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The Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout (Bourbon Barrel)

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RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 4.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Milk stout aged for 2 months in 2nd use 23-year old Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrels.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Cask at Broad St. Cafe. Itís nice when you go in expecting something very good and you get something great instead. Same dark black pour as the normal but this cask version obviously has a minimal head. The bourbon and vanilla tones contrast perfectly with the sweet chocolaty base beer. Itís like thereís a chocolate wall and youíre riding a bourbon wave. I never truly paid attention to the chocolate wall until this bourbon wave smashed me up against it. Awesome. I need more of this in my life.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
afterglow (1047) - Florida, USA - FEB 2, 2009
Cask. Pours dark brown with a light tan head. Aroma of vanilla, malted milk balls, bourbon, light roast, and a touch of oak. Taste is the same as aroma. Medium mouthfeel with a mild amount of bitterness. Iím amazed that the barrel didnít over power the base beer. Very well done.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2009
Draft @ Capones. Had this while I talked to Paul and the dude with the impressive red BEARD :) Black with small tan head. Massive aroma of deep roasted malt, milk, wood, and bourbon. The taste was rich and drinkable with sweet vanilla, bourbon and chocolate coming through. The regular milk stout aint got shit on this beer. That Pappy Van Winkle must be some good shit...I think I will get a bottle. Best beer of the DF offerings that night.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hank1980 (966) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2009
Cask at Atlanta Cask Ale Tasting. Pour was dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of chocolate, roasted malt, lactose, and bourbon oak, with vanilla. Taste is nicely balanced, with the bourbon nicely accompanying the milk stout flavors, not overpowering them. Finish is smooth with some bourbon coming through. Mouth is smooth with mild carbonation and average body. Overall, a nice offering from DR.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
chandler0201 (650) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2010
On draft at World Beer Fest Durham. Just wow. Poured black with medium tan head, with some lacing. Aroma of molasses, coffee, raisins and dark fruits. Flavor of dark fruits (hint of dried cherries especially) coffee, some caramel and bourbon. Alcohol is well hidden, but it is certainly MUCH higher than the stated 5.8 ABV, more like 9.5 or 10, as after a pint I was feeling it. Excellent beer, best of anything Duck Rabbit has put out, which is saying a lot!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2009
2 2 Oz samples at the World Beer Festival in Columbia. Wasnít planning on rating it but Frumpty talked me into it. Opaque a light tan head. Definetly had some similarities to the regular milk stout, but the bourbon really contributed nicely, adding just the slightest whisky in the nose and taste. A little heavier mouthfeel that that your typical sweet/milk stout, but thats kinda what floats my boat. Could easily have been my number one beer of the fest.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
pharmassist (17) - Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2013
Pours dark black with minimal head. Smells of chocolates goodness and tastes the same. Great stout to start with, not as heavy or strong a some others. I really enjoyed it.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
Slimcane (11) - Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
I am a dark beer fan, and Duck Rabbit knows what I like. Dark appearance, malty aroma, and smooth finish of malted barley. Fantastic!

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 4/20
reclined99 (5) - - OCT 12, 2013 does not count
While the darkness of appearance can be intimidating, it is actually very smooth on the palate with no hint of the heavy bitterness associated with most beers this dark.

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