Griffith, Sunday at 07:45 PM
Photo of socon67
4/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours dark brown, with a brown foam. Plenty of lacing.

S - Smells of cocoa and roasted malt.

T - Pretty tasty. Some sweetness that is kinda like belgian chocolate. There is a roasted malty flavor that continues throughout. Gives off a little smoky heat at the end.

M - Feels a bit heavier than it is. Really hits the tongue with both sweet, smoky, and bitter notes.

O - May be my favorite Greenport Beer. Really a solid porter that anyone who enjoys the style would like.

socon67, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of WoodBrew
4/5  rDev -1.5%

WoodBrew, Jul 11, 2013
Photo of tempest
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had a pint at Astoria Bier and Cheese on a Sunday afternoon. Overall, this was just a nice smooth, yet roasty porter. There was a mild, underlying creaminess that should come with an English porter. There's no hops presence, but the barley brings a great mix of light espresso, blackened toast, and touch of dry, dark chocolate. Order a pint if you find this on tap.

tempest, Nov 12, 2012
Photo of Gmann
4.1/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a near black color with a nice creamy tan head that settles into a light ring.

The aroma is of roasted malt/barley, some tea notes, and a light touch of smoke/wood.

The taste has a nice wet wood and smoke flavor to go along with a mild roasted malt flavor. There is a tea like sourness towards the end. Some hints of bittersweet chocolate pop through.

Moderate to full feel, definitely a heavier porter. Tingly carbonation helps breakup the heavy body. Finishes with a roasty bitterness.

This is a dang flavorful porter and at a low ABV so it gets bonus points. I really like the woody/light smoke flavor. Best that I have had from this brewery.

Gmann, Dec 12, 2010
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

richj1970, Jun 30, 2013
Photo of scootny
3.9/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A huge head as I pour from my 64 oz ( Best Yet Market in Harlem $9.99, what a deal!) Finally able to fill the glass and the settles to two plus fingers, Slow fade leave a light covering and decent lace here and there. Fluid is dark brown with garnet highlights. Almost opaque but some light does get through when it is bright enough. Smell has lots of roasted grains and some char/smoke. A very nice blend of molasses and a dark English style yeast fruitiness. A bit of dark chocolate infused espresso. Some earthy hops. Taste has a great blend of dark roasted flavors. Coffee, chocolate malt, cocoa nibs. A bit of molasses sweetened brown dinner rolls. Yeast esters give a fruity glue to the overall character. Hops are dry and earthy giving a clean finish that leaves a light note of fresh hop leafiness. Feel is medium weight with a crisp refreshing dryness. Carbonation is just on the lower side but still enough to make my mouth happy. A great session ale. I went through the growler as I cleaned up my yard preparing for hurricane Sandy, eating dinner and watching football. Refreshing, quenching, and satisfying. Yum.

scootny, Oct 29, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

lax0321, Jun 17, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +4.7%

pjkelley82, Jul 07, 2013
Photo of CooperEllis
3.8/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Growler from Bierkraft into .3l tulip

Pours deep brown, flat brown with a very full, milky head of tan/almond that leaves full lacing.

Not much to the smell, faint malts and not much else.

Very full malt with a nice hop presence midmouth. The mouthfeel falls nicely in line with the flavor, and the milder notes are extended as this is not so heavy as to sit on the palate and force the dominant flavor.

Easy drinking darker beer. A decent, as I remember it, interpretation of the style. I would have liked to have this casked but this will have to do. The 4.7abv is a nice change of pace and accentuates the ability to make a full flavored brew with needing crushing abv/booze presence.

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CooperEllis, Mar 12, 2011
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

hoppymcgee, Feb 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -20%

DavidHume, Jul 19, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

jaydoc, Nov 24, 2013
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5/5  rDev +23.2%

pgofman, Dec 03, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -13.8%

tfidler, Mar 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev -1.5%

JohnQVD, Mar 17, 2013
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Black Duck Porter from Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.