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RATINGS: 448   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.


3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Kabonski (39) - - 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

3.7
   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

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
tcane7 (1670) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dodgrblu (676) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jgb9348 (5092) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukaduke (2686) - Gray, Maine, USA - FEB 24, 2013
Pours a deep ruby caramel color with a finger of eggshell foam. On the nose its earthy sweet with traces of molasses, stale grass and dark fruit. The palate follows the nose nicely with a nice round warm mouthfeel that coats the mouth with balanced earthy sweet flavors that bitter out nicely and clean up with a touch of booze and raisin on the lingering finish.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Gregis (1281) - Shawnee, Kansas, USA - JAN 28, 2013
Bottle courtesy of theisti. Pours a hazy mahogany with a fluffy ecru head. The nose is of plum, red grape, black cherry, and a faint dustiness. The palate is medium-bodied and vinous, with a drying, tannic finish. Following the nose, the flavor profile is a bit tart and vinous featuring similar dark fruit notes to those in the aroma. This bottle is a couple years old. So, I’m not sure if it’s representative of a fresher batch (especially as it’s fairly atypical for the style), but it’s pretty damned good. Thanks again for the bottle, Tim.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ellolovey (479) - Georgia, USA - JAN 18, 2013
12 oz bottle. Pours a medium amber with an off-white head. Nice lacing. Aroma of sweet roasted malts, dark fruits, and caramel. Taste is dark fruits, hints of vanilla and caramel, and a bitter alcohol bite. Bitter/sour finish. Not a big fan of this one at all.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
574deadzone (1208) - North Central, Indiana, USA - JAN 9, 2013
A happy find on the Georgia trip. Pours a largely opaque copper amber with some orange highlights. A thicker toffee head is produced with a vigorous swirl and settles to a ring leaving behind touches of lace. Complex nose involving dark fruit notes, dates, cherries, maybe a hint of molasses, caramel apple, some smoky peated malt notes, and light alcohol vapors. Taste is very sweet, a touch tart, with a hint of bitterness. Heavier bodied, full, bright with flavor, a touch sticky, with a lengthy peated finish. Really happy with this one, full flavored, nuanced, appropriate heft, and that great smoky caramel apple thing that makes scotch ales so good. Great brew.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
scooter520 (185) - - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle. Bruised banana and caramel aroma. Tastes same with some floral hoppiness. Pretty solid for the style. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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