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RATINGS: 197   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.76   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, it’s like a whole loaf of bread in every glass! Is it a beverage or is it a meal? It’s both.


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3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rangerred (989) - 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 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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (1536) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Caramel aromas, fresh bread, earthy hops, nutty. Hazy brown with a fully lasting head the color of eggnog. Sweet upfront, loads of caramel, molasses, syrupy. Medium-full bodied.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Travlr (15650) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - JUN 13, 2015
Draft at WoB C-ville. Beautiful deep ruby maroon brown color, thick beige head with great retention and solid lacing. Aroma of cocoa, prunes, plums, vanilla. Taste has chocolate covered plums, coffe, malted milk balls. Delicious.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (1540) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2015
Old rating, great beer. Ruby brown. Huge malt and grain body. Almost chewy. Some dark fruit presence as well. Good stuff.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
aumentm (422) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
This beer is wild. Very filling. Definitely from the german style and this beer will make you want more.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cards04 (2217) - Steinbach, Manitoba, CANADA - FEB 20, 2015
I haven’t had a doppelbock this good in a long time. Thanks shrubber85. Pours a dark maroon. Tantalizing aromas of dried fruit, red wine, sour cherries and bread. Flavors aren’t dulled down with heavy malts. Instead a bright sour cherry and raisin flavor lift this up. A bit of booze and toasted grain as well. Fantastic beverage.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
eRock_2013 (325) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2015
This beer reminded me why doppelbock will always be my favorite beer style. Pours a glorious shimmery dark ruby color, excellent lacing and a proportionate white head. The aroma is distinctive, standard caramel maltiness, red fruit, but also a chocolate-cocoa flavor, very fresh and not boozy as some d-bocks are. Taste is delicious, layers of caramel malt, roasty burnt malt, chocolate malt, caramel malt, it's malt-tastic! The body was lighter and not as full as others, but I actually enjoyed it as this was the cleanest finishing doppelbock I've ever had. Absolutely no booziness or indication of the high ABV. Truly excellent in every respect.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5402) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 28, 2014
Sampled on draft at Zeno’s in State College this beer poured a dark red-brown color with a large foamy tan head that lingered and left decent lacing. The aroma was faintly malty and did not have anything else going on. The flavor was faintly malty with a hint of dark fruit. Medium finish. Medium body. Surprisingly bland.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
RobertDale (4207) - Lansing, Kansas, USA - DEC 15, 2014
12 ounce bottle. Thanks to my Winter Secret Santa. Pours a dark reddish brown with a nice tan head. Aroma of malt, fruit, caramel, and grain. Taste is malt, dark fruit, caramel, grain, and a hint of chocolate. Very well balanced. Excellent.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (8491) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - DEC 10, 2014
My Bottom Line:
Caramel sweetness and earthy hops momentarily tag team until malt flavors decide to take over this warming Doppelbock.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A veil of foam tops the hazy dark burgundy.
-Candied fruit appears here and there.
-Carbonation is soft and the residual sugar level is high. Which is about right for the style.
-Malt flavors are a tad linear, which is not uncommon for Doppelbocks.

On tap at The Thirsty Monk, Asheville.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lubiere (11014) - Ottawa, Ontario, CANADA - DEC 6, 2014
A dark brown Bock with a thin mocha head. In aroma, sweet caramel malt with dark fruits, vinous character, pleasant. In mouth, a sweet fruity caramel malt with dark fruits, molasses, alcohol warmth, nice. On tap at Thirsty Monk.


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