Christmas Duck | Foggy Noggin Brewing

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Brewed by:
Foggy Noggin Brewing
Washington, United States

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.60%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by RedDiamond on 03-29-2010

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Ratings: 13 |  Reviews: 6
Reviews by RedDiamond:
Photo of RedDiamond
4/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I drank a half-growler of this ale and noted at least one distinct property about it. From across the table, the beer's carbonation sizzled like the sound of Rice Krispies and milk.

Duck showed a hearty beige head and a charismatic milk chocolate/cocoa fragrance. The taste delivered equal parts of casual sweetness, smooth chocolaty goodness, and integrated roastiness. The body was brown-ruby and the mouthfeel jubilant and fluffy. Very nice.

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More User Reviews:
Photo of jmccraney
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of ScreamForMe
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Braz
4/5  rDev +1.8%

Photo of Donkster46
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of flagmantho
3.8/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

I had this on-tap in a pint glass at Special Brews in Lynnwood, WA.

Appearance: deep, rich brown hue with minimal haze. No head, but that's probably just the pour. Nice look.

Smell: nice toffee and caramel sweetness. There's a light chocolate element here as well. Overall it's a bit light, but the composition is quite enticing.

Taste: toasty and nutty with a little bit of toffee character. Mild, but quite enjoyable.

Mouthfeel: medium body with a nice carbonation. There's a nice mild creaminess going on here.

Overall: a very drinkable beer. It's mild in a lot of ways, but in the end it really comes together. I'd definitely have this again.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.75/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of benbjb
4.25/5  rDev +8.1%

Photo of grittybrews
4.07/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured cola brown with a finger of dark khaki head. Mildly sweet aroma of milk chocolate and hints of coffee.

Somewhat low carbonation and a creamy, light mouthfeel. Cocoa and caramel sweetness up front and a roasty, lingering coffee bitterness on the finish.

A little on the thin side but very pleasant tasting and easy-drinking. Comes across lighter than the ABV would indicate.

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Photo of barleywinefiend
4.05/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A: Poured a deep brown with good carbonation and a beige head capping it off

S: Some light roasted malt, cocoa, tasted much like a English style with a lighter American porter twist

T: Light toasted malt, cocoa, light booze, grains and some Earth

M: This beer became very flkavorful on the mouth, especiually as it warmed up

D: Try it!

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Photo of beertunes
3.6/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Served in straight pint glass. Poured a barely translucent black with an inch of tan head that had very good retention and good lacing.

The aroma was dominated by a huge blast of roast. There were some underlying grains and malts, but roast clearly was the alpha dog here. On the tongue, the roast wasn't quite as bold, which let the base grains show through a bit better.

The body was good, full, smooth and even. The beer had a clean finish, even though the roast lingered at the back of the tongue for a bit. Drinkability was very good, the beer drank with a pleasant quickness. Overall, a nice take on the style. Certainly worth trying if you see it.

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Photo of adkieffer
3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

Photo of vertigomike1
4.53/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

From a growler, this porter was full bodied with a nice roast flavor. There is a very pleasant after-taste with this beer. The 6.6% ABV was well hidden and did not over-whelm. Definitely a well brewed porter. I enjoyed this beer very much. Looking forward to trying Foggy's other offerings.

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Christmas Duck from Foggy Noggin Brewing
Beer rating: 3.93 out of 5 with 13 ratings