Black Duck Porter
Greenport Harbor Brewing Company

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Greenport Harbor Brewing Company
New York, United States
English Porter
Ranked #14
Ranked #11,591
3.99 | pDev: 10.53%
Feb 05, 2023
Aug 24, 2009
Very Good
Black Duck PorterBlack Duck Porter
Notes: A black ale that puts the flavor of the malt front and center. It has a mild hop character that balances strong notes of cocoa and hints of coffee. A full-bodied roasty treat that finishes dry. Pairs well with chocolate, BBQ, as well as fresh shellfish.
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Rated: 3.56 by rorjets from Connecticut

Feb 05, 2023
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Reviewed by TMoney2591 from Illinois

3.59/5  rDev -10%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
Served from the can in a Lgunitas mason jar.

Pours a deep hickory topped by a finger of tan foam. The nose comprises roast, sweet coffee (y'know the smell you get when you pass by the coffee store in the mall?), and a bit of cocoa powder. The taste brings in more of the same, the roast taking a dark turn, and a touch of anise poking its head in every now and again in a very busybody-like way. The body is a stolid medium, with a light moderate carbonation and a relatively dry finish. A nice bit of roasty, robust porter.
Mar 25, 2022
Rated: 3.92 by ummswimmin from New Jersey

Dec 29, 2021
Rated: 3.42 by jeschaefer from Texas

Nov 02, 2021
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Reviewed by chitoryu12 from Florida

3.68/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5
Look: Extremely dark chocolate brown, almost black. One finger of foamy tan head with good retention.

Smell: Roast malt, slight sweet coffee note.

Taste: Sweet and roasted malt. Slight sourness. Very, very mild bitterness that immediately disappears.

Mouthfeel: Creamy with mild carbonation.

Overall: A decent but unspectacular porter.
May 22, 2021
Rated: 3.96 by Sinister from New York

Feb 21, 2021
Rated: 3.93 by Edy-Cantarero from New York

Nov 07, 2020
Rated: 4.25 by bigred89 from Maryland

Oct 18, 2020
Rated: 4 by xungmound98 from New York

Oct 10, 2020
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Reviewed by SpeedwayJim from New York

3.98/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
12oz. can into a Brooklyn Brewery snifter.

Nose is roasted malt, smoke, black coffee and dark chocolate. Great balance of flavors. Beer opens black coffee, roasted malt, and bitter dark chocolate. More smoke and some liquorice in the middle with a coffee tartness and smoke at the finish. A very solid representation of the style. Body is light with ample carbonation. Prickly on the palate and goes down accented with a rather clean aftertaste. I wish this was a touch more rich.

I'm overall pretty impressed by this beer. Just a really good representation of what a porter should be.
Sep 25, 2020
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Rated by Captain69 from Illinois

3.44/5  rDev -13.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5
pours dark black with good head = heavy malt flavors - slightly on the strong side
Jun 11, 2020
Rated: 4.39 by DCH from New York

Apr 06, 2020
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Reviewed by johnreggie from New York

4.11/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Pitch black pour with a finger of coffee color lacing that sticks around nicely. Taste is of coffee, toffee, dark chocolate, some smoke. Mouthfeel is pleasant, slightly thin for the style. Very slight hop finish, but strong rich malt throughout. Long time enjoyable standard from this Noth Fork Long Island NY brewer.
Feb 29, 2020
Rated: 3.56 by Mikexw from New York

Dec 08, 2019
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Rated by izraelc from New York

3.75/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Pours black with thick foam. Not a typical porter. Light aroma. Very dry clean body. Subtle malt finish. Not bad.
Nov 24, 2019
Rated: 4.07 by DonBowman from Pennsylvania

Nov 20, 2019
Rated: 3.98 by Klister from Maine

Nov 14, 2019
Rated: 1.92 by CreightonSM from New York

Aug 19, 2019
Rated: 3.89 by Ice_Cream_And_IPAs from New York

Aug 18, 2019
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Reviewed by Bluecrow from New York

