timtheenchanta (70) - Clemson, South Carolina, USA - JUN 4, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Great looking beer. Itís very near flawless in appearance. Huge fluffy head and near black liquid. This is very inviting. Looks gorgeous.
Aroma is dominated by roasted malt. Thereís some sweetness/milk chocolate in there but itís a bit abused by the roasted malt smells. Donít get me wrong, itís a wonderful smell, I just expected it to be a bit sweeter.
Taste is less sweet than the smell. Roasted malt/coffee taste overtakes the taste. Iím a litte disappointed in this beer for itís lack of complexity. I waited for it to warm up and nothing else really came out...
Glad I tried it but Iíll pass it up next time.
Gorbalev (2966) - Ontario, CANADA - MAY 28, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle shared with Hogtown Harry, Blankboy, and Dave, courtesy of blankboy. Black, lots of red hues, medium beige head. Nice sweet chocolate aromas, lightly hopped, with light roast (almost burnt). Huge roasty dry taste. Very long roast linger and bitterness. Creamy, does this make it a milk stout? Very nice.
RickT (1) - USA - MAY 27, 2006 does not count
4.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 10/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
A deep roasted flavor, delicious. I was pleased to see that they are now carrying this at the local Harris Teater. This is the only brew I have tried from Duck-Rabbit so far, it wonít be the last. If you are into milk stouts you will love this one.
blankboy (6307) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 24, 2006
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle shared with HogTownHarry, tupalev & Dave B. -- my bottle courtesy of ross. Pours a very dark ruby-brown with an average size diminishing tan head. Nice aroma of roasted malt, milk chocolate, fruit and nuts. Roasty dry flavour of malt, cocoa, some hops and a mild lactic sweetness. Medium to full bodied. I found this to be a unique Stout, though not great itís still pretty good.
HogTownHarry (6135) - Toronto (Harbourfront), Ontario, CANADA - MAY 23, 2006
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle (12oz). Shared with blankboy, tupalev and Dave B - blankboyís bottle. Deep almost opaque brown with ruby highlights, large foamy-rocky light brown lasting head. Deep dry roasty aroma, hints of nutshell, molasses sweetness (hint of cola), dusty and somehow of limestone. Taste is very malty - dry cocoa, milk chocolate, dry hops, still dry but a sweet finish. Nice thick creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish - very good, not too milky though.
Oakes (12809) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 20, 2006
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Near black colour. Aroma is similar to Vietnamese coffee, but with a distinct nuttiness. Full body with a rich roasty character. This lends a fair bit of acrid bitterness that is offset by decadent lactose sweetness. Not entirely traditioanl given its strength (and accompanying relatively hefty body) but it is flavourful and showcases the key ingredients well. Cheers to Suttree for hooking me up with this!
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAY 17, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
via trade with decatursteveo - Pours black with a big tan head. Aroma is really nice. Roasted malts with a hint of coffee. The flavor is a let down. A light watery coffee flavor. Light to medium body. Decent beer. Thanks Steve.
Scubatrip (604) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2006
2.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
From the bottle, pours a dark black with a thin tan head that quickly dissipates. Smells of toffee, caramel, a little bit of chocolate. The taste is not as smooth as I had expected. Acidic, some bitter hoppiness, some fruity tastes, and a bit of chocolate not unlike a porter. Really tastes more like an imperial stout than the creamy, milky milk stout I expected. This only gets a "meh" from me.
JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2006
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Semi-dark cola-like pour. Creamy light tan head.
Aroma has roasted lactic laced malts, sour lactic edge.
TasteÖ. Quite the same, but with an added fruit component and creamy, but fizzy texture. Almost like sweet creamy milk chocolate added to roasty coffee. Sweetness more or less dominates the roasty bitter aspects, and the flavors are good, but donít come together great.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2006
3.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Red/black color with a medium lasting head. Aroma is sweet and roasty with some chocolate sneaking through. Flavor is also sweet with roasted grains and chocolate, but with a strange tartness in the finish. Not unplesant, just didnít seem to fit in with the other flavors. Overall not a bad beer, somewhat light in body but plesant to drink.