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

Duck-Rabbit Baltic PorterDuck-Rabbit Baltic Porter

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704 Ratings
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Ratings: 704
Reviews: 443
rAvg: 4.09
pDev: 11.49%


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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: GCBrewingCo on 08-10-2006)
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.45/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured on-tap at the brewery and served in a nonic pint, the beer is a jet black, slick and oil-like coloring with a halo of light tan head. Nose of rich date, molasses, and bittersweet baker's chocolate. Flavors are rich and roasted, with bitter chocolate and black strap molasses forward, with hints of smoke and charred wood character. Rich and perfectly balanced on a smooth, robust body. The aftertaste is richly sweet, with hints of smoke throughout. Slick finish, with a roasted linger. This is a fantastic beer!

Serving type: on-tap

04-14-2014 00:57:27 | More by GarthDanielson
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57md

Pennsylvania

3.74/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Appearance is a deep dark brown with a half finger of head that dissipates fairly quickly. Roasted notes are present in the nose. The body is hearty and the roast profile is good for a straight-up porter. That said it is a tad thin for a Baltic. There is a light hint of dark fruit and a mildly roasted finish. Also, the alcohol pokes through on the finish and burns a bit.

Serving type: on-tap

08-30-2013 03:51:16 | More by 57md
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Darkmagus82

Virginia

4.08/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Served on tap in a 10 oz chalice glass

Appearance – Served a deep brown nearly black brew with a thick and creamy one finger tan colored head. The head has a nice level of retention, slowly fading over about 5 min to leave a moderate level of lace on the sides of the glass.

Smell – The aroma is big of dark and roasty smells. A sweet dark fruit aroma of cherry and plum are mixed with dark chocolate and a good presence of a roasted malt smell. Along with these are some notes of a light caramel nature as well as a good presence of a boozy smell that overall creates a very warming smell.

Taste – The flavor begins with a relatively healthy amount of dark fruit and a roasted malt tastes. Cherry, prune and raisin are all present upfront and are quickly met with other flavors of a dark chocolate nature soon after the initial tastes. As the flavor advances further the fruit grows slightly less intense with other flavors of some more roasted malt taking its place. Toward the end the darker flavors of chocolate and roasted malt are now most potent and are joined by a complementing smoke and alcohol taste which in the end leave a nice dark but still sweeter more burnt flavor to linger on the tongue.

Mouthfeel – The body of the brew is on the creamier side with a carbonation level that is on the lower side of the scale. The thicker and creamier body are great for helping all the roasted, chocolate and smoky flavors of the brew to really stand out while the lighter carbonation, coupled with the creamy nature and the boozy taste at the end, make it a nice sipping beer.

Overall – A good sweeter Baltic porter that is nice to sit back with and sip over a nice cool evening. A rather enjoyable brew and one to try if you get the opportunity.

Serving type: on-tap

03-22-2013 00:35:47 | More by Darkmagus82
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Dope

Massachusetts

3.23/5  rDev -21%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: Pours black with a bubbly light brown head. Leaves just a smattering of lacing after a quick fade.

S: Dark fruit and anise. Hints of roasted malt.

T: More dark fruit. I get prunes, raisin, fig, grape, you name it. Fairly tart too. A little bit of chocolate afterwards. Leather and a little smoke.

M: Medium bodied.

O: Huh, I wonder if I got a bad bottle. Almost no roasted malt, just tart fruits. I'm unsure as I've never had this before. Some of the descriptions list similar aspects though so I really can't discount this. Odd beer and not that tasty.

Serving type: on-tap

06-19-2012 05:26:22 | More by Dope
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argock

Virginia

4.23/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served on-tap in a Shaker pint at Mellow Mushroom (Charlottesville, VA).

A: Jet black with a thin cap of beige head which leave numerous thin fingers of lacing.

S: Strong coffee and chocolate notes early with broad dark maltiness and a faint hint of booze.

T: Big coffee and chocolate flavors with a tall wave of roast and dark maltiness and a dash of licorice. ALcohol adds some fruitiness which really fills this brew out.

M: Medium-full bodied with light carbonation and a strong chocolate and dark malt aftertaste.

O: Duck-Rabbit's best offering and just as good on-tap. Strong, slightly boozy, flavorful and a great pint for the winter.

