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Duck-Rabbit Duck-Rabbator - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

237 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 237
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 49
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Doppelbock |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Georgiabeer on 06-22-2009)
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Reviews by WorldWideStout:
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WorldWideStout

Maryland

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Dark brown, almost opaque body with a two-finger head that last about a minute, leaving nice lacing when it subsides.

S: Dark, ripe fruits, then taffy, and then a tinge of smokiness at the end.

T: Starts off with plums and prunes. In the middle, toffee and taffy come into play with some notes of espresso and roast as well. The dark fruits make a slight resurgence towards the end. Just as in the nose, there is a hint of smoke at the end as an aftertaste, though it doesn't linger long. I'd give the taste a higher score than the nose for added complexity, but none of the flavors are bold, and the taste is especially muted towards the end of each sip.

M: There is a slight tingling from the bubbles throughout almost the entire sip. The body itself is perhaps slightly thinner than usual, but had a nice creamy feel to it, not unlike Duck Rabbit's milk stout.

O: Definitely a good beer. At this point in my taste buds' career, I want flavors that are a bit stronger, but I appreciate the high drinkability for a fairly alcoholic beer, and the many subtle flavors. Even if I did appreciate the balance more, however, I feel that a doppelbock should ram you with its two horns (I'm so clever) a bit more roughly. If the malty, toffee flavor could be a bit more rich, and then you could discern the others flavored I mentioned, just a little more faintly, I think this beer would be outstanding.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2012 03:44:39 | More by WorldWideStout
More User Reviews:
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avalon07

South Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

A: Poured from a bottle to a mug. Had a brown color and a somewhat hazy consistency. There was an off white, foamy head that quickly dissipated. OK lacing.

S: A very subtle aroma of malt, chocolate, and fruit.

T: Tasted of a lot of malt, a nice amount of chocolate, and dark fruit (raisins, etc.). An incredibly balanced and flavorful beer. The addition of chocolate helps immeasurably. A good flavor.

M: A decent amount of carbonation with a smooth finish. Medium-bodied.

O: Quite a solid beer. Not classically like a dopplebock, but that's not a bad thing. Drinkable.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2014 23:36:14 | More by avalon07
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lebriarjr

North Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

07-12-2014 23:47:03 | More by lebriarjr
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damndirtyape

Ohio

4.01/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle served into a Rastel tulip glass. No date on the bottle, but I'm guessing it's from this year.

Appearance: Very dark brown - mahogany - not a lot of color coming through, but a bit of a deep amber / ruby red when held up to the light. Cappuccino tan foam ring at the edge, barest skin across the top. Some islands of lacing.

Smell: Not a lot of aroma, maybe, just maybe, a hint of something fruity. I'm actually going to say it smells a bit like fresh prunes. This goes away after awhile and gets replaced with some roasted malts and a hint of toffee - the fruit is gone. Still faint though even after warming up.

Taste: Restrained and refined is how I would describe the flavor of this doppelbock. Lots of malt, with some grapes, raisins, roasted malt, toasted malt, hints of bittersweet chocolate, sweet breads (like a danish), and molasses. Some bitter and earthy hops at the finish. Somewhat like noble hops, but different when combined with the bitterness from the roasted malts. At no point with all these flavors does it smack you on the head with it - you get a little taste of everything.

Mouthfeel: Slick and smooth, lightly carbonated. A bit sticky on the teeth. Not as thick as I was expecting a doppelbock to be.

Overall / Drinkability: What a very interesting beer. i wish I had a bigger glass of it to work out all the flavors. Very drinkable - this went down quickly and then that higher ABV let me know it was there. I could easily see myself getting a 6 pack of this next time I can do so. It reminds me a bit of Ayinger Celebrator, but not as deep in flavor. The mouthfeel was a tad disappointing for this style, but otherwise a very good beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2014 22:37:53 | More by damndirtyape
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BierBliss

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

07-04-2014 16:42:19 | More by BierBliss
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FranklinPaine

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-04-2014 03:53:34 | More by FranklinPaine
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oneguynamedjosh

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

07-01-2014 03:21:54 | More by oneguynamedjosh
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erialbill

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-30-2014 15:16:12 | More by erialbill
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Tuggy

Virginia

4/5  rDev -0.5%

06-29-2014 02:36:40 | More by Tuggy
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Spaten454

Louisiana

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

06-14-2014 16:45:19 | More by Spaten454
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doctorjack

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +24.4%

06-12-2014 23:32:27 | More by doctorjack
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The_Craft_Deviant_Rob

