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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
outstanding

91 Ratings
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Ratings: 91
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 4.07
pDev: 10.32%
Wants: 6
Gots: 5 | 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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sneaks2210

New York

3/5  rDev -26.3%

11-16-2012 02:35:03 | More by sneaks2210
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tempest

Pennsylvania

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

11-12-2012 03:26:08 | More by tempest
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scootny

New York

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
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.

Serving type: growler

10-29-2012 04:16:28 | More by scootny
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dafein

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

10-16-2012 12:46:50 | More by dafein
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Chugs13

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-15-2012 00:08:54 | More by Chugs13
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cowboy83

New York

4.25/5  rDev +4.4%

10-12-2012 18:42:51 | More by cowboy83
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tun

New York

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

10-06-2012 22:25:59 | More by tun
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edthered413

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

09-09-2012 14:50:45 | More by edthered413
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

3.63/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

On cask at Barcade in Brooklyn, NY. The beer is near black with a half inch of head. Ample lacing on the pint glass. The aroma offers chocolate, malt, roast. A bit of cocoa in the flavor with a slightly bitter finish. Pretty smooth on the palate. Overall, this was ok. Hard to pass up a cask ale.

Serving type: cask

08-19-2012 11:25:28 | More by Huhzubendah
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Japple

New York

3.75/5  rDev -7.9%

07-31-2012 19:32:43 | More by Japple
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rolltide8425

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev -1.7%

07-17-2012 03:54:53 | More by rolltide8425
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TheBrewo

Michigan

3.5/5  rDev -14%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This brew was served from the tap at Rattle N’ Hum in New York, NY. It arrived in a standard pint glass. The brew glowed the deepest brown color, showing a thick haze but no sediment. A one finger tall tan head stood firm, showing average retention. Rings of lacing were left around the glass as it disappeared. Carbonation appeared average. The nose was of adjuncty grain, with barley and a rye-like bite. Thick roasts and char came through on the back, with vinegar sours to cut. A light booze seeped out with warmth. Our first impression upon sipping was of a deep bitterness of malts, with a certain muddy quality about them. The flavoring opened up with an apparent alcohol from the outset, mixing with darker, sour malts, and a hint of smoke. The middle took the sourness to the peak, with light citric hops for the balance, and a crashing follow through of adjuncts and metallic coffee bite. The finish was with soy sauce saltiness, seaweed, more vinegar, char, and surprisingly calming lactics. The aftertaste breathed of herbal darkness, apple sweetness, and of course, more of that souring char. The body was light to medium, and the carbonation was lower. A sour coating was left around the mouth, which became slick and dry to the tongue. The beer was watery at times, but there was still decent slurp and smack. The abv was appropriate, and the beer drank easily.

Overall, what we enjoyed most about this brew was the pleasant mix of malts, and ultimately how smoothly the beer drank. The grain profile showed many faces, with rye, earthiness, and even that dog food graininess, but in a good way. The nose was found to be mild, and things lightened up too much in the taste at times. The sourness was also getting up there, with a pretty acidic finish, but really it was an appropriate, decent beer for the style.

Serving type: on-tap

05-26-2012 02:55:25 | More by TheBrewo
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tobelerone

Connecticut

3.73/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A pretty middle-of-the-road, classic American porter that’s very well-made if not totally exceptional. This growler pour was black with a smallish off-white head, some spotty lacing and fair retention. Typical aroma; roasty, a touch of chocolate and coffee; some trace aromatic hops lending a light floral touch.

It’s certainly a tasty porter in the traditional mold; mild chocolate and coffee notes peak out underneath the dominant roasted, slightly charred malt flavor. Again there is a hint of hoppiness giving the taste a bit of shape but remaining unobtrusive. The body and carbonation are both pretty much average for the style. Fairly dry and clean drinking.

Overall the experience wasn’t bad but not quite as enjoyable as the draft version; I may have spoiled myself a bit since that original pour with a wide range of quality porters and perhaps gotten a little more discerning.

Serving type: growler

04-30-2012 17:05:34 | More by tobelerone
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Billolick

New York

3.9/5  rDev -4.2%
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

Serving type: growler

03-31-2012 20:42:00 | More by Billolick
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MikeConklin

New York

4.5/5  rDev +10.6%

03-21-2012 23:30:03 | More by MikeConklin
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dwilly

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%

03-17-2012 03:18:26 | More by dwilly
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afksports

New York

4.75/5  rDev +16.7%

02-29-2012 21:50:01 | More by afksports
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acurtis

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -1.7%

02-20-2012 00:25:49 | More by acurtis
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socon67

New York

4/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-14-2012 22:27:08 | More by socon67
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mdaschaf

Washington

4/5  rDev -1.7%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2012 19:26:39 | More by mdaschaf
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Goobastic

New York

3.5/5  rDev -14%

12-25-2011 14:07:08 | More by Goobastic
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taigor

New York

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-16-2011 13:32:11 | More by taigor
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asparkoflife

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-05-2011 17:51:48 | More by asparkoflife
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pgofman

New York

5/5  rDev +22.9%

12-03-2011 23:22:29 | More by pgofman
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69davis

New Jersey

5/5  rDev +22.9%

11-28-2011 19:10:38 | More by 69davis
Black Duck Porter from Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 91 ratings.