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RATINGS: 554   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.57/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 330   ABV: 11%
The Duck-Rabbit Barelywine is the hoppiest of all the Duck-Rabbit brews. This is a Farmville-style Barleywine, crafted the way brewers in Farmville have always done. Loads of Amarillo hops give a piney citrusy bitterness that’s supported beautifully by a toffee malt backbone. ABV: 11.0%

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
buckybeer (666) - Eau Claire, Wisconsin, USA - APR 5, 2007
From a trade with Shigadeyo. Pours a clean dark amber with a big off white head. Big lacing and decent carbonation. Great looking pour. Aroma is sort of a sourish fruit. I can’t put my finger one it. Maybe apricot?? Flavor is quite fruity. Plum, maybe soem raison, malts and sweet hops. Has a thick mouthfeel and is warming in the gut. I liked it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Crosling (1864) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 28, 2007
Firey orange color. Big head. The nose doesn’t offer anything of distinction...just a very light smell. Flavor brings some super sweet malt and some unusual fruit flavors. Some nice elements in the flavor, such as the caramel-like finish, but for the most part this is weird and below average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
hopdog (11274) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2007
12oz bottle shared courtesy of jasonmech77. Bottle labeled BB 12 ’07. Poured a medium amber color with a small sized off white head. Aromas of citrus, orange peels, light alcohol, spicey and spruce. Tastss on the spicey side with caramel, sugary sweet, citrus, and had a medium alcohol burn in the finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAR 27, 2007
UPDATED: JAN 2, 2010 Thanks to jasonmech77. Pours a translucent amber with a medium foamy off white head that left some lacing. Aroma of orange and various citrus, some caramel, lots of hops, fruity esters, some dark fruits. A lot hoppier than I was expecting from a Duck-Rabbit. Flavor was earthy, yeasty, spicy, some toffee, alcohol, pine and grapefruit. 7-4-6-4-13 Re-rate on a 3 year old aged bottle. Pours a deeper brownish amber with a medium creamy off white head. Aroma of rich dark fruits, tobacco, caramel, pecans, earthy and leathery. Flavor of sweet dark fruits, candy sugar, tobacco, caramel, prunes, earthy motes and sugary pecans.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RichJ7 (1175) - Cullman, Alabama, USA - MAR 27, 2007
Reddish amber in color with a moderate off-white head. Very earthy nose hints wit hhints of smoke. Sweet, candylike malt flavor ... very rich. Full-bodied with a lightly dry finish. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
hopscotch (10563) - Vero Beach, Florida, USA - MAR 22, 2007
Bottle... Mostly clear burnt amber ale with a large, creamy, off-white head. Incredible retention... looks like the head on a root beer float. The aroma is very malty with tons of candied fruit esters, orange blossom honey, brown sugar, caramel and, oddly enough, soy sauce. Candy-sweet flavor with tons of peach and caramel. Some other fruit in there... maybe mango or papaya. Full-bodied and syrupy with prickly carbonation. Sweet, fruity finish. Thanks to boboski for the bottle!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
robertsreality (2460) - Minnesota, USA - MAR 18, 2007
Dark Red Colored with Big Sandy Head. Diminishes Slowly. Alot of Plum/Raisin on the Nose. Very Sweet Malt, Lightly Toasted. Noes of Plums and Raisins..Syrupy Mouthfeel.. Sweet Dry Aftertaste. Nice Warming. Nice Simplistic Barleywine. Quite Enjoyable on a Winter’s Night.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ibrew2or3 (8074) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - MAR 17, 2007
UPDATED: MAR 27, 2007 Yet another bottle courtesy of boboski. Thanks again.

This beer poured a stunning clear deep copper with 3 inch fluffy tan head. It has a sweet aroma of candied cherries, plums and dates that have been beaten with a mallet and allowed to soak in alcohol. I also get a note of sweet caramel. The first impression of the flavor is that it tastes like an English style barleywine. There’s a medley of fruit such as dark dark cherries, sweet black grape juice, dates, raisins and cranberries. I also get a cherry cough drop quality.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kramer (5800) - Sunbury, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 16, 2007
12 oz bottle, via Boboski. Pours a completely clear dark copper under a small tight bubbled beige head that fell to a whispy covering. The nose is quite sweet, and reminds me of cotton candy when you get past the moderate piney hops. A little light alcohol. Flavor has way too much sugary sweetness from front to back. The minimal bitterness towards the finish falls way short of balancing this out. The alcohol is very well hidden for being 11% at least. Mouthfeel is full bodied, fairly thick in texture, but not especially sticky or cloying in texture for how sweet it is. Carbonation is moderate and a little fizzy. Can’t say that I really cared for this one too much. There doesn’t seem to be a whole lot of complexity.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
mhelgason (495) - Salem, Oregon, USA - MAR 11, 2007
Bottle. Off-white fizzy average head (mostly dissapated). Cola like coloring but with slightly more red. Good lacing. Aroma of vanilla, cloves. dark fruit, and honey-sweeter than expected. Flavor adds to the aromas mentioned with a slight mediciny(sp?), cough syrup flavor. This flavor subsides some as i con tinue to consume. Light to medium bodied. Watery textured. Medium duration on finish. Hmm? This is not bad but not exactly good. After trying the imperial stout, I expected more from this barley wine.

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