3.96/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
-ebony bottle pour with a thin foam cap and an aroma of toasted malt, a bit bitter. The flavor is very good, charred chocolate malt, espresso and a bit of woody hop. The finish is clean and flavor persists.
Jul 04, 2019
Rated: 4.18 by mtnwesdew from New York

Jun 08, 2019
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Reviewed by npolachek from New York

4/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Solid Porter. Pours jet black. Good tan head.not sweet and just right for a summer drink on the roof deck. Some malt and some chocolate. Very tasty beer.
Jun 07, 2019
Rated: 4.13 by chiefz1 from New York

May 31, 2019
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Reviewed by John_C94 from New York

4.56/5  rDev +14.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
Pours a deep brown/black, minimal head ,Initial nose of fruity character, ideal amount of carbonation for the style, taste is of mild chocolate and with a malty finish that dosnt linger for too long. A good sessionable porter.
Feb 26, 2019
Rated: 3.96 by Phoodcritic from Michigan

Feb 09, 2019
Rated: 3.7 by Eychung from New York

Jan 28, 2019
Rated: 3.95 by Branlott42 from Missouri

Dec 13, 2018
Rated: 3.99 by Zaktcc from Maryland

Dec 05, 2018
Rated: 3.5 by Mattias from Sweden

Dec 04, 2018
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Reviewed by smcolw from Massachusetts

3.82/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
Very good, beige, tight-bubbled head. It never fades entirely. Some streaks on the glass. The liquid is dark brown where light doesn't pass.

Chalky, powdered cocoa nose. Semisweet.

Dry, nearly dark chocolate up front taste. A bit chalky. Enough hop bitterness to add complexity. Neutral body and elevated carbonation. Relatively short aftertaste. Overall, a middle-of-the-road Porter.
Nov 11, 2018
Rated: 4.54 by Yakuza_Dad from New York

Nov 06, 2018
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Reviewed by EMH73 from New York

4.1/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Pours black with a well retained two inch tan head that left some streaks of lacing. Smells and tastes of dark chocolate, dark roasted malts, coffee, slight nuttiness and some mild bitterness in the taste. Full bodied for the style, light to moderate bitterness, creamy mouth feel.
Aug 16, 2018
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Reviewed by HorseheadsHophead from Colorado

4.13/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25
L: Nearly pitch black with a hint of ruby red at the bottom of the glass. Small floaties near the bottom. A small tan head with medium retention. A thin film remains, leaving streaky lacing.

S: Dark chocolate, brownies, fudge, soy sauce, vanilla, cocoa, raisin.

T: Dark chocolate, cocoa, and then sweet brownies/fudge upfront. Some soy sauce and burnt sugar in the middle, with a hardy pumpernickel bread backbone. Trails off into a moderate bitterness of cocoa powder and black coffee.

F: Creamy and well-rounded upfront, moderately carbonated, trailing off to a thinner finish, but still a big mouthfeel for 4.7%

O: A really good porter with the trappings of an imperial stout. Very well done.
Jul 02, 2018
Rated: 3.75 by Knickfan3 from New York

Jun 09, 2018
Rated: 3.25 by JamesLeung from Florida

May 22, 2018
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Reviewed by Mr-Beer from New York

4.27/5  rDev +7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
the taste of this wonderful beer is slightly nutty and dark chocolatey It's smooth easy to drink. A pretty close comparison in my opinion to a Guinness. If not better.
May 18, 2018
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Rated by nmwhitehead from New York

4.24/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
Not usually in to porter's, but this is a pretty solid one.
May 15, 2018
Rated: 4.3 by Tmckenziemd from Wisconsin

Apr 27, 2018
Rated: 4.03 by anomalousclouds from New York

Apr 12, 2018
Rated: 4 by prisdefer from New York

Mar 26, 2018
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