Black Duck Porter - Greenport Harbor Brewing Company

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Ratings: 118
Reviews: 28
rAvg: 4.05
pDev: 11.85%
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:
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(Beer added by: bonbright7 on 08-24-2009)
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4/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.91/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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4.88/5  rDev +20.5%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -13.6%

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4.72/5  rDev +16.5%

Photo of cavedave
4.36/5  rDev +7.7%
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.

Photo of doomXsaloon
4.53/5  rDev +11.9%
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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1/5  rDev -75.3%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.08/5  rDev +0.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.97/5  rDev -2%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.1/5  rDev +1.2%

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4.12/5  rDev +1.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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4.24/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -7.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

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4/5  rDev -1.2%

Photo of StonedTrippin
4/5  rDev -1.2%

an outstanding glass of porter here, looking dark as pavement from the tap, with a mocha cream head on top and a deep dark complexion that flashes milk chocolate brown to obsidian black. the nose and taste are in line with one another, loaded with coffee notes and bitter roasted barley. it could be called a stout and not be off, its got the body and the roast levels for it, but it maintains its drinkability with a very clean finish from a robust yeast strain and a minimal hop profile. i think its very authentic, but also very rich and perfect for the new england autumn, which is fast approaching. so smooth in mouthfeel, just puffy like a marshmallow on the palate, but loaded with the dark malt character. one of the better homegrown porters ive had this year, and a great first impression was made here on me by the greenport harbor folks. looks from their listing like they do some cool stuff too.

Photo of JonAdams
4/5  rDev -1.2%

Here at Paulie Gee's in Brooklyn. Served in a standard pint glass from on tap. Very small head, dissipates quickly, nothing sticks to the sides of the glass.
Very deep color, but very clear. Just a little lighter in color than something like cola, but not much.
Low alcohol, scent is a bit of coffee, roasted malt.
Taste is a bit complex, coffee and honey, maybe. Pleasant to drink.
Low carbonation, was going to say flat but them I let it sit on my tongue for a moment an there was plenty of sharpness from the carbonation, just can't see it.
There's also a creaminess or maybe a vanilla taste/nose that is there, but it's not cloying.
Would recommend this to those who like a Guinness type stout but looking for a little more adventure.

Photo of seedyone
4.25/5  rDev +4.9%

04/16/14 On tap at Rattle n Hum, NYC. Had this two drinks ago so my impression lags real-time but I can say this is an enjoyable brew. Not TOO much of anything including the ABV but worthy nonetheless.

03/28/12 Solid flavors. Cold weather brew. Save it for last as it's not a quaffer.

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Black Duck Porter from Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 118 ratings.