ThirstyBird (2013) - 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.
Erzengel (5079) - 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!
vtafro (4501) - 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.
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.
nearbeer (4061) - 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.
reberiii (404) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 1, 2014
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours dark black from 12oz bottle. Smooth. It has hop flavor up front, creamy middle, boring finish. Smells chocolatey, malty. Hops open on the tongue.
thornecb (4740) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - APR 28, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours black into a Sam glass. Mocha head with medium retention recedes to hug rim. Pumpernickel, pine and grapefruit aromas. Chocolate and pit fruit upfront turning to espresso in citrus finish.
gripweed57 (911) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - APR 19, 2014
4.1 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 ounce bottle. Dark brown color topped by a small creamy beige head. Interesting complex aroma, has notes of dark chocolate pine needles and spearmint. Big dark roasted malt flavor has a touch of bittersweet chocolate and resiny hops. Big chewy mouthfeel. Big hoppy finish combines with the dark malts to produce a badass ABA.
jbruner (2853) - Athens, Georgia, USA - APR 18, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle sampled at Classic City Brew Fest 2014. Pours a dark black with minimal tan head. Aroma is more toward the roast with a nice citrus hop behind it. Taste is more to the hop flavor, feels like old school hops, the four Cs. Pretty nice.
ElCapitan22 (231) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 9, 2014
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours a dark brown/black color with very nice lacing. Tastes of roasted malts and slightly of coffee. Bitter enough to be an ipa, but not overly bitter. A very difficult thing to do....not taste too hoppy while being an ipa.