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RATINGS: 644   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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3.6
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
tdmuel (251) - South Carolina, USA - AUG 16, 2013
Pours pitch black with a nice bubbly mocha head. GREAT aroma, lots of nice dark fruit, big toasted malt aroma, caramel, milky chocolate and roasted coffee. Taste is somewhat of a letdown, although not bad. An almost peaty, tobaccoish taste, super dark and rich bold coffee flavor, dark fruits, and a nice earthy chocolatey taste. Again, taste isnít great but not bad. The light smokiness is a little off I think.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroadestTom (341) - Pennsylvania, USA - APR 25, 2016
Aroma chocolate, roasty, Appearance black, tan foam, brown foam, Taste lightly bitter, medium sweetness, Palate full body, Overall a very smooth beer that hides the alcohol well. Lightly bitter and roasty. I would suggest this beer to a friend.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
thegreenrooster (3820) - St.louis, Missouri, USA - APR 23, 2016
Pour is a complete black with a large tan head. Aroma is a nice char malt with some sugar sweetness. Flavor is a super rich burnt malt with some licorice and a bit of alcohol. Not much of a hop presence with this one. Finish leaves a nice burnt malt on the tongue. For a Russian impy stout this is surprisingly lacking in hops but this does have a super rich roasted/chared mouthfeel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rdixon77 (1972) - Georgia, USA - APR 23, 2016
Decent enough Imperial Stout. Black pour. Was a little thinner than I excepted and a big herbal/anise presence. It did have a nice coffee-chocolate base. Okay.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
kevinsenn (1852) - Waterloo, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 24, 2016
Bottle from Bruisiní Ales. Aroma of dark dried fruit and licorice. Big flavor of dark dried fruit, with some big bitterness hiding in the back. Roasty too. Great.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (1037) - , New Jersey, USA - JAN 25, 2016
12 oz bottle. Pours black with tall, long lasting, creamy, brown head and nice lacing. Aroma is of roasted malt, chocolate covered cherries, piney hops and molasses. Body is full, creamy and smooth. Taste is of roasted malt, chocolate, brown sugar, dark fruit and herbal hops. Finish is long and dry. It was great to drink it after snow shoveling.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2659) - Silver Spring, Alabama, USA - OCT 15, 2015
On tap 4 oz. sampler at Pizza Paradiso in DuPont Circle, Washington, D.C. Opaque, near black with a large tan head and excellent lacing. Aroma of roasted malt, dark fruit, soured raspberries and chocolate. Taste of roasted malt, dark fruit, roasted coffee, chocolate and sweet and tart berries. Medium/full body and low/medium carbonization. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (416) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 7, 2015
Pours a deep dark almost pitch black. Thin tan head with some lacing that clings to the glass. Descent aroma of roasted malt and dark fruit. Flavor is more coffee than anything else. Slightly bitter with just a little carbonation. A little thinner than other imperial stouts with only a bit of oily texture. Flavor doesnít fill your mouth very much and doesnít linger very long. The flavor isnít bad but its less than I expected. High alcohol content but it is fairly smooth with no harsh after taste.

3.2
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
canadiankiwi (131) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 2, 2015
Dark colour. Coffee and malt taste with a very dry and chalky feel with a slight bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (6767) - Washington D.C., Washington DC, USA - JUL 17, 2015
Something off on this. Almost like it went a little bad. Some roast and chocolate but a fair amount of sourness here. Black pour with good head and lacing. Bitter sour finish. Tap at galaxy hut.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scoobyluvshub (33) - North Carolina, USA - JUN 16, 2015
Bottle. Poured dark with light brown head. Aroma was of roasted malts, dark fruits. Didínt care for the taste too much, alittle boozy, very acidic, dark fruits, a slight bit of chocolate, a bit sour. The sour acidic tone of this beer didnít jive with me.


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