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RATINGS: 902   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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A traditional full-bodied stout brewed with lactose (milk sugar). The subtle sweetness imparted by the lactose balances the sharpness of the highly roasted grains which give this delicious beer its black color.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - NOV 7, 2006
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Smells of chocolate, nuts and roasty malt. Tastes of cocoa, cream, coffee and chocolate. Not bad.

2.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
Immy (1955) - Virginia Beach, USA - NOV 7, 2006
12 oz bottle. Black with a tan head. Lactic sour nose with vegetal hints, gets much better as it warms, becomes a peanut butter cup scent. Really strange, but pleasant. Biting coffeelike flavor followed by a slightly sour finish. Something is off here - this was actually a rerate. The first bottle I shared with gputty was very bad, but this is better. Still, off somehow.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
CelticBrew (750) - The Crystal Coast, North Carolina, USA - NOV 4, 2006
Poured from 12 oz bottle nice dark, small hint of carbonation. Head was slight, of light brown sugar color. Aroma was of milk chocolates, coffee, malt and liqour. Tastes of light chocolates infused with a bit of sourness. Not really sweet IMO. Not the best stout I had, but fairly drinkable. No comparison with DRís Baltic Porter.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Aubrey (3430) - Bellingham, Washington, USA - NOV 3, 2006
Deep and dark brown. Lively, tingly carbonation. Fairly light body, but with a creamy base. Big chocolate, roast and dark toast. Finish was filled with bitterness and coffee. Not really enough sweetness, and not much lactic.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
shrubber85 (7293) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - OCT 29, 2006
Bottle. Coffee and chocolate milk aroma. Opaque dark brown with small head. Sweet creamy mocha coffee flavor with moderate hops. Delicious - on the hoppy side.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Bajahobo (30) - USA - OCT 28, 2006
UPDATED: OCT 29, 2006 Bottle. Pours black, but is not as starless as your typical stout with a thin beige head. Chocolate, toffee, and vanilla dominate the scent. Mouth-full is delightful: A steady bitter climb leads to a viscid, lactose, burnt caramel freefall. Perhaps a bit too biting for a sweet stout, but I canít blame Duck-Rabbit for being aggressive. The body could be thicker, but I think you would lose some of the milkiness if this were so.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (3957) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - OCT 26, 2006
UPDATED: MAY 22, 2007 Poured a dark black and allowed some light through at the top. The head was brown, medium thin, and creamy. The aroma was sweet, definitely some lactose in there and kind of grainy. The flavor was very grainy, sweet, slightly roasted, and also shows definite lactose. I donít think the rating truly shows the beers quality but I can also understand how it has attained this average.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (9358) - Hanover, Maryland, USA - OCT 24, 2006
Pours black with a fizzy, off-white/tan head, lasting, sporting some lined lacing. Aroma is sweet creamy chocolate malt (meal, cookie), yeast (dough, earth), cocoa, and malty lactose milk. Flavor is a mouth full of chocolate, vanilla, creamy malt and yeast with some ashy coffee notes. Medium bodied and fizzy, dry and lively palate.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Styles (2014) - Lincoln Park, Michigan, USA - OCT 23, 2006
Bottle courtesy of jonathan3584, best before Jan-06. Dark brown, beige head, light showing through. Aroma is all coffee up front, faint spicy licorice background. Flavor has a nice chocolate, licorice kick up front, but fades to coffee rather quickly and finishes with some mellowed out spicy hop bitterness. Mouthfeel thins out once in awhile. Otherwise not bad, just not my cup of tea. Tad surprised at the overall.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
luckygirl (1223) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 22, 2006
Bottled. Beer is very dark ash brown with a small, frothy, beige, mostly and rapidly diminishing head.<P> The aroma is sweet and again, best word for it is luxe. Malty with moderate notes of toasted grain, light-to-moderate notes of caramel, light molasses, cookie; Hoppy with a light note of resin/pine, trace of tarragon; Yeasty with a light note of dank basement; Light miscellaneous notes of green apple peel, oaky vanilla, burbon, moderate creamy milk note glosses the whole ball of wax.<P> The flavor is moderately sweet, lightly bitter, light-to-moderately acidic with a longer-than-average lightly bittersweet finish.<P> The body is light, the texture is watery and the carbonation is lively.


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