Walt (2449) - Austin, Texas, USA - JUL 8, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pour nice ruby amber with big dense tan head...smell is rich and malty...molasses, caramel, cookie dough...taste is sweet and slightly smokey...also somewhat vegetal...strangely herbal...sweet and malty, but not great...good though...
OldGrowth (2328) - North Carolina, USA - JUL 4, 2006
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. from trade with ross. Great nose, sweet. Malty. caramel, chocolate, brown sugar, molasses. Clean brownish orange color, small head, faded quicly faded to a ring that would come back as I tipped the glass. Minor lacing. Sweet flavor. Like aroma with a hint of scotch or is it peat? Carmelized brown sugar. Thick body, creamy oily mouthfeel, sweet sticky finish. Tad brash, but great. A little aging is gonna do wonders. Makes me wish I lived there now. Thanks ross!
00cobraR (1103) - Greensboro, North Carolina, USA - JUL 1, 2006
4.1 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice amber color with a slight beige head. Aroma is bold and malty. Flavor was very nice. Had wonderful hints of caramel, malt, and chocolate. Another wonderful North Carolina scotch ale. Great job guys!!
NachlamSie (2535) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUL 1, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
bottle. Pours very dark red, dark enough to be mistaken for black in a dim light. Sweet malty aroma of burboun, caramel, dough, and chocolate. Flavor is full, plenty of burboun notes, a bit of chocolate, vanilla, coffee which is reminiscent of their imperial stout, and a good level of bittering hops. Great take on the style. Iím very excited about their upcoming big beers.
possumjc (149) - Charleston - Mt Pleasant, South Carolina, USA - JUN 14, 2006
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a deep red amber with a tan head. Starts sweet and has a nice malty flavor.Has a syrupy mouth feel. A very nice brew.
tronraner (2459) - Walland, Tennessee, USA - JUN 12, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Ah, the second installment of DRís high gravity series. Pours bold garnet with beige head. The aroma sports a great deal of caramel, some general grain, some peat, a hint of dark fruit, and just a wisp of coffee. The flavor is very rich, starting out with lots of caramel and some woddy notes. It then moves to a sweet plum taste with a subtle peat undertone. The finish is alcoholic and smoky and lingers for a while in the back of the throat. It gets smoother as I drink more, too. Iím curious to see how this ages. Itís already rather tasty.
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JUN 10, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Chestnut brown in color with a smaller taupe head. Molasses, with grain, toasty malt and light peat in the aroma. Quite sweet with lots of molasses and sorghum. LIght fruit and grains come again late quaff. Only a touch of alcohol noted. A bit too sweet at this time, not sure it will dry out much, with out getting a more noticeable alcohol burn. Nice effort, in a style I would like to see more of.
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - JUN 6, 2006
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2006 Bottle. Pours a dark, clear ruby brown with a 1 finger tan head. Aroma of molasses, fig, and grapefruit and a tinge of alcohol. Flavor is lots of dark sticky fruit such as figs or plums. Good hop balance in the finish with just a hint of smokiness. The smoke flavor really starts to build after about half-way through the glass. I can defibately see the comparisons to a barleywine. Medium-full body with a fair amount of carbonation, and a notable alcohol warming on the finish.
Fish (440) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - MAY 30, 2006
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Happily picked a bottle of this up at Samís quickshop. While it is not at the level of the rabbid duck imp stout, this beer will not disappoint. Poured a deep redish brown color. Lasting tan head. Solidly on the malt side of the hop/malt scale, as the style dictates. I taste a lot of prunes and pit fruit. The alcohol is definitely there too, which adds a nice kick to the palate. Itís like a barleywine toned down about three notches. I like it. I just hope Duck-Rabbit will keep cranking out strong seasonals.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAY 25, 2006
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Dark red color with a tan head that sticks around and clings to the glass with every sip. Strong molasses aroma with hints of something like maple syrup. Extremely sweet and malty flavor with very little hop presence (not that it should hoppy by any stretch). Sort of syrupy mouthfeel. Coats your insides as it goes down. This one seems a little hot at the moment but may be a little better in a month or six.