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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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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.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
HonusWagner (1331) - Florida, USA - MAY 21, 2014
20...10? Bottle. Sweet rich fruityness, cocoa, smooth, velvety texture, complex, flavorful, great great beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
GothGargoyle (1132) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 10, 2014
Black with a beige head. Aroma is cocoa, molasses, vanilla, caramel. Full bodied, velvety mouthfeel, nicely balanced palate. Taste is chocolate, cocoa, lactic tang, sour cherry. Amazing.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tripelthreat (190) - Soquel, California, USA - APR 24, 2014
Bottle. A near black body is topped by a small tan head that dissipates quickly. The nose is very raisiny, with a bit of raspberry, a little roasted malt, and some earthy bitter chocolate. Taste is moderately sweet and mildly bitter. In the mouth, the raisins are there along some tart cherry, roast, and unsweetened chocolate. Medium bodied and smooth. A very balanced roasty/sweet/tart finish. Initially too much raisin for my tastes but it opened up nicely and was very good.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
AdamT (154) - North Carolina, USA - APR 23, 2014
12oz bottle from The Beer Store Wilson. Black hue, thick pour, zero visibility with fully lasting 1/4" frothy khaki head. Okay lacing. Milk chocolate and a hint of roasted coffee, as it warmed I got more of a dark fruit aroma. Heavy bitter coffee up front with a medium lasting milk chocolate finish. Creamy mouthfeel.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Bottle split at Bruce’s pad, thanks to Leighton, 27/03/14. Light black with a big tan head that quickly dissipates to a swirl and edgeing. Nose is bitter dark fruits, lactic ring, soured dark berries, light smoke. Taste comprises tarte dark berries, lactic tones, tangy dark fruit, light roast and hint of cocoa both of which are overidden by the lactic notes. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, drying close. Ok and drinkable but this is infected.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrunkSanta410 (223) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2014
Pours a dark brown, almost black. Aroma is smoky, roasted malts with hints of acidity and a light caramel sweetness. Taste is roasted, smoky malts with a very faint sweetness and a juicy acidity. Hints of black coffee. Palate is thick body, medium carbonation. Overall a very good porter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5358) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 6, 2014
36cl, American brew, thx to Nils!, complex Porter, roasted/malty and slightly smoked/spicy/fruity, very balanced, hazy, good head, very good brew

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Clownoisseur (199) - Buchanan, Michigan, USA - MAR 31, 2014
Pours a dark brown, almost black. Little-to-no head, minimal lacing. Looks a little flat. Aroma is subtle but nice. Roasted nuts, sweet molasses, hints of spice and alcohol. Taste is much more rich than I was expecting from the appearance and aroma. Nice toasty malt with plenty of earthy nut character. Some hints of bitter coffee but balanced by thick molasses. The mouthfeel is full, oily, slick and slightly under-carbonated. FInishes with a lasting sweetness and a moderate warming alcohol. Some rusty flavors in there as well. Interesting beer.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Hopswagger (197) - South Carolina, USA - MAR 29, 2014
P: A black abyss capped with a full inch of frothy cappuccino head. Thick sexy garter lacing around the edge like hugging a succulent thigh coaxing you closer to the sweet treat that awaits you.
S: Bitter chocolate, almond butter, smoky wood, charred grains and burnt molasses.
T/M: Charred malts, stale coffee, bitter sweet chocolate covered berries, smoke, hints of cardboard, black pepper, black strap molasses and almond butter. Medium feel and vivacious.
O: I have chosen wisely for my first Baltic porter. Sweet, smoky, semi bitter and prickly on the tongue. I will have to grab a six of this next time in our. Cheers!
Serving type: bottle

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
mnmike (1019) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 28, 2014
from trade, first north carolina beer for me. decent for a baltic porter, but just not my favorite - slightly empty taste with some odd aftertaste.


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