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RATINGS: 184   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 255   ABV: 8.5%
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The Duck-Rabbitor Dopplebock is a powerfully malty German-style lager. The malty / grainy flavors so dominate this beer, itís like a whole loaf of bread in every glass! Is it a beverage or is it a meal? Itís both.


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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rangerred (926) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2013
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 isnít 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 canít recommend.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
OsuStu (49) - - AUG 22, 2014
Draft at Closed for Business. Pours a dark red brown with a tan head. Heavy malt aromas, raisins and dark bread. Sweet and just a bit roasty. Raisins and black tea.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
HourGlass13 (60) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2014
Pours a very dark brown, nearly black. It has a small tan head. Aroma is caramel malts, some dark fruit coming through. It does have a slight alcohol smell and taste. You can definitely tell the alcohol is present but it is not overpowering. Flavor is very rich, thick and malt forward, on the sweeter side. The darkest richest dopplebock I have ever had. That is not a bad thing. This is simply a great beer!

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
snoworsummer (2148) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2014
From a bottle. Pours hazy reddish brown with a fizzy bubbly beige head. Tastes like roasted malt, roasted coffee, sweet molasses, earthy, light booze and light ash. Light body and low carbonation. Smells like roasted nuts, sweet malty booze, toast.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
sonnycheeba (3562) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - AUG 1, 2014
Bottle. Pours brown with ruby highlights and creamy beige head. Aroma is cookie and caramel malts, fig, dates, faint plums, faint spice, and some boozy notes. Flavor is malt forward, some sweetness, dark fruit esters, and light bitterness; dry finish with a touch of woodiness. Medium body and carbonation.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
artmcd8 (1612) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2014
Dark brown pour. Tan head. Definitely darker than most dopplebocks I have had. Most roasty and dark fruit than usual as well. Definitely a good beer though.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Beerman6686 (4351) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 29, 2014
This one poured a darker brown color with a beige head. Aroma was of toasted malt, smoke, chocolate and some dark fruits. Flavor was mainly prunes and smoke, some chocolate too. Tasty, but a little off style.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
solidfunk (4013) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 26, 2014
Great for style, with nice coffee and roast. Pours murky dark brown with food head and lacing. Nice German malt finish. Good package. Bottle from grape and gourmet.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
rbrazell (1656) - Charleston, South Carolina, USA - JUL 14, 2014
Bottle from CBX. Mahogany pour with a bubbly tan head. toasted bready malt aroma, caramel, toffee, brown sugar with notes of plum a raisins. Flavor is similar with big notes of chocolate, lingering notes of chocolate covered raisins. Clean and refreshing. This is solid.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
Busick (379) - South Carolina, USA - JUL 6, 2014
Excellent Dopplebock, possibly one of the best I have ever had outside of German brewed!

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
jcnielsen (2108) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - JUN 27, 2014
Bottle. Pours a deep brown color with white head. Roasty, malty, syrupy, toffee aromas. Toffee, syrupy, chocolate flavors. Pretty solid doppelbock, one of the better American versions Iíve had in awhile.


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