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RATINGS: 449   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
argo0 (12496) - Washington DC, USA - AUG 22, 2006
(12oz bottle, best by 3/07, thanks chris_o) Clear mahogany body topped by a small beige head that diminishes rapidly. Aroma is sweet, caramel, candi sugar, chocolate, some raisin, light cherry, cinnamon. As it warms, some scotch presence makes itself felt. Taste is moderately sweet, caramel, molasses, scotch, some plum, light cinnamon. Some alcohol warmimng from the scotch element. Sticky medium-full body, low carbonation. Certainly a bold interpretation of the style.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
duff (5484) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - AUG 21, 2006
UPDATED: AUG 22, 2006 Bottle, many thanks to OldGrowth. This was a very good scottish "wee heavy". I nice soft sweetness, well rounded mouthfeel. Light caramelly sweetness, is balanced by a lightly peaty, lightly roasty finish, and a nice soft alcohol warmth in the finish adds a little more length to the flavour.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - AUG 18, 2006
12 oz bottle via trade (thanks Ross!). Beer pours a clear brown color, small beige head. Lots of bubbles coming from bottom of my pilsner glass. Fruity, spicey alcohol laden aroma. Malty scocth alcohol laden taste with some caramel and fig flavor. Nice finish. Well carbonated. The finish actually reminds me of a mixed scotch & coke. This one tastes just like the name indicates. It is Wee heavy and a scotch ale! Would like to drink this one again.,, but only 1 at a time ;)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
walleye (1082) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - AUG 17, 2006
Got this in a trade from Ross. I finally decided to open one of the beers he sent me awhile back. poured a mahogany with a off white head, that left a small amount of lacing. aroma when I popped the cap I got a sweet malt aroma and got the same out of the glass, than along came some brown sugar, caramel, fruity, than some nice wiff of alcohol, as it warmed the alcohol got stronger. flavor dark fruits, plums, caramel, cherries, alcohol, nie dryness to this. a very good beer thanks again Ross

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
DocLock (8798) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 8, 2006
Thanks to Ross for this one. Dark brown pour going toward black. Aroma of heavy roasty malt, figgy fruit, brown sugar, some maple syrup, cacao. The flavor is caramel malty, figgy, dark fruity, with some brown sugar, almonds, molasses, cacao, and slight rauchy oaky barleywiney notes. Very complex aroma and taste, with a dense, complex, well balanced palate. Duck Rabbit is a brewer that has always impressed me, and this beer is an elite scotch ale. Find a friend in North Carolina, and get ya some today!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
UNCCTF (513) - Cary, North Carolina, USA - AUG 2, 2006
Bottled. Duck-Rabbit continues to improve - I had no idea this was high-alcohol until now, though I assumed it was from the mouthfeel and flavor. Deep brown color, very fruity aroma and flavor with some nice hop in there too. Quite good.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
illinismitty (2270) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - AUG 2, 2006
UPDATED: MAR 20, 2007 Bottle courtesy of the Ross "ripper" Laughter. Pours deep dark translucent brown, with ruby highlights and a nice camel head. Rich malty aroma, almost barleywinish with some sweet sugary dark fruit notes, and a very tiny note of smoked peat. All kinds of flavors here...tobacco, plums, caramel, wood and a hint of smokiness. Not too heavy or sticky in texture, which is a nice touch to this. A little bit of alcohol in the bitter and malty finish. I even picked up some vinous notes somewhere along the way. This is real good. I’d love to see how this would cellar.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3317) - Georgia, USA - AUG 1, 2006
Dark blood red with a good head. Sort of like a very dark red wine in color. Rich malty aroma. Slight touch of toffee. Cherry, a bit of wood. Sweet tea.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Pours a dark, ruby red, almost brown. The tiny head fades quickly. The aroma is huge malt, coffee, plums, raisin. More plumb and raisin in the taste. Tastes like an english barleywine. No hop aroma, flavor, or bitterness to speak of...which is to style. Vinous finish, with an alcohol kick. Definately a sipper. Not my favorite style but I’ll give it high marks for a job well done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jimmack (1223) - Nutley, New Jersey, USA - JUL 29, 2006
Bottle thanks to Willblake at the last HW open house. Hazy reddish brown color with a small beige head. Aroma of dark fruits, caramel and a bit of peat smoke. Sweet malty flavor of caramel, molasses, dark dried fruits and again just a hint of smoke. I have had two of their beer and have been impressed with both.

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