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The Duck-Rabbit Baltic Porter is deep, rich and velvety soft. A full blooded roasty character is balanced by complex alcohol notes. Strong (9% alcohol by volume) yet unfailingly subtle, this special brew warrants sipping and savoring.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bucs572000 (234) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 9, 2014
Poured from a 12oz bottle I got in a trade. Aroma is big roasty coffee and chocolate. Flavors are coffee, roast, vanilla, caramel, and light hop character. Actually well balanced for a big porter. Great beer!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 2, 2014
12 oz bottle into a pint glass. A: Pours an extremely dark ruby color. The head is a one finger khaki shade, and it’s superbly creamy in texture even for the style. Retention is okay, too. S: This seems to be very ’woody’ in its aroma, almost oaky, even. There’s also a great element of cocoa powder here, along with some smoke and tart cherries. What dominates the aroma is roasted, slightly charred malts - and that’s a good thing. <3 roast. Really a nice aroma. T: Like many good Baltic porters (the one Smuttynose makes, for instance), the predominant note is vaguely tart malt mixed with a charred roast. Meanwhile, the initial flavors are very chocolaty. Not quite a 4-level flavor profile, but it isn’t far off from that mark, either. M: It could use slightly more body, but otherwise, the crisp finish is very satisfying. Even still It seems designed more for drinkability than savorability, and it’s successful in that regard. There isn’t a hint of alcohol anywhere on the palate, and the carbonation is rather low. O: A delicious and very worthy example of the style. While I did praise its drinkable nature, one is enough in a sitting. I’d buy it again, that’s for damn sure.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Jamesthebrit (196) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - MAR 2, 2014
Big chocolate coffee and vanilla notes. Looks like a porter. Pours a dark brown. nice head. Very complex taste. Vanilla note is really big. Nice chocolate and coffee and roasty notes. But also stays true to the porter style having a nice metallic finish. I think this might have a bit more hops than other porters but thats ok. Palate is nice and smooth. A little agressive on the back of the palate. Overall this is a really solid beer. Nice flavor notes and stays true to the porter style while being robust. A little more metallicy and with some more hops than other porters or stouts.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tcane7 (1577) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2014
Bottle. Pours black with thin tan head and spots of lace. Aroma is roast, caramel, dark fruit, chocolate. Medium to full body, light carb. Taste of roast, spice, coffee, baking chocolate, notes of earth and faint smoke. Slightly warming. Top notch for a Baltic porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TOSG55 (218) - Cambridge, Massachusetts, USA - FEB 22, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep brown-black with little head. Nice aroma of roasted malts, dark fruits, and alcohol. Flavor has all of the expected elements of a baltic porter - coffee, dark fruits, chocolate, a hint of yeast. The finish is subtle and complex, with fruit, tobacco, and earth notes. Very nice.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
smashedbrewer (10) - - FEB 10, 2014
this beer was fantastic with hints of vanilla and roast character that was spot on not overdone for the style and not even a hint of 9% alcohol

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
brigg (487) - Washington DC, USA - FEB 7, 2014
(Growler from d’vines) Opaque brown body with a thin brown bread. Nutty, chocolate, dark roasted aroma. Full bodied, velvety soft mouthful. Sweet, chocolate, dark fruity flavor.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rando7 (699) - Iowa, USA - FEB 3, 2014
Pours very dark brown with thin very brief head. Aroma dark caramel, molasses. Taste does change quite a bit as you go, initially a little bit of oxidation and metallic flavor intrudes but fades out. Caramel, a bit of ash dark cherries, cocoa, licorice and molasses all appear. A touch of umami. palate a bit thin but decent, does coat the palate well. Pleasant roasty finish. Pretty good, let it warm up some.

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Beachmaster (57) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 2, 2014
12 oz bottle. Pours a jet black, with a small tan head that fades quickly. Nose is malt and caramel roast. Taste is layered and complex, but never harsh. Velvety smooth. Delicious.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cantabrian (762) - Christchurch, NEW ZEALAND - JAN 31, 2014
This beauty is a lot more complex than its Porter sister. Although they look virtually identical in the glass, nice and black with a mentionable but not unforgetable off-white head, the aroma here is dark chocolate, also very strong, plus dulce de leche, and a good dose of booze. The flavours open into a broader, multi-layered horizon, with bitter chocolates, caramels, salty fudge, chinese red vinegar, Dutch salty liquorice, plums, cranberries, molasses, kicap manis, vegemite... oh such a vast array, not sure whether a foreign stout or a baltic porter. The absence of roasts though confirm the style. This is a creamy, full-bodied beauty. I should perhaps single out the detail on the Estonian (?) touque/knit cap placed on that misterious animal that figures on the labels of these great beers. The position of the touque reveals the true identity of this creature.


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