The Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout (Bourbon Barrel)

RATINGS: 29   MEAN: 4.1/5.0   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.86/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
Milk stout aged for 2 months in 2nd use 23-year old Pappy Van Winkle Bourbon Barrels.

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   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
egajdzis (6434) - Pennsburg, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 8, 2009
[Draft @ Capones] Poured an opaque black color with a small, light tan head that left nice lacing on the glass. Aroma of roasted malts, lactose, flaked oats, cocoa, vanilla, bourbon, and wood. Taste of roasted malt, smoke, chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla, with a lingering bourbon / alcohol finish.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
adrian910ss (2572) - Doylestown, PA, USA - MAY 7, 2009
UPDATED: MAY 10, 2009 On draft at Capones. Pours a pitch black with a tiny light brown head. Aroma of oak wood, bourbon, chocolate and malts. Taste of oak, bourbon, vanilla, chocolate,malts and a touch of lactose.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TheEpeeist (3709) - Media, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2009
On tap at Capones. Dark brown with a thin ring of foam. Nose is coffee, chocolate and faint bourbon. Smooth medium light with a hint of carb. Taste is bourbon, oak and milk chocolate. Very good but could use a bit more richness.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
DocLock (10562) - Lower Pottsgrove, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Draft at Capones, and sorry I missed Tom and Steve, but I came late. Pour was onyx with off-tan head that receded quickly. Nose was dark malt, heavy oaky bourbon, dark choc. Tasted dark malty, dark chocolatey, very earthy, peaty, with a heavy but well balanced oaky, bourbony, vanilla, and peaty flavor. Somewhat sweet as it warmed, and I dont know how these guys made a beer that is about 8% lower than my anticipated ABV. The chocolate wall is apt, but the oaky bourbon wall preceds and follows it, depending upon the temperature of the beer. That shows you what beer craftsmen Duck Rabbit are, and my hat is off to Paul for yet another beer that I would drive 7 hours in the rain to North Carolina to get. Get ya some, and move to NC if you have to. Dont pray to God; pray to Pappy Van Winkle and his bourbon barrels. Yeah Man!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hopdog (12208) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 5, 2009
On tap at Capones. Poured a dark, dark brown color (almost black) with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of wood, bourbon, chocolate, vanilla, and roastiness. Tastes of wood, earthiness, bourbon, vanilla, milk chocolate, and some caramel. Lacing left on the glass. Smooth and creamy body. I liked this one for sure!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
TomDecapolis (4618) - Milton, Delaware, USA - MAY 5, 2009
Tap at Capones. Pours a deep black with some amber notes and a smaller creamy tan head. Aroma of deep chocolate and rosary malt, vanilla, oak, light bourbon and cherry. Flavor of deep chocolate notes, tobacco, vanilla, oak, light bourbon, rich and creamy, caramel and tart cherries. Bourbon aging did wonders on the flavor profile!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Magjayran (1378) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Cask at Broad St. Cafe. Its nice when you go in expecting something very good and you get something great instead. Same dark black pour as the normal but this cask version obviously has a minimal head. The bourbon and vanilla tones contrast perfectly with the sweet chocolaty base beer. Its like theres a chocolate wall and youre riding a bourbon wave. I never truly paid attention to the chocolate wall until this bourbon wave smashed me up against it. Awesome. I need more of this in my life.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
JCB (3999) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2009
On cask at Broad Street Cafe, Derm. Really lovely thick pour, and this is exactly the kind of style that really benefits from casking. Unbelievable mouthfeel to this beer, one of the few 5s Ive given. Superb. Theres some sharp bourbon in the nose and in the first tastes, but it mellows out quickly. Nice smooth chocolate malts are everywhere, complemented nicely by the subtle bourbon, and there are some delicious vanilla flavors coming in too, balancing the modest roasted notes really well. Great beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ucusty (2691) - raleigh, North Carolina, USA - MAR 19, 2009
UPDATED: JUN 4, 2009 Cask at Broad st. cafe in Durham, NC. Black pour, thin tan head and minimal spotty lace. Usual creamy roast malts on the nose but, with a nice twist of vanilla and bourbon. Cream, bittersweet chocolate, vanilla, bourbon, and roast. The barrel really takes an awesome base beer to another level.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10882) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 8, 2009

Name: BA Milk Stout
Date: January 31, 2009
Mode: Cask
Source: Beerfest, ACAT
Appearance: black, fine beige head, streaks of lace
Aroma: sweet bourbon and vanilla aroma, plenty of balancing oak, touch of sweet chocolate, light roast
Body: creamy body
Flavor: sweet chocolate flavor, milky sweetness mixed with vanilla, light bourbon
Overall: could use a touch more burbon, but again that might be too much
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 9/10; Overall: 14/20
Rating: 3.7/5.0
Drinkability: 8/10
Score: **4

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