daknole (9466) - Scottsdale, Arizona, USA - SEP 24, 2009
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Love me some duck rabbit beers! Pours a dark brown almost black. Small white head. I get roasted malt and coffee as the primary aromas. Flavor is roasty and a tad bitter with a good coffee dose. I dont get a whole lot of chocolate in this one. But its good. Most DR beers are.
Bitzybrew (41) - New York, New York, USA - SEP 23, 2009
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Given to me by a friend from PA, Since I can’t get Duck Rabbit in NYC
Appearance: Opaque black, moderate carbonation, light brown head (great retention).
Aroma: Dry cocoa, bittersweet chocolate, some nuttiness, hints of coffee, roasted malts, and that metallic lager taste.
Taste: Very impressive! A nice bittersweet chocolate, roasted malts, some sweet coffee in the aftertaste, and some of that metallic lager taste (blended in well)
Mouthfeel: While cold ie out of the fridge, the mouthfeel was sorta light, but once it warmed up to about 48-52F a nice creaminess replaced the former sensation and made the beer quite enjoyable.
Overall: My new favorite Schwarzbier!!!
joeneugs (3498) - Livermore, California, USA - SEP 19, 2009
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Thanks ucusty! Pours very dark brown/black. Aroma of toast and licorice. It has a very thick, big time burnt toast flavor with a touch of licorice. Very toasted finish. Surprisingly nice beer.
blutt59 (6036) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2009
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bottle, walnut brown with good tan foam, aroma of nutty cocoa, roasty, flavors are light roast coffee, chocolate cake, light finish
dmac (4217) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
12 oz bottle from Capones. Pours a dark black body with an average size bubbly super light beige head. The aroma on this one was really really nice with lots of complexity, cola, chocolate, toast, freeze dried coffee grounds, even slight vanklla extract. The palate on this one had just too much fizziness for the medium body that it was paired with. The flavor on this one is much more raosty then the aroma lets on with more coffee showing up and less chocolate. It is finished off with some burnt toast and very very slight soy sauce. This one was really well done but what’s up with the hidden ABV??
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - SEP 16, 2009
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz. bottle, with thanks to dchmela for another great bonus! Pours a cola brown with a moderate fizzy tan head. Aroma is chocolate malts, light coffee, and roast. Flavor is more chocolate, coffee and light roast. A nice take on the style, thanks again Dave!
nearbeer (3847) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 15, 2009
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
12 oz. Opaque schwarz with a small ring of bubbles. Typical D-R nose of big chocolate, coffee, and char. Taste is the same, with some earthy nut. Long ash and coffee finish. Medium body is watery, smooth, highly drinkable and roasty dry. Not so subtle dark flavors that seem like a lager/mix version of other D-R porters and stouts. That isn’t a bad thing though.
emacgee (4147) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2009
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: AUG 16, 2010 Always excited to try another Duck Rabbit beer. Pours a dark copper that sits black in the glass. Wisps of a light tan head show on their on and a swirl of the glass reveals a creamy one finger head of the same color. Nose shows some burnt popcorn and toast. Sweet caramelly notes jump in and out and grain isn’t too hard to pick up. The flavor is dominated by roasted grain. Hop presence is very balanced and mildly present with some spicy notes. Some sweet malt flavors show with warmth. Also notice some mild astringency, not sure if it is from grain or hop. Palates is nicely balanced with showings of grain roast and sweetness along with a spicy hop character.
areyouinning (72) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2009
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very dark, almost black with some amber light. Small creamy, foamy lacing. Coffee dominates aroma, with some hazelnut. Short tasting with coffee bitterness in aftertaste.
TheGB (515) - Boulder, Colorado, USA - SEP 6, 2009
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
UPDATED: SEP 12, 2010 Near black, with minimal head, copper at edges. Smells like coffee and ash with chocolate nuts. Taste is smokey and burnt with strong coffee/mocaish flavor, very light on the tongue, tastes kind of like a porter. Finish is bitter quite like black coffee.