Serving type: on-tap

03-25-2012 01:39:02 | More by argock
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zac16125

South Carolina

4.05/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

served on tap at The Federal in Durham, into a pint glass
written from notes on 1/20/2012

A: Poured out black with 2 fingers of dense mocha colored head. Good rentention, but leaves effectively no lacing.

S: Strong roasted malt aroma, with some milk chocolate and coffee. Nothing crazy but pleasant.

T: Follows the nose. Roasted malt, coffee and chocolate, plus a touch of hop bitterness in the finish. A good linger aftertaste consisting again of coffee and chocolate (both dark and milk). Alcohol subtlety comes out towards the end. Quite good.

M/D: Pretty smooth, low carbonation, slick mouthfeel. Moderately good drinkability. Had no clue this beer was 9% until I looked it up to rate it, so bonus points there.

O: Overall, very enjoyable. Not terribly complex, but quite taste with good drinkability and deceivingly strong. A good brew for sure.

Serving type: on-tap

02-11-2012 23:47:01 | More by zac16125
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Special review for #200! Mini vertical 10 and 11 both on yap at milltown in carrboro.

Both pour deep black with blood red hues. Light caramel head head floats atop.

The 11 smells sweet like dried sweetened cherries. Roasted, almost charred malts are felt in the background. Smells light for the style. The 10 smells dry and full of caramelized burnt sugar. Dark candied fruits are felt in the background.

Hm, the 11 is very unique. There is a charred wood feeling, like roasted cherry wood. Syrupy unsweetened cherry juice is noticeable. All the flavors explode at once then fade, leaving the smoke and charred wood in it's wake.

The 10 - burnt sugar is what I get out of it. All the amazing complexity is gone, leaving a subdued caramel, dry feeling. I prefer fresh.

Serving type: on-tap

12-30-2011 21:17:13 | More by VncentLIFE
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oline73

Maryland

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had this on-tap at Fathead's in Pittsburgh. Poured into a goblet.

Appearance: Pours very dark brown, almost black. There is a layer of tan head that goes away completely.

Smell: Sweet roast and warm alcohol. Hints of dark fruit and molasses as well.

Taste: Sweet and bitter from the roasted malt. Hints of dark chocolate and dark fruit with a bitter finish that is warm from the alcohol.

Mouthfeel: On the thicker side of medium body with delicate carbonation. The finish is dry.

Overall: Nice smooth beer. The balance was very good and I would have it again.

Serving type: on-tap

06-06-2011 02:37:18 | More by oline73
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thagr81us

South Carolina

4.47/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Served from tap into a flared Pilsner glass. Poured a deep dark brown with a red hue around the edges in the light with a two finger dark tan head that subsided to one finger slowly. Maintained phenomenal lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, dark fruit, and dark chocolate. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasty malt, dark fruit, cream, dark chocolate, and very slight alcohol. It had a heavy feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this is quite the excellent brew. If I'm honest it tasted slightly better out of the bottle I had in the past, but it is definitely no slouch on tap. The dark chocolate aspect was just more robust out the bottle from what I remember. Definitely a great flavor and aroma going on throughout this beer. An absolute must try without any doubt.

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2011 13:17:44 | More by thagr81us
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Vierenner

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Pizza Paradiso in Georgetownn DC. In line with several other delicious porters/stouts I've had recently. Velvety smooth, it's a beer which begs to be sipped and enjoyed. Roasted flavors, chocolate stand out. Very little hop bite - delicious!

Serving type: on-tap

02-28-2011 00:28:36 | More by Vierenner
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Jesstyr

Virginia

3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Grabbed this on tap at Churchkey in DC, served in a pint glass.

Black and smoky, with a bit of amber brown. Thin tan head, less than a finger at the top of the glass with a tinge of lacing. Nose is mostly nutty in my opinion, much like the flavor. Strong overall though, definitely enjoyable.

Taste is heavy in nutty maltyness, and a strong bit of smoke. Just a tinge of sweetness, which balances the beer nicely. I do get a bit of a hop finish. Medium full body, this is a great beer to be paired with food. On its own, however, its just not great for more than one drink.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2011 04:05:47 | More by Jesstyr
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Dreadnaught33

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Had on tap twice recently, awesome baltic porter that i really enjoy.

The pour has nice lacing with a nice ring of tan head and dark body with brown highlights.

The smell opens up with roasted malt with rich dark fruit, chocolate roast notes, a little vanilla, and a sort of bourbon heat edge thats smoothed out by some sweetness. great.

