Prufrockstar (628) - Seattle, Washington, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz bottle, thanks to fletchfighters. Served at cellar temperature. I had never heard of the Duck-Rabbit before this. Pours deep, dark brown with off-white head that dissipates to a ring of bubbles that sticks around for the duration of this drink. Aroma: First thing I smell is cherries. Thatís followed by some alcohol, which is followed by roast, which is followed by smoke (my wife immediately said "beef jerky," to which I replied "yeah! and band-aids!"). Taste: Moderately sweet, with surprisingly dry finish. Other flavors that come up once it gets in my mouth include marshmallow (full disclosure: I read a friendís review, but as soon as I went looking for it the marshmallow was unmistakably present) and roasted nuts. Initially I wasnít too keen on this, but it definitely grew on me as the glass went on. Palate: medium-full body, slick texture that fully coats the inside of my mouth. Overall: Iíve encountered a lot of beers that are awesome over the first few ounces but are hard to finish a full glass of. This one was the opposite -- the first 2-3 ounces were disappointing (I mean, not bad or anything, but the flavors didnít really seem to gel, and certainly didnít approach what the 796 people before me have averaged out to), but by the second half of the bottle it all sort of got there. At 2-3 ounces Iíd give this something like a 3.6. By the end itís a 4. Iím going to split the difference.
Dogbones (117) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 18/20
Tap to pint glass at the Vintner. Pours deep black with a cream head. Rich malty flavor of malt and oats thatís perfect for the style. Definite alcohol burn. Love it.
Paincane (45) - Georgia, USA - JAN 29, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Almost black body w/ khaki head. Dark roasted malt, smoky aromas. Coffee, burned toast, smoke & nut flavors. Medium bodied, full flavored.
radio_nowhere (678) - Maryland, USA - JAN 27, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle into snifter glass, dark black with dark tan lacing (no real head). Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, smoke, kind of a red wine note and earthy hops. Taste adds notes of dark chocolate, dark coffee, raisins, berries, caramel, molasses and a faint vinegary-sour note. Medium heavy body, low carbonation, rich, soft, creamy with ashy roast finish. This is RBís #1 Baltic porter for a reason, enjoying this very good sipper.
devman171 (683) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JAN 21, 2014
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, aroma is rich roasted malt and pine resin. Taste is nice roast and a bitter dry finish, medium bodied, sessionable
wesyates (52) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2014
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Dark stout black almost reminiscent of a stout but more lagerish (that sounds off but it is a porter). Not as much coffee/chocolate tones, still pesent. Dryer than you would expect. Hoppy but not overwhelming. Sour but not harsh. Almost black cherry-like in its sourness - especially in the aftertaste. Almost no head from the bottle which I think is good. The flavor offsets the alcohol very well.
woodychevy (216) - - JAN 19, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Shared a bottle on the Zillieís deck- kudos to them for amazing selection for a tiny town. Pours a dark brown and almost completely flat- lack of any head is a bit off putting. Nose is dark chocolate and earthy notes. Taste is super mellow- perfect for sipping on a chilly winter night. Definite sour notes in there- almost like a good sourdough. Cherry sweetness and almost no bitterness- but still well balanced. Solid, solid beer. The fact that it is bottom fermented adds to interest factor- canít judge this book by itís cover. Taste definitely changes as beer warms to room temp- like getting two beers in one bottle. Alcohol is almost too much- little bit reminiscent of a nice port.
ttroha (149) - Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2014
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 20/20
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Aroma of chocolate and malts. Taste of chocolate, malt and oak. Great, great beer.
JHeath99 (421) - - JAN 18, 2014
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from Lazy Dog. Pours dark opaque black with a thin layer of toffee colored head. Aroma of coffee and roasted malts. Taste of coffee, chocolate, and roasty goodness.
scotchzombie (265) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours fizzy into a very dark brown with a tan head that resolves quickly to a tiny rim - leaving a glossy oil slick. Aroma is earthy malts and nuts - slightly sour. Just a hint of chocolate. Taste has real depth. Roasted malts give way to chocolate with coffee and a pervasive booze-backed sourness that lingers through the finish and beyond. The effect truly approximates the flavor of sour cherries. As this beer warms these flavors really open up. This makes for a distinctive beer with some real craft. Very enjoyable!
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone