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RATINGS: 443   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.62   SEASONAL: Spring   EST. CALORIES: 240   ABV: 8%
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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.


3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
micronaut129 (241) - chalfontborotowntonbergville, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 16, 2014
Amber colored ale with very little foam formation. A slight haze is present and little carbonation. A rich malty aroma, sweet and buttery. A sweet tasting malt bill caramel and Vienna malt. Some bread or biscuit at end.Some fruity esters are present. I can taste a very light smokiness. Smooth with a medium body A pretty good beer.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
b3shine (5344) - Indiana, USA - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle to snifter (2008 vintage; shared by the Ei8ht Ball crew). Looks good for the style; a cloudy dark amberish caramel with off-white lacing. Smells solid; dark fruit and caramel; maybe a touch of unaversive oxidization. Tastes like it smells with a solid, full-bodied mouthfeel. A good example of the style.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
zach8270 (3439) - Henrietta, New York, USA - JUN 22, 2014
(bottle - 12 oz) Ruby pour with a thin tan head. Huge malty and sweet aroma with lots of caramel and toffee. Flavor is very sweet and malty as well, perhaps just on the verge of turning as it is an older vintage. Still smooth and malty with a good alcohol presence.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
puboflyons (2127) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - FEB 10, 2014
From the 12. fl. oz. bottle sent to me from a non RB-member in trade. The pour is a deep amber color with a quick lasting off-white head. The aroma is beautifully malty with sweet sugary notes and dark fruit. It smells so nice and inviting. The body is creamy and medium. The taste is right up there among the most traditional of Scottish Wee Heavies with plenty of sweet malts and mellow finish. 8%? Hard to know that is the case.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
cazort (516) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 5, 2014
Rich, complex, warming, hearty. Pours with little head, a dark reddish-brown color. Sweet, but the sweetness is balanced with a richness and is pleasant. High alcohol content is evident in the aroma. Aroma mostly of malt and wood, but very complex. Heavy and filling; I can’t imagine drinking more than one; after drinking one bottle I was very satisfied. Only slight carbonation. In spite of the sweetness and heaviness of this brew, it left a clean, dry feeling on the palate. Very pleasant. I normally don’t like beers with sweetness and strongly-evident high alcohol content, but this was very well-executed.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
wesyates (55) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdamT (159) - North Carolina, USA - DEC 30, 2013
12oz bottle from Total Wine. Medium brown hue, normal clarity with mostly diminishing light brown head. No lacing. Light malt and fruit on the nose with a hint of spice. Light bitter malt & fruit up front with a light average malt & some spice finish. Dry on the palate.

4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
zoucrew102 (512) - - DEC 14, 2013
Bottle, thanks sevenhokie! Sweet caramel malt aroma with some peat and a touch of smoke. Pours deep caramel brown with a medium tan head and good lacing. Caramel malt with a hint of brown sugar to start. Finishes extremely smooth with a rich peatiness and a bit of smoke and booze. Excellent scotch ale. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
GTAEgeek (1202) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - NOV 30, 2013
On tap at the Perimeter Taco Mac. Dark brown color, with a small, tan head. The aroma is vanilla, caramel, peat, and light smoke. The flavor is very sweet, with light earthiness. Medium body, smooth, and a little lively on the tongue. This is a nice, mild, and very approachable scotch ale. Well done.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
DCLawyer (1423) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - NOV 11, 2013
Bottle->tulip. Lite a,ber with solid two-inch offwhite head. A: sweet dark fruit, caramel malt, molasses, finish of bananas. T: boozy metallic banana, bitter overripe dark fruit. Nice lingering bitter aftertaste.


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