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Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style Ale - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
88
very good

415 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 415
Reviews: 275
rAvg: 3.9
pDev: 10.77%
Wants: 75
Gots: 13 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Scotch Ale / Wee Heavy |  8.00% ABV

Availability: Winter

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: silver0rlead on 05-15-2006)
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Photo of roywilliams
5/5  rDev +28.2%

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5/5  rDev +28.2%

Photo of memory
4.97/5  rDev +27.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Appears dark copper color, not too much on the reddish side.
Smells of fresh sweet toffee caramel malt. Beautiful.
Tastes full mouthfeel, very balanced between alcohol, malt and hops. Just very satisfying to drink on a cold day or night. I like wee heavy to have some heat, while this one doesn't go quite far enough for me it's still really nice.
Drinkability is pretty good. I get some thick film sense in the back of the mouth/throat on the second one but so far still enjoyable and I would recommend this to Wee Heavy drinkers.

Photo of Cyberkedi
4.93/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Pours a clear, deep mahogany with a decent tan head - very inviting. Aroma is strong and smoky with hints of caramel and coffee, much like a stout or porter. Rich malty flavor has firm nutty and smoky tones, as well as hints of caramel and hop bitterness. Texture is smooth but edgy, and finish has a hoppy undertone and a touch of sweetness.

Photo of Katahdin
4.8/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours with a rich auburn red head that holds together nicely. One can smell the Scottish peatness in the flavor mixing with other earthy and somewhat flowery overtones. The beer tastes well without the overwhelming smokiness one expects from the peat. The taste does not linger in the mouth as long as one would like, but overall a good introduction for those unfamiliar with this style of beer.

Photo of vwbus7
4.75/5  rDev +21.8%

Photo of undeadozzy
4.65/5  rDev +19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Thick caramel darkness with a heavy cream colored head that gave way to lots of lacing. Beautiful color, serving it in a snifter definitely enhanced its already beautiful appearance.

S - Beautiful aroma on the nose. Instantly smell brown sugar, some dark dried fruit like figs and prunes, molasses, and a huge over powering malt smell that's nearly irresistible.

T - Hits hard with all the things I smelled AND MORE! Definitely picking up on an almost bran/pumpernickel mixed with a kinda malted milk ball sweetness, and some bite from the ABV, but nothing too much. A delicious elixir.

M - Smooth and creamy, almost sticky. Very heavy beer, but I wouldn't expect anything less from this style.

O - Never had a Wee Heavy before, but I think this was a good one to start with. Definitely very interested in the style now and want to try more!

Photo of MacQ32
4.6/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A - Pours a reddish caramel brown with a really nice caramel colored head, decent retention, steady carbonation. Nice lacing

S - Smells of caramel, molasses, figs, toffee and bready malts. Pretty sweet (after tasting it im now picking up on the fruity from pear I'm thinking)

T - Great! fruity pear sweetness up front, alocohol comes in and intense and sweet malts come in at the back. this is amazing

M - Kind of light bodied, as expected based on the constant carbonation and lacing sliding down the glass. Very drinkable, especially for the taste/abv.

O - 8%, super drinkable and tastes amazing. I dont know what else to say

Photo of wcudwight
4.58/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours into my pint glass a dark amber with some ruby highlights. 1/2" head gives way to a lacey crown. Sparse lace on the sides.
This wee-heavy is a delight to the olefactory sense. Smoked chocolate covered cherries aroma. My taste buds are begging, but my nose doesn't want to let go. Alas, it's time to move on. Huge malty sweetness. Dark fruits. Mostly cherry. Mixed with some smoke flavor and a hint of chocolate. Chocolate is not as strong in the taste as it is in the aroma. Dry finish with the perfect amount of alcohol. Enough to warm your insides and give the beer some bite, but not so much that it turns you off. Feels chewy in the mouth, which I think a wee heavy should be. Anything that taste this good is very drinkable. That said this is a sipping beer.
Paul should be proud of this beer, and I'm proud something this good is brewed in NC. When everyone else is releasing Hefe's and Pilsners this time of year, Pauls comes out with an excellent wee-heavy...Cheers to Paul and Duck-Rabbit!!!

Photo of IceTrey9785
4.58/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Didn't get too much of this at the store, grabbed the last six-pack on the shelf. Very excited about this beer, and decided to serve it just under 62 degrees.

A: Really rich, ruby, amber color. Nice tan head that quickly fades leaving a wonderful lacing that shows off the lees...

S: I poured this into a nice tulip glass, and immediately the smell gives off strong aromas of caramelized malt, toffee, and brown sugar. Perhaps some nice persimmons caramelized in a brown butter sauce? Toasted wheat bread, and fig round out the lively smell. Very appetizing and much more complex than many wee heavies...don't really notice the alcohol either. Seems to be a well-rounded, well executed brew...

T&M: Wow -- a bit creamy on the mouthfeel, with a super long finish. I'm still tasting the caramelized fig, brown bread ice cream, and subtle hint of allspice for a few minutes after taking a sip. This is an extraordinary beer that is soft, sweet, and spicy, but full of malt flavor, dried fruit, and the ever present saltiness of cured meat. I'm left with a cocoa covered dried prune, served on a nice Irish rasher...definitely can't say no to this one.

By far, this is my favorite wee heavy. I like Dirty Bastard and Skullsplitter, but I think this has the best balance of all three. There is sweet, savory, salty, and fruity aromas that the other two lack on some degree. Might have to do some bartering, but anything to get another six-pack or two is definitely fair game at this point.

Photo of Transatlantic
4.58/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a snifter

A - Pours a clear dark copper color. Head is just off-white, doesn't stick around too long but leaves a beautiful lacing.

S - Doesn't take much to smell everything this beer has to offer! Straight up is the sweet smell of caramel, the smokiness, and a big punch of dark fruit, mainly a raison and prune sort of smell.

T - Just as the smell, you pick up on just about everything in the taste. The sweet caramel strikes the taste buds first, followed by the powerful raison and prune taste. The smoky flavor of the roasted malts then finishes off as the beers goes down: this is where you get the only bitterness in the beer.

M - Medium to full bodied and very oil like (as others have described). The beer's appearance would have you assume it to be slick.

D - Oh my, what a dangerous beer. If you're not careful, you'll have the six pack all drank up without realizing it, then you'll be making a fool of yourself. There isn't the slightest hint of alcohol and after the first taste, you won't want to stop drinking it.

Photo of Cindirene
4.53/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Poured into a teardrop - Rich dark reddish color with a tight bubbly head that dissipated leaving nice lacing - Aroma is immediately malty with smoky caramel backdrop - A little bit chocolatey with some fruit sweetness thrown in - Flavor is carried through from the nose with strong malty taste followed by the slightly smoky caramel, a touch of chocolate, and more dark fruits - Enough hop-balance that the malt doesn't overwhelm - Feels great on the palate and smoother going down - Well worth the wait

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of redliner8
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

Photo of walleye
4.5/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this in a trade from Ross from the other site.. I finally decided to open one of the beers he sent me awhile back. poured a mahogany with a off white head, that left a small amount of lacing. aroma when I popped the cap I got a sweet malt aroma and got the same out of the glass, than along came some brown sugar, caramel, fruity, than some nice wiff of alcohol, as it warmed the alcohol got stronger. flavor dark fruits, plums, caramel, cherries, alcohol, nie dryness to this. a very good beer thanks again Ross

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +15.4%

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Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
88 out of 100 based on 415 ratings.