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RATINGS: 629   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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The Duck-Rabbit’s Imperial Stout is extremely big and robust. This special beer is thick, jet black and oily in texture. Complex flavors of roast malts dominate: bitter chocolate and espresso coffee especially. There is also a very big hop presence both for bittering and for aroma. At 10% alcohol by volume, this brew is made to be sipped and savored!


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (2487) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Thick and viscous black/ruby stout. Small creamy silk beige head, lacing coats the glass. Aroma of chocolate and coffee, burnt toast, wet wood. Taste is smooth with a kick of roast grain bitterness on the finish. Velvety mouth feel and lingering finish. A sipper, and a keeper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italarican (1500) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown pour. Big, roasty, surprisingly heavy of dark fruit. Coffee and chocolate cocoa goodness with nice dark fruit for depth.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1313) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle. Poured a thick dark black with medium head. Aroma is roasted malt, bitter chocolate and slight coffee; pretty much like the description above. Heavy bodied. Creamy texture. Slight warming alcohol. There is a bitter hop finish. A big, complex, tasty full-flavored beer.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HellesBunny666 (222) - Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2014
Aromas of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Warming. Taste of chocolate, coffee, caramel, licorice, peanut butter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (1281) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2014
Aromas of purple grapes, peanut butter, roasted chocolate malt. Black with a lasting, minimal, bubbly, beige ring of head foam. Dry, flavors reflect the aromas. Full bodied, chewy, perceptibly strong, lingering bitter roast.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (5938) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle. Good start ... creamy pour, tan head, rich aroma of baking chocolate and licorice. On the first sip, the positive vibes fade a bit as I get a thinner than expected body and an immediate impression of wet leather. Eventually I sense this is just in the finish ... and the front end of the beer is bitter chocolate and impressive, the odd finish is a bit of a spoiler. (#5490, 4/21/2014)

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enwiebe (178) - - APR 10, 2014
4/10/14. Bottle bought 2014. Pours near black with red edges. Thin head with little lacing. Nose dominates by dark malts and alcohol. Surprisingly thin mouth for such a high ABV. Flavors dominated by a fairly characteristic malt profile. Almost sour rather than dark roast notes. Perhaps unfairly, I'm comparing this to their Baltic Porter which is one of my all-time favorites. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
scotchzombie (385) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 10, 2014
Pours dark brown into black with a finely-bubbled mocha head that leaves wide, wet lacing. Aroma is a earthy and spice roasted malt. Some burnt brown sugar. Emphasis on the roasted notes. Taste follows the aroma but adds some cocoa and coffee - again, well-roasted. Burnt bitter aftertaste. ABV is well-disguised. A bit thin and too much focus on the burnt flavors. Better than your average stout, but average for an imperial.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
TimsRatings (421) - - APR 1, 2014
On tap at Flying Saucer (Raleigh). Dark brown, almost black, with tan head. Roasted malt aroma. Kinda blah roared malt taste. Pretty thin mouthfeel for a Russian imp stout. It has to be the base Duck-Rabbit beer that I don't care for. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
williamstome (1073) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - MAR 23, 2014
Dark brown-black pour. Roasty chocolate aroma, big toasty flavor, nice big body.


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