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RATINGS: 455   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dodgrblu (701) - 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 (5321) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Lukaduke (2853) - 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.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
ellolovey (483) - 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.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
574deadzone (1321) - 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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
gripweed57 (1199) - 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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
PhillyCraft (4763) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (9265) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, 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.

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