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.
alobar (2590) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 2, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chestnut brown color with a cream-colored head. Aroma of fruit, caramel, and bread. Flavor of fruit, chocolate, and caramel. Well-balanced. Very nice beer!
Allara (148) - New Jersey, USA - MAR 29, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from PA: Pours a dark brown/black color with a generous tan head. Sweet, fruity, malty slight boozy aroma. Medium to light mouth feel with a slight slipperiness. Great notes of dark fruit, malt, caramel, roasted barley, chocolate and slight vanilla round out this brew. The 8.5% ABV is well hidden and the beer comes together very nicely. More and more am I convinced that Duck-Rabbit really are dark beer specialists. Another solid beer from them! Overall: (A)
alexsdad06 (4353) - Ohio, USA - MAR 28, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. bottle. Pours a clear dark brown color with a medium sized beige head. The nose is fruity, bready, caramel, chocolate with a mild earthy note. The flavor opens with dark malts and toasted bread. Midway the moderate sweetness, fruits, chocolate, and earthy hops kick in. The finish is mildly bitter. This is a solid dopplebock.
BeerandBlues2 (9003) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2011
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared by Butters at the 14th Richmond Gathering. Pours clear tawny with a medium-small, fizzy beige head, short retention with light lacing. Aroma and flavor are heavy malt (caramel, toffee, nutty, toast), light hops (earthy), and average esters (apple/pear) with notes of dates, nutmeg, and brown sugar. Full body, medium warmth and carbonation with a dry finish.
DJMonarch (9158) - Northwich, Cheshire, ENGLAND - MAR 20, 2011
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
From the Jug at the GABF, Colorado Convention Center Denver 16/09/2010
Fruity aroma. Dark coloured and rich on the palate with some alcohol present. A hint of dryness in a bitter full malt finish.
MaltDawg (1344) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
(Sample Date: 3/19/2011 Source:Butters) Malty bready with spicy hop notes in aroma. Clear dark amber brown with small white head. Clean maltiness with moderate spicy hop character. Medium body and mouth feel. Pretty dead on style. Finish is malty bready with some lingering spiciness.
Butters (3661) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: SEP 2, 2012 Sampled at the Richmond 14th Gathering. Clear brown pour with ruby highlights and ring of tan head. Nose of sweet raisins and flavor of plums. Nicely done. One of the best dopplebocks i’ve had.
crossovert (6129) - Illinois, USA - MAR 13, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle.
It pours a dark brownish read with a tan/offi-white head.
The smell is very perfumey, with a lot of alcohol, caramel, and dark fruit on the nose.
The flavor continues with the caramel. This is the most caramally flavored doppelbock I have had. Carmel covered fruits is the main flavor. It is a bit richer and sweeter than the average doppelbock.
Overall it is pretty good.
Serving type: bottle
Reviewed on: 11-11-2010 02:31:46