Chaneybr (52) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 27, 2013
4.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
I’ve had this one before, but never on tap. I went with my wife to the Hard Times Cafe in Woodbridge, VA and this was the last beer of my session:
Ap: Pours almost totally black, with slight hints of light shining through as the session progressed. It had about 1/6 inch of head and the carbonation was undetectable, due to the dark color of the beverage.
Ar: Roasted grains and coffee, but definitely not Maxwell House...something more gourmet.
T: Great balance. The detectable lactose smooths out the coffee, adding sweetness, body, and thick texture. I tasted this right after the pour in which the beer may be colder than craft beer drinkers like it to be. This stout (and milk stouts in general) actually taste good that way - sort like a milkshake.
P: I already mentioned thick texture, but perhaps a better word would be creamy.
O: If I’m really in the mood for stouts and this one is available, I could drink this all day. This is the best beer in Duck Rabbit’s standard lineup.
lobosaintori (8) - - JUL 4, 2015 does not count
3.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
first time trying a beer from this regional brewery. pleasantly surprised. by it taste. The beer had a black appearance with a thin tan head, my only disappointment.. Aroma is that of a roasted malt. Flavor is that of being in a chocolate factory and getting to try the samples. starts with raw cocoa beans, then transforms smoothly to bitter dark baking chocolate and ends with milky like chocolate covered fruit. Smooth. Very good stout. Anxious to try other products from this brewery.
Goodgrief (1863) - Middletown, Delaware, USA - JUN 29, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
On tap at Red Drum Taphouse, Nags Head. Dark pour, no head. Lactic on the nose. Milky chocolate flavors with lactic flavors. Some roasted malts. Mild astringency. Okay beer.
AndySnow (4756) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Where: Drankencentrale de Hopduvel, Gent. Had at a tasting 2015-04-18.
Appearance: Black colour with a beige head.
Aroma: Chocolate, milk, coffee, some dried fruit.
Body: Light body, low carbonation.
Flavour: Chocolate, raisin, milk, vanilla, some malt.
Pyobon (1093) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 20, 2015
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
(Bottle) Black with ruby hints and thin tan head. Subtle aroma of oats. Medium body with nice carbonation. Gentle rich taste. Light sweetness. Some coffee or dark roast notes steadily develop. Nice stout, but nothing special.
hackobock (2176) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
April 18, 2015. Bottle, shared by AndySnow, thanks!
Dark brown, almost black, with a small tan head. Aroma is sweet toffee, milk chocolate, light roasted. Taste is sweet chocolate, vanilla, toffee, soft bitterness. Light to medium bodied, soft carbonation, rounded mouthfeel.
kevinsenn (1440) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 7, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Roasty aroma with some chocolate. Milky sweet and lightly roasty taste. Dry finish. Fine but not exciting.
adnielsen (10037) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAY 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle @ home, thanks to jcnielsen for sending. Pours a deep reddish black appearance with a thin brown head. The aroma is a little ashy, some dark chocolate, light coffee, earth, and a little bit of milk sugar. Moderate plus sweetness. Moderate bitterness. Fairly well balanced. Burnt ashy woody flavor. Some coconut milk, earthy coffee. Fine.
hman43 (572) - Pinehurst, North Carolina, USA - APR 17, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours dark with tan lacing. aromas of coffee, roasted malts. Roasted malts and coffee flavor. Smooth creamy texture.
Luvystypotables (1016) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - APR 11, 2015
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Atoma of coffee, and malt, pours a dark brown with a short lasting head. Taste of cofffee with a dry feel and a dry chocolate finish.
Kroney (200) - San Diego, California, USA - APR 10, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: APR 13, 2015 Beer it forward project. Bottle poured pitch black with a thin tan head. Aroma is quick to the roasted malt, but quickly gives way to raw cacao and then hits with bitter dark chocolate and ends with almost tart unripe fruit note. Flavor is incredibly similar but in reverse finishing with the dark roasted malt and some lactic sweetness. Smooth. Very good stout.