The taste is what I look for in a baltic porter, follows the nose with its aggressive malt and smokey, burnt qualities with some sweetness and grain to boot. I really like that sort of seemingly barrel aged quality to it though I know its not.

The mouth is silky and smooth, but a little flat for my pour at Churchkey in DC.

The Drinkability is great. Nice beer I look forward to each year.

Serving type: on-tap

01-21-2011 00:36:50 | More by Dreadnaught33
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biglite351

Pennsylvania

3.68/5  rDev -10%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - some read around the edges. Nice dark head.

S - great roasted malts and chocolate. Very inviting.

T - heavy roasted malts. Chocolate through the middle. Big weird bitter hit in the end, dark chocolate? But the after taste is fine.

M - good coating but lot much tingle.

D - only a couple before moving on.

Serving type: on-tap

10-22-2010 23:16:47 | More by biglite351
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therica

Maryland

2.63/5  rDev -35.7%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

On-tap at Smokin' Joe's Saloon, East Carson, Pittsburgh's South Side.

It looked great, near-black, but with little head and not much evidence of carbonation.

It smelled like a wet smelly dog or really nasty wet socks when they first brought it to the table. Eventually I found some nice scents but not enough to rescue the overall enjoyment or lack thereof. There were 3 of us beer-fanatics and no one liked it at all. Apparently the wet-dog scent comes from fruits and sour mash but it really stunk at first. Later the scent improved but nothing close to any great Baltic Porter that I've ever had, and I'm a fan of the style.

Flavor was a bit odd, again I suppose the over-abundance of the fruits which gave a sort of fruitcake effect that didn't seem to fit with the chocolate-coffee Porter base. Maybe it would have come across better if they'd called it a Holiday Porter or something.

It was one of the few 8-ounce sampler glasses out of 16 that we tried that never got finished between 3 of us beer-fanatics.

Maybe I'll try it again next time I'm there and try to think of it more as a Holiday Beer and see if I like it a little better.

Serving type: on-tap

04-11-2010 23:29:28 | More by therica
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Daniellobo

District of Columbia

4.03/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5| drink: 4

Rich and tasty baltic porter

Presentation: 12 oz draft pour. Menu offers a short and fair description of the brew. Notes Alc. by Vol. (6.2%) Served in a beer tumbler.

A - Black pour with a small frothy brown head, short retention, minimal surface memory, and little to no lacing.

S - Roasted and fruity aroma. Lingering sweetness.

T - Dark roasted flavors, chocolate, and coffee,.. with a rich fruity sweetness. Faint smoked note in the finish.

M - Medium-full body with fair carbonation, not much but working very well for the offering. Creamy feel with a slightly dry finish.

D - Pleasing porter with a nice range that does not bore at all.

Notes: Hmmm, I think this is my first go at Duck-Rabbt. Having overheard often that it is typically hit or miss with them this one is surely on the hit column.

Serving type: on-tap

02-26-2010 03:57:29 | More by Daniellobo
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JMac311

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great brew! Duck-Rabbit never disappoints.

Very nice, but extremely drinkable high gravity beer. Deep rich mahogany color, with hints of chocolate and a bit of roasted barley. Substantial body, with strong dark malt character, with just a hint of hops present.

Serving type: on-tap

02-21-2010 15:01:02 | More by JMac311
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cpetrone84

Pennsylvania

4.1/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on draft at Fat Head's last night.

A-deep brown in color with a dark coffee colored head that has decent retention and leaves just a little lacing on the glass.

S-the nose brings roasted malts, molasses, and a hint of licorice. dark cherry and plum come in afterwards to sweeten up the aromas.

T/M-medium body and extremely smooth. the taste is great. it brings molasses that is followed by sweet dark fruits of ripe plum, raisins, and figs. the finish brings a slight hop bitterness and lots of carbonation.

D-this is so drinkable, big bold flavors with a nice complexity and a hint of balance. very sweet, just a bit too much carbonation.

