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RATINGS: 239   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
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The Duck-Rabbit Hoppy Bunny American Black Ale is both intensely hoppy and intensely BLACK! Eight separate hop additions offer delicious bitterness and beguiling hop aroma/flavor. Heavily represented among these hops are Chinook, which provides deep pine and sticky citrus components and a New Zealand hop called Motueka, from which we get bright fruit and spearmint notes.

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 31, 2012
12oz bottle poured into a pint glass. Best by 08/12 notched on the side. Pours a deep black with an inch-thick mocha head. Nose is sharp with pine needles, mild citrus, and a semi-sweet roasted char. Smooth hefty body. Creamy finish. The hops in this one add a pleasant bitterness, but they fall a bit short on the flavor. They taste muted and lacking in juicy freshness. The roasted aspect comes forward more, adding a warming coffee-like finish. This is a good beer, but not my favorite of the style for sure.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
NikkTwist (1867) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 15, 2015
Draft at Redwood. Very dark brown pour with a large frothy tan head. Lots of wet lace. Dark chocolate. Leather. A nice dark burnt element to it. Mild black pepper spiciness. Medium-bodied when cold but seemed to thin as it warmed (which is unusual because it tends to be the other way around.) Not bad, but not as good as Duck-Rabbit stouts.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scopey (8235) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2015
Bottle at ChrisO’s house of fun. Thanks to L-Dogg. for this CDA. It pours deep brown with a thick tan head. The nose is soft, juicy pine, varnish, earth, ashy, cocoa and dark chocolate. The taste is bitter, earthy roast, cocoa, toast, ash, charred wood, leather, varnish, dark chocolate and some citrus rind. Medium body and high carbonation. Pretty solid CDA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (12335) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2015
Bottle at a tasting at Chris and Ruth 150404. Black beer with a nice beige head. Hoppy leather aroma, chocolate, cocoa, hay notes. Hoppy grassy flavor, chocolate, cocoa, some leather.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (16169) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - APR 4, 2015
Bottle at chrisO... Deep black.. Soft chocolate roast malts nose... Dark chocolate roast... Soft dark chocolate... Heavy malts.. Dark roast.. Dark chocolate.. Light charcoal bitter

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11551) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - MAR 20, 2015
Bottle. Poured clear black color with an average frothy brown head that mostly lasted with good lacing. Moderate toasted malt and earthy aroma. Medium to full body and a smooth texture and soft carbonation. Medium to heavy dark bittersweet flavor to medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate duration. My expectations where met with a good complex beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
kevinsenn (1329) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 19, 2015
On tap at Barley’s Taproom and Pizzeria. Somewhat strange aroma with licorice. Smooth roasty taste with fruity american hops. Only slightly bitter. Not bad at all.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
eggraid101 (37) - Virginia, USA - MAR 16, 2015
Poured from 12 oz bottle. This is a black ale. Just as it says. Chocolate and coffee malts, but cleaner malt wise than a stout. The finish is very clean. A nice beer ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
alexsdad06 (6549) - Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2015
12 oz bottle shared by Tmoney99. Pours a dark cola brown color with a small beige head. The aroma and flavor have roasted malt, chocolate, mild hoppy character, earthy, mild bitterness, seems more like a porter they tried to throw some hops in. Decent enough, but softer than I would expect from these guys.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
drsordr (1380) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAR 11, 2015
Bottle shared by Tmoney99 pour dark brown with thin tan head. Nose green beans? Slight vegetal, then lighter roast and dank hop. Taste initial bitter and burnt, but then some more pleasant roasted malt. Mid to late some roasted and chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Emeister84 (1394) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - FEB 26, 2015
Aromas of roasted coffee, cocoa, fennel, toasted nuts. Almost black with a somewhat lasting beige head. Dry, pleasantly bitter, roasty. Medium bodied.

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