DeputyAndy (632) - Ambler, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 17, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Awesome to see a new duck rabbit. Pours a pitch black with a nice tan head. Fair amount of lacing. Aroma is a nice mix of pine hops with some dark roastiness. Taste is a nice chalky dark chocolate with a burst of bitter hop flavor. Slightly thick on the tongue but drinkable. Really nice example of the style.
GandGKevin (920) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 15, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Big floral hop and chocolate aromas. Floral hop flavors which finishes with roasted chocolate flavors. Overall a very good black IPA.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 8, 2012
Name: Hoppy Bunny
Date: June 26, 2012
Source: Taco Mac, Woodstock
Appearance: black, creamy tan head, solid lace
Aroma: roasted and citrus aroma
Flavor: big roasted flavor, lots of citrus, bitter dark chocolate, touch of caramel sweetness brings out a milk chocolate character
Name: Hoppy Bunny
Date: August 30, 2012
Source: jack of the wood
lots of roasted, lots of citrus hops, itís a good thing,
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
rayg1 (550) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - AUG 11, 2012
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Pours a dark black body with a wash khaki head. Nose is a conundrum of flavors big roasted malt notes, huge smack of resiny bitter hops, dare i say some chocolate and weak coffee aromas? Aggressively hoppy, at first yet this fades to roasted and nutty flavors well after the sip has passed your tongue. This brew is nicely balanced, and complex. Some black IPAís have brewing flaws that are covered up by heavy roasted flavors and huge hops, not so with this beer. I enjoyed this, it got even better as it warmed closer to 50-60 degrees. Bouquet opens up, very quality beer here. Well done Duck-Rabbit.
hopdog (8867) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 10, 2012
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle. Black color with a larger sized off white head. Aromas of chocolate, pine, roast, ashy, and some smoke. Tastes of citrus, chocolate, roast, and earth.
argo0 (11452) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 7, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle, thanks wilkie. Large tan head, brown-black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, roast/chocolate, some grapefruit. Taste is moderately sweet, chocolate, grapefruit, some roast. Light-medium body, light stickiness.
nickd717 (3480) - San Francisco, California, USA - AUG 5, 2012
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12oz bottle from Chipís in OBX. Darkest brown in color with a large lasting light tan head. Amazing aroma of piney hops with roasty and chocolate notes. Maybe some molasses. Smooth and roasty flavor with milk chocolate, dark chocolate, and nice hop flavors. Medium-bodied and very smooth with hop oils. A damn good example of the style, one of the best Iíve had.
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - AUG 5, 2012
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from Samís, Durham. Far and away my least favorite DR beer ever. Not because of the style but because, over the course of a full sixer, the brew couldnít shake a significant tartness that overtook anything remotely piney or citric and just seemed like infection. Decent look and mouthfeel, and you can certainly sense whatís going on during the makings of this beer. But with some apparent inconsistency, my bottles seem to have been on the icky end of the run.
deyholla (6605) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - AUG 4, 2012
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: JAN 1, 2013 On tap at Porter beer bar. Pours a black with a brown head that lasts throughout the beer with strong retention and laces nicely. Aroma has a nice combination of dark grains, pine hops and a bit of grassiness with just a hint of chocolate. Flavor begins with strong dark and roasted malts up front but is joined by a pine hoppiness and has even a hint of mint in the finish. Quite nice.
italarican (1481) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - AUG 4, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle at Jamesís place (thanks Dallas). Thick black pour with moderate tan head. Aroma is a balanced mix of pine and coffee. Notes of coffee grounds and pine needles. Slight ethanol in the finish but nothing offensive. Balanced level of earthy notes that work well together. Iím most impressed the lack of astringency despite how prominent the pine is.