Serving type: on-tap

02-10-2010 00:54:56 | More by cpetrone84
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Crittervision

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

appearance is super dark. cant say black, but near. minimal to non-existent head.

smell is of smoked sugary meat and bubble gum. the meat may be hammy, but not outrightly so. meat... maybe ham.

taste is here quite a direct translation of the smell. i can taste a bit of hamminess, the bubblegum and smoke. its quirky for sure, but tasty nonetheless.

mouthfeel is medium- to full-bodied. the low- to medium-carbonation is pleasant. the [non-explicit]alcohol/beer is warming. [to clarify, it isnt the alcohol that is perceived to be providing the warmth. yet, the beer itself provides a warmth that doesnt scream or even say "alcohol"]

drinkability is with ease. it is strange. its warm, without doubt. and while i know alcohol to be warming, i dont think the alcohol is obvious. a quirky beer no less. fun to experience, but one is enough.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2010 09:37:48 | More by Crittervision
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Hojaminbag

Colorado

3.9/5  rDev -4.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Duck-Rabbit Baltic Porter has an extremely dark body that is opaque with about a finger of brown head perched on top of it. Retention is ok, and the lacing that is left behind is more a pattern of dots on my glass than anything else.

The aroma is fantastic, it is packed with a ton of dark malts. Burnt candied sugar, dark fruits, a bit of chocolate and coffee. It's really powerful also; when the waitress set the glass down on my table, someone sitting across the table remarked on the aroma immediately. Impressive.

The flavor is good also, but it doesn't quite live up to the aroma. The roasted malts are there, along with the taste of burnt sugar. Dark fruits come through, but just barely. Lots of sweet dark malts with hints of coffee, chocolate and molasses. Lingering in the background is a touch of alcohol and a bit of warming.

The mouthfeel is full, creamy, and good.

The aroma of this beer is very impressive, and I would probably like it for that alone. Overall a pretty good Baltic Porter.

Serving type: on-tap

01-06-2010 20:23:04 | More by Hojaminbag
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Stigs

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

12oz pour at Fat Heads, mini-snifter

A - poured like a stout, dark black (might be a bit lighter, but hard to tell in the dark bar lights), thin khaki colored foam floating on top through most of the drink.

S - equal amounts of chocolate, dark fruit (plums), toasted malts and a small amount of (good) stale coffee. a little boozy but in that awakening kind of way.

T - wow. not my favorite style but this is spot on. the baltic porter sweetness is there but not overdone and doesn't dominate - really lets the other flavors develop. tons of stuff going on here, chocolate, coffee, dark fruits, nuts, honey, brown sugar, could go on and on. cant imagine being any better for the style, just perfect.

M - medium bodied with a nice creamy thickness to it, but still quite a bit of carbonation. let it sit for a few minutes to die down and warm up, and then it was much better.

D - much respect for Duck-Rabbit, but i was a bit cautious coming into it because of previous experiences with the style. not anymore, downright delicious. never seen it in bottles anywhere around here but would definitely pick up some more.

Serving type: on-tap

12-23-2009 05:36:55 | More by Stigs
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atsprings

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Flying Saucer served in a standard pint-glass a deep opaque black with a nice frothy dark tan head that diminishes to a ring and leaves slight lacing on the glass. Aroma is a nice amount of dark malts with slight cocoa. The taste is a very enjoyable amount of dark malts and lingering bitter cocoa flavor. The beer is medium bodied with slight alcohol presence. While this one has shown to get better with age, it's very enjoyable fresh as well.

Serving type: on-tap

11-24-2009 19:50:56 | More by atsprings
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everetends

Alabama

4.22/5  rDev +3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Enjoyed this brew at the Brickstore Pub in Atlanta last night. A pint offering served up in, well, a nonic pint.

A: The pour was a pretty damned black that only had a touch of brown around the edges when held to the light. Had a little over half a finger of thick, tan head resting on top. For so little head, it really had some good retention. Lacing was minimal, nothing really sticky here with the foam always sliding quickly back into the liquid.

S: Smell was mostly of some deeply roasted, chocolate malts. Dark chocolate comes out as well. Dark, roasted coffee notes as well. There is also a trace of some dark fruit in the background, maybe black cherries? Pretty nice.

T: Pretty much matches the nose. Lots of deep roasted malts with a very nice and subtle dark chocolate flavor. All of that is sitting on a nice and light coffee presence. There is also a touch nuttiness coming from this as well, could be a creamy cashew flavor. Yet again a touch of dark fruit, but I can't put my finger on it. Slight alcohol flavor coming in on the finish. Damned tasty indeed.

M: Full bodied beer that has a touch of weight to it. Creamy in texture and has a light carbonation to it. Goes down with a light coffee aftertaste resting on the palate. The ABV is noticable. Drank this one outside on a chilly night while waiting for a table, and I must say it warmed me up a bit.

