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Black Duck Porter - Greenport Harbor Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
91
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117 Ratings
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Ratings: 117
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.06
pDev: 12.07%
Wants: 10
Gots: 12 | 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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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.

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4.53/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Wow. Toasty nose! Solid all around! Well done!

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4.43/5  rDev +9.1%
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.

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4.38/5  rDev +7.9%
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.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to doomXsaloon for sharing this delicious beer!

Dark as night with a light brown two fingers of foam atop. Nice lace clings with oily tenacity to the tulip.

Full strength aroma that is all the roasty goodness you could ask for, bitter chocolate, coffee, burnt caramel, and even a touch of herbal bitter too, with a merest hint of neutral sweet to balance it to a superb bouquet.

The taste is all the flavors of the nose balanced excellently, that merest hint of sweet going a long way to bring out the impact of the roasty notes, which never get acrid. The sip ends with the bitter notes rising in victory. Very delicious

Considering how clean the flavor profile is, how perfect the carb is, and how dry and lovely the finish is, I hate to ding this for being just the slightest bit thin for style, especially as it is so refreshing.

Delicious beer, highly recommended, all you could want in t a porter, and more.

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Black Duck Porter from Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
91 out of 100 based on 117 ratings.