Bacchus66 (773) - South Carolina, USA - SEP 16, 2017 rangerred (989) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - FEB 3, 2013
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
12oz bottle into a snifter. Not sure of the age on this but I know it has been in my fridge for a year or so.
Pours a clear dark brown with a slight reddish tint. A very small light brown head is quick to fade leaving a thin ring around the top of the beer.
Aroma is full of brown sugar, caramel, and toffee. There is a slight metallic note which seems a little off to me. There are also some faint grassy aromas. Overall it is pretty weak.
This weakness carries over into the taste which is really quite underwhelming. Plenty of caramel and brown sugar but there is a strong vegetal character which becomes a little off-puting after awhile. It is very DMS like and I almost wonder if this is an unintended flaw. It isn’t bad for awhile but it does start to limit drinkability. Alcohol is well-hidden but the mouthfeel is on the watery side.
Overall, I am very unimpressed with this offering from Duck Rabbit. There is just an overall lack of everything from the aroma to the flavor to the mouthfeel. Way too much DMS and a lack of much malt or hops. Maybe this has improved since the batch I got but I really can’t recommend.
12oz bottle at home. Dark reddish brown with a full beige head. Dark malt, cherries, caramel, bread, sweet chocolate. Thick body, medium-light carbonation with well-integrated alcohol. Lingering, sweet, mildly roasty finish. Delicious. smaynard6000 (1202) - Apopka, Florida, USA - JUL 23, 2017
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a small beige head. Heavy malty aroma with caramel notes. Somewhat sweet with heavy roasted malt presence and caramel and toffee. Medium-to-full bodied with lingering sweet finish. Very nice. ganache (6010) - New Jersey, USA - JUL 8, 2017
Bottle from State Line. Nose strongly malty, dark and earthy, bread crusts. Pour beautiful dark ruby that’s not quite opaque, head is sudsy and an unusual color, so tinged with tan and yellow to look almost crackery. Body sweet and very malty, sticky and lastingly swishable, low-medium bitterness is clean, nice roast throughout, subtle dough, big Melanoidin, bread crusts, medium-strong grape, red berry with slighter cherry and plum. Brown sugar, molasses, whole-kernel rye and chunky Vollkornbrot. Only with speed does a cola note appear. Alcohol really well-integrated, only the heft shows. Clean, crisp, heavy, bright, satisfying. [2017.07.08: 4.0] voyageurmike (475) - Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 25, 2017
Draft at Growler USA. Dark brown with medium body. Boozy aroma, tastes of molasses and chocolate. Roasted malt finish. wombat23 (1621) - Texas, USA - NOV 19, 2016
12 oz. bottle. Pours dark brown with a beige head. Aroma of malt and dark bread. Taste is malt, dark bread, hazelnut, caramel notes, and alcohol. Malty, warming finish. Not very bitter. Very good.
obguthr (6534) - Staunton, Virginia, USA - NOV 5, 2016
Maple syrup and smoke nose. Clear ruby brown, thin yellow head. Sweet malty cherries, wood, smoke. Full body, soft carbonation. Damn good example of the style. hershiser2 (3533) - Charlottesville, Virginia, USA - OCT 28, 2016
Bottle from Wine Warehouse. Pours into my Indians pint glass (Go Tribe, game 3!) dark brown, possibly slightly murky - hard to tell due to darkness - with a small beige head. Aroma is roasted bitter malt, caramel, grass. Flavor is toasted caramel malt, grasses, molasses, milk chocolate, alcohol, tiny hint of cola. BelgianBeerGal (4121) - Panama City, Florida, USA - SEP 20, 2016
Bottle from Craft and Draft Columbia. Pours out like a coke. Sweet malt and molasses aroma with some booziness. More malt and molasses in the flavor. Pretty tasty and easy drinking for almost 9 ABV. DocJitsu (2014) - Pensacola, Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2016
Pours a dark horehound candy brown with hardly any head. Caramelized brown sugar and caramel on the nose. Caramel forward, but finishes with faint anise. Arayaga2 (2207) - portland, Oregon, USA - SEP 12, 2016
Cola appearance with a sweet pumpernickel nose. Taste is the same, with roast and caramel. Not cloying, but pleasantly sweet. Thanks, dad.
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