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RATINGS: 946   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.54   EST. CALORIES: 171   ABV: 5.7%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4427) - 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 don’t think the rating truly shows the beers quality but I can also understand how it has attained this average.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerandBlues2 (10910) - San Diego, California, 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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Anglofile (138) - Piti, GUAM - OCT 8, 2006
Being lactose-intollerant, I must say that this beer is a forbidden fruit which makes me like it more. That made no sense. Looks good, smells good, tastes good.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 6, 2006
Excellent milk stout. Good balance between bitter and sweet. It has that nice, distictive lactic character. Definitely worth a try.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ernest (6838) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - OCT 2, 2006
Bottle, BB 11/06. Head is initially average sized, frothy/fizzy, light brown, mostly lasting. Body is dark brown. Aroma is moderately malty (chocolate milk, roasted grain, molasses), trace hops (resin), with notes of berries, minerals, vanilla, leather, ashes. Flavor is moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly bitter. Finish is lightly to moderately sweet, lightly acidic, lightly to moderately bitter. Medium body, creamy texture, lively carbonation. Quite delightful for the style, even though it’s not one I can get excited about (one of my least favorite stout substyles). Very intriguing nose and a pleasant mouthfeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3583) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 1, 2006
12 oz bottle. Clear ebony with a crema head. Settles to a skin. Nose of sour cream and brown bread. Traces of smoke and licorice. Starts with a nice tang of sour apple. Silky body melts over the tongue leaving cream soda and dark chocolate. Aftertaste like a coffee, regular. Wonderfully drinkable for a stout. Like a cocoa at bedtime.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
frink (467) - coquitlam, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 30, 2006
Pours a dark brown with reddish hightlights. Aromasof milk chocolate, coffee. Big roasted malt overtones, mocha, light bitter hop finish. A tasty stout.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - SEP 30, 2006
12 0z bottle via TurdFerguson (thanks!). Pours a near black color with a small tan head. Very nice sweet roasty aroma of toffee, chocolate and mocha. One of the best smelling beers i have sampled. Taste starts out with some sweet molasses then some chocolate and ends with bittersweet smoky salty woody taste that is very nice. I really am enjoying this one. Duck Rabbit is one of the best U.S. breweries i have sampled from.

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