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Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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Ratings: 1,606
Reviews: 708
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 99
Gots: 127 | FT: 3
Brewed by:
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Milk / Sweet Stout |  5.70% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: brentk56 on 10-08-2004)
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Reviews by shoky01:
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3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

12 oz bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Not as dark as I anticipated. Looks like a coke actually. Light carbonation wittle bitty bubbles. No real head to speak of.

S: Smells just basically stouty. No one thing stands out.

T: Malty, hints of chocolate and the creamy milk factor. Some spices. Little bit of bitterness on the back.

M: not much. Little fizzy and smooth.

OA: I like it but it doesn't stand out to me. I could sit and drink it but if you switched it with a Left Hand MS I probably wouldnt notice it.

10-15-2011 00:37:07 | More by shoky01
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +7%

Pours black but with some deep red highlights with a slight off-white head that is gone in a flash leaving nothing behind,milk chocolate is very prevelant in the aroma with a little smokiness and a roasted coffee hint.Nice deeply roasted flavor with big doses of cocoa and smoke,alot of flavor melding going on but seemed a little light in the mouthfeel department otheriwise a top notch brew.A easy drinker with alot of flavor needs a little tweaking to be great in my opinion.

12-03-2004 23:18:04 | More by oberon
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

05-31-2013 01:26:37 | More by aszatk01
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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

05-03-2014 18:36:31 | More by Hoppin_mad
Photo of MadScientist

New York

2.08/5  rDev -45.7%

a: Very dark brown with garnet highlights with with a cream tan head. The head settles to half a finger with a a decent retention period.

s: There is a mild roasted aroma and nearly an equal metallic off aroma. There are some dark fruit aromas in the background, mostly plum like and a slight diacetyl.

t: There are flavors of dark roasted malt and coffee and moderate levels with a moderate lemon cider off-flavor going on. The is a moderately low sweetness and a medium bitterness. the balance finishes off-dry and slightly roasty.

m: very slick and prickly, so I'm thinking more diacetyl, which is ok per style, and some astringency, is not ok per style.

o: I enjoy that this beer is leans towards the bitter and roast side but there are several flaws that should be corrected before I could appreciate the beer and raise the score. I'm not that great a describing the off flavors and aromas I sense but something isn't right with this one.

07-24-2012 22:33:38 | More by MadScientist
Photo of brownbeer


4.03/5  rDev +5.2%

Pours dark brown with plenty of dark reddish hues coming through. It could be a shade darker.

Toasty chocolate malts come across in the aroma with hints of lactose and coffee. It smells good but lacks finesse.

Taste is a little different than the smell; the non-fermentable sugars come through in the taste with bitter chocolate and black licorice, a touch metallic, but not too much so. It has good, smooth carbonation and a velvety body, nothing to complain about there for sure.

Not a bad beer, and I'm not sure what I'm looking for to improve, maybe lose the metallic tinge that it has, and it could be quite good.

03-23-2010 07:29:22 | More by brownbeer
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

A: Black with little to no head with very
slight lace.

S: Sweet candy malt aromas with expected
touches of coffee and chocolate.

T: Rich coffee flavor with chocolaty notes.
A hop finish that I did not care too much
for. There was a mild rust twinge left at
the back of my tongue. This is was a
moderately sweet milk stout.

M/D: Smooth, rich/creamy while refreshing. An
all seasons milk stout for me.

08-02-2009 16:25:24 | More by ArrogantDeadGuy
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North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%

A: Deep brown, nearly black in color. Rough pour yielded a thin light brown head that dissipated quickly with very little lacing.

S: Light swirling liberates aromas of coffee and chocolate.

T: Creamy full bodied chocolate with coffee tones. Very little carbonation makes this smooth to drink. The complex and abundant malts linger after the swallow leaving a good amount of sweetness behind.

M&D: Full mouthfeel and an easy smoothness makes this highly enjoyable. Because of the fullness of this brew, I don't know how many I could take in a single sitting.

Overall I thought this is a very good milk stout. This is the first Duck-Rabbit product I have sampled and so far I'm impressed. There is a complexity of malty goodness that makes you want to keep coming back for more.

02-05-2008 01:53:39 | More by SIRIUS2
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4.33/5  rDev +13.1%

Was given this beauty as a gift in a bottle. It was my first of The Duck Rabbit brews.

A-Dark Brown, but not the typical stout.

S-Devine coffee, roasty, and chocolatey hints.

T-Even better than the smell implies. A big roasted flavor, but not too much. Then the smooth coffee flavor with a chocolatety finish/resonation.

M-Thinner than expected for a milk stout, but oddly fitting.

O-Will definitely drink again.

11-21-2011 13:03:59 | More by scott9890
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3.8/5  rDev -0.8%

Small head formed on the not quite opaque black body. Redish highlights are quite prevalent. Head disappeared to nothing much too quickly. No lace formation either.

