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RATINGS: 293   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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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 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgb9348 (4486) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - FEB 3, 2013
Nice crisp deep brown coloured body with a ruby and cola coloured tint at the bottom, and a nice two centimetre tall tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, nuts, caramel, light milk and a hint of smoked peat (not much). Light-bodied; Sharp roasted malt flavour with not much body, a hint of toffee and peanuts, some earthiness afterwards, and a solid tannic finish. Aftertaste shows mainly dry malt, a little earthiness and a hint of sugars. Overall, a good schwarz, but missing some on the body and a bit of complexity and depth of flavours, but the flavours that are there are very nice, and its much easier to drink than I had anticipated. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 24-October-2012 for US$1.99 sampled at home in Washington on 03-February-2013.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
artmcd8 (1298) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 26, 2013
Aroma of chocolate and coffee. Pours brown but black in a glass. Little head leaves quickly. Tastes a bit off. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
burg326 (3210) - Florida, USA - DEC 29, 2012
12 ounce bottle pours a dark black color,a romas of coffee, light earth, some smoke, and malt. Flavors are the same, decent beer overall, just not a style that I love.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
savnac (2391) - Anchorage, Alaska, USA - DEC 27, 2012
12oz bottle. Dark reddish brown with a thick, foamy, light tan head. Aroma of dark roasted malt, bread, minerals and some earthy coffee. Flavor is dry black malt, bitter roast and toasted bread. Medium body with average carbonation. Pretty nice beer for the style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JDBaker11058 (1131) - Maryland, USA - DEC 24, 2012
Appearance: very dark brown, with rich caramel edges and a thick, creamy khaki head that leaves full lacing. Aroma: coffee, dark chocolate, and a hint of wet stone. Taste: bittersweet very dark chocolate, espresso, with a hint of charred oak and granite. Finish: surprisingly crisp, with a bit of sharp minerality lingering. Notes: This was a delicious dark lager with a great roasty dark flavor. Only downside was a bit of sharp mineral flavoring (almost like Perrier) on the tail end, and the palate was just a tad too zingy. Still very good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
demmbonz (450) - Wisconsin, USA - DEC 13, 2012
12oz trade freebie. Nice roasted malt flavor. Huge pillowy head. Sticks around forever. Would have given it higher rating bit there was an odd sour/tartness to the aroma and taste up front. The palate and finish was nice but I think I got a bad one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyCraft (2845) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Brownish-black pour with a huge light brown head and ample lacing. Aromas and taste of toast, hazelnut coffee, vanilla, burnt sugar and plenty of malts. Corny lager notes came out also. Medium to fuller bodied for this style.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
sm5561 (118) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - NOV 25, 2012
Pours black with a big foamy tan head but little lacing. Aroma was nice, malty with some coffee notes. It has a pretty light flavor to it malty and pretty well balanced with a bitter finish. The body was on the thin side with lively carbonation.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gripweed57 (508) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - NOV 3, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Nearly opague brown, black color topped by a fluffy beige head. Espresso-like roasted malt aroma with hints of yeast. Flavor of dark roasted malt and cocoa. Like most Duck-Rabbit brews, this has the lacose tanginess I have come to expect. Less sweet than the German breweries versions I have experienced. Very malty with little hop prescence. Some dark, dried fruit and brown bread, too.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
arrogantb (1402) - Denver, Colorado, USA - NOV 3, 2012
12oz bottle purchased from Beverage World in Ft. Oglethorpe $2. These guys are the dark beer specialists so I’m sure this will be cool and if they were going to make a lager I guess it would be a dark one. Dark brown, almost black. Smells like rich malts, not bad at all. Flavor is dark lager, reminds me a bit of Full Sail Session black but might be a notch up taste-wise. I would love to be able to get Duck Rabbit Porter and Milk Stout on a regular basis. Serving type: bottle Reviewed on: 09-25-2010 04:06:56

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