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RATINGS: 640   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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!

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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 8/20
jehoey (765) - Shippensburg, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 13, 2009
Aroma was at first strong mocha, but as it warmed turned to soy sauce and later on to ringwood funk. it hides the alcohol well though. Poured jet black with very small tan head. flavor was at first chocolate but later this turned into lots of soy sauce with an astringent and slight edge to it. Not enjoyable to finish. mouth feel was alright, full bodied with some drinkability from the low carbonation. Didn’t have the flavor notes I like in an Impy stout.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mike67 (1008) - , 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MadRobin (2541) - Silver Spring, 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

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jsporrer (307) - 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 doesn’t fill your mouth very much and doesn’t linger very long. The flavor isn’t bad but its less than I expected. High alcohol content but it is fairly smooth with no harsh after taste.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
canadiankiwi (77) - NEW ZEALAND - AUG 2, 2015
Dark colour. Coffee and malt taste with a very dry and chalky feel with a slight bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
solidfunk (6480) - 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.

   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. Did’nt 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 didn’t jive with me.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bacchus66 (59) - South Carolina, USA - JUN 8, 2015
From bottle at home. Pours dark with a dense brown head. Aroma is all chocolate and coffee with similar flavors. Medium bodied. Roasted malts, coffee with a touch of sweetness (dark chocolate) on the long finish. Delicious.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
radio_nowhere (1287) - Maryland, USA - MAY 12, 2015
Bottle into snifter glass, opaque black color with thin dark tan head. Aroma notes of heavy roasted malt, smokey ash, dark chocolate and light espresso. Taste adds notes of dark coffee, cocoa, licorice, slightly tannic and dark fruity hop bitterness. Heavy-medium body, low carbonation, rich, dry with roasty citrus bitter finish. Pretty nice roasty RIS.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BelgianBeerGal (3578) - Panama City, Florida, USA - APR 27, 2015
Norfolk bottle. Dark brown pour with a long lasting tan head. Aroma of dark, sweetened malt with a hint of milk chocolate and booze. The flavor was dark roasted malt, almost burnt. Maybe a little harsh lingering booze.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
DrunkSanta410 (770) - Houston, Texas, USA - APR 21, 2015
Bottle at home thanks to Brad! Pours dark black, brown head, average retention. Aroma is cocoa, coffee, a bit of vanilla, licorice, roasted malts. Taste is coffee forward, espresso, dark chocolate, with a long lasting bitter finish. Medium to heavy body, with a thin but silky mouthfeel. Above average imperial stout.

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