D: This is another solid brew from a brewery I am falling in love with. I haven't had a bad or mediocre beer from the yet, and I can't wait to see what they have up their sleeves as they get bigger. This beer is solid in all categories and is a pleasure to drink. I could waste a day while putting away a six pack of these and be a happy camper. Great beer.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2009 17:49:53 | More by everetends
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CrellMoset

Virginia

3.98/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Duck Rabbit Baltic Porter, on tap at the Flying Saucer, Charlotte, NC. Served in a pint glass.

Appearance: A deep black bodied beer - though its faintly, faintly dark brown around the edges - with a one-finger tan head that has decent retention but leaves little lacing. An average start at best for this one, though it could have been the pour.

Aroma: Dark malts, toast and cocoa being the two that come through most prominently, and though they're somewhat faint and balanced by an equal amount of fruity notes, it's a pleasant smell. The first instant of Duck Rabbit's trademark "whoa, why is this beer so fruity smelling/tasting?" I noticed comes across as sour apple, though it morphs through a number of other light fruit esters as the experience continued.

Taste: Very nice. That traditional Duck Rabbit fruityness melded with heavily roasted malts, very sweet across the board but nondescript. Hints of coffee peak their head through. It doesn't taste dark at all, and the sweetness and fruitiness cut through a lot of the roasted astringencies, lending an almost Belgian-esque taste to the flavor profile. In fact, it's VERY Belgian-like, becoming more so as it warms - tons of yeasty fruits, truly. It works well enough, though Lord only knows why.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and medium bodied, with even, equally distributed carbonation that's largely fine-bubbled.

Drinkability: Another solid brew from Duck Rabbit, though what's really holding me back seems to be their yeast strain (either that, or every beer I've ever had from them has been slightly infected). It adds interesting dimensions to most of them, but oftentimes just seems to dominate what otherwise would be a stylistically accurate, tasty brew. Other than that, sure, it's interesting, and with a well-hidden amount of alcohol. Give it a try.

Serving type: on-tap

01-09-2009 05:03:42 | More by CrellMoset
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glid02

Georgia

4.28/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at the Brick Store in Atlanta.

Pours black with some dark ruby highlights and a one-finger tan head. The head sticks around for a while before dissipating into a thin layer of bubbles on top and a thick ring around the glass. Lacing is good.

Smells equally of roasted malts and bitter dark chocolate. Some mild tart fruit aromas poke out every now and then too.

Tastes very good. Like a very smooth RIS up front that seques into light sour fruit flavors - figs and cherries - but with roasted undertones. The ending is more bitter than sour but has a good amount of both flavors.

Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a good thickness with subdued carbonation and goes down very smoothly.

Drinkability is good. I'd like to sourness to be turned down just a touch to make this really good.

Overall I enjoy this beer a lot and see it as a quintessential Baltic Porter. Give this one a shot.

Serving type: on-tap

01-02-2009 21:12:08 | More by glid02
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cvstrickland

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

I had the pleasure of sampling my first Baltic Porter from Duck-Rabbit at this year's rollout party at the brewery. Paul and Company tapped kegs from all three years ('06, '07, and '08) that this fantastic beer has been brewed in Farmville, and man were they tasty! Down to it...

The drink is inky black with a sliver of impossibly-dark garnet at the extreme periphery of the glassware. An oily orangey-brown head a finger deep retains well and sticks to my pint glass in drippy rings.

The smell is sweet and darkly roasty, with notes of dark chocolate, light roasted coffee, buttery toffee, roasted nuts and dried figs.

The taste is rich and smoothly sweet, with notes of bittersweet chocolate and dark fruit aplenty. In the vertical tasting, the '08 seemed much more aromatic with a more-detectable alcohol presence than its elder brethren, but even so, the booze was kept to a surprising minimum in all vintages of the drink. The '06 was soft, pudding-sweet and syrupy, the '07 probably my favorite in a nice compromise between the '08 slightly-raw and a bit overcooked '06... or, maybe "just right", Goldilocks.

The feel is soft and lightly carbonated with a quaffable medium body. Surprisingly drinkable given the potent, very well-hidden ABV.

Serving type: on-tap

11-09-2008 21:21:19 | More by cvstrickland
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Duck-Rabbit Baltic Porter from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
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