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RATINGS: 628   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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The Duck-Rabbitís 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
StewardofGondor (1934) - Washington Heights - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 27, 2006
Moderately thick pour, opaque and midnight brown in color with a hairline thin tan lining at the edges. Blueberries and black currant introduce the aromatic portion, joined by milky summer coffee coolers, unsweetened bakers chocolate, Dove dark chocolate shavings and a mild alcohol perversion. Big flavor bill with a hearty helping of dark chocolate and espresso sludge. Like sucking on a black roasted mocha coffee bean. Oily dark curtain casts across the tongue and is instinctively pressed against the palate. Dry, dark and extremely enjoyable. Double strength espresso grinds leave a dark tar tract powering prolifically in its afterlife. Quite tasty, and another blessing from JPDIPSO!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
1FastSTi (3338) - Glendale, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 26, 2006
The beer pours to a dark brown body with no head. The aroma is dark chocolate, light coffee, strangely not complex or interesting. The flavor is intensely malty, chocolate, coffee. Great. Light lactose. The palate is rich, milky. Great.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
MIBRomeo (2561) - Wisconsin, USA - MAR 25, 2006
Black pour w/ a nice brown head well laced. Smell is sweet definatelly has some alcohol notes big creamy malts and chocolates, touches of molasses and plum. Palate is full and fairly thick. Dry cocoa flavor some light bitterness in it good malt backbone. I think itís a simple IS, but a darn good one.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
YourDarkLord (1800) - Urbana, Illinois, USA - MAR 17, 2006
It amazed me the beer that was presented at the special Champaign-Urbana Beer Club meeting. Where folks got the stuff is a mystery but it was all very much appreciated. Pouring a deep black with an ample, creamy tan head, it gave off aromas of dark roasted coffee and Dutch cocoa with hints of molasses and prunes and dried figs. Felt rich and oily in the mouth that added life to the tasting. There was a touch of bitterness (in a nice way) to the flavor but it was mostly the reprise of the coffee and chocolate theme introduced in the aroma. Nice stuff.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2006
Jet black with just the slightest touch of red at the edge of the glass. Small brown head fades quickly. Chocolate and coffee in the nose. So rich and creamy, heavy in the mouth. Big chocolate flavor, but its balanced with a surprising amount of bitterness making for a well rounded stout. Not even a hint of alcohol, I canít believe its 10%. Its a shame I could only get my hands on one because this is fantastic. One thing bothers me: I canít see the rabbit. I see what I think is supposed to be a rabbit but, its really such a terrible rabbit how could anyone not see the duck?

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Pours opaque black with nice deep head that hangs out for a while. Aroma is of raisins, alcohol and a hint of roasted malts. Medium to thick in the mouth, with high carbonation. Flavor is sweet at the start with a medley of typical stout flavors (dark fruits, chocolate, roasted malts), moving to slightly bitter at the finish. Definite alcohol warming at the end (did I get a buzz from just one sip?). Thanks a lot to Jonathan3584 for this one!

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
GeneralGao (3614) - Iowa City, Iowa, USA - FEB 23, 2006
Draught. Opaque black with two fingers of fluffy brown head. Enticing roasty chocolate nose with unmistakable raisin and molasses undertones. Full bodied, oily mouth feel. Almost chewy. Sweet up front with a rich mosaic of flavors including chocolate, raisins, coffee, caramel, and anise. Warm splash of alcohol at the end that soaks into your tongue and lips. Excellent beer.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Lou18 (1353) - West Paterson, New Jersey, USA - FEB 23, 2006
Thanks to OHIODAD! The pour was dark and viscous, small oily head with good lacing. Nose was overwhelmingly dark fruits, like raisins. There was also roasted coffee and caramel and, I be live, hops? Taste was thick and oily, Slick on the tongue and mouth coating. The was chocolate and almost no hops compared to the nose. Very complex. The hops lingered,,,,,,, I waited a while to get this, did not disappoint. Ohoidad is a great traded.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 17, 2006
On tap at Barleyís in Asheville. The lighting wasnít great but it looked like a black hole, with just a few tracings of a light brown head. The aroma was rich with roasty malt, and a little yeasty. It reminded me a little of a Highland Brewing yeast tinge, but that could easily be my imagination as I was almost sitting on top of the brewery. The flavor was very complex, with roasty bitterness and sweet dark malt balancing one another. Hops were bold in the finish. This one is thick, with a full body that coats the tongue as easily as it does the side of your glass. This is 10% ??? Damn, thatís dangerous- I could drink a lot of this!

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
RazingDreamz (123) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 9, 2006
Smell is odd. Chocolate, roasty, and olive. Black, only a little reddish light shines through. No head. Yep, that olive is back in the flavor, mixed with chocolate, wood, and pineapple. Perfect mouthfeel and consistency. Itís good, but a little strong in weird direction.


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