RABinCO (1425) - Colorado Springs, Colorado, USA - JUN 12, 2012
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Super fresh bottle. Poured this into a tulip glass and the fresh hop aroma just flowed out. It was an amazing experience. Pours black with a light tan head. Taste is a perfect balance of hops and toasted, chocolaty malt. Coats the mouth and sticks around on the palate for awhile. I have a new Duck-Rabbit favorite.
kippadams (1) - USA - JUL 18, 2012 does not count
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Bottle from Taco Mac. A nicely balanced aroma of cocoa, caramel, chocolate, roasted coffee, grapefruits, and citrus rinds. Pitch-black pour with one finger head. Medium-bodied and very smooth on the way down. Lots of caramel and cocoa upfront taste-wise. A big burnt graininess and resin flavor in the middle. A fair amount of bitter coffee, black chocolate, and some citrus towards the end as the hops take over.
nathan30533 (915) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - SEP 9, 2013
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Great brew. Taste of oats and cocoa. Good poor very dark with wonderful head. Great brew.
Hussey (60) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 16, 2012
4.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
Duck Rabbit Beer Dinner @ Lucky 32 in Greensboro. Dark, stout/porter appearance. Not a stout nose, however. The chocolatey roasted malts marriage with Chinook-like New Zealand hops gives it smoky, yet piney hop aroma. Excellent mouthfeel. Rich, thick, coffee-like body but the hops coat the palate like an IPA. Nice prickly hop taste present from beginning to end of the brew. Another fantastic creation from the masters in Farmville.
MarkSachon (807) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 24, 2015
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
12 ox bottle. What a great ABA. No overwhelming hops or burn from excess anything. This one goes in and down smooth as silk, Don’t pass on this one.
obguthr (4900) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - JUL 7, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Chocolate and pine nose, soil also present. Mahogany, thick tan head, nice lacing. Resinous pine within a licorice base, not at all sweet. Subtle smoky finish. Medium body, soft carbonation. I generally prefer more of a citrus quality in IDAs, but this was quite nice. Great intensity of flavor.
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 1, 2012
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle. Pours dark blackish with dark brown edges and a 2-finger fluffy khaki head. Nose is Alpha Klausy; huge roasty black patent malt, resiny bitter hops, cacao. Tastes assertively hoppy, very malty, nicely balanced, and complex, with the flavors popping off the tongue. THis one starts lively and stays lively, with the hops and malt blending together well. This is another great beer from Paul, and a top 10 black IPA.
maxwelldeux (4219) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - JUN 24, 2012
4.4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Rated at Brew Bern 2012. Wow... I’m really glad I had this one. This wasn’t too hoppy for an IPA, but you definitely got some of the hoppy bitterness you would expect with a beer like this. Plus, it comes with the smooth richness you expect from Duck Rabbit. Definitely a great beer.
weedlove (3) - durham, North Carolina, USA - JUL 31, 2012 does not count
4.3 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Great floral aroma that follows into the initial taste. Black appearance, nice mouthfeel. Harsh on the palate, but worth it.
574deadzone (1293) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JAN 11, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours perfectly black with a thick, buoyant mocha head that’s sticking around for a while and leaving some soapy lacing. Nose is very nice: notes of chocolate, slight coffee and roast, with plenty of hoppy freshness including mint, pine, and dry grapefruit. Taste is quite bitter, both roasty and hoppy, with a nice sweetness underneath. Medium bodied, a touch oily, softer carb, with a lengthy bitter finish. Damn nice brew, basically spot on for what I look for in the style.