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This is a traditional German style dark lager beer. Flavors of chocolate or coffee are common, but usually subtle. Just because the beer is dark, doesn’t mean that the flavors are. Expect the beer to be opaque and black, as the name would imply.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
blutt59 (6022) - Dallas, Texas, USA - SEP 18, 2009
bottle, walnut brown with good tan foam, aroma of nutty cocoa, roasty, flavors are light roast coffee, chocolate cake, light finish

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dmac (4091) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 16, 2009
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??

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mreusch (851) - Olathe, Kansas, USA - SEP 16, 2009
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!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nearbeer (3780) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - SEP 15, 2009
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
emacgee (4053) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - SEP 14, 2009
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
areyouinning (72) - North Carolina, USA - SEP 9, 2009
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
TheGB (513) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - SEP 6, 2009
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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
obguthr (3921) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - SEP 3, 2009
Moderately strong coffe and oak nose. Cola colored with no head. Uncomplicated flavor of charred oak. Bark finish. Flat soda mouthfeel. Pretty straightforward, nothing outstanding.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Cletus (6354) - Connecticut, USA - AUG 28, 2009
Bottle courtesy of durhambeer. Pours dark brown with a thin white head. Smells of roasted malt. Tastes of chocolate and coffee. Not what I was expected.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - AUG 26, 2009
12 oz bottle via Mys Swap 4.0 (thanks dkachur!). Enjoy by Nov 2009, so we are 2 months away. Pours a near black with an average beige head. Nose is strong toasted/roasted and burnt malts, coffee, smoke. Taste is like it smells, with some chocolate, licorice and ash. Body is light/medium, carbonation moderate. This is a really tasty beer, i like!

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