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RATINGS: 623   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.78   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
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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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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BeerZack (288) - Asheville, North Carolina, USA - MAR 26, 2013
Black with almost a finger of tan head that persists as a thin covering. Smells of dark chocolate, cocoa, dark plum, hints of molasses and leather. Tastes of bitter chocolate and treacle are expected, but there is a citrus hop flavor beneath the surface that surprises. The bitterness from the hops and slight astringency from the roasted malts combine for a very bitter finish with a drying impression. The nose gets a little boozy as it warms, but for 10% ABV the alcohol stays well-hidden throughout. Dangerously drinkable RIS.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
devman171 (906) - Annapolis, Maryland, USA - JUL 23, 2014
Bottle, Aroma is rich roasted malt and light coffee and chocolate. taste is full bodied roast with a slick finish, good one!

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Radek Kliber (6378) - Toronto (Can) Krotoszyn (Pol), POLAND - JUL 9, 2014
Where and how: bottle 355 ml Grape and Gourmet
Aroma where is this softness coming from? Mild fruity tones with paired soft alcohol warmth, coco nibs , vanilla and quality chocolate. Touch of mungo beans. Solid!
Appearance :
Top: lighter white cap, nice ring on edge. Minimalistic.
Base: dark brown into black.
Palate : full bodied with medium plus carbonation, tad frisky.
Taste: Softness of aroma transferred into flavor. Gummy like, soft with mild vanilla to it. Mild dark roast with mild prickly heat form booze.
Other notes I have been tasting beers for almost 15 years and yet I find such gems that make me wonder how they were done...this one if one of those.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
thornecb (4311) - Marblehead, Massachusetts, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Pours black into a snifter. Mocha head with medium retention recedes to hug rim. Dark fruit and chocolate aromas. Hot with chocolate and dark pit fruit front to back. Lasting espresso finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Luvystypotables (550) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - JUN 19, 2014
Aroma of chocolate, coffee, no head great dark brown colour. Bitter taste of coffee, and dark chocolate. Creamy feel with a bitter palate.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
stevoj (2014) - Boise, Idaho, USA - JUN 18, 2014
Thick and viscous black/ruby stout. Small creamy silk beige head, lacing coats the glass. Aroma of chocolate and coffee, burnt toast, wet wood. Taste is smooth with a kick of roast grain bitterness on the finish. Velvety mouth feel and lingering finish. A sipper, and a keeper.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
italarican (1475) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - JUN 10, 2014
Bottle. Dark brown pour. Big, roasty, surprisingly heavy of dark fruit. Coffee and chocolate cocoa goodness with nice dark fruit for depth.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1227) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 6, 2014
Bottle. Poured a thick dark black with medium head. Aroma is roasted malt, bitter chocolate and slight coffee; pretty much like the description above. Heavy bodied. Creamy texture. Slight warming alcohol. There is a bitter hop finish. A big, complex, tasty full-flavored beer.

3.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
HellesBunny666 (147) - Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2014
Aromas of chocolate, coffee, roasted malts. Warming. Taste of chocolate, coffee, caramel, licorice, peanut butter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Emeister84 (867) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2014
Aromas of purple grapes, peanut butter, roasted chocolate malt. Black with a lasting, minimal, bubbly, beige ring of head foam. Dry, flavors reflect the aromas. Full bodied, chewy, perceptibly strong, lingering bitter roast.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Braudog (5584) - Hampton, Virginia, USA - APR 21, 2014
Bottle. Good start ... creamy pour, tan head, rich aroma of baking chocolate and licorice. On the first sip, the positive vibes fade a bit as I get a thinner than expected body and an immediate impression of wet leather. Eventually I sense this is just in the finish ... and the front end of the beer is bitter chocolate and impressive, the odd finish is a bit of a spoiler. (#5490, 4/21/2014)


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