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RATINGS: 443   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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The Duck-Rabbit’s Scotch Ale is a full-bodied, deep copper-colored treasure. Bold and malty, this beer’s sweetness comes from a massive quantity of grain complemented by some serious kettle carmelization. The flavor is rounded out by a warming alcohol sensation.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
radio_nowhere (792) - Maryland, USA - OCT 14, 2013
12oz bottle into snifter glass, clear deep amber-brown with light tan head. Aroma of rich caramel malt, dark fruit and a slight hint of smoke. Taste is very malty adding hints of raisins, orange rind, citrus, nuts, alcohol with light hop finish. Heavy body, low carbonation, malty, syrupy, fruity with lingering caramel fruit finish. Very nice scotch ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Jabic (416) - Brigantine, New Jersey, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Vintage 2009. Ar: Caramel and deep toasted malt - clean rosy alcohol - sherry-like oxidation. Ap: Amber with a bright red color - slightly hazy - small light tan head with moderate retention, leaving a thin ring of foam and some big bubbles. T: Sweet caramel, with a roasted edge - sherry and nougat, somewhat sharp - a warming, but clean and well-aged alcohol - clean yeast profile, with a touch of apple sweetness - rich melanoidin flavor on the finish, which lingers - very low bitterness. P: Medium-full body with high carbonation - finish is dry. O: This beer aged pretty well - the caramel, nougat, and malt flavors are very dominant, but come off as a bit sharp - overall, pretty solid.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beerdedone (2603) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 22, 2013
Bottle. Pours a deep dark amber with a thin off-white head. Aroma of rich caramel, dark fruit, and had a hint of peat. Flavor was sweet and malty with caramel malts, toffee, peat and some dark fruit with a nice dry malty finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gachupines (873) - USA - JUN 19, 2013
Dark brown with a thin tan head. Aroma is smoked peat with undercurrents of dark fruit. Flavor is bittersweet malt with a bit of smoke. A little earthy, but it finishes a little overly sweet. Not bad though.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jjgmd (1400) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2013
On tap at The Clover, State College, pours a reddish amber color. Nose is sweet and malty. Taste is sweet and malty and a bit fruity. Finish is sweet as well and lingers with some subtle whiskey notes.. Descent ! Quaff Score 7 /

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kabonski (24) - - APR 14, 2013
This is a solid beer for the style. Easy drinking, great taste, and nice aroma. Very malty flavor. Smooth and flavorful. I would have no problem drinking this again! ---Mr. Dizzle

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
timfoolery (1124) - California, USA - APR 13, 2013
Bottle from Justin in trade. Aroma is of toasted caramel and Grand Marnier. Flavor is similar with a toasted, orange rind hop element, which really adds depth compared to the typical wee heavy. Really surprised and happy about this one. Great beer. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcane7 (1660) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 29, 2013
UPDATED: DEC 12, 2013 3/29/2013 - Draft at Alla Spina. Pours brown with beige head and lace. Nose of caramel, brown sugar, dark fruits, raisin, and some roasted malt. Full bodied with a slightly hot finish. Good for a wee heavy. 7/4/7/4/15 12/12/13 - Bottle. Pours a deep amber with a slight reddish hue and thin tan head. Nose of cherry, fig, chocolate. Medium body, slightly oily mouthfeel, light carbonation. Fruity and malty. Some chocolate and slight roast in the finish. A little sweet, a little warming but not much alcohol flavor. Really smooth.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dodgrblu (601) - Sacramento, California, USA - MAR 27, 2013
12 ounce bottle from timfoolery, minimal, disappearing head, ruddy dark red, crisp palate. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (4689) - Arlington (Pentagon City), Virginia, USA - MAR 22, 2013
Deep dark brown coloured body with a one centimetre tall light brown head. Aroma of alcohol, bananas, yeast, oak, malt and a ton of toffee and sweetness. Medium to Full-bodied; Strong alcohol flavour with a lot of nuts, earth, toffee and raisin flavour at first with a good grape-y finish and some smooth light hops. Aftertaste shows a lot of alcohol and somehow even more toffee and nuts - very nice. The toasted malt flavour and sweetness comes through nicely, but leaves the palate doused with a lot of taste. Overall, a nice scotch with the flavours you’d expect and a complex profile to finish off the beer. What you’d expect from this brewery - another consistently good beer for the style and one that everyone should sample. I sampled this twelve ounce bottle purchased from Total Wine in McLean, Virginia on 04-January-2013 for US$2.49 sampled at home in Washington on 22-March-2013.

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