Vac (2445) - San Diego, California, USA - DEC 12, 2005
2.6 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
Pours with a dark brown body topped by a thin head with little lacing. Itís bitter and roasty with a slight malt note. Medium bodied and smooth.
ClarkVV (3579) - Allston, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 3, 2005
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
UPDATED: DEC 8, 2005 2005 bottle from Suttree! Pours a chestnut mahogany, with light red tints and a tan overtone. Head is beige and recedes quickly to a ring. Aroma of toasted/roasted malts, light burnt caramel. Hops are soily, farmy, lightly nutty and a touch bitter. Flavor is roasty, light licorice, sweet brown sugar mixed with hay and barley grains. Touches of chocolate and light almonds, walnuts and creme brulee. But not quite that sweet. The roast is dominant, but yet, though it is dry, it is not undermalted. Just roasty, dry and lightly bitter. Low carbonation. Clear, seemingly filtered and force carbonated, with a dry, lively texture and no alcohol. Clean with little to no yeast presence.
Ayumbomb (63) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - DEC 2, 2005
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Just disappointing when compared to either the many great brown ales out on the market or the greater Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout. I know they warned me about the hops, but I thought it would have been a little more well-blended. I really tried to get in to it, we just didnít mesh well. Duck-Rabbit, I think we need to take a "break." Itís not you, itís me.
FistFullOfCats (163) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - NOV 8, 2005
2.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bottle. Wow, it smells like a porter, mocha in particular. Pours deep brown, but defiantly not black with a decent tan head. Head disappeared rather quickly. The flavor is, well, subtitle. Malt, caramel or toffee, with a little bit of alcohol and hop bitterness in the finish. There is some hazelnut in the aftertaste as well. Iím really not sure how to reconcile the aroma and the flavor, they are pretty different. Feels smooth and thick, but not creamy; very drinkable texture. Ok, Iím defiantly getting more of the caramel and toffee now that Iíve had a few sips. Not a bad beer at all, but this is the weakest thing Iíve had from Duck-Rabbit.
BeerHawk (1790) - Huntsville, Alabama, USA - OCT 30, 2005
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Poured a reddish brown with a small off-white head that left behind light lacing. Sweet nose with smells of chocolate, molasses, and a light hops. The flavor is chocolate, spices, and a hint of coffee and hops. Finishes with a light bitter aftertaste. Light to medium body and very enjoyable.
argo0 (11124) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 18, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
(12oz bottle, best by 11/05) Huge beige head atop a clear nut brown body. Aroma is medium sweet, nutty, citrus, herbal, chocolate. Taste is medium sweet, chocolate, citrus, pine, herbal, nutty. Light-medium body. Much hoppier than most brown ales, a pleasant change of pace.
hopdog (8254) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 18, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle acquired in trade with Johnathan3584 (thanks!). This one opened with a loud psst and the all too familiar gushing of beer all over my desk. Poured a medium and hazy brown color with a huge sized off white head. Aromas of nuts, chocolates, pine, spices and citrus. Tastes of nuts, spices, pine, and roasted malts. For a brown beer, hops definitley make themselves known in this one (especially in the aroma). Body on the thinner side.
HumuloneRed (751) - Portland, Oregon, USA - OCT 9, 2005
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
This beer is from beer of the month club. Pours clear red with good head and lacing. Malt nose with hint of chocolate. Smooth chocolate flavor with a earthy bite for balance. Clean flavor. Nice beer.
Twentys (41) - Brooklyn, New York, USA - OCT 6, 2005
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 10/20
From Beer of the Month Club. Pours a cola like dark brown with a receding tan head with large carb. bubbles. A bitter brown with mild hops. A little rough on the palate, maybe the spiciness. Ends with a smoky almond flavor. A little bit all over the place.
Cletus (6250) - Connecticut, USA - OCT 4, 2005
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours brown with a tan head. Smells nutty with some decent chocolatey notes. tastes of pepper, nuts and roasted malt. Bordering on a porter.