ThisWangsChung (747) - Leonardtown, Maryland, USA - MAR 1, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12 oz bottle into a wine glass.
A: Pours a not-entirely-opaque dark ruby color. The head isnít very impressive: it isnít even a finger high, itís a light brown shade, and it doesnít even retain itself very well. Not much lacing is left, either. Not the most impressive looking stout.
S: The primary aroma is lactose cream, as expected. Other notes like roasted malts, chocolate, brown sugar, and *maybe* some dark fruit keep it interesting. Exactly what I want from a milk stout aroma, no more, no less.
T: Flavors are much the same: itís milky to start, turning into a sweet middle and a roasted yet sweet finish. Occasional wisps of chocolate appear near the back end. Not much for me to say here other than the fact itís a good, solid milk stout thatís more conducive to drinking than analyzing.
M: I like my stouts to feel creamy and soft, and this doesnít quite fulfill that. Itís a touch sharp, a touch over-carbonated, and dare I suggest, porter-y. Itís also rather sweet and lacking in finishing dryness.
O: The look and the feel arenít great, but this is quite good otherwise. If this was readily available in my state, Iíd definitely drink it again.
ronaldtheriot (1279) - Laplace, Louisiana, USA - FEB 28, 2014
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
The Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout has a medium, beige, creamy head, some lacing left behind, and a dark brown appearance, with some visible bubble streams on the side of the glass. The aroma is of sweet, sugary, brown bread crust, milk powder, chocolate powder, and even a touch of black cherry. Taste is of all that, with a nice, subtle, balancing bitterness to follow up. Mouthfeel is thick and velvety, and The Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout finishes powdery dry, easy going, and smooth. Overall, this is an outstanding beer. I love it! RJT
SilentJo (68) - Chocowinity, North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Have had this many times, and enjoy it very much. This time I had it served warmer than usual, and to me the bitterness is more noticeable. I still get the coffee aroma and the sweetness does help balance things, but drinking it warmer isnít as good as when chilled.
penguinfinity (107) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 24, 2014
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle, poured cellar temperature. Smells like dark roasted coffee and malt. Pours dark, dark red, nearly black, with a tan head. Taste starts sweet, followed by a taste that follows the smell, and finishes just bitter enough to let you know thereís alcohol in it, not quite stout bitter, though. Good sipper. Would buy again.
smashedbrewer (10) - - FEB 10, 2014
4.4 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
color is jet black poured thick and creamy smells of grain and rich roasted malt the taste is rich and Roastie with an after taste of grain
thebos (35) - Eatonton, Georgia, USA - FEB 9, 2014
4.7 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Pours black with brown head. Wonderful strong roasted scent. Taste even better than it smells. Great dark roasted coffee and Carmel flavor. Very good milk stout.
Enwiebe (143) - - JAN 25, 2014
4.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
1/23/14. Draft at motorco. Poured inky black with a milk chocolate two finger head. Mild roasty nose. Wonderfully balanced mouth that evolves and delights all the way down. Like many other Duck-Rabbits, this sets my standard for milk stouts.
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DrSilverworm (6572) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JAN 19, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle, thanks to caterwaul. Enjoy by date notched is 2/14. Near-black color. Thin light brown head. Leaves good ropes and dots of lace. Head later fades to minimal. Good heavy roast in this, which I appreciate. Light coffee note. Bigger bitter taste, light to moderate sweet. Sweet stouts are often way too sweet for me, I appreciate the heavy roasty bitter taste of this example. Nice milk chocolate aroma. Medium-plus body. Good chewiness to the texture, and a dry finish. Smooth, kind of crisp lighter carbonation. Satisfying, tasty milk stout. Probably how Iíd brew one, if I had to. A good amount of roast and bitterness, not too sweet, with a nice chewier texture.
AKORN (147) - Virginia, USA - JAN 14, 2014
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Nice pour, dark in color and good head. Aroma of chocolate, coffee, licorice spices. Taste is similar to aroma with very little bitterness at all. Mild, creamy, smooth and lite for a stout. Very Good.
Hopswagger (198) - South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
P: Deep dark mahogany hued dark body with a mound if creamy dense cappuccino head. Retention is decent and rests to a creamy tan coffee swirl on top leaving shinny lacing behind.
S: Bitter dark cocoa, old leather, heavy cream, milk chocolate, medium roast coffee, hints of salted cashews and an dusty earth aroma.
T/M: Sweet roasted dark malts, cherry mash, booze, milk chocolate, sweet cream, coffee, hazelnuts and dark fruits. After taste lingers roasted honey dew melon. Medium body a tad oily and moderate carbonation. Finishes wet with a dash of dryness afterwards.
O: A solid offering thy would be a great beer to keep in the fridge. The dark fruit and melon really made this different but refreshing. I like that it was not as rich and sweet as some milk stouts but it really had simple but good flavors. I will drink this again for sure.