MarkSachon (333) - Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 13, 2012
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
12 oz bottle from my neighbor Bob - thanks! Rich coffee flavoring and a heavy dose of molasses are immediate. Long lasting taste sorta lingers on the mouth feel and just plain pleasant throughout. Watch out for the 8.5 ABV which can drop you after three or four quick ones.
TheBeerGod (4644) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. No German beers at the house, so German style wins out for the Champions League final. Gorgeous ruby pour with a short tan head. Aroma is malty and sweet with rich caramel notes, dark bread, soft hops and brown sugar. Taste is sweet, chewy malt, caramel, dark fruits, dark bread, soft hops and brown sugar. Body is medium-full and chewy with a dense, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more caramel, sweet, chewy malt, dark bread, soft fruit, light hoppy notes and hints of brown sugar. Nothing remarkable but well done and very much appreciated!
DCLawyer (687) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->SA. Dark reddish brown with medium khaki head. Aroma: malt, chocolate, molasses. Taste: sweet malt, molasses. Bittersweet aftertaste.
atlrizzob (83) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep, dark-golden brown. Smells slightly of molasses, yeast, and maybe some citrus notes. Tastes of molasses, caramel, and a bitterness that is very loud and vibrant but still remains somewhat pleasant and balanced. Like nothing Iíve ever tasted but in the beer world Iím always down.
ThirstyBird (418) - DŁsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks for sharing jwale73! Appears a deep cola color with a tan head that goes to a ring. Smell is rich malt, molasses, licorice, earthy malt, brown sugar, bread. The taste is rich toffee malt, dark fruit with a crisp aftertaste...some licorice on the back end as well. Great mouthfeel, pretty finely constructed carbonation and medium body. A very tasty dopplebock.
JStax (1673) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a brandy snifter. Pours a darker brown with a thick layer of khaki colored foam. Aroma is malty sweet like graham crackers and caramel cloves. Smells nice. Taste is a soft sweetness with a mild fruity note and spices coming through in the back end. Very soft carbonation on the tongue.
rangerred (663) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle into a snifter. Not sure of the age on this but I know it has been in my fridge for a year or so.
Pours a clear dark brown with a slight reddish tint. A very small light brown head is quick to fade leaving a thin ring around the top of the beer.
Aroma is full of brown sugar, caramel, and toffee. There is a slight metallic note which seems a little off to me. There are also some faint grassy aromas. Overall it is pretty weak.
This weakness carries over into the taste which is really quite underwhelming. Plenty of caramel and brown sugar but there is a strong vegetal character which becomes a little off-puting after awhile. It is very DMS like and I almost wonder if this is an unintended flaw. It isnít bad for awhile but it does start to limit drinkability. Alcohol is well-hidden but the mouthfeel is on the watery side.
Overall, I am very unimpressed with this offering from Duck Rabbit. There is just an overall lack of everything from the aroma to the flavor to the mouthfeel. Way too much DMS and a lack of much malt or hops. Maybe this has improved since the batch I got but I really canít recommend.
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a thick dark brown. Notes of maple syrup sweetness and caramel malts. Big bodied.
mabel (5043) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 29, 2012
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
[4640-20120809] 355mL bottle. Light petrol and cooking oil malt aroma has a bit of roastiness. Murky, dark chocolate brown body with a quick foamy off-white head. Boozy burnt toast crumbs flavour has a long burnt toast aftertaste. Medium-full body. Quite overpoweringly roasted but thankfully not also overly boozy. (7/3-/7-/3/13) 3.3
PhillyCraft (1993) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Old Review, bottle, pours amber brown with a small off white head and lacing. Lots of carbonation. Aromas and taste were caramel malt, toffee, hops, raisin, fig, and cherry juice. Mouthfeel was medium and kind of sticky. Not my style but i enjoyed this one from Duck Rabbit.
Gachupines (632) - USA - NOV 29, 2012
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown with a tan head. Aroma is caramel malt with a mild touch of fruitiness. Flavor is sweet with a strong dark fruit presence. Some raisin notes present. Finishes a little sticky sweet but not unpleasantly. Very solid beer.