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RATINGS: 625   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
   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.

2.6
   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

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
JStax (2955) - Devola/Marietta, Ohio, USA - MAR 9, 2013
Poured from a 12 ounce bottle into a brandy snifter. Poured a dark brown with a light khaki colored head of thick foam. The aroma is roasty and chocolaty with a tart coffee nuance. Taste is roasty, dry, weirdly sour. I’m pretty sure this is infected. Dammit.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
valpoaj (623) - Valparaiso, Indiana, USA - MAR 5, 2013
Aged bottle pour - black with a small dark tan head - quite pretty - head quick recedes into a patchy film. Aroma is sweet, dark malt, dark fruit, chocolate and hint of booze. Flavor has loads of dark fruit, brown sugar, caramel malts, raisin, and ends with some booze. Palate is a bit thin, but not marking down as I’m probably past the prime of this beer. Interesting beer - would like to try fresh someday...

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
dpjuart (1049) - Indiana, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 1, 2013
Bottle from ’08ish. Pours black, frothy chocolate head. Chocolate roast nose. Milde caramel, sweet sugar, chocolate and lots of truit. Raisin. Solid, but missing something in the middle.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MercyDevice (345) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 9, 2013
Pours a very dark brown with a gigantic, foamy head - the foam was spilling out of the sides of my glass! Deep and rich, with fruit and spice notes. Very bitter.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dogfish120love (936) - Westfield, Massachusetts, USA - JAN 5, 2013
Pours a dark brown. The aroma of coffee and celery it hasn’t held up well. Some soy and alcohol

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (10902) - Woodland, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle from mixmasterob. Pours quite black/brown with a rapidly disappearing dark tan head. Aroma is treacle with something suggesting anise (but turns out to be coffee!). Med + body. Flavor is very dark malt with treacle and a flavor that is very coffee. No chocolate. Very good.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
marcus (6418) - Sacramento, California, USA - DEC 20, 2012
Bottle shared by bhensonb. Pours black with a nice tan head that unfortunately went away, and a heavy treacle and alcohol aroma. There is a hearty dark molasses and coffee flavor with a dry finish. Very delicious.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhillyCraft (3166) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Bottle split with Pat at his house. Poured a deep black color with small to medium beige head/lace. Aromas were bitter cocoa, vanilla, sweet malts, and toast. Taste roasted and smokey malts, tons of chocolate, and some bitter ashy grains. 10% was pretty easy going also. Nice.


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