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


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukaduke (2144) - Portland, 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, Iím not sure if itís representative of a fresher batch (especially as itís fairly atypical for the style), but itís 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 (453) - 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 (1027) - 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

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (646) - Hamilton Square, New Jersey, USA - DEC 14, 2012
12 ounce bottle. Deep mahogany red/brown colo. Small beige head. Rich dark fruit malt nose. I smell prunes, soy sauce, burnt wood and autumn leaves. First sip brings notes of burnt sugar, licorice, spruce and wood. Complex bittersweet malt and hops in midtaste and finish. Very noticable alcohol taste. Sticky treacle aftertaste lies long on the palate. This is a big brew and very tasty. Worth seeking out.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (3185) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - DEC 13, 2012
Bottle from capones shared with Joe and Stash last yr. Pours a murky brown shade with very tiny, creamy head. Aromas were caramel, butter, burnt sugar, raisin toast, chocolate. Taste was much of the same with a good bit of malt and coffee coming through. Smooth mouth but the finish had some heat to it. Would be good if I laid her down for 6 months to a year and a half.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (6608) - Oklahoma City, Oklahoma, USA - DEC 12, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear deep amber with a light brown head that dissipates to the edges and laces slightly. Aroma has a good amount of sweet grain with a bit of dark grain and some earthy tobacco underlying. Flavor is smooth with sweet grains with a bit of tobacco and earthy grain.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
DialSquare (2620) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 22, 2012
On tap at Crescent Moon Cafe in Hickory: caramel bread, peat, maple, tobacco, nice balance - good lively medium texture - sweet tang - strong. 7.6

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bconch (285) - - NOV 20, 2012
Malty, caramel smell. Almost has a barley wine nose. Sweet taste with a but more hop presence than "normal" scotch ales. Clean finish with a malty aftertaste.


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