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RATINGS: 457   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62/5   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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.

wesyates' rating

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
wesyates (55) - Greenville, South Carolina, USA - JAN 19, 2014
This beer is interesting in how strong a flavor it has based on the water and hops. I am fond of Ruck-Rabbit and love their more common styles, however, this beer has a slight, hmmmm, oyster taste to it. I know the water around that area and this might be an effect, but it was quite a shock to taste. VERY pronounced dry hop presence with a moderate malt balance. Quite heavy as the style suggests and is not one to be consumed at once. Savor this one but be aware that you might taste some interesting flavors.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
barroso2501 (66) - Brasilia, BRAZIL - FEB 25, 2016
Acobreada e densa. Malte evidente como pede o estilo, com caramelo, mel e cardamomo. Sensacional custo beneficio.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
chinchill (4327) - South Carolina, USA - FEB 16, 2016
12 oz bottle into snifter. A: clear, dark reddish brown body with a weak head that leaves negligible lacing. S: dark fruits, herbs (oddly), heated brown sugar and light alcohol. Flavor: As expected, lots of toffee and medium malts but it also resembles a barleywine or quad more than a typical version of the style .Disappointing up front but finishes strong. M: light-moderate amount of carbonation; full body.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
glennmastrange (2681) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - FEB 8, 2016
Bottle. Heavy malt aromas of toasted bread and cereal, moderate cooked orange for the hops, moderate to heavy dough for the yeast, with toffee and raisin in the background. Head is small, fizzy, tan, with no lacing and is fully diminishing. Color is clear medium brown. Flavor starts moderately to heavily sweet and lightly acidic, then finishes moderately sweet and faintly bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, oily, with a soft to lively carbonation and a lightly alcoholic finish. Great smell and tasting Scotch Ale.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
smith4498 (3558) - Miami, Florida, USA - FEB 4, 2016
Pours clear dark copper color with off white head. Caramel and molasses aromas with a touch of peat. Big sweet toffee, caramel, and molasses flavors with a hint of smoke. Medium body with moderate carbonation and a syrupy mouthfeel.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jsporrer (733) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 15, 2016
Poured from a bottle. Deep caramel brown with a thin white ring. Light semi-sweet toffee and candy corn aroma. Smooth with just a hint of toffee flavor. Hides the alcohol well. Flavors are not very bold, almost to the point of being ordinary and blah. Even after it warmed up it didnít get much better. Too plain to be really enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ChadPolenz (1700) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - JAN 13, 2016
A big sweet beer can be a nice treat sometimes and The Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style Ale is a good example of that. Big and sweet are the dominate adjectives, though itís also nuanced and very drinkability for such a hefty brew.

I poured a 12oz bottle into a tulip glass. It had a best before date of 9/2016 and cost $2.49 ($0.21 per ounce).

Appearance: Seemingly magenta, but actually caramel brown/dark copper. Body is crystal clear, though carbonation is visible. Pours to a fairly large, off-white, foamy head which retains and laces quite well.

Smell: Strong aroma of sweet malt and dark fruit. Alcohol is present as well.

Taste: Thereís a lot of sweetness in this beer, but thereís also a significant amount of smoke or astringency as well. Though no smoked and/or peat malt is used in the brew (as far as I can tell), there seems to be some present. Of course that might also be the raw alcohol, which contributes a fair amount towards the palette. Sweet toffee flavor on the finish along with a dark fruit taste of maraschino cherry or raspberry puree. Not much in the way of hops, though I would not consider this beer to be imbalanced per se. All in all, itís delectable and impressive.

Drinkability: The first few sips of The Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style Ale seemed strong and sticky, but it quickly seemed to be much lighter as I continued. In fact, the mouthfeel seemed to be actually quite thin. The 8% ABV certainly comes through in both the taste and as a warming sensation. This is satisfying and drinkable for sure.

RATING: 8/10

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
samsmith33 (772) - - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle to glass. Aroma is brandy, wine, wood, barley, broth, bergamot. Look is clear mahogany reddish brown. No head. Taste is yeast, brandy, bergamot. Feel is Somewhat flat. Interesting flavors again for Duck Rabbit, but not a home run.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcnielsen (3220) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 7, 2015
Bottle. Pours an amber color with white head. Caramel, leather, malty aromas. Caramel, boozy, wood, slight earthy flavors. Not really my style, but decent enough.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
GJF (1520) - Mount Vernon, Iowa, USA - NOV 4, 2015
On tap at the Bull in Gainesville. Dark ruby pour, small beige head. Lots of malt sweetness, some clove and a bit of fruity yeastiness to it. A bit on the light side of body, but the flavor is wonderful

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
aumentm (452) - North Carolina, USA - FEB 22, 2015
This is not my favorite. It is very malty and sweet. It is a true scotch beer and is dark with sweet mix of deep malt.

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