Duck Duck Goose Porter | Eastern Shore Brewing

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Duck Duck Goose PorterDuck Duck Goose Porter

Brewed by:
Eastern Shore Brewing
Maryland, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by yesyouam on 01-20-2011

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Ratings: 29 |  Reviews: 11
Reviews by tencents:
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2.33/5  rDev -30%
look: 4.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Appearance - Got the color right, opaque black. Head dissipated a bit quickly but left some nice lacing.

Smell - Expected more of a roasted aroma but instead was met with a somewhat sour unpleasant smell.

Taste - Rich and fairly pleasant, but again a touch of sourness that increases at the finish.

Mouthfeel - Has a nice body but leaves an unpleasant metallic aftertaste on tongue.

Overall - Drinkable, but not enjoyable. Questioning whether this had not been properly stored. The sourness really kills it.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of briandaube
3/5  rDev -9.9%

Photo of ConradKenney
4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of akorsak
3.18/5  rDev -4.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Again from Liquid Assets OCMD.

A: The porter is dark, a chocolate syrup deep brown that verges on black at times. A fluffy tan head, not too tan mind you, nears two fingers on the first pour.

S: The nose has a combination of thick minerals and sweet roasted malts. The porter is present and accounted for with sweet chocolate. A celery-like aroma betrays the minerals.

T: Roasted grains are present, a darker body that adds depth to the ale. The darkness is also very sweet, syrupy with chocolate, caramel, and coffee. More minerals, almost a grainy feel, accompanies each sip. The flavors strike me as thin. Luckily, the finish leaves darker porter flavors to linger. That finish is the highlight of the ale, bringing the porter flavors without any of the mineral flavors. On a plus side, no infection to be found!

M: The mouthfeel works best late in each sip. Up to that point the flavors are ho-hum. A strong finish, plenty of roasted malts, keeps the ale moving forward.

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Photo of mendvicdog
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of vincehayter
4.62/5  rDev +38.7%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

I absolutely loved this porter! Head retention was arguably a wee bit lacking but the color is a great thorough deep brown. The aroma is equally dark with heavy notes of carmelized sugar, roasted nuts, and dark malts. The dark malts come through heavily in the flavor and pleasantly linger. A wonderful dark beer!

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Photo of ckollias
3.03/5  rDev -9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Enjoyed this 12oz bottle out of a Belgian tulip glass.

A: Pours a pitch-black hue with a thin, 2-finger, whitish head that quickly dissipates into a wispy lace.

S: Sweet malt and hints of dark fruits in the background.

T: Slightly sweet – but surprising more bitter – almost a tart flavor. Finishes smooth with a roasted malt background.

M: Medium body and medium carbonation.

O: This was just an ok porter – being from Maryland I was hoping to give this brew a better rating.

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Photo of womencantsail
2.06/5  rDev -38.1%
look: 3 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 1.5

Dyan, I sadly can't thank you for this bottle.

A: The pour is a dark brown with some reddish notes and a massive off-white head.

S: Smells slightly tart. Sour cherries, burnt sugar, roasted malt, lactic sourness. Some coffee grinds, metal, and some medicinal character to it.

T: Really quite sour. Tart cherries and aspirin with a big time metal flavor. Medicinal with even more metallic notes, some green apples in there too. Just bad.

M: Medium in body with a moderate to high carbonation.

O: Just terrible stuff. I accept your apology, Dyan.

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Photo of DefenCorps
1.54/5  rDev -53.8%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

Bottle from State Line. Robert said that this young brewery had plenty of problems early on, and a lot of it had to do with a water supply with a wildly varying mineral profile. That has since been fixed, and this is supposed to be one of the newer bottles.

Pouring a dark amber with a dense, light brown head with good retention and excellent lacing, this is a little light in color for a porter. The nose has a big English hop character, rather leafy, with a moderate caramel and brown sugar character. A little aspirin-like as well. The palate is nothing like the nose. Where the fuck did that disgusting sourness come from? Harsh, sour, metallic absolutely awful. Like rusty blood with piss in it, this is undrinkable. Bitter and vegetal, especially on the finish, this is awful stuff. I'm sorry I sent you one, Andy.

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Photo of Boone757
3.25/5  rDev -2.4%

Photo of lackenhauser
3.47/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fairly dark brown-deep chestnut color actually. Small, tight and lively head that quickly fades. Decent grainy aroma-traces of caramel and dark chocolate. Pleasant roasted and chocolate flavors. Mellow hop bitterness. Touch of caramel sweetness in the end. Ok bodywise. May be a tad thin. Overall a decent porter. A far, far improvement over their other beer I have had, and the draft version I had of this a few months back. Would not turn down if offered this.

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Photo of sathomp17
3.72/5  rDev +11.7%

Photo of Reemer686
2.97/5  rDev -10.8%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

This beer has the potential to be a decent porter but the sour smell and so-so finish do it no favors.

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Photo of alpinebryant
2.61/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Pours a dark chestnut brown with a small light tan head.

S: Aroma of roasted nuts, chocolate malt mixed with a light hopping.

T: I do not know how old this it but it seems like it has a pretty strong brett flavor going in it. Mostly roasted malt, very bitter chocolate malts and a vegetal sour quality that just doesnt vibe with an American Porter. Its almost like this has gained some brett qualities in the bottle, as I do not think they would have sold it like this fresh.

M: Light body with a high level of carbonation.

O: I dont know what happened here, but this is not a clean example. I think there is a combination of a delayed fermentation with a brett yeast strain mixed in accidentally.

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Photo of wrightst
4.5/5  rDev +35.1%

Photo of Latarnik
2.75/5  rDev -17.4%

Photo of slugfresh
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of redfox405
4/5  rDev +20.1%

Photo of BillRoth
4/5  rDev +20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at Robert Morris Inn in Oxford, MD. Had tried essentially because it was the only local beer on tap. Was pleasantly surprised to find it a very nice well made porter. Look, nose and taste were all what you'd expect in a very good American porter. Delicious and drank easily. Feel was a bit creamy which I really liked. Nothing "off" or distracting compared to the brew reviewed last year. Will definitely order this again when I come across it.

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Photo of JakeDebus
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of RobertColianni
3.94/5  rDev +18.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Gatordaddy
3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

Photo of t0rin0
1.75/5  rDev -47.4%

Photo of THECPJ
2.22/5  rDev -33.3%
look: 2 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

Reviewed from notes:

appearance: dark brown black with orange hue and 1 finger off white head that dissipates quickly.

smell: roasted malts

taste: roast malts, metallic

mouthfeel: mild carbonation, thin body

overall: I was hoping to like this but I was warned by friends not to waste my money. Just not very good. Better beers come out of my local Homebrew club.


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3.5/5  rDev +5.1%

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