Aroma is all about the toasted/roasted malts. A bit of dirty ash tray with some strong wood smoke characteristics. Day old coffee hints as well.

Nice flavor though. A good toasted smokey flavor with subtle amounts of sweetness throughout. Finishes initially with a sweet bitter milk-like flavor which transitions into strong toasted notes. A good dose of sweet yeasty bread as well.

Mouthfeel is too thin. This has a crisp feel initially which I think might be due to too much carbonation. Drinkability is good though. Nothing offensive about this one, just a bit subtle overall.

07-14-2005 02:49:33 | More by blitz134
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-08-2012 00:56:13 | More by Pandaflute
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

10-28-2013 23:12:40 | More by nstroup
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3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

05-16-2013 02:10:55 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

07-08-2012 18:08:19 | More by jonphilipp
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-08-2013 00:34:01 | More by iemailjack
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3.38/5  rDev -11.7%

Appearance: Deep brown with garnet highlights. Head fades away very quickly.

Smell: Roasted grains. Sweet toffee and caramel notes. Maybe some fruity esters.

Taste: Coffee. Subtle sweetness. A touch of hop bitterness. Seems like most of the bitterness comes from dark grains.

Mouthfeel: Silky smooth. Slik. Moderate carbonation. Med/Full bodied.

Drinkability: Kind of reminds me of the latte I got from Starbucks this weekend. Not too keen on stouts, but I was given this one by a friend. I really enjoyed it.

05-03-2005 00:35:42 | More by tjthresh
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3.93/5  rDev +2.6%

On tap at the Hickory Hops Fest on April 9, 2005. Had a couple of sampler glasses of this one, which I really enjoyed. Appearance is deep brown, essentially opaque, with a quickly vanishing beige head. Some patchy lace is left on the glass, but it's a bit difficult to judge overall appearance from the small glasses. Aroma is nice, with lots of burnt roast malt character tempered by carob and some sweet smelling lacto aromas. Mouthfeel is light bodied for a stout, but carbonation is good. Taste mirrors the aroma, with bitter dark roasted malts, a hint of nuttiness, and some sweet lactose. Hops are difficult to discern, and a more assertive hops profile would benefit this one quite a bit. Finishes with a dark roasty malt bitterness that lasts several minutes. Very well done for a sweet stout. I look forward to sampling the bottled version of this, as it's this small brewery's biggest seller.

04-11-2005 11:15:33 | More by merlin48
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3.83/5  rDev 0%

Thanks to AKSmokedPorter for this one...
Pitch black in color with no light penetrating thru...1/8 of a finger of light tan head forms for seconds and fades as quick as it is created. No lacing hanging on to the sides of the snifter.
Real nice in the nose...earthy, nutty, dark chocolate with a subtle sweetness due to the roasted malt.
The taste is just as enjoyable...mildly sweet with a slight addition of lactose. A nice dose of hops dry out the finish and the chocolate profile is perfect for the style.
A bit over carbonated and quite thin in the mouthfeel...goes down easily and makes a nice nightcap for me...not something I'd comsume as a session brew.
Another solid offering from Duck-Rabbit.

07-19-2006 00:53:45 | More by warriorsoul
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3.9/5  rDev +1.8%

Had on tap at Octane in Atlanta, GA. Is a very dark brown, clear, head did not last long at all. Almost no carbonation.

Smells of sweet malts with some coffee.

Some smooth coffee notes at the start followed by some milky smoothness. But not as milky as I expected. Smooth, medium bodied. Well balanced.

05-31-2009 17:16:52 | More by nem2006
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

10-30-2013 02:22:48 | More by codysjb
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

12-26-2012 19:57:59 | More by Guinnsslvr
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South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

05-18-2014 00:10:16 | More by mattmc50
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3.73/5  rDev -2.6%

Appearance: dark black with no head

Smell: cocoa and coffee dominate

Taste: expresso, small chocolate taste towards the middle, small sugary finish

Mouthfeel: bitter harsh start with a slightly sweet end. Medium heavy body that is slick, with a sweet aftertaste.

Drinkability: I think this is ok for a milk stout. The sweetness I found was more subtle that others. I would have another, but almost would drink it more like a regular stout.

04-28-2009 15:02:01 | More by tigg924
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Thanks to djrn2 for sending me a handful of beers from Duck-Rabbit.

The beer pours a very dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is full of chocolate and coffee, with some lactose and cream notes thrown in. The flavor is more of the same. The coffee and cream notes are front and center, with some chocolate and light to medium roasted malt also thrown in. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation. A very nice sweet stout.

05-13-2012 02:38:22 | More by Mora2000
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North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

08-08-2014 23:22:15 | More by avitallo
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Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
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