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RATINGS: 659   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Duck-Rabbits Imperial Stout is extremely big and robust. This special beer is thick, jet black and oily in texture. Complex flavors of roast malts dominate: bitter chocolate and espresso coffee especially. There is also a very big hop presence both for bittering and for aroma. At 10% alcohol by volume, this brew is made to be sipped and savored!

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4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DragonStout (1410) - Pickerington, Ohio, USA - APR 13, 2007
Thanx to jjpm for this.Wow! Pours a slick oil black.There is no light coming thru this.Huge coffee aroma with the flavor to boot.Has an alcohol tinge but loved every drop.Shared with elmatador

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
shrubber85 (10932) - Greenville, Indiana, USA - APR 13, 2007
Bottle (thanks to TURDFERGUSON). Chocolate and charcoal malt aroma. Oil black with small head. Sweet dark coffee malt flavor initially that is quickly overwhelmed by a strong bitter/atringent/harsh alcohol flavor. Smoky and bitter aftertaste. This is a pretty rough beer - a bit too extreme on the bitterness for me.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
sloth (2844) - Ceciltucky, Co., Maryland, USA - APR 12, 2007
Tall standing light brown head, good retention and lotsa web like lacing to be had. Thick, black body. Nose of berries, roast, chcoclate and a bit earthy/musty. Body is full, lightly coating on the palate, well carbonated. Largely chocolatey up front with notes of roast, caramel, black patent, coffee bean and some piney hoppiness peeking out threw all the massive darkness. Finish is a touch sweet but tamed by alot of roast and bittersweet chocolate flavors. A serious Impy, indeed. Thanks ross!

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
pnista (1007) - Bloomington, Indiana, USA - APR 11, 2007
Pours a "pitch-brown" with little light penetration and a big tan head, going down at an average clip. Big towering rich nose. Big round malt, particularly hitting the chocolate and the roast to a lesser extent. Fruity acidity and some floral hops lightly with no hint of alcohol. The palate is creamy and smooth. Subdued carbonation, though perhaps a tiny bit chalky. Very nice though. The flavors are a little bit raw. Big strong malt is schizophrenic. Strong bitter chocolate with some serious roast. Alcohol, roast, and floral to piney hops (Cascade?) overwhelm the sweetness of the malt. This has some over the top alcohol warming. Nice, but maybe some age could bring this down. The roast is so robust, it lends a sour acidity. Roast and hops in the finish. Heavy alcohol in the aftertaste. I wish I had the Baltic Porter, boohoo, woe is me. At least this was a pretty good beer.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
sliffy (2040) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - APR 11, 2007
Bottle courtesy of bleacherbum: Pours black with a tan head. Aroma, some coffee, a bit of chocolate, and some fruity alcohol notes. Flavor, lots of dark fruits, some alcohol, bittersweet chocolate, a dry roasty ashy flavor, and a tangy almost sour feel to it. There was some roasted bitterness on the finish, and that ashy character as well.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
aracauna (3539) - Georgia, USA - APR 11, 2007
This is really a step down from the Baltic Porter. Its a bit drier, the roastiness tends towards burned notes or ash and the hoppiness would perhaps benefit from a little aging. Still a quality beer, just not up to the Baltic Porters mark. Now, I think if I hadnt had the Baltic Porter just before this, I may have enjoyed this beer a bit more.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
punkrkr27 (903) - Berkley, Michigan, USA - APR 9, 2007
Bottle thanks to ross. Black pour with a tall, frothy, lasting, tan head. Roasted malt aroma, bakers cocoa powder, some pine, and a bit acidic. Strong bitter coffee flavor backed up with unsweetened cocoa, some burnt hops and lots of alcohol. A little bit astringent. Body is full and oily with lots of carbonation. If you really like coffee based stouts this could be a good one, but in my opinion it doesnt quite have enough body and sweetness to balance out the heavy coffee and alcohol notes in it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
surffisher (198) - Raleigh, North Carolina, USA - APR 7, 2007
2005 vintage. Pours black with a very small fizzy head that quickly disappears. No lacing. Aroma is deep, dark chocolates, slightly vinuous, with some toffee sweetness in the finish. Flavor is more bitter chocolates with some deep dark dried fruit notes. Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, but slightly astringent. Alcohol warmth is gentle; the 10% is well-hidden.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Cletus (6355) - Connecticut, USA - APR 6, 2007
Pours brown with a tan rocky head. Smells soapy with some decent coffee and chocolate undertones. Tastes of dark chocolate, coffee, caramel and lots of bitterness. Good, but nowhere near the greatness of their Baltic porter.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
masonjer (609) - Holt, Michigan, USA - APR 6, 2007
Thanks to Kan for this one! Pours a dark brown/black with a fizzy head that diminishes. Smells surprisingly fruity. With some chocolate and roasty notes. Taste is a lot of the same, the most fruity stout I have ever tasted, with chocolate and roast coffee. quite different, worth a try.


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