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

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very good

1,694 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,694
Reviews: 717
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 103
Gots: 157 | FT: 2
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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Photo of jlindros
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Another one from a great brewery thanks to kkipple.

Even with a careful pour I get a huge 3 finger semi darker but fizzy head that fades at a medium pace, over very dark burnt molasses brown color, almost black. The head leaves a sticky lacing as it fades.

Nose brings some dark malts, a bit of black patent, hint of roast, creamy lactose, light caramel, bit of vanilla.

Taste starts a lot different than I expected, very bold flavor, lots of toasted malts, a bit of roast and black patent malt, some light coffee and espresso even, a bit of creamy lactose but not as much as I expected. It's drier than I thought it would be too, but not a bad thing. It has a lot of toasted flavors, even a bit of toasted almond. Hint of vanilla, and very light fruits. A drier finish as well, but leaves a creamy lactose feel in the mouth, with a bit more of the roast and espresso late. A bit of bitterness comes through as well, mostly from the charred malts.

Mouth is medium to heavier bodied, somewhat smooth and a little creamy, and decent carbonation.

Drinkability is pretty good, bold strong flavors, but light delivery, smooth, a little creamy, nice dry finish and overall drier feel, with just a hint of a sticky feel.

jlindros, Dec 07, 2010
Photo of mikesgroove
4.03/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a nice very dark brown, almost opaque if it were not for the slight amount of light to be seen on the sides and bottom. Big almost two inch tan headed receded very slowly leaving a big time lace oozing down the glass.

S - Smell was light, but very pleasant. Sweet chocalate and sugar with a hint of a hop nose to it. Very nice.

M & T - Right off the bat it feels very thick, creamy and smooth like a milk shake, very nice indeed. Very frothy and suagry sweet, even the aftertaste was very sugar like. Big flavors of chocolate and sugar. As it warmed a slight hoppiness started to come through in the back, but it was very slight.

D - Overall this was very good and I would score another one for the guys over a duck rabbit. They really seem to know wheat they are doing, and keep scoring round after round with their brews. Great sessionable beer!

mikesgroove, Apr 02, 2007
Photo of BEERchitect
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Being a lover of Milk Stouts, I had to try this one. It looks creamy and opaque black with a thin light tan head that accompanied the last sip. The aromas are of black and chocolate malt and a hint of lactose to add a complex souring. The flavors are strong bittersweet without being grainy. Light chocolate and coffee flavors rise out of the barley malt showing mild astringency and lactic sweetness and sourness. Light hops show in the finish. The body is firm and quite creamy. The finish is similar but shows a little graininess and harshness, albeit light. All in all, better than most, but I have had much better.

BEERchitect, Oct 17, 2005
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3.84/5  rDev +0.3%

cursive7, Yesterday at 04:47 AM
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

BBelch, Monday at 06:58 PM
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

bigbluebeerguy, Monday at 04:35 AM
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4.25/5  rDev +11%

PittBeerGirl, Monday at 03:48 AM
Photo of stephenjmoore
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%

stephenjmoore, Sunday at 12:22 PM
Photo of riversider76
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Pours black with a fluffy tan head that did not disappear. Aroma is of malted chocolate, and roasted coffee. Body is medium with some carbonation. Taste is of roasted coffee up front, with hints of chocolate through out. Not bad.

riversider76, Saturday at 01:13 AM
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4/5  rDev +4.4%

ItsBeer4Me, Oct 15, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

onehiphippo, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of ScotB260
4.25/5  rDev +11%

ScotB260, Oct 13, 2014
Photo of Hopglow
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Hopglow, Oct 12, 2014
Photo of thegodfather2701
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Pours pitch black with a mocha head that dissipates somewhat quickly. Smells sweet-consisting of chocolate, some coffee, and a hint of roasted malts. Tastes somewhat sweet with some roast/coffee bitterness balancing it out. Flavors that stand out are creamy coffee, chocolate, and a hint of roast. I got some Belgian yeast like flavor which seemed odd to me because I have had this beer before and didn't get this flavor. It tastes great and has a slick, yet creamy mouthfeel. The mouthfeel is great. The drinkability is high because its not too sweet and has a relatively low abv. This is a very, very good beer and I'm a little ashamed I haven't drank more of it since its so readily available in NC.

thegodfather2701, Oct 11, 2014
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4.56/5  rDev +19.1%

TomFoolery, Oct 10, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

hopley, Oct 09, 2014
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3.72/5  rDev -2.9%

Grantotx, Oct 07, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Fantasy_Draught, Oct 07, 2014
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4.1/5  rDev +7%

Nick_Bousquet, Oct 06, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

amalburg, Oct 04, 2014
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3.48/5  rDev -9.1%

DanforthPewter, Oct 04, 2014
Photo of JohnnyHopps
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%

Appearance - After I wiped the runoff from overly excited carbonation, I observed a black stout with a massive amount of mocha colored bubbles.

Smell - The milk stout aroma was more grainy than sweet.

Taste - Dark chocolate begins the taste, with the lactose sugar sweetness hangning at a low level. The malts come through as more dusty and grainy than sweet. Bitter chocolate comes through in the after.

Mouthfeel - It seems to be that lactose sugar should stick to the tongue better than this.

Overall - As far as milk stouts go, this one can't touch my favorites.

JohnnyHopps, Oct 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Chucker17, Oct 03, 2014
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Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 1,694 ratings.