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

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Ratings: 1,753
Reviews: 720
rAvg: 3.83
pDev: 13.05%
Wants: 102
Gots: 168 | 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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Photo of ao125
1.13/5  rDev -70.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 1 | overall: 1

This is by far the worst thing I have ever drank in my life. The beer smelled and tasted of burnt microwave popcorn. I couldn’t even finish a single bottle. This is the only beer that I wish I could un-taste.

It's really hard to go into a more complete review on this one, because it was quite literally something I had to pour out.

The color wasn't bad? That's not saying much though.

Photo of LuthersMug
4.05/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Not much to write about, very dark beer, tiniest bit of fizzy head that dissipated quickly, and a bit of lacing.

S - The smell was fantastic, sweet Kahlua.

T - Rich, chocolate and coffee, concluded with creamy milky

M - Wonderfully smooth and rich.

O - Definitely give this one a try, even if stout's aren't normally your thing.

Photo of Alieniloquium
3.35/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz. bottle poured into a goblet.

Appearance - Dark brown, slightly lighter than a traditional stout. No head and no lacing. Maybe a couple of bubble islands on top, but that's it.

Smell - Lactose, coffee, and some roasted malt flavors. Lactose overpowers, but the roasted malts give it a bit of a milk chocolate aroma.

Taste - Not bad for a milk stout. I really don't like milk stouts. Not as sweet as expected. Slight coffee flavor in the midrange, but the lactose overpowers. I don't get the fascination with lactose in beer.

Mouthfeel - Not high carbonation, but not thick either. Light enough to be consumed easily, but not heavy enough to promote any real stout flavors.

Photo of UCLABrewN84
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.

Photo of mattsdenney
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Purchased in Knoxville, TN and brought back to Nashville. Poured into a NB globe glass.

A: Pours thick and dark with a thin, bubbly head. Non-transparent, black in color, with good lacing as the head dissipates.

S: Sweet smelling coffee, toffee, and chocolate. Charred toastiness and malts.

T: Malted chocolate, sweet toffee, and some coffee bitterness. Mild hoppiness and grassy grains.

M: Thin and slick, lightly coats the mouth. Not too heavy or light. Nice consistency.

O: Overall a great tasting milk stout. Can hold its own against Left Hand. Wish we got this in Nashville.

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

Pours black with a thick light brown head. The head lingers for a little but dissipates as you drink it. Has a sweet aroma and is almost like a cold mocha cappuccino. Drinks easy and feels pretty good in the mouth has low carbonation. It tastes almost like a cold cappuccino that is of good quality. A good beer after a long day of work.

Photo of Bendurgin
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another one from Brent. Thanks again! Poured into a tulip. This one pours dark cola brown with about an inch of creamy light khaki head. Real good retention, this one is lasting.

The aroma is pretty much what one would expect from a milk stout. Hints of milky chocolate with some bitter espresso in the background. Sweet lactose on the pallet with undertones of chocolate and rosted coffee.

The body is full and creamy. Smooth and velvety with soft carbonation.

Really a well done beer. Seems to have a little bit of everything I enjoy in a stout going on.

Photo of quirkzoo
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Thanks to HopDiggityDawg for the great locals for locals trade.

Pours a nice deep black almost cola like with a bubbly head that fines out and lasts. Aroma is really nice, lots of roast and chocolate. Taste has some good lactose sweetness on the front with a good balance of chocolate and roasted malt. Bitterness is present but stays in the background and adds to a very smooth mouthfeel. It has a nice long aftertaste where the sweetness and roasted chocolate really sing and become more pronounced.

Overall, a really solid milk stout definitely worth seeking out if you like the style.

Photo of trxxpaxxs
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to leschkie for this one.

A: Pours a super dark brown, almost black. There is very little head, just a thin white ring around the top of the brew. No lacing as it drinks.

S: Smells like burnt toast with some sweetness. There is a really nice roasted nut quality about it. Not exactly chestnuts, but maybe some roasted cashews.

T: Starts off sweet with the obvious lactose taste, and a tiny bit of sourness that I'd expect. The finish is full on toasted bread and roasted malt with just a touch of the sweetness lingering.

M: Full bodied beer. It is a bit chewy, and it coats the palate a bit, but the flavors fade rather quickly.

O: I think this is a fantastic milk stout. This isn't my favorite style of beer, but I think this brew is quite good. I'm happy to have tried it.

Photo of yankeej13
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A buddy of mine brought me a six pack back from North Carolina.

A- Pours out a nice black color with a mild head of foam that quickly fades to a thin lace. Mild carbonation as well. Looks pretty thin, def not as thick as I thought it would be.

S- Has a real nice thin milk smell, nice notes of coffee and a tiny hint of chocolate as well. A nice note of sweetness as well.

T- Has a much better taste than it did smell. Has a great milk burst right out of the game, a semi creamy mid palette which is coated with a coffee and mellow chocolate hint. A mellow sweetness to add to the finish.

M- Great drinkability, thin, a great bold flavor and a fantastic finish.

Overall- I was really happy with this beer! Is now one of my favorite milk stouts and if I can get again I wouldn't hesitate to buy! Cheers

Photo of sleazo
3.08/5  rDev -19.6%
look: 2.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A_Pours a very dark black with virtually no head. A bare whisper of a cap.

S_Cocoa, cola, coffee and dark red fruits come through very strongly. There is a nice nose on this one.

T_The taste is very close to the smell. Cocoa and cola being the most prominent. A nice sourness is present as well, I am guessing is a byproduct of the lactose. It doesn't distract from the cloying sweetness however. Alcohol is present as well which is surprising going by the %.

M_A bit syrupy with a mild carbonation.

O_An interesting milk stout but overall one with flaws. The strong alcohol is too much for this style.

Photo of shoky01
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of jculler82
3.63/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours with a black center and red/brown edges. Medium light tan head.

Sweetened coffee in the nose, with a bit of cool metal in the background. Some green tree fruits also along with some bubblegum.

Fruit, apple and pear, and bitterness up front. Roast is low, what roast is there is coffee. Milk sugar is there, but the sweetness is a bit hidden behind the apple/pear flavors and the bitterness also overshadows the sweetness a bit.

Overall, just too much fruit for me and it really takes away from the sweetened coffee/espresso flavors I expect in the style.

Photo of RocPorterFanatic
3.6/5  rDev -6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours dark brown body, Brick Brown around the edges. It has a velvety,rich,and creamy head, almost as if it was poured from nitro.

Roasty aroma, with hints of coffee and figs.

First sip is all roast, with a hint of dark fruit. Slightest flavor of fusel alcohol, mild tartness follows. A bit spicy, cinnamon and clove come to mind. The sweetness I anticipated is not here at all.

Mouthfeel is a little too pungent for the beer. The creamy mouthfeel parts to allow a highly carbonated beer to come to the forefront.

Overall, a good beer. Its lacking the sweetness normally associated with the style, and the carbonation is a bit too intense, but a good beer nonetheless.

Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 1,753 ratings.