Ty5592 (1018) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2009
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
Hank1980 (942) - Athens, Georgia, USA - FEB 1, 2009
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
tmongoose (928) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 7, 2010
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
on draft at the thirsty monk. dark pout and smell of sweet bourbon. then read the description of the 23yr old pappy van winkle barrels. totally impressed with the flavor. dark chocolate vanilla bourbon burn. this stout was rick and sweet. a great sipping beer on a cold winter night.
chandler0201 (634) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 14, 2010
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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!
Christpuncher (492) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
An awesome imperial milk stout. Super smooth with a burnt coffe flavor. Smells like chocolately. Has a nice bitter finish.
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jgd0608 (187) - Zeeland, Michigan, USA - JAN 28, 2009
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
2 2 Oz samples at the World Beer Festival in Columbia. Wasn’t 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.
pharmassist (17) - Ohio, USA - JUL 9, 2013
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Slimcane (11) - Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
4.2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
I am a dark beer fan, and Duck Rabbit knows what I like. Dark appearance, malty aroma, and smooth finish of malted barley. Fantastic!
reclined99 (2) - - OCT 12, 2013 does not count
2 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 4/20
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.