Scubatrip (610) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - MAY 1, 2006
From the bottle, pours a dark black with a thin tan head that quickly dissipates. Smells of toffee, caramel, a little bit of chocolate. The taste is not as smooth as I had expected. Acidic, some bitter hoppiness, some fruity tastes, and a bit of chocolate not unlike a porter. Really tastes more like an imperial stout than the creamy, milky milk stout I expected. This only gets a "meh" from me. JCapriotti (1379) - Milwaukee, Wisconsin, USA - APR 25, 2006
Semi-dark cola-like pour. Creamy light tan head.
Aroma has roasted lactic laced malts, sour lactic edge.
Taste…. Quite the same, but with an added fruit component and creamy, but fizzy texture. Almost like sweet creamy milk chocolate added to roasty coffee. Sweetness more or less dominates the roasty bitter aspects, and the flavors are good, but don’t come together great.
daalamar (405) - new albany, Indiana, USA - APR 19, 2006
Red/black color with a medium lasting head. Aroma is sweet and roasty with some chocolate sneaking through. Flavor is also sweet with roasted grains and chocolate, but with a strange tartness in the finish. Not unplesant, just didn’t seem to fit in with the other flavors. Overall not a bad beer, somewhat light in body but plesant to drink. acertain (249) - Seattle, Washington, USA - APR 7, 2006
Nice and black, though the head was a little thin. More like dish soap bubbles than a great beer head. Aroma is mostly coffee, with hints of chocolate and some other sweet smell that was familiar but unidentifiable to both my wife and me. In the mouth, it’s coffee, dark roasted, with a hint of the lactose sweetness poking through. Malty, though with enough hops to balance. A little thin. Right up there with dragonstooth as one of my favorite (non-imperial) stouts. theshocker (329) - Marietta, Georgia, USA - MAR 11, 2006
Jet black with a medium, dark head. Smells of coffee, chocolate, caramel. Taste the same. Very smooth, not sweet but full-bodied and malty. A darn good stout.
Quixote18 (236) - Johnson City, Tennessee, USA - MAR 1, 2006
Poured from bottle into english pint galss. Dark brown color with a tight creamy head. The aroma was rich and roasty with a slight phenolic twang. The malty notes sort of reminded me of a malted milk ball. It was medium bodied. Not bad, but I guess I expected more. brentfeesh (1208) - Mansfield, Ohio, USA - FEB 24, 2006
Thanks to Book_M_Dano for this, my first Duck Rabbit. Pours dark walnut/chestnut color. No head on the pour. Creamy milk chocolate aroma with some kind of coarse hints underneath. Some coco powder. There is a milk chocolate flavor to this as well as some coco powder. Those are really the dominant flavors (even more than the hints of roasted malt). One dimensional but that is OK. Lightly creamy and lightly slick mouth feel. Medium body. Not bad. LilKem (1213) - Marietta, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2006
very sweet and smokey aroma. like milk chocolate on oak chips. a little molasses taste in the background, alongwith the milk chocolate flavor and the woody-grain flavors. a little bitterness, but not mouth puckering. a decent every day brew, but nothin too crazy. Thanks shagtastic RAYBOY01 (2011) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - FEB 7, 2006
The roasted malt ,with it’s burnt and smoky components, caramel. molasses, and dark chocolate, are tasty enough, but there is an overbearing sourness that creeps into the bitter finish that really creeps me out. That astringent sourness really detracted from an otherwise likable stout. 21iceman40 (1735) - Grafton, Wisconsin, USA - FEB 5, 2006
the color is as brown as you can get before you actually become black. I think it has kind of a smoked chocolate aroma to it. Nice smooth smoked milk chocolate body to it. Respect to shag who scored this fine brew.