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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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797 Ratings
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Ratings: 797
Reviews: 453
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 11.27%
Wants: 154
Gots: 75 | FT: 5
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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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

Photo of Jeffrey2310
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of slay
4.01/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of clayrock81
4.03/5  rDev -1.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Poured a black body with little head and lace. A sweet aroma of chocolate mixed with roasted malt aromas. Beer is light to medium bodied, smooth, even a little oaky/woody, more sweet than roasted with a slight overbalance of chocolate (possible vanilla) sugary sweetness over roasted malts. Nonetheless, well crafted beer that controls itself, has a clean finish that complements rest of beer and the ABV is well-hidden (no idea it was this high).

Photo of benloho
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of MisledTitan
4.57/5  rDev +12%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

12 oz bottle, poured into a goblet

Appearance: Pours a pretty, completely opaque, pitch-black color with a quarter finger of chocolate-colored head that quickly dissolved into a halo of foam that gripped the sides of the glass.

Aroma: Very aromatic. Tons of roasted malt aromas, imparting notes of freshly backed and toasted bread, some subtle coffee aromas, dark chocolate and a touch of smoke.

Taste: Wow! Lots of roasted malt up front, followed by lots of dark chocolate, some subtle smoke and licorice and a lot of brown sugar-like sweetness. Really, very good!

Mouthfeel: Slightly chewy and pretty smooth, as there is practically no carbonation what-so-ever. With an ABV of 9%, there’s a very nice alcohol warmth on the palate.

Overall: Wow! I like this beer! I really like the roasted malt and dark chocolate flavors and the smooth, creamy mouthfeel. Certainly the best beer I’ve had from the Duck-Rabbit.

Photo of SFNC
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

I usually find the Duck Rabbit dark brews to be quite satisfying, but this one underwhelmed.
Look; Pours dark brwon/black with almost no head despite an agreesive pour. Some reddish tints around the edge.
Smell, Nice, molasses, coffee and roasted malts are quite enticing.
Taste; Falls short of matching the smell. A little bit of an over-ripe fruit taste. Sweet, but not too sweet some some other Baltic Porters, but it seems a tad off balance. Little trace of he 9% alchohol.
Feel; A tad thin, very low, to no carbonation. A sticky feeling afterwards.
Overall; Not bad, but suffers in comparison with some other Baltic Porters that I've sampled. If the taste matched the smell, we'd be talking about a winner. I'm not sure I would seek it out again with other options available.

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Duck-Rabbit Baltic Porter from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
91 out of 100 based on 797 ratings.