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RATINGS: 657   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   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!


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3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
drewdogg (62) - USA - AUG 19, 2007
Black pour with a medium brown head. It was late in a tasting session when I ahd this one so I did not pick up on the aroma. Nice hoppy finish. I would definitely get this one again and so far have been impressed with everything I have had from this brewery.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Nejhleader (1443) - Lemoyne, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 12, 2016
Nice chocolate aroma. Has a nice creamy texture. Chocolate, toffee, coffee and roast malt flavors. Nice brew

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Maxbier (882) - Maryland, USA - JUL 20, 2016
Dark pour with dark brown head. Sweet roast aroma with notable alcohol and cocoa. Dark roasty malt flavors up front. Cocoa and coffee bitterness in the middle and followed by dark chocolate and creamy linger.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DocJitsu (1654) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - JUL 17, 2016
Pours a thick, extremely dark brown with an ample, creamy, burnt meringue colored head. Very dark roast aromas. Cooked grease, olive, alcohol, chocolate, and some fruit. Thick on the palate. Chocolate, coffee, faint cherry, and wood are all noted in the flavors. Some sweetness, but roasted heartiness dominates. Finishes with green olive.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
brigg (611) - Washington DC, USA - JUL 1, 2016
(Bottle) Black body with a small, diminishing tan head. Sweet, malty, dark roasted aroma with dried fruit and chocolate. Flavor has chocolate, dark dried fruit, and licorice. Medium body. Bitter finish.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jabah (378) - Winter Park, Florida, USA - JUN 28, 2016
Every now and then you run into that IPS that you label as "Soy-sauce beer". This is one of those occasions. Aroma is soy sauce. Flavor leans towards the sweet side, but offset by some burnt sugar and other dark/bitter chocolate notes. Not the best balance though. Alcohol not hidden that well. Tastes decent, but based on the style it is below average.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
climberbob (421) - Virginia, USA - JUN 10, 2016
Bottle into stout glass. Black w thick head. Strong bold aroma of roast malt w hints of molasses and coffee. Taste has espresso notes and bitter chocolate. Bitter and surprisingly dry given the alcohol. Pretty good. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
monk191 (1732) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 7, 2016
A very nice Russian imperial stout. Pours a beautiful thick black with a brown head. Smells of chocolate, vanilla, coffee and raisins, dark fruit. Taste is thick and creamy, with lots of dark fruit and raisin to start, and bitter chocolate and coffee in the finish. Had in the bottle.

4.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
tsd08460 (774) - Marshall, Virginia, USA - MAY 30, 2016
Aroma: roasty, chocolate, coffee, Appearance: black with a tan head Taste: medium sweetness, medium bitterness, Palate: medium body, creamy, average carbonation, long finish, Delicious

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (5945) - Coxís Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 29, 2016
Bottle: 2008 vintage Oily black....rubied, with a thin, quick, dark tan head. Chocolate-covered cherry aroma. Dark fruit, dark bitter chocolate malt, cola taste. Maybe a little past itís prime, Iím afraid.....a little oxidation...though still carbonated pretty well....very malty.... A little too far on the dark fruit side for my taste, but good.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GSH1976 (307) - Delaware, USA - MAY 27, 2016
Pours a very dark brown with a little khaki colored head. Aroma is roasted malt, molasses, dark chocolate and a little almost earthiness. The roasted malt is definitely the main show here. Taste follows the nose with some bitterness in the finish. Medium bodied and maybe a little thin for the style but not bad.


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