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

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86
very good

1,570 Ratings
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Ratings: 1,570
Reviews: 705
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 97
Gots: 111 | FT: 3
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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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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sour milk stout, highly lactic, yogurt. suggested improvement is to regain control over that. Beyond that aspect, a decent drinker of milk and coffee. So-so, Not one I would again.Dark brown with a thin creamy topping. Coffee aroma.Suitable carbonation. Thanks Ken.

Serving type: bottle

03-16-2012 02:40:29 | More by Sammy
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t0rin0

California

4.25/5  rDev +11%

09-23-2012 14:37:15 | More by t0rin0
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UCLABrewN84

California

4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bastu for sending me this one!

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a 1 inch foamy khaki head that settles to a film on the top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel or toffee, and some coffee aromas. Taste is of toasted/roasted dark malt, coffee grounds, and some sweet lactose flavors. A roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a crisp mouthfeel with a good level of carbonation. Overall, this is a solid and tasty milk stout.

Serving type: bottle

11-04-2011 02:05:38 | More by UCLABrewN84
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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

04-23-2012 19:42:19 | More by djrn2
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.65/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Reviewed from notes.

Poured into a snifter. Color is very dark brown with a tan head. The nose is chocolate, roast, and a tiny bit of coffee. The taste brings on some roasted malt and chocolate, with the feel bringing on a pretty good dose of lactose. Drinks fairly well, but isn't too interesting.

Serving type: bottle

11-10-2010 01:44:49 | More by Thorpe429
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Nearly opaque dark walnut with bright cranberry edges. The creamyfirm head is the color of toasted wheat bread and is a good match for the beer beneath. The deflation looks like it'll be a prolonged affair. Even so, I'm beginning to see small sheets and disordered spatters of sea foam lace. I prefer my stouts to be more light-rejecting than this, but it's dark enough for the sub-style.

Milk Stout's nose is both aromatic and good. Roasted coffee beans lead the olfactory parade, followed closely by dark chocolate and sweet vanilla. All elements that I believe should be present in a milk stout are present. Well done Duck, well done Rabbit.

Upon tasting... it isn't as stout as I'd like, but it nails the style with laser-like precision. The bold flavors (see 'aroma' above) dovetail beautifully and result in a delicious, relatively light-bodied, sweet stout. Vanilla is especially prominent and defines the flavor profile, as coffee defines the nose. Just the right amount of milk sugar was added, it seems.

Very little else finds its way to the palate other than the classic troika of chocolate, coffee and milk/vanilla, but I've managed to convince myself that citric, fruity hops are in the mix as well. Now that I'm looking for them, they're fairly easily appreciated. Bitter doesn't supercede sweet, or even equal it, though it does provide a needed counterpoint and keeps the beer from being overly sweet.

The mouthfeel, as alluded to above, isn't all that it could be. I have certain expectations when I see 'stout' on the label and this beer didn't quite reach them. On the positive side, it's perfectly smooth and would make a great session stout.

The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery claims, on this label at least, to be "the dark beer specialists". Having tasted their porter and this milk stout, I'd say that they have every right to make that claim. This is a tasty offering from an up-and-comer from the great state of North Carolina. Thanks to NClifestyle, my Duck-Rabbit connection, for the bottle.

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2006 15:38:51 | More by BuckeyeNation
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metter98

New York

3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is close to near black in color-traces of amber are visible near the edge of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a finger high tan head that died down and left a large patch of bubbles around the edge of the glass and a collar around the edge.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of lactose in the nose along hints of coffee beans.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that there are additional notes of chocolate and roasted malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer goes down extremely easy and can be considered as a session able stout.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 01:20:23 | More by metter98
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep deep brown almost indigo body with a tan head that quickly recedes to a slight froth. Nice lacing.

Smell: Lots of roasty elements as well as an over-riding milk chocolate aspect

Taste: Roasty black bread flavor up front, with an incipient arrival of milk chocolate, that winds up dominating throughout; a bit of hop bitterness arrives by mid-palate but fades after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A nice sipping stout that ultimately becomes just a bit too sweet for my palate

Serving type: bottle

10-08-2004 00:05:28 | More by brentk56
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-05-2011 01:40:20 | More by nmann08
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

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!

Serving type: bottle

04-02-2007 22:47:19 | More by mikesgroove
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Secret Santa: Poured a medium black color stout with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with some dark chocolate notes. Taste is a mix between slightly bitter roasted malt with some dark chocolate. Body is tad too light for the style but creamy texture was well enjoyed. Very well done overall and something I wouldn’t mind having again.

