ChainGangGuy (4348) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 19, 2013
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
12 ounce bottle - $2.49 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours a very dark brown body, housing a little hint dirtied garnet at the edge against the list. Smallish, light beige head that settles fairly quickly. No appreciable lacing or retention.
Smell: Sweet-scented, alcoholic, with a fruitiness of figs and grape-flavored candy (like Nerds or such), a step ahead of the dark-colored syrup, Tootsie roll, and molasses.
Taste: Molasses, caramel atop toast, and a noted roastiness. Dark syrup sweetness upfront. Rather bright fruitiness, fig and grape, followed by slight, herbal hops and a persistent pinch of alcohol (a bit fusel). Snippet of licorice. Slight nuttiness, with a touch of Tootsie Roll. Drying, rather warming, fruity finish. A little coffee pops into the aftertaste.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium carbonation.
Overall: Potent in many of its aspect, it’s not the best doppelbock to be had, though, I’m sure you could do worse.
NeoHippie2 (909) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - JUL 16, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown pour with a tan head. Aromas of roasted malts, toffee, caramel, and notes of coffee. Rich and robust flavor with sweet caramel notes. A respectable example of the style,
JHeath99 (793) - - JUL 9, 2013
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a thin layer of toffee colored head. Aroma of caramel and malts. Taste of light chocolates and roasted malts.
TheBeerGod (5168) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. No German beers at the house, so German style wins out for the Champions League final. Gorgeous ruby pour with a short tan head. Aroma is malty and sweet with rich caramel notes, dark bread, soft hops and brown sugar. Taste is sweet, chewy malt, caramel, dark fruits, dark bread, soft hops and brown sugar. Body is medium-full and chewy with a dense, bubbly carbonation. Finishes with more caramel, sweet, chewy malt, dark bread, soft fruit, light hoppy notes and hints of brown sugar. Nothing remarkable but well done and very much appreciated!
DCLawyer (1358) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - MAY 9, 2013
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle->SA. Dark reddish brown with medium khaki head. Aroma: malt, chocolate, molasses. Taste: sweet malt, molasses. Bittersweet aftertaste.
atlrizzob (152) - Aiken, South Carolina, USA - MAR 12, 2013
3.1 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours a deep, dark-golden brown. Smells slightly of molasses, yeast, and maybe some citrus notes. Tastes of molasses, caramel, and a bitterness that is very loud and vibrant but still remains somewhat pleasant and balanced. Like nothing I’ve ever tasted but in the beer world I’m always down.
ThirstyBird (1455) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - MAR 9, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks for sharing jwale73! Appears a deep cola color with a tan head that goes to a ring. Smell is rich malt, molasses, licorice, earthy malt, brown sugar, bread. The taste is rich toffee malt, dark fruit with a crisp aftertaste...some licorice on the back end as well. Great mouthfeel, pretty finely constructed carbonation and medium body. A very tasty dopplebock.
JStax (2773) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 22, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a brandy snifter. Pours a darker brown with a thick layer of khaki colored foam. Aroma is malty sweet like graham crackers and caramel cloves. Smells nice. Taste is a soft sweetness with a mild fruity note and spices coming through in the back end. Very soft carbonation on the tongue.
rangerred (891) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle into a snifter. Not sure of the age on this but I know it has been in my fridge for a year or so.
Pours a clear dark brown with a slight reddish tint. A very small light brown head is quick to fade leaving a thin ring around the top of the beer.
Aroma is full of brown sugar, caramel, and toffee. There is a slight metallic note which seems a little off to me. There are also some faint grassy aromas. Overall it is pretty weak.
This weakness carries over into the taste which is really quite underwhelming. Plenty of caramel and brown sugar but there is a strong vegetal character which becomes a little off-puting after awhile. It is very DMS like and I almost wonder if this is an unintended flaw. It isn’t bad for awhile but it does start to limit drinkability. Alcohol is well-hidden but the mouthfeel is on the watery side.
Overall, I am very unimpressed with this offering from Duck Rabbit. There is just an overall lack of everything from the aroma to the flavor to the mouthfeel. Way too much DMS and a lack of much malt or hops. Maybe this has improved since the batch I got but I really can’t recommend.
leah2974 (445) - Georgia, USA - JAN 16, 2013
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours a thick dark brown. Notes of maple syrup sweetness and caramel malts. Big bodied.