1. American Craft Beer Fest returns to Boston on May 29 & 30, featuring 640+ beers from 140+ brewers. Tickets are on sale now.

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

Not Rated.
Duck-Rabbit Milk StoutDuck-Rabbit Milk Stout

Educational use only; do not reuse.
very good

1,780 Ratings
no score

(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 1,780
Reviews: 731
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 12.79%
Wants: 104
Gots: 189 | 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:
Beer added by: brentk56 on 10-08-2004

No notes at this time.
Beer: Ratings & Reviews
Sort by:  Recent | Likes | High | Low | Top Raters
Ratings: 1,780 | Reviews: 731 | Display Reviews Only:
Photo of clarkw42
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of Tyrawlings
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of JohnnyMc
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of AndyTaylor
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of TechTriumph
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

From notes on 12/24/11:
Best by Feb. 2012; Poured in a pint glass.

A - One inch of light tan, creamy, frothy head; Very dark brown in color; Pretty good lacing left behind

S - Notes of milk chocolate, espresso, roasted coffee beans, and sweet brown sugar

T - Taste is not overpowering, but pleasant nonetheless; Much like the nose, there's milk chocolate, earthy, and brown sugar flavors; The roasty character in the taste lasts from start to finish; Hints of both sweetness and bitterness here as well

M - Some carbonation; Just above medium bodied; Creamy and smooth mouthfeel

O - I liked this milk stout quite a bit. It was certainly creamy and smooth, and had a bit of sweetness that was far from cloying. The flavor wasn't as bold or robust as some others within the style, but was still a delicious blend of chocolate and roasty character. Overall, this beer fits right in with the style and is one I intend to try again soon.

Photo of HopHeadRyan
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

A - Not quite opaque black-brown with ruby edge tones...not as dark as most stouts...from appearance I would almost call this a porter if I didn't know better...

S - Coffee, Dark Chocolate - Cocoa - Chocolate Milk, Nuttiness, Smoke, a hint of sweet sugar cookie...Its making my mouth water!

T - Delicious! All of the above aromas are present on my tongue! Tastes great!

M - On the lighter side for a stout...again closer to a porter in my opinion...

Overall - An excellent sweet/milk stout...very balanced...extremely drinkable...I would love to have on Cask or Nitro...would probably be AMAZING!

Note - Drink this at near room temperature to bring out more of those delicious roasted malt qualities!! No colder than 55!


Photo of JWilks
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jlove5
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of ONUMello
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle poured into a pint glass
A: Black as night with a tall tan head that slowly settles but never completely goes away.
S: Chocolate, cream, coffee, and roasted malts.
T: Rich creamy chocolate with a hint of coffee. Turns a bit bitter on the end, but very pleasant overall.
M: Medium-bodied though a bit thinner than I would like.
O: A tasty, well-made beer.

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

I have been a fan of Duck Rabbit for years, but this is the first time in the last decade that I got my hands on some. This is a very sessionable Stout. Very few I can think of that I might be able to drink an entire sixer of but this is one of 'em. Great brunt malt smell with just a bit of chocolate in the nose. Very smooth light body that really compliments the taste. Like many people, I too wish I could pick this up in NY. Maybe some day.

Photo of turdadactyl
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Photo of jfcaa193
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Photo of rct828
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of 1p5v
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of tvv375ia
4.32/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

poured from 12oz bottle into pint glass

A-dark ruby red/siena with about a finger of tan head

S-starts out milk chocolate with a hint of coffee at the end

T-just about the opposite of the smell, starts with a lot of chocolate and finishes with a milk chocolate

M-good creamy texture with a somewhat sweet milk chocolate finish

O-very good beer I wish I had regular access to around Iowa

Photo of ab39z
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of duqmatt
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of nolanstout
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of AndrewMichael
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Slikpitt
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of ToasterChef
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A chilled bottle is poured into a pint glass. The beer is colored very dark brown (nearly black) and is quite opaque. A small tan foam head rests on top. It settles to a mere skim, but swirling the glass bring it back quickly.

The aroma has notes of milk chocolate sweetness, but also a decent amount of coffee bitterness.

The flavor certainly has a good base provided by lactose sugars, but what impresses me most about this beer is the bitterness. It's not hoppy, but has a strong finish reminiscent of coffee beans, dark chocolate and earthy root extracts. Some of the sweetness does linger.

This is a full bodied beer, with average carbonation. It does leave my lips a little sticky. There is an unobtrusive coat that tastes sweet.

I like this beer. I think it has a good mix of sweet ad bitter. If you have a chance to try it (especially if you are unfamiliar with the style) I recommend it.

Photo of Jefe73
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of jskennedy
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of skinnybear
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of smarkham24
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
86 out of 100 based on 1,780 ratings.