BBB63 (6368) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - JAN 21, 2007
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle and served in Unibroue tulip: Deep brown hue with a fading frothy tan head and left some lace. The aroma has notes of chocolate, earthy coffee, hint of milk lactose, some plum and prune, vapour of hazelnut, and a moderate dusty yeast ester.
The taste starts with the expected chocolate malty sweetness supported by a lactic twang and a light coffee bitterness. I found a yeasty chalky and earthy finish with some fruity sub notes. The mouth feel is not as creamy has hoped but worked within the framework of the brew (A little addition of oats would help this brew methinks). A solid stout and quite enjoyable, try some.
GG (2332) - NorCal, California, USA - JAN 20, 2007
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
NorCal tasting Jan 07 - Number 4 of the 5 Duck-Rabbit beers I brought to the tasting. This beer, along with their regular Porter were probably my least favorite beer they make. With that being said, this was still a nice beer. Aroma of toffee, some caramel notes along with toasted grains and maybe some cocoa. Flavors were along the same lines as the nose but it was powered by the lactic sweetness. Thankfully, it wasnít overly sweet.
T2Tool (352) - Murfreesboro, Tennessee, USA - JAN 18, 2007
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Poured from a bottle. Nice appearance of black color with a small head. Had a sweet taste to it, with roasted malt and chocalate also. Really enjoyed this stout.
wheninhell (488) - chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 17, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
thanks Magjayran! clear black/dark dark brown with a nice lasting tan head. creamy coffee aroma. bittersweet mocha flavor. bitter medium dry coffee finish with light creamy chocolate notes. medium body. creamy mouth feel. solid balanced stout. i liked this one a lot.
EithCubes (5187) - New Jersey, USA - JAN 14, 2007
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: AUG 11, 2014 Rating no. 900! Bottle. Sweetish cream-and-lactose aroma with chocolate and grain. Pours deep red, dark approaching opaque, with an overly-excited, rocky, creamy light brown head. Crisp and prickly, tangy sour acidity, near metallic at points, with light bitterness. Loads of berry and fruit blend distinctively. Some Kashi-dehydrated strawberries and syrupy molasses. Light apple cider. Aftertaste is bone dry and mildly bitter with a dose of roast and spice, and I canít shake the feeling that a few ounces of scotch migrated over to this bottle from the Wee Heavy. Not much in the way of the chocolate or lactose indicated in the nose. A yeastiness which is semi-Belgian. Full body. Extremely robust flavor. Well-made and individualistic; after liking all five of their offerings, Iím impressed with D-R, one of the better young breweries in the country. Ah, but back to the Milk Stout: one of the early favorites for prettiest beer of the year, and though sheís not like any stout Iíve had before, sheís a good one! [2007.01.14: 3.9]
Long-overdue re-rate 7.5 years later, though Iíve had a few more bottles in the interim. Nose is much, much roastier than I remember, taste is much the same. Thereís still that strange sense of strawberry-mocha artificiality that cuts right through everything else. The sweetness, strangely, is fruitier rather than lactose/sugary, and the whole thing is a bit airier than I prefer. But still, a good one, if not a great one. [2014.08.11: 3.7]
Juelze (1141) - Green Bay, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 13, 2007
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Trade from Ross. Pours a dark brown color with brown fluffy head that fades quickly. Aroma of roasted coffee, chocolate. roasted grain and a hint of dustiness. Taste is chocolate, coffee, roasted grain with a touch of burnt grain. Very drinkable.
johnnydollar (35) - greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 12, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
very nice. pours black with thin brown head. nice balence of roasted grain and sweetness. i taste coffee. and i like coffee. this is a winner
Emil (6065) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JAN 11, 2007
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle. Dark red brown colour with a beige head. Roasted, coffee aroma and a dusty, roasted, chocolate, coffee taste. Medium body with a dry dusty finish.
SynergyXJ (510) - Blacksburg, Virginia, USA - JAN 9, 2007
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle Dark black pour with creamy tan head. Aroma of toasted malts and coffee. Thick but crisp mouthfeel with flavor of coffee and malts. Coffeeish aftertaste, but finishes clean. Great beer.
shigadeyo (3136) - Harrison, Ohio, USA - JAN 3, 2007
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: JAN 4, 2007 Another of the D-R beers that I received from decaturstevo. Thanks! --
Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout pours out a very dark brown color, but pretty much looks black in the glass. It seems a bit thin-bodied on the pour, but maybe itís actually not (Iíll find out soon enough!). The HUGE (picture a glass half filled of liquid and the other half filled of foam! tan head collapses slowly and ultimately leaves a thin crown thatís a bit thicker around the edges. A sweet, creamy, chocolate aroma is interlaced with some roasted malt in the background. The flavor is roasted malt and cocoa, but there is a heightened level of sweetness that would normally not be there if it werenít for the lactose (hence "milk stout"). The finish is also sweet with a smooth cocoa bitterness at the very end. This beer goes very well with the milk and dark chocolates that Iím nibbling on! As previously suspected, this beer and a medium body and has a bit more carbonation that I would have liked. In addition to a more full body, I was also hoping for a creamier texture. Oh well, this beer is still pretty good and reminds me a lot of the chocolate stout I made awhile back...
12 of bottle (Enjoy by 12/06).