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Black Duck Porter - Greenport Harbor Brewing Company

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Ratings: 111
Reviews: 26
rAvg: 4.04
pDev: 12.13%
Wants: 10
Gots: 11 | 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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5/5  rDev +23.8%

pgofman, Dec 03, 2011
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rexpop, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

This is one of my favorite porters of all time.

Black in color with a 1/4 inch brown head.

Full malty flavor with hints of chocolate and coffee. Solid mouth feel, not thin, but not overly thick either.

Finshes smooth with little after taste.

I could drink this all day long. It's a great example of this style.

BF1977, May 18, 2010
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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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5/5  rDev +23.8%

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GFD400, May 11, 2013
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4.43/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had a sixteen ounce glass of this at Rattle n Hum in New York City. Greenport has been making quite a splash in New York as of late and has given the other Long Island Breweries a run for their money. This porter is, in my opinion, their best and one of the better English Porters I've had.

Pours a dark, reddish brown with alight amount of carbonation and good lacing along the side of the glass.

Aroma is smokey and very good. You can detect wood as well as dark malts and hops.

Flavor is quite intense, especially considering the low alcohol content. Very complex with alot going on.

Overall, as very good beer and one that I'll have as often as I can find it.

david18, Jun 20, 2011
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4.38/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at the brewery.

Poured an oily black hue with a one finger foamy tan head. There was good retention and lacing.

The smell featured a robust roasted malt with the accompanying coffee and charcoal notes.

The taste consisted of an upfront roasted grain with a residual smokiness.

The mouthfeel was clean and finished dry. Good carbonation.

Overall a superior porter. Enjoyed fresh from the source.

plaid75, Aug 24, 2009
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4.25/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

First a word about the brewery. This is a very interesting, no frills, compact, easily accessible brewery that offers sample tasters of its four ales. You literally walk into the wide open front doors and you belly up to the small bar. There are four taps at present, which also seconds as a growler station. The owner was pouring the day I went there. There is one brewer, no assistants, so the quality rests with him. The Harbor Ale is their flagship beer, but I find the Black Duck Porter the most interesting.

According to the brewer, he's aiming at a cocoa powder like chocolatey flavored porter with no adjunct beyond the malt variety. Through roasted malts, chocolate malts, brown malts, and others, I believe he has succeeded admirably. There is a teeny bit of hop in the finish, just to tighten things up, but this beer is really a simple enough porter that has a nice sweetish base, some drying elements underneath, a nice hop kiss in the finish, and just lots of chocolatey, mocha, cocoa powder substance.

The beer has a very nice thick frothy head with some caramel aroma in the nose. The lacing and billowing is quite evident. It's an enticing beer, the best that this small, new, compact brewery has to offer, and a real seeker-outer. The distribution isn't much beyond Greenport, but they will be on their way if they keep making beers like the Black Duck. There is a pumpkin ale coming out in a couple of weeks.

albern, Sep 05, 2009
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Black Duck Porter from Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 111 ratings.