jtd6628 (357) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 15, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great beer. This Dark beer reminds me of a really good whiskey. The taste is sweet malty and alcohol.
radagast83 (4409) - Fairfax, Virginia, USA - AUG 2, 2011
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Poured a brown color with a tan head. Aroma was roasted, malted, sweet alcohol notes. Flavor was a sweet, roasted malts. Highly drinkable, boozy, enjoyable.
zencigar (12) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2011
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Massive beige head. Heady malty caramel aroma. Creamy as it pours, dark brown after settling. Caramel and bread core with a mildly bitter finish. Excellent brew.
italianjohn (2278) - Penndel, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 31, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Deep reddish pour lots of beige head .... aroma is of lots of roasted malt almost coffeeish, caramel malts and a little nutty .... taste is roasted coffee like sweet caramel malts with a dry roasted finish ..... little vanilla as it warms and a little nutty .... great flavors dark and roasted finish little bitter going out
jgb9348 (4628) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - JUL 28, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thick, rich deep brown coloured body with a cola coloured glow near the bottom and a dense, three centimetre tall orange, copperish tan head - beautiful beer. Aroma of cherries, pit fruits, raisins, malt, brown sugar, molasses, grapes and a bit more deep fruits and a slight bit of oak. Full-bodied; Dense, thick mouthful with a rich malty flavour at first then hits hard with the sugars - brown sugar, molasses and even a hint of vanilla comes through. Aftertaste shows a bit of complexity with caramel showing first, then some fruits, peat and a little chocolate finishing it out. Overall, a very good beer that isn’t light by any means, but the complexity and accuracy of the style is impressive, even for this beermaker who already produces great beers. Quite simply, if you like beer - buy this. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in Alexandria, Virginia on 20-July-2011 sampled at home in Washington on 28-July-2011.
ross (2073) - weddington, North Carolina, USA - JUL 24, 2011
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours out a brown color with a tan head on it. Smell is roasted and has hints of chocolate and a little bit of hops / alcohol. Taste is sweet and smooth. Pretty easy to drink without feeling too heavy. Not really my favorite style of beer, but I did enjoy this one. Good stuff from the people in NC.
coolpop (1395) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 13, 2011
3.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours very dark brown with a medium-sized off-white head. Aroma is spot on and wonderful: lots of roasted malt, raisins, prunes, toffee, some licorice, and earthy hops. Flavor didn’t seem quite right, though: chocolate and licorice flavors were too pronounced, overly sweet and candy-like, some odd cloying spice flavors, alcohol quite hot. Palate is quite thick but carbonation is overdone and fizzy.
Thorpe429 (5012) - , Illinois, USA - APR 13, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Reviewed from notes.
Poured into a pilsner glass. Color is dark mahogany with a nice tan head and some good retention. The nose is dark fruits, roasted malt, caramel, nuts, chocolate. Really nice and presents an elegant complexity. The taste is the same and some brown sugar mixes well with the fruits and chocolate. Fairly thick body with good carbonation. Drinks quite well overall and is very nice.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-10-2010
corby112 (2214) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 8, 2011
3.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a deep dark amber/chestnut brown color that is very cloudy and completely opaque with only slight ruby/mahogany edges when held to a light. Half finger light beige head that immediately fades into a thin ring. Minimal spots of lace left behind.
Sweet malt aroma that is slightly spicy with hints of zesty pepper, cinnamon, brown sugar and dark fruit. Hints of fig, plum and raisin. As it warms, the malt notes become more prominent with lots of caramel, toffee, chocolate and hazelnut.
Medium bodied with a nice combination of sweet malt, roast, dark fruit, zesty spice, chocolate and sweet alcohol. Soft carbonation up front which is complimented by the peppery spice notes. Zesty with hints of cinnamon and brown sugar that are nicely complimented by the dark fruit notes. Pretty sweet with hints of raisin, date, fig, grape and plum balanced by a slightly roasted malt character that gives of notes of caramel, toffee, hazelnut and chocolate. The high ABV is decently masked with little to no heat but there is some boozy sweetness toward the end of the palate.
Overall, this beer is flavorful and easy to drink but it’s a bit too one dimensional and sweet for my liking. Another solid offering from Duck Rabbit but nothing extraordinary.
Rciesla (5499) - Exit 15W, New Jersey, USA - APR 6, 2011
2.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
Bad Bottle, and i just bought this a month ago. Pours a dark bruin body with amber hues and an off white head that quickly fizzes away, already can tell somethings wrong. Aromatically not so much tho, seems like light lagered tones adrift a soft blanket of chocolate malts, and a bit roasty. A first i though this was really roast y as initially i took the first gulp from the bottle before pouring out. But to get to the point huge metal tones aggressively advanced imparting the flavor and finish to the point where i discarded this 4$ single, what a bummer. Someone share one with me thats good so i can correct this score.