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Duck-Rabbit Porter - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
85
very good

574 Ratings
THE BROS
75
okay

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Ratings: 574
Reviews: 340
rAvg: 3.74
pDev: 12.3%
Wants: 19
Gots: 31 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brentk56 on 09-05-2004)
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Small starting head that settles to rim bubbles. There's decent streaky ring lace on the glass. The color is near black where no light shines through the edge.

Toasted dark bread and some nuttiness to the aroma.

The flavor features a stronger burnt element to the tongue. Comes across as chewy. Warm aftertaste of burnt bread, roasted nuts and unsweetened chocolate.

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look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3

Pours a nice deep brown with no light coming through. Head is tan, large and in charge with decent lacing. Aroma is light, with chocolate and creamed coffee. Taste is similar, but I am getting a metallic character that ruins the whole beer for me. The drink by date is 11/14(one month away) but not that great with its odd metallic taste. This beer has been sitting on a room temperature shelf for awhile in the store I am sure and do not know if that has something to with it. Little disappointed with this brew. After I left this review, I looked a t several others and I see a lot of people reporting this same metallic, tinny taste. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm

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12oz Bottle
$10.99 6-Pack
Charleston Beer Exchange

Duck Rabbit's porter is black and easy to froth. No light comes through but the body didn't dump heavy enough to show much weight. The foam bubbled up quickly to a couple fingers in height. A tiny, microbubbled head that becomes ultra creamy, ultra fast. Sheet lacing is left behind in layers.

The nose is light, as in not rich or dense, but it has those qualities that huge stouts possess. Dark berries, blackberry and blue, a few underripe adding a slight vegetal note. Soft coffee with a sweetener added and a moderate roast. Deep pulls bring along some black licorice and a touch of alcohol. Unique.

Coffee and cream is first on the palate, a little bigger and bolder than the nose suggested. Macerated berries show themselves mid palate, some underripe, green berries, found their way into the bunch. A touch of anise again on the backend before coffee and cream take over on the swallow. The flavors are there but a little soft.

The body is moderate in weight, perhaps a touch lighter even. Carbonation is spritzy and tingles the tongue on its way through. A touch of roast bitterness gets left behind after each swallow. The lighter body and softer flavor profile make for an immensely easy drinker.

This isn't one of the best porters I have ever had but there are some unique touches and it's damn drinkable. The balance is spot on. I would pick this up occasionally if available in my area, unfortunately it is not.

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Duck-Rabbit Porter from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
85 out of 100 based on 574 ratings.