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RATINGS: 653   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.


3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Jabah (347) - 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 (379) - 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 (1682) - 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 (706) - 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 (5791) - 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 (306) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
JHeath99 (1651) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - MAY 15, 2016
Tap. Pours a dark dark brown with a layer of beige head. Aroma and taste of roasted malts and dark chocolate.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
dlovell2 (1625) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Pours engine oil black with a mocha colored head. Aroma is robust roasted malt, black coffee, chocolate, and slight booziness vapor. Flavor is rich roasted malt start with dark roasted coffee, unsweetened cocoa, and brown sugar. Oily mouthfeel. Finishes dark roasted coffee and earthy hops.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
eRock_2013 (389) - South Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2016
Enjoyed a fresh bottle of this, which poured a nearly opaque espresso brown/black color, with some tan foamy head. Aroma was an excellent strong heavily roasted malt with coffee and espresso accents. Taste was likewise a sharp burnt malt with charred espresso wood, and a hint of licorice fruit. Perhaps some hop bitterness in the finish. Flavors seemed more thrown together than balanced. Palate was unusually thin, with a slight alcohol bite. Good but still could use some improvement.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BroadestTom (355) - 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.


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