nearbeer (4007) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 3, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
12 oz. Opaque ebony with a lasting film of cream. Nose is orange chocolate, caramel, tea and a touch of tobacco. Taste is orange, mint, cocoa, caramel and earthy tea leaf. Great at first, but the minty green herb takes over way too early and dominates the brew. Medium body is velvety smooth with a low-medium carbonation and a nice balance.
JHeath99 (1304) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - JUN 10, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle from Hop City. Pours an opaque dark brown with tan colored head. Aroma of hops and roasted malts. Taste is pretty unique, nice hoppiness that blends well with a coffee/chocolate/malts.
coolpop (1394) - Birmingham, Alabama, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draft. Poured dark brown with a medium-sized tan head. Aroma was floral hops and roasted malt. Flavor was roasted malt, light coffee, lots of resinous and citrusy hops. And yes, I got a bit of the mint, which, for me, detracted from an otherwise solid beer. Already a lot going on here -- the mint was a bridge too far.
deaconmike (415) - Roswell, Georgia, USA - JUN 5, 2014
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
On tap. Dark amber with tan head and nice lacing. Roasty malt aroma with piney hops. Similar taste. More sweet than bitter. Medium body, carb has a little bite, but goes down smooth. Nice black ipa.
Erzengel (4923) - Wuppertal, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to Rian for sharing!!
The beer starts smooth, very sticky. Intense malty, roasted but too sticky for me. The nice floral hops are covered by the roasted malty dry body. The aftertaste is smooth, intense, roasted with a fresh hoppy note lying over the malty intense brew!
great, but a bit too sticky to let the hops come through!
Shag (2655) - Chattanooga, Tennessee, USA - JUN 4, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Black with a tan head. Some coffee, chocolate, faint citrus in the nose. Its more malty and stout like than IPA like. Flavor is semi sweet. Overall good beer.
ThirstyBird (1967) - Düsseldorf, GERMANY - JUN 2, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks John! Pours a super dark brown with a rich tan head. The smell is roasted malt, brown sugar, citrus, pine. The taste is big roasty dark malt, dry, citrus and pine, molasses, licorice ending dry and very roasty. Fine carbonation, and medium body. Well the world of extreme flavors collide here...super roasty malt and big hops. If you are into two big elements fighting for dominance then this is the beer for you. It’s not a bad beer but a bit of a taste war for me.
beechner224 (823) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - JUN 21, 2014
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle brought back from NC. Pours black with tan head. Aroma is really hoppy, piney, grassy. Taste is mild bitterness, mild chocolate malt. Good mixture, nothing overwhelming. Think this is good to style. Not my favorite style anymore, but think it is a good example.
MrWomey (36) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 22, 2014
3.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
I rated this for hop lovers (I am not one). Still, I grabbed this one because I enjoy darker beers. You can tell this one is hoppy while taking in its aroma during a pour. It has good mouth feel and (to me) substantial coffee overtones. I can only handle one of these (and not just because its ABV is 7.3%) but this is a nice addition to the Duck Rabbit family.
vtafro (4409) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAY 26, 2014
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Black pour with brown head. Roasted and light herbal and citrus hop aromas. Herbal and light citrus hop tones, finishes dry and roasty.