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RATINGS: 824   WEIGHTED AVG: 4.03   EST. CALORIES: 270   ABV: 9%
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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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TheBeerGod (5224) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - NOV 19, 2006
GABF 2006. Had many samples of this trying to figure what the big deal was. Dark bodied and opaque. Near black. Nose is roasty and sweet with chocolate and light coffee notes. Taste is more roasty malts, some sweet chocolate, coffee and alcohol notes coming through. Body is near full. Chewy with dense carbonation. Rather smooth overall. Ends with more roasty malts, light alcohol warmth, chocolate and coffee. Good beer!

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 18, 2006
UPDATED: DEC 2, 2007 Bottle courtesy of ross. Pours dark brown with a light brown head. Smells of rich malt, chocolate, raisins, figs, hoppy. Tastes of cherries, dark chocolate, some nuttiness, one of the richest malt profiles Iíve ever tasted in a beer. Mouthfeel is tingly and thick. More cherries and complimentary dark chocolate on the finish. I wasnít expecting this at all. This definitely lived up to my expectations and then some. Thanks, ross!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
scania (188) - MalmŲ, SWEDEN - NOV 18, 2006
Bottle. Black. Aroma of dark chocolate. Mouthfeel is full body. Chocolate in the smooth flavor. Very good.

4.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Scubatrip (596) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - NOV 17, 2006
From the bottle, pours thick and black like that wonderful black gold--crude oil. Thick brown foamy head that lasts quite a while. Not very powerful in the nose. Light aromae (proper plural of aroma) of frozen dark chocolate and a bit of toffee. Taste is initially dark chocolate with some coffee, which then fades to caramel, toffee, a bit of buttered popcorn, some raisins and brown sugar, and the alcohol makes its presence known as it warms. The aftertaste is of the same flavor, and it leaves a drying but not bitter sensation on the tongue. This beer is very well done.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Murphy (1759) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - NOV 15, 2006
Pours very dark brown, opaque. Light dark brown lacing. Aroma is cream, molasses, light alcohol, hints of roast and chocolate. Taste is more molasses, dark fruit (raisin), cherry, chocolate. Underlying nuttiness. Nice mineral taste, to style. Sweetness balance is spot on. Great mouthfeel, oily but not too thick. Finish is slightly grainy with roasted malts. Wow. Fantastic porter.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
LeopoldStoch (201) - Green, Ohio, USA - NOV 14, 2006
Thanks to KenB for the chance to try this brew. The aroma is incredible on this beer. It is similar to rum soaked rasins mixed in with toasted/carmelized brown sugar. Damn good aroma! The taste is a mix of sweet choclate with a bitter/dry cocca powder roastiness. Kinda weird, that leads to some kind of off flavor...or something I just cant really put my finger on. Overall really good, but it bothered the hell out of me that I couldnt pick out or describe the off flavor I was gettin in the back end of the taste.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
blankboy (6029) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2006
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, GregClow & tupalev -- courtesy of HogTownHarry. Pours a very dark brown, almost black, with a small diminishing light-brown head. Wonderful aroma of roasted malt, some sweetness, chocolate, coffee and hops. Delicious flavour of caramel malt, chocolate, coffee, alcohol and some burnt notes. For 9% the alcoholís very well hidden. Medium bodied. This is right on style, a fantastic Baltic Porter, hell itís the best Baltic Porter Iíve ever had.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Gorbalev (2916) - Ontario, CANADA - NOV 14, 2006
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, GregClow, and Blankboy, courtesy of Harry. Big thanks to Harry for sharing this one, and congrats to GregClow on his 1600th rating (Iím fading close behind...). Pitch black, no head. Rich, rich chocolate aroma - so nice. Wow, very rich chocolate taste. This is followed by a deep roast character. Iíve never tasted anything like it and I cannot describe it, it is just so - complex and deep. Really nice alcohol finish. Wow, a great Baltic with complexity, believe the hype.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - NOV 12, 2006
Black with a beautiful cascading head, slowly fades. Chocolate aroma, you can smell it from a mile away. The aroma or appearance are nearly perfect. The taste is pretty damn good too. Chocolate, coffee, caramel. Just a little more roasted bitterness than Iíd prefer. Full bodied, a little heavy. A slight alcoholic burn on the way down. This is an awesome porter.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
11026 (1772) - Alabama, USA - NOV 10, 2006
Bottle from kenb and styles, thanks both of you for this treat! Pours a deep black color, slightest garnet hints at the edges. Decent, compact brown head forms and fades to a ring that persists. Smattering of lacing. Aroma is roasty, full of dark malt goodness, slightly vinous. Full bodied, silky mouthfeel and coating to the tongue and palate. Roasted and ever so slight acrid malt flavors, a touch of sourness that persists but doesnít become obnoxious. Tasty and worthy of mention. Great job brewers!!!


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