Dorwart (2389) - Robbinsville, New Jersey, USA - DEC 11, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very thin almost non existent head that disappeared rather quickly. Very nice smoky aroma with some sweet malts, peat aromas, a little bit of chocolate and a hint of licorice. Color is a dark, milk chocolate brown. Lots of sweet malts, molasses, licorice, prunes and a bit more smoked peat. Actually a very complex flavor but not overly sweet and malty like many dopplebocks. Finishes with a lingering malts and raisins. A pretty good brew from a very good and consistent brewer.
jsmerig (1290) - Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 6, 2011
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours deep ruby red. With foamy dark tan head. Aroma is of sweet black licorice and dark roasted grain. Taste is initially sweet followed by a subtle smokey spiciness. Bitterness lingers in the end a bit, so it could be a little cleaner, but otherwise good.
gsmitty80 (1831) - Washington DC, USA - DEC 4, 2011
3.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
Mmm, Duck Rabbit does it again. One of the best dpeelbocks that i have tried. Very complex with a great mouthfeel and good warmth of alcohol.
beerme31 (514) - Holly Springs, North Carolina, USA - DEC 3, 2011
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle. Pours a deep amber color with medium tan head. Malty aroma of caramel, nut, toast, dark fruit. Nice sweetness in the flavor followed by a tart finish. Full body, somewhat creamy, average carbonation. Overall nice dopplebock.
freekyp (1537) - Thomasville, North Carolina, USA - NOV 12, 2011
4.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Duckrabbator has a funny name, but this traditional dopplebock is a serious contender. Pours a deep almost opaque brown with a one-finger beige head. Aromas of caramel, blackstrap molasses, and a hint of dark fruit pervade. Sweet but balanced by an earthy bitterness that appears near the end. Clean finish with a slick sensation on the palate. Uncle Wetzel would be jealous.
Ratman197 (10200) - Arvada, Colorado, USA - NOV 2, 2011
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle courtesy of BeerandBlues2 (thanks Brad) poured a clear reddish brown with a small lingering tan head with good lacing. Aromas of molasses, toffee, carmel, cocoa and light fruittiness. Palate was medium bodied and crisp. Flavors of molasses, toffee, carmel and light cocoa with a crisp lingering toffee finish.
johnnnniee (2456) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - OCT 19, 2011
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Received in trade from VncentLIFE, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a deep dark brown color with a decent tan head that shows moderate retention and minimal lace. Smells of dark dried fruit, caramel, and burnt sugar with a hint of ash mixed in there as well. Taste is dark malty with a hint of mineral and ash. All the usual suspects are here, caramel, dark sugar, prunes, plums, raisins. Light roasted grains are a bit out of place. Little to no hop presence, but there really shouldn’t be. Medium to thick body light level of carbonation with a caramel thick mouthfeel. There are better examples of the style, but this is one damn fine brew. I quite enjoyed this one, roasted grains and all.
ekoerper (590) - Iowa, USA - OCT 16, 2011
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
Aroma: lots of malt, sweet caramel and dark sugars, very rich, slight chocolate note, also some alcohol. Pours a deep mahogany with a thick tan head, good retention, dissipates to a ring of foam. Big malt flavor, caramel and molasses, brown sugar, figs, warming alcohol in the finish, low bitterness. Medium-full body, medium carbonation, creamy texture. Very nice brew.
r464 (1944) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 8, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Very good. Not overly malty or sweet. Somewhat strong, but balanced overall. Thick and smooth with a deep flavor that reminds me of strong ales.
Jayb0 (1052) - Cherry Hill, New Jersey, USA - OCT 5, 2011
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
A dopplebock I really like is a rare thing. This one hits the mark for me. Dark in color, could have benefited from a creamier head. But rich and full and not cloyingly sweet like many. Thick, chewey, somewhat bready, almost going in a belgian quad direction but stopping well short because it’s not overly yeasty or estery, just a nice and mellow, and very malt forward. Thanks jsanda.