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RATINGS: 633   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79   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!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
PorterPounder (6043) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAY 3, 2013
Augusta, Ga - Rooster’s Beak Restaurant - 12 oz bottle - Black tar pour with a medium thick khaki head that leaves a bit of sticky lacing. Aroma offers brief hints of chocolate and bitter coffee but could be a bit more pronounced. Flavor has some hints of licorice, horehound candy, bittersweet chocolate, some eggy notes and a hint of coffee. Mouthfeel is leaning to the thick side. Pretty solid stout - improves greatly as it warms..

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (2052) - Between JAX and SGJ, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2013
Another bottle muled back from my trip to ATL. Pours deep black, tan head. Nose is of chocolate and lit charcoal. Taste has the same amoke element, black licorice, and slight coffee roast. Body is burly.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
r464 (2014) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - APR 26, 2013
UPDATED: APR 30, 2013 Very dark with a large brown head. Roasty malt, char, cocoa, and coffee. Smooth with a nice finish, a bit of fruit sweetness. Very nice.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamJackson (3432) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - APR 24, 2013
Acquired in a trade, 375ML 2012 vintage

A - Pours midnight black, viscous, no head.

S - licorice and roasted espresso beans

T - Very creamy finish, nice sweetness throughout, lots of roasted barley, sort of peaty with a hint of chocolate.

M - Thick but not boozy or oily

O - A very standard RIS. No flavor really stands out, baseline, would be interesting to put the thick viscous RIS in a bourbon barrel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
snoworsummer (3031) - baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2013
From a bottle. Pours very dark opaque brown with very little tan head. Sour, tastes like grapefruit, raisins, and red wine. Smells like fermenting fruit with hints of caramel. Light body and medium carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sonnycheeba (4129) - Federal Hill, Baltimore, Maryland, USA - APR 11, 2013
Tap. Pours opaque black with thin, fizzy tan head; decent retention and spare lacing. Aroma is milk chocolate, caramel, vanilla, plums, grapes, light spicy booze, and floral hops. Flavor is roast and chocolate malts forward with supporting dark fruit esters, ash, floral hops, vanilla, and light booze; dry finish. Medium body and low carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DrSilverworm (8161) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - APR 7, 2013
12oz bottle, shared by Jimmy. Clear dark red color. Thin light brown head, good lace. Bigger body. Lighter, crisp carbonation. Body is a little thin, no chewiness, but I don’t really mind it. Good big roasty flavor, dark chocolate. Big bitter, minimal sweet. Alcohol not noticeable.. Lighter body makes this very easy to drink, for 10%. Nice bitter, bold stuff.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
maxwelldeux (4128) - Snohomish, Washington, USA - MAR 31, 2013
Bottle. Pours a near-black color with a moderate light brown head on it. Nose is a little bit roasty, but actually quite peppery. Taste is also rather spicy with a nice bit of dry bitter roasting underneath. Interesting... the pepper adds an unexpected and unique dimension.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Black with almost a finger of tan head that persists as a thin covering. Smells of dark chocolate, cocoa, dark plum, hints of molasses and leather. Tastes of bitter chocolate and treacle are expected, but there is a citrus hop flavor beneath the surface that surprises. The bitterness from the hops and slight astringency from the roasted malts combine for a very bitter finish with a drying impression. The nose gets a little boozy as it warms, but for 10% ABV the alcohol stays well-hidden throughout. Dangerously drinkable RIS.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Bottle from Justin. Absolute crap when put up against the likes of Blackout Stout. Sort of tart, sour ruined it. Had almost a bright cherry aspect that absolutely put me off. Ugh. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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