AirForceHops (4420) - Epping, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 8, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. bottle thanks to queenholly. This bottle has sat a few months and hasn’t hurt it what so ever. Dark mahogany color with thick lasting head retention in a dimpled mug. Aroma start with yeast then transition into sweet malt and molasses.
Flavor is a near reflection of the aroma. Dark roasted grain, molasses, dark toasted crackers. Dark bready notes. Almost like pumpernickel. Chocolate malt is also shows up. The body is medium leaning on thick with a nice creamy texture.
Overall the drinkability is really high and a nice American version of a classic German style. I enjoyed drinking this. This is worth a buy or trade if you enjoy German lagers.
Jamesthebrit (347) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2014
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Aroma is roasty with a good nutty note
Pours more brown than I thought. Cream head dissipates quickly.
This is really good. More sweet than the other duck rabbit offerings. The metallic note is present but not overwhelming, nutty. Very good,
A little thin on the palate but for the style very well done. Smooth. Good flavors. Can rest there for a while.
This is probably the best duck rabbit so far (and I’ve had the Baltic porter!!) the metallic note is well hidden and the sweet and nutty notes are very well done. Nice medium body, great beer.
jtclockwork (10663) - , New Jersey, USA - FEB 20, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle thanks to Beerman6686. Pours very dark brown with tan head. Nose and taste of rich caramel, molasses, toffee, fruit cake, dark chocolate and toasted nuts. Full bodied. Delicious.
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - JAN 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at 14th Richmond Ratebeer Gathering on 03/19/2011 courtesy of butters. Clear dark brown body with a small off-white head. Sweet caramel and fruit aroma. Sweet caramel, fruit and dry malt flavor. Medium body with moderate carbonation.
jsquire (3727) - St. Marys, Ohio, USA - DEC 31, 2013
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Murky deep brown color with almost no head when poured from the bottle. Nice blooming alcohol and malty sweetness in the aroma. Rich deep dark flavors with raisin, fruit cake, malty sweetness and some dark toast. very thick and boozy beer.
jmm635 (929) - Havertown, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 31, 2013
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours chestnut brown in color with a small ring of khaki colored head. Aroma of coca cola and molasses. Sweet malty flavor with a hop bite late. Really creamy on the palate.
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 17, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Best by: unk
A: Dark brown with only a thick ring of toasted cream foam and spotty lace. Opaque.
S: cocoa, caramel, cola and crystalized sugar make up the nose on this one. It’s nice.
T: Theres a certain grass character along with some more sweet malts and a toasted cola flavor. Interesting.
M: Medium bodied with light carb for the style. Long slick finish.
O: unusual doppelbock, and nicely refined. A deviation from what I usually anticipate to be too sweet and overly esterized, this one is nice.
Serving type: bottle
douglas88 (7185) - Portland, Oregon, USA - DEC 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 ounce bottle thanks to Dan. Pours a clear mahogany color with a medium tan head. A sweet toffee and cocoa nose, some tobacco. The flavor is molasses, caramel, toasted malt, sweet but not overly so. Baked gingerbread. Nutty. Quite good. A near perfect winter lager. I still have lots of love for DR, one of the first breweries I really liked.
tmongoose (1646) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
12oz bottle shared. Pours brownish color with yellowish brown head. Aroma is heavenly. Malt forward with plenty of buttery caramel and some toffee. Medium bodied, flavor is so smooth. Plenty of malt flavor sweet and not cloying. Plenty of buttery caramel is the best description I can come up with. Very good and the alcohol is well hidden.
gripweed57 (949) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - OCT 26, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 ounce bottle. Cloudy mahogany brown color topped by a finger high creamy tan head. Rich malty cocoa aroma. Sweet roasted malt flavor upfront with notes of milk chocolate, caramel and toasted nuts. There is an underlying spicy hop prescience that picks up in the mid taste and follows into the finish. Somewhat reminiscent of the classic Bavarian doppelbocks with that cloying chewy mouthfeel you expect of the style. Overall, a very tasty brew.