ben4321 (3348) - Hoboken, New Jersey, USA - MAR 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Location: 12 oz bottle from Total Wine-Vienna, 3/17/13
Aroma: The aroma has roasted malts, some dark fruits, liquorice, and a booze
Appearance: Pours an opaque dark brown-black color with a thin beige head and spotty lace
Flavor: The taste is has some sweetness to it, lots of roast, and a boozy hit to the finish
Palate: This one is medium-full bodied, it drinks fairly smoothly, and it has a lengthy, hot finish
This is a pretty interesting beer. It has is an excellent example of the style and a really well-made beer. I liked this one quite a bit.
dpjuart (1029) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
4.2 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle from ’08ish. Pours black with thin, white head. Chocolate nose with licorice, date, plums and raisins. Chocolate and roast, raisin and dry. Tasty, solid. Darn good. Aged really, really well.
jcos (1355) - Maryland, USA - FEB 28, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Location/Date:Bottle on February 28th, 2013.
Appearance: Pours motor oil black with no head.
Aroma: Aroma of licorice, faint caramel.
Taste: Licorice, caramel, faint bitter.
Palate:Medium body, slick, lingering aftertaste. Covers alcohol well.
Summary: The top rated Baltic porter, this is some potent stuff. Duck Rabbit as always makes a tasty brew, I better sip it.
ContemplateBeer (1344) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - FEB 26, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Thanks to MaxwellDeus for bringing me the top-rated Baltic Porter on Ratebeer (as of this date). Dark chocolate malt intensive, with some rum and perhaps even candy sugar. Appearance is black with messy, bubbly mocha head. Flavor starts with subtle chocolate character, then a crescendo into rich, malty boozy character. Palate is medium, oily and soft. Pretty good stuff.
TimsRatings (268) - - FEB 26, 2013
2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 7/20
Classic Duck-Rabbit - extremely avoidable. My brother has a theory that each brewer has a taste that flows through all their beers... D-R has that taste for me, and it just doesn't do anything for me.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
rbrazell (1309) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - FEB 24, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Draft at Brick Store Pub. Inky black pour with a frothy white head that lasts forever and laces all over. Roasty, nutty, smoky and tobacco aroma with hints of earth. Flavor is pretty similar with a certain dry and powdery mouthfeel and bitter chocolate finish. Pretty Good.
artmcd8 (1086) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 24, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
From bottle to tulip. Pours a deep black-brown. Malty aroma, maybe some soy sauce. Not again duck-rabbit. This has started to turn just like the last Duck-Rabbit beer I have had. Only drinking it 2 months after the enjoy by date. Oh well. still drinkable, just a slight bit sour. Definitely some chocolate in there too.
Edit: After reading some other reviews it looks like Duck-Rabbit has had some bottling problems.
chinchill (1013) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12oz bottle, with no notch on date strip, poured into a Avery nonic.
A: The beer is a deep dark brown color, with a moderate tan head that fades slowly. Thick lacing is left on the glass at first, but only spotty lacing after the head dies down.
The aroma has a very pronounced dark chocolate note, plenty of dark roasted malts, a little hops and coffee, and some dark fruit. It also has a faint but unfortunate hint of something like a cross between sour milk and rotten fruit that may reflect a bad combination of hop and malt varieties.
T: The taste has a slight bit of sourness, but otherwise the off-note is much diminished. Otherwise, the aromatic components are repeated in the flavor, with the addition of a little smoky and earthy tint. The bitter-sweet and slightly smoky after-taste features chocolate, coffee and dark malts.
M: Full bodied and smooth, with somewhat high, medium carbonation. A light harshness and warming from the high ABV.
O: Rich and distinct version of this style will not appeal to all baltic porter fans.
bytemesis (2150) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - FEB 17, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 13/20
Tap. Pours opaque black, small brown head, nice lacing. Aroma is dark roasted malt, tobacco, coffee, anise. Flavor is the same, medium sweet, anise finish. Full body, creamy, light warming finish. I was really looking forward to this one and it just didn’t do it for me. Oh well.
weihenweizen (1383) - Charleston Area, West Virginia, USA - FEB 16, 2013
2.1 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Refrigerated 12 oz. brown bottle poured into a snifter. Pours black with large dark brown hightlights. Little lacing, medium/thin body, low carbonated, and aweful sour aroma. Taste is off balsamic vingar. Off bottle I suspect.