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -19.2%

06-08-2014 21:21:56 | More by The_Craft_Deviant_Rob
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berkshire413

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-05-2014 21:16:46 | More by berkshire413
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mklisz

New Hampshire

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

06-02-2014 14:43:12 | More by mklisz
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AngusOg

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +5.7%

05-28-2014 01:38:58 | More by AngusOg
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Damian74Shensky

South Carolina

3/5  rDev -25.4%

05-26-2014 02:55:50 | More by Damian74Shensky
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Latarnik

New Jersey

4/5  rDev -0.5%

05-24-2014 01:07:27 | More by Latarnik
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +18.2%

05-22-2014 04:12:41 | More by Durandal_777
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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

3.86/5  rDev -4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a bottle into a stemmed vase, the beer is a auburn-highlighted brown coloring with a thin, sparse, cream colored surface coating of head. Aromas of rich toffee and caramel forward, with date, raisin, and cherry sweet and rich highlights. Roasted highlights keep the sweet reigned in, making this a very balanced nose. Flavors are roasted heavily on the forward tongue, with rich toffee, chocolate, and caramel notes. The old-world fruit characteristics are present in highlight form, and there are some earthy notes, as well. This is a tasty malt-bomb! Smooth and robust in mouth, with a slight effervesced edge to keep the drinkability up. The aftertaste is surprisingly crisp, keeping all the sweet characteristics from becoming overpowering. Smooth, slick finish with only a minimally sweet linger thanks to the carbonation. Solid brew!

Serving type: bottle

05-20-2014 22:42:42 | More by GarthDanielson
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

05-09-2014 03:44:02 | More by XmnwildX12
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RaulMondesi

California

3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Best by 04-2014 - so it's not exactly the freshest. Ok, let's go.

Looks nice. Dark, slim and slender in my Weihenstephan glass - so far so good.

Aroma is nice and well. Rich caramel and dark chocolates that make Raul think bad things (in a good way).

Taste is where things are a bit of a letdown. (Again, age is a factor). Not immature like Hannah Montana, and not completely cooked like Kim Novak - somewhere in the middle. Taste compares to the aroma, but it's a bit flat with a Laura Flynnboyle-like mouthfeel.

General consensus is that it's aite and that Raul would like to try it fresh.

Peace!

Serving type: bottle

04-20-2014 02:35:03 | More by RaulMondesi
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curasowa

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Murky brown color with one finger of tan head that fades fairly quickly to a ring.

Aroma: Sweet malt, roasted notes, some cocoa and a little candy syrup sweetness.

Taste: Strong roasted flavors up front, with some earthy bitterness mixing in, creamy on the tongue but quick to thin out. Lots of chocolate on the back end, with a little chalkiness, slightly lingering but ends up being pretty clean.

The Rest: Really, really good. This is a top-notch Dopple. Great balance, great flavor - I really enjoyed this one.

Serving type: bottle

04-01-2014 21:00:18 | More by curasowa
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Hopswagger

South Carolina

4.21/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

P: Pours a cloudy dark burnt amber body with cappuccino froth that layers the top.

S: Lots of banana and clove, dark figs, sugary pound cake, maple syrup, rich caramel malt, molasses and booze.

T/M: Rich dark fruits, caramel malts, burnt molasses, bitter bananas, spiced rum soaked plums, melted dark chocolate, earthy hops by the hand full and apple peels. Thick syrupy body up front then thins out and melts in your mouth. Finishes semi dry and lingers cinnamon apple peels.

O: The mouthfeel on this is weird as it starts out syrupy an thick then kinda thins out. The aroma is fantastic and the taste delivers nicely as well. Rich roasty meal in a glass.

Serving type: bottle

03-29-2014 01:20:22 | More by Hopswagger
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chinchill

South Carolina

3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle, BB date notched a April 2014, served in a Belgian snifter. Some sediment left in the bottom of the bottle even after a 'complete' pour.

A: body is dark reddish-brown with a decent tan head. Spotty lacing.

Very fruity aroma and taste, especially the latter which is also rich for style. Baked dates and some chocolate in the nose. Dried plums, dates and raisins on the tongue.

O: an exceptional dopplebock worth seeking out.

Serving type: bottle

03-27-2014 01:35:33 | More by chinchill
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buckyp

South Carolina

4/5  rDev -0.5%

02-28-2014 20:10:26 | More by buckyp
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Duck-Rabbit Duck-Rabbator from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 237 ratings.