TomDecapolis (4636) - 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! hopdog (13102) - 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! egajdzis (6769) - 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. Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - MAR 20, 2009
Cask at Broad St. Cafe. It’s 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. It’s like there’s a chocolate wall and you’re 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. adrian910ss (2597) - 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.
tmongoose (2504) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - SEP 7, 2010
on draft at the thirsty monk. dark pout and smell of sweet bourbon. then read the description of the 23yr old pappy van winkle barrels. totally impressed with the flavor. dark chocolate vanilla bourbon burn. this stout was rick and sweet. a great sipping beer on a cold winter night. Slimcane (12) - Virginia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
I am a dark beer fan, and Duck Rabbit knows what I like. Dark appearance, malty aroma, and smooth finish of malted barley. Fantastic! Christpuncher (3214) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - NOV 4, 2013
An awesome imperial milk stout. Super smooth with a burnt coffe flavor. Smells like chocolately. Has a nice bitter finish.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone 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 I’ve given. Superb. There’s 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. OldGrowth (3665) - the Containment Area, North Carolina, USA - FEB 19, 2009
cask @ Recovery Room in Chapel Hill. Great aroma, Milk stout base with the bourbon barrel adding a coconut, vanilla, oak scent. Brownish black color, small cocoa brown head. Bitter sweet flavor, Initial bourbon bite gives way to perfect balance, imo, between the milk stout and the bourbon barrel. Medium body, smooth creamy mouthfeel, sweet finish with a slight bourbon bite. Wow, this is a good as a balance I’ve had in a while with a barrel aged beer. damn good beer, Aroma was wonderful to sniff. Well done guys.