Serving type: bottle

08-16-2007 17:34:22 | More by Phyl21ca
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

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.

Serving type: on-tap

10-17-2005 18:43:23 | More by BEERchitect
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

01-18-2012 16:46:04 | More by acurtis
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womencantsail

California

2.23/5  rDev -41.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

A: The pour is extremely overcarbonated and produces a massive off-white head with a very dark brown beer below.

S: Smells strangely metallic. Lots of roasted malts (maybe a bit ashy) with just a slight lactose sweetness underneath. Certainly some coffee notes too.

T: A decent enough lactose/sugar sweetness, but not all that impressive. Again, quite roasty with a slight acidity and definite metallic notes. Strong ash characteristics are also present.

M: The body is medium and the carbonation is on the high end of medium.

D: Not something that I'd really care to have again. Mediocre or worse in just about all phases.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2011 19:11:55 | More by womencantsail
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -21.7%

01-14-2012 06:08:00 | More by ygtbsm94
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +4.4%

12-06-2011 18:11:58 | More by kjkinsey
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ChainGangGuy

Georgia

3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a deep chestnut drown with some dark garnet hues around the edges. During the brief time the beer's head and I spent together, it appeared off-white.

Smell: Smells of sweet chocolate, roasted malts, with a touch of smoke. Additionally, there's a sour (but yummy) milk twang in the nose.

Taste: Starts with a smack of sweet cocoa. Secondary roasty and smokey flavors, too. Very minor hop character. All the while, milkiness, milkiness! Finishes with the roasted malt bitterness.

Mouthfeel: Milky! However, its a bit on the thinner side, just under medium-bodied and with just a trace of carbonation. Still, it could greatly benefit from a bit more body.

Drinkability: Its smooth dessert-like qualities make it rather enjoyable, as well as drinkable. Very Yoo-hoo-esque.

While not nearly as flashy or bold as other stouts, its still a good beer, that with a little tweaking, could make for a really great milk stout.

Serving type: bottle

11-07-2005 06:37:10 | More by ChainGangGuy
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

09-28-2013 03:25:17 | More by Texasfan549
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spycow

Illinois

4/5  rDev +4.4%

03-10-2013 19:57:45 | More by spycow
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oberon

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2004 23:18:04 | More by oberon
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GRG1313

California

2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

06-17-2012 03:01:47 | More by GRG1313
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Milk Stout pours out of the bottle as a dark creamy looking black liquid. The head is a nice shade of brown that looks pretty thick as well. The smell of the beer was heavily roasted and had some sweet creamy malt aromas. The taste of the beer was rich with chocolate malts and some burnt toast flavors. The mouthfeel is on the heavier side leaving a creamy oily feeling in th mouth which I liked a lot. Overall this is a pretty good tasting stout. I would drink this one again.

Serving type: bottle

06-10-2011 19:43:35 | More by Knapp85
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zeff80

Missouri

3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Poured out an opaque jet black color with a small, caramel colored head. Not much lace.

S-It smelled of roasted coffee, chocolate and some malt.

T-It had a nice sweet chocolate flavor with bitter coffee-like kick. It also had a smoky malt flavor,too.

M - It was fairly soft, smooth and creamy. A medium bodied beer.

D-This is a pretty good stout. I would like to try more from this brewery.

Serving type: bottle

06-23-2008 20:07:06 | More by zeff80
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nickfl

Florida

4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Small, light brown head that leaves nice lace in its wake. The body is black with some ruby highlights.

S - Sweet and malty with convincing milk chocolate and a light nuttiness.

T - Sweet and satisfying milk chocolate that fades to coffee with some nutty notes and more, slightly darker chocolate notes in the finish.

M - Medium-thick body, medium carbonation, and a somewhat sweet finish.

D - A very nice milk stout. It has an excellent milk chocolate character and is dry enough to avoid becoming cloying in the way that some other sweet stouts can. This is not a style I am easily impressed by, but this is a very nice beer.

Serving type: on-tap

12-25-2008 19:54:52 | More by nickfl
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RblWthACoz

Pennsylvania

3.78/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark brown with a very thin tan head. Flavor is smooth with sweet malted tones and a slight roasted edge on it. A slight tang on there as well that seems almost fruit like. Very smooth. A bit too tangy though at times it seems. Feel is smooth on liquid. Lower carbonation. Nice to drink. Might be a bit too far on the tangy side for some people. But I enjoyed this one. And it's August.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2009 10:20:28 | More by RblWthACoz
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Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
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