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RATINGS: 279   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   EST. CALORIES: 219   ABV: 7.3%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Duck-Rabbit Hoppy Bunny American Black Ale is both intensely hoppy and intensely BLACK! Eight separate hop additions offer delicious bitterness and beguiling hop aroma/flavor. Heavily represented among these hops are Chinook, which provides deep pine and sticky citrus components and a New Zealand hop called Motueka, from which we get bright fruit and spearmint notes.

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4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
samsmith33 (772) - - JAN 3, 2016
Bottle to glass, Dark black, creamy whitehead. Aroma is charred malt. Fennel? Mint? Some interesting aromas going on. Taste is malt, ash, spice, more fennel....is this beer or Sausage? Really good beervwurh some interesting flavor.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9653) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 3, 2016
My Bottom Line:
Wooden hops meld into roasted coffee, a union leading to dark chocolate, minty herbal bitterness and light roasty acidity.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-A sheet of foam protects the darkness.
-Mouthfeel is well fed; not chewy but not light either.
-All flavours are harmonious.
-This is not as intense as your average Black IPA, yet it definitely shares a similar profile.

Bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
shadey (2095) - Nashville, Tennessee, USA - DEC 30, 2015
12oz bottle. Mildly hoppy aroma. A bit of spicy hop flavor. Odd malt taste that clashes with the hops. This comes across as two beers poured together, rather than a beer designed from the ground up. Disappointing as I usually love all things Duck-Rabbit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zeswaft (1740) - Seattle, Washington, USA - DEC 6, 2015
Tap. Black with brown head. Aroma of pine and chocolate. Flavor is smooth and texture is lightly carbonated. Id say smack in the middle of a stout and IPA, maybe more of a hoppy stout.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
PhillyBeer2112 (2790) - Oviedo, Florida, USA - NOV 17, 2015
Its alright. I guess Im not crazy about Black IPA. Decent citrus and resin hop aromas and flavor, creamy roasted malts, but I just cant make them really want to be together.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Clarkdvm (495) - Florida, USA - NOV 8, 2015
Draft in fl. Looks and tastes like a chocolate porter. Aroma is calm. Lots of chocolate. Not sure why others think hoppy. In fact, feel like I might have been given wrong beer. Good stuff just the same

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
S_Side_Smitty (755) - Lakeland, Florida, USA - OCT 25, 2015
Pours black with a tan head. Aroma is mellow....carrot cake?? Am I loosin it? Hmm. Taste is not at all like aroma. You get the typical hoppy/malty/mechanic shop flavor then the malts do their little dance with their roasty-chocolateyness. Thats followed by heavy pine thats dank & bitter. Overall, I still get the impression that some kids broke into a shop and mixed oil and transmission fluid to see what would happen - so I know this is a good Black IPA like all of the other good ones Ive had. Still not sure Im getting the aroma right, though.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Leighton (20128) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - AUG 6, 2015
Bottle shared at the chriso Easter 2015 tasting - London. Picked up in the US somewhere. Pours brownish red with a frothy beige head. The nose holds burnt grains, pine, orange rind. Light sweet flavor with some minerals, burnt pine and earth, baking cocoa. Light to medium bodied with average carbonation. Lightly resinous on the finish, with further minerality, oily pine and bittersweet chocolate. Solid.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lobosaintori (89) - - JUL 25, 2015
While I prefer the milk stout byt the same brewer over this one, that should not take anything away from this delicious extremely enjoyable beer. dark almost pitch black color with a think bubbly tan head that lasts and eventually leaves a thin tan ring. Aroma is that of a rich roasted coffee, aroma of a camp fire. the taste is that of chocolate covered coffee beans, with a tiny sense of spearmint. Overall I highly recommend this beer and cant wait to try other duck rabbit products.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mike67 (1158) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 20, 2015
12 oz bottle. Pours black with tall, long lasting, fluffy, brown head and nice lacing. Aroma is of citrusy hops, oranges, dark fruit, coffee and chocolate malt. Body is full, creamy and tangy. Herbal hops dominate the palate, while toasted, chocolate malt, dark fruit, brown sugar provide support. Finish is long and very bitter. Good brew, although Im not a fan of the style.


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