DCLawyer (2430) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - DEC 30, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle->snifter. Hazy lite brown with moderate white head. Sweet caramel malt and dark fruit. Bittersweet. Straightforward but quite good.
metalhead0043 (207) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 27, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
6 pack at the brewery for 13 bucks. Pours a hazy copper/reddish color with a pillowy white head. Looks nice. Aroma is dark fruit, caramel, a little raisin. Taste is similar but with a heavier emphasis on the fruit and a little boozy with a lasting alcohol/caramel flavor coming through. Body is a little thicker and creamier than most Barleywines, low carbonation. Overall a fine Barleywine ale and one of the better offerings from Duck Rabbit. Recommended.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Best by: Dec, ????
A: dark caramel ale with a finger of whipped toasted cream foam. This sticks around for quite some time before barely retreating to a quilt of the same. Sheet lace. excellent clarity.
S: Toffee, caramel, burnt sugar, hints of oatmeal and maple. Nice.
T: Sweet malts, subtle cotton candy tone. Some nice maple syrup notes and a bit of raisin. Maybe a little bit of metal.
M: Medium on heavy for the style. Lower, appropriate carb. Semi dry finish.
O: Nice beer. Flavor a little off. would like a little thinner in the body.
Serving type: bottle
ilovedarkbeer (2698) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours a copper color with little head. Notes of dark brown sugar syrup, english hops, cookies, and fruit. Sticky mouthfeel, long warming finish.
zoucrew102 (1239) - - NOV 29, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle, thanks sevenhokie. Sweet dark fruit aroma along with caramel malt. Pours light brown with a good, tan head and excellent lacing. Sweet caramel malt to start. Finishes smooth with a good amount of dark fruit on the finish with just a hint of booze. Hides the high alcohol well. Very good.
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MiP (15143) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle, 11%. Peppery vanilla and coconut aroma, fried fruit and nuts... Studentenfutterbier? Cloudy red brown colour. Small tan head. The flavour is very sweet and nicely alcoholic. Has the same flavour notes as aroma notes, but the flavour is also citric. Not as flavourful as it could have been considering the ABV.
Bamsen78 (4838) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - NOV 25, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle from Embrouille - thank you! Pours slightly hazy ruby / copper brown with small off-white head. Clear, sweet aroma of malt, caramel, raisins, nuts and alcohol. Sweet flavour of fruit, and caramel malt, raisins, and juniper berries. Bitter, boozy notes, rather pleasant. Bitter aftertaste. Nice.
tmongoose (2108) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 20, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle shared, pours a murky brown color with off white head. Nice aroma of sweet malts and raisins and plums. Medium bodied. Flavor is malt forward with lots of sweetness but not cloyingly sweet. Plenty of dark fruits and raisins. Classic barley wine very well made. Only detraction is its a little bit light on the mouth feel and no real deep alcohol burn that should accompany a barley wine.
merc7186 (2859) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 15, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A: Burnt Orange Hue, Passes Some Light, White Head Ring, Mild Lacing
S: Boozy, Plums, Sweet Bread
T: Caramel, Dark Fruit, Sweet Bread, Boozy
M: Average Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Boozy, Mildly Sweet
Overall, for a properly aged bottle, it still packs quite a kick on both taste and booziness. Probably one of the better Duck Rabbit beers that I have had.
radio_nowhere (1366) - Maryland, USA - OCT 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle into snifter glass. Rusty-amber color with tan head. Aroma of heavy malt sweetness, caramel, dried fruitiness (plums, raisins) and brown sugar. Taste is pretty heavy on the caramel/dried fruits adding notes of chocolate, fresh fruit (cherries, figs), grainy, alcohol with minimal earthy hop bitterness. Heavy body, low carbonation, sweet, rich, syrupy with slightly sweet roasty finish. Pretty solid barleywine, not remarkable but solid.