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Duck-Rabbit Baltic Porter - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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Duck-Rabbit Baltic PorterDuck-Rabbit Baltic Porter

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808 Ratings
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Ratings: 808
Reviews: 455
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 157
Gots: 78 | FT: 4
Brewed by:
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Fall

Notes & Commercial Description:
Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 08-10-2006

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Ratings: 808 | Reviews: 455
Photo of ThaneMcC
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep, reddish brown with nice two finger head and solid retention and lacing. Smells of malted chocolate, caramel, brown sugar, cakey. Tastes of sweet malt forward, brown sugar, chocolate, caramel – hint of non-specific dark fruits, very malty but not saccharine or syrupy. Mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, fair amount of carbonation, nice clean finish.
Overall, this is a great Baltic porter. Very complex but very drinkable. This is a solid beer, and easily the best Baltic porter I’ve had.

Photo of squack
4.24/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Domvan
4.33/5  rDev +6.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of ShepardCommander
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of johnbpark
3.81/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of mccorvey
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 31Sam13
4.5/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jshusc
4.12/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BigGold
4.08/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of delta490
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a deep, deep brown, almost black. Has a thin tan head with barely any retention or lacing. The aroma is big roasted malt with hints of coffee, grain, and stronger alcohol notes. Taste-wise it is very similar to the aroma. The body is not overly heavy and has a nice smooth finish.

Photo of XmnwildX12
3.29/5  rDev -19.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of McBraniel
3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Oldmankeebler
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Moltra
4.6/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.75

Photo of smanson56
3.92/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of LouDogg114
3.96/5  rDev -2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of damndirtyape
4.14/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, best before 12/2015, poured into a snifter glass. Got this from my friend in NC at Grapes & Grains in Clemmons, NC.

Appearance: Black with a hint of cola brown at the edges when held up to the light. Barest thin light tan ring of foam at the edge of the glass and nothing across the top. No lacing.

Smell: Chocolate, caramelized malt, brown sugar, licorice, molasses.

Taste: Roasted malt, char, licorice, molasses, burnt sugar, and just a hint of acidity and metallic at the finish. There is also a lingering spiciness on the tongue that lasts a bit at the finish.

Mouthfeel: Smooth, very light carbonation, with a mild astringency at the finish, but not in a bad way.

Overall / Drinkability: Seems to hit the style pretty well. What it lacks in lacing and mouthfeel it more than makes up for in aroma and taste. While I enjoyed this, I cannot say I would want more than one an evening. Still, a solid example of the style and I'm glad I got to try it.

Photo of ramrod666
4.58/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Kurmaraja
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of hockeypuck
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of JayKay412
3.25/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

A little strong for me.

Photo of kayrex
4.13/5  rDev +1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.02/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bitter coffee. Nice rich black color. Toasty flavors.

Photo of BeerForMuscle
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bouleboubier
4.2/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

(recent release - poured into a Teku glass)

L: about 1 cm of head forms, fizzles out to a thin, messy collar... very dark brown liquid, with brownish red highlights... very little lace

S: dark chocolate-covered raisins, no hops... very little presence of alcohol... pure malt muscle... overall, not overwhelming intensity

T: big hit of roast seemingly out of nowhere, takes on coffee tones later... fair amount of bitterness and dark toast... dark chocolate midway and through the finish, but perhaps begging for a touch of sweetness... slight note of caramel flashing before midway point... alcohol nicely muffled in the background, with a mellow fruity tone lingering with some chocolate raisin in the aftertaste... huge malt core

F: thickish (perhaps a tad too), medium-full body... round, rubbery feel with slight viscosity going down... some residual slickness, but the bitter and roast balance that out.... dry enough finish with a faint afterglow of booze

O: lovely richness and bold approach to the style... but it lacks a bit of depth in flavor/character... this beer may, however, be an excellent candidate for barrel-aging

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Duck-Rabbit Baltic Porter from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 808 ratings.