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RATINGS: 662   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.79/5   SEASONAL: Winter   EST. CALORIES: 300   ABV: 10%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
The Duck-Rabbit’s 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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3.9
Immy (1958) - Virginia Beach, USA - MAR 13, 2007
12 oz bottle from JCB - thanks Jason - the Duck Rabbit PIMP! Pours an inky black with a small brown head. Nose is chocolate malt with a berrylike quality - currant and rich coffee. Flavor is rather bold - burnt coffee/espresso and burnt malt, almost a charcoal-like quality. Rather dry, rough finish. This beer beats your taste buds like they owe it money - but I like it.

4.1
millysdaddy (67) - Alexandria, Virginia, USA - MAR 9, 2007
Coffee, caramel and even a little cranberry in the aroma. Pours dark, dark brown with a small light brown head. Flavors of coffee, chocolate, and tart fruit with a dry bitter finish. Palate is a little creamy and especially lively for a stout. Thanks to turd for the birthday tasting!

3.8
drewbeerme (3921) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAR 7, 2007
UPDATED: NOV 1, 2007 12oz bottle, most recent vintage (2007 i believe). thanks to TURDFERGUSON for this bottle. pours pitch black with gorgous creamy tan head. nose is mainly baker’s chocolate with some roasted and caramel notes. flavor has baker’s chocolate and raisons. mild roasty notes, finish is very dry, some bitter hop notes, and no alcohol notes. body is a tad thin, carbination a tad fizzy. some sourness in there too. perhaps there’s some off flavor i can’t put my finger on. but pretty tasty stuff. .................................................. sample thanks to holdenn and this stuff has more soy and sour notes in it. i guess the 9month age on it really didn’t help it. no change in rating.

4
brewblackhole (1588) - Muskego, Wisconsin, USA - MAR 5, 2007
Lots of malt , wet oakwood, and mocha in the aroma, taste was sharp roasted malt and bitter chocolate,amongst the best I’ve tasted,but after a while it seemed to lack the different complex qualities of the finer RIS, and towards the end that sharp fruity bitter chocolate taste wasn’t as appealing. Good enough RIS,but not quite up there with the elite

3.9
emacgee (4705) - Chapel Hill, North Carolina, USA - MAR 4, 2007
UPDATED: JUN 24, 2008 Poured a thick black brew with a fairly generous (for an impy), creamy, chestnut brown head. The aroma was very sweet, some brown sugar, molasses, and some fruit notes mixed with alchol. The flavor was wonderful, coffee, alcohol, roasted aromas, light chocolate, and soy sauce in the back of your mouth. The palate was interesting, it had a ruddy feel to it and left your mouth cool. The finish was warm and roasted. Slightly underrated I think. Deserves nothing lower than a 4

3.8
cbkschubert (2901) - BFE, Arizona, USA - MAR 2, 2007
12 oz. bottle via trade with TURDFERGUSON - Pours a dark brown color with a one and 3/4 thick tan head. Light spotty lacing. Aroma is very nice. It’s roasted malt and lots of esters (berries). Flavor is strong bitter coffee and roasted malt, and berry flavored esters. Palate is very dry. Has a lingering chalky, bitter after taste. Medium to full body. Be interesting to try this beer again this Fall. A very nice IS. Thanks Sam.

4
kenb (1102) - Oregon, USA - MAR 2, 2007
12 oz bottle via rayg1 (thanks!). This one pours a pitch black ith a huge tan head. Nose is espresso and some fruity esters. Taste is actually very similar to their Baltic Porter, but with more chocolate, roastiness and less fruity esters than that one. Their are some fruity esters there here though, underneath i detect some plum and cherry flavors. My guess is they use the same yeast for this and the Baltic. Also a bit of salty soy and ash in the finish and aftertaste. Medium body, Moderate carbonation. An above average and quite tasty Imp Stout.

3.5
shp555 (2024) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - MAR 2, 2007
UPDATED: FEB 12, 2008 Pours a opaque black with a big brown head. Aroma is of roasted malts, coffee, and blueberry. Flavor is fruity, with roasted malts.

4.3
Beffrey2 (38) - Fuquay-Varina, North Carolina, USA - FEB 28, 2007
The first thing I thought of when smelling this beer was fruit! But I could not put my finger on what. Then I read some of the ratings here. Blueberry sounds about right to me. But not 100% sure. The head is thick and creamy on pour (about two inches thick). After about 1 minute, the head disolved and lightly covered the surface. Lacing is very long lasting, in fact, it stayed their until I cleaned the glass! I do not taste much chocolate with this one, mostly coffee and fruit mix. The beer is very dark and creamy, has a pretty strong bitterness at the end that lingers. One other thing that was very noticeable from the start was the alcohol! The taste is strong during the first couple sips until you get used to it. Kind of warms you! Aftertaste is of bitter coffee for sure IMO. Overall, I like this beer a lot!

3.8
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - FEB 27, 2007
12oz Bottle. Roasted bitter coffee, chocolate, and a light fruit. Head was a great carmel color but faded very quickly to just a light covering. Pitch black color. Roasted malty flavor with a slightly sweet dark chocoloate undertone. Ends with a dry bitter lingering taste on the back of my tongue. Overall pretty good. A bit to carbonated for me but enjoyable. Definately feel this will age nicely though.


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