AlchemistZ (493) - Kalamazoo, Michigan, USA - JUL 28, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
A transluscent, red hued brown color with a thick, well sustained, lacing, tan head. Aroma is toasty caramel, lots of green hop, a subtle winyness, milky, nutty, dark fruit aroma. Flavor is a very robust American brown ale. The aroma components are there but are overshadowed by a strong, drying cocoa, big green hop, bitterness, and a long acidity. This is a great, complex, brown ale, just a little to big for me.
droopy49 (97) - Lancaster, California, USA - JUL 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle courtesy of Suttree. This poured a amber/brown color with a long lasting head. Aroma was a good mix of roasted malt with some subtle citrus hop notes. Smooth flavor, almost tasted like a porter but with a mild hop bite. Of the few brown aleís Iíve had, this ranks high up there.
eboats (1082) - Omaha, Nebraska, USA - JUL 15, 2006
1.7 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Poured brown with a tan head. Aroma was musty and earthy (mostly dirt). Flavor had a hint of chocolate, but was mostly earthy tasting. Again soil was the dominant flavor. Bland and dry.
OldGrowth (3005) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - JUL 3, 2006
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle, from trade with ross. Ok nose, sharp. Having a hard time calling it. Grassy, lime, minor chocolate. Clean dark orangy brown color, good head, faded slowly to a thin cover, good lacing. Bitter flavor, has bite. lime, grass maybe grapefruit rind? Seltzer water. Medium body, chalky creamy mouthfeel, bitterdry finish. Huh, unique. Wish I was describing this better. Thanks ross.
rayg1 (585) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 23, 2006
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Very stout! This beer is something unexpected, more hoppy than one would expect but yet somehow Duck Rabbit brought it all together for a decent brew . Iíll have it again.
Oakes (13961) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - JUN 14, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Hazy dark chestnut colour. Head rises huge but gently falls to a rich, inch-thick layer. Great aroma of fresh toasted grains, layers of chocolate malt and earth and an appetizingly dusty yeastiness. The body starts creamy then gets fizzier. This means the front is dominated by sweet but simple brown sugar & deglet noor-ish malts but the end features deep dark chocolate, mocha and bitter, rooty hop textures. As brawny and complex a brown ale as Iíve found that still remains true to the style.
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - MAY 23, 2006
2.8 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle. Pours a deep red-brown with a sizable head. Weaker flavor than I was expecting. The dominate flavor is that of hops. I guess that I was expecting a more malty flavor. Not a bad beer but not my favorite Duck Rabbit brew.
LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAY 22, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
The flavor and aromas both consist of some chocolate malt, some walnuts, and some carmel. very smooth and drinkable. A decent session, and one of the better brown ales Iíve had... kickass.
Bigsilky (327) - Charleston, USA - MAY 18, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
I happen to like American Brown Ale. This is not the smooth and malty English brown one might expect. The brown is deeper and richer than most, in fact it might be a little less dark than some porters Iíve had. Then again, itís as hoppy if not a little mlore than some pale ales Iíve had. All of these are in balance. The intricate malt of biscuuit toffee, and whole grain bread is nicely and dramaticaly off-set by a spicey hop that bitters the palate and contributes a nice clean finish.
decaturstevo (5613) - decatur, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2006
3.2 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
A nice malty aroma that smells sweeter than the beer is. Pours a dark amber brown. A light to medium bodied beer with a smooth foamy feel in the mouth. Toasted malt flavor with some caramel. A bitter that is a bit more than I expected, but not a bad beer. Quite pleasant.