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Duck-Rabbit Rabid Duck - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

Duck-Rabbit Rabid DuckDuck-Rabbit Rabid Duck

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BA SCORE
88
very good

732 Ratings
THE BROS
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no score

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Ratings: 732
Reviews: 487
rAvg: 3.93
pDev: 12.21%


Brewed by:
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Russian Imperial Stout |  10.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 12-08-2005)
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3.5/5  rDev -10.9%

05-14-2012 17:29:16 | More by cardern
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4.35/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a nonic pint, the beer is jet black, with mahogany highlights, and a halo of white head. Nose of bourbon, molasses, smoke, bittersweet chocolate, and old-world fruit highlights of plum and date. Flavors of roast and bittersweet chocolate forward, with rich molasses and fig in the backbone, hints of smoke highlights, and a bittersweet coffee and chocolate linger. Smooth, robust, but still crisp and dry in the finish, with a roasted, rich, and bitter aftertaste, and a fruit and chocolate linger. Fantastic!

Serving type: on-tap

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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.74/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a borderline pitch black color. The head is two fingers high and tan in shade. Retention is good, but not amazing. Huge amounts of lacing are left on the glass - this is an aesthetically pleasing beer.

S: Very roasty. What surprises me is the less-than-insignificant presence of lactose: I have to say, it really adds to this beer. It's also very coffee-esque, as well, with just the faintest hints of dark fruits. Maybe even something suggesting tobacco, also? The complexity on the aroma is very nice in general.

T: At first, the roast is carried onto the palate strongly, building more coffee and cream flavors near the midtaste. The finish is very leathery, with a subtle tartness betraying good attenuation (read: it's not sugary sweet). More and more dark fruits gradually build up on the flavor profile, subsuming the leathery/boozy notes with more and more tartness. At first, I didn't think this was really complex, but it's developing additional notes of chocolate, tobacco, and even mint. All told, this one is really damn good.

M: Here's where I'm let down: this is rather thin on the palate, and lacking in creaminess. Carbonation is on the low side, expected from the style. However, it's very dry - and considering how well integrated the alcohol is into every facet of the flavor and feel, one could easily be fooled into thinking this is around 7%. It's not as rich as I want a RIS to be, but it's damn drinkable.

O: Quite impressive, mouthfeel aside. If this had the body of, say, Stone IRS, this could have been a bona-fide giant killer. As it stands right now, this is a really solid local gem, one that's well worth sampling.

Serving type: bottle

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4.23/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Cigar City snifter. Deep black with a tan head that has hints of red. Nice roasty aroma. Underlying note of burnt sugar in the nose as well.

Semi-viscous pour. Roasted malts and rich chocolate notes dominate. Burnt caramel and burnt caramel mingle with the heaviness of the roasted malts. Not too sweet, which is a trait I like in a heavy stout. Body is medium-full. A bit of chew and cream in the mouthfeel; very pleasant on the palate. Sticky and rich. A hint of dried blueberries leads up to the finish. Finishes with a heavy dark chocolate note that dries down nicely. Carbonation is appropriate.

Duck Rabbit: the dark beer specialist -- of course I am buying their RIS. A very solid and enjoyable imperial stout with a decadent mouthfeel. This would "tear up from tha flo' up" a homemade french vanilla ice cream. Or great on its own for a beer dessert.

After having the opportunity to sample several Duck Rabbit selections, I've decided I need to make a trip to Farmville, NC. I live in Southeast Virginia, so it is going to happen. I think they have positioned themselves as a good brewery and might be flying under the radar to some extent.

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Duck-Rabbit Rabid Duck from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
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