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

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

263 Ratings
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Ratings: 263
Reviews: 128
rAvg: 4.01
pDev: 11.22%
Wants: 48
Gots: 17 | FT: 2
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:
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(Beer added by: Georgiabeer on 06-22-2009)
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Photo of blknikon
4.25/5  rDev +6%

blknikon, Jul 19, 2014
Photo of avalon07
4.03/5  rDev +0.5%
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.

avalon07, Jul 14, 2014
Photo of lebriarjr
4/5  rDev -0.2%

lebriarjr, Jul 13, 2014
Photo of damndirtyape
4.01/5  rDev 0%
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.

damndirtyape, Jul 05, 2014
Photo of BierBliss
4.5/5  rDev +12.2%

BierBliss, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of FranklinPaine
4.25/5  rDev +6%

FranklinPaine, Jul 04, 2014
Photo of oneguynamedjosh
4.25/5  rDev +6%

oneguynamedjosh, Jul 01, 2014
Photo of erialbill
4/5  rDev -0.2%

erialbill, Jun 30, 2014
Photo of Tuggy
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Tuggy, Jun 29, 2014
Photo of Spaten454
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Spaten454, Jun 14, 2014
Photo of doctorjack
5/5  rDev +24.7%

doctorjack, Jun 13, 2014
Photo of berkshire413
4.25/5  rDev +6%

berkshire413, Jun 05, 2014
Photo of mklisz
4.25/5  rDev +6%

mklisz, Jun 02, 2014
Photo of AngusOg
4.25/5  rDev +6%

AngusOg, May 28, 2014
Photo of Damian74Shensky
3/5  rDev -25.2%

Damian74Shensky, May 26, 2014
Photo of Latarnik
4/5  rDev -0.2%

Latarnik, May 24, 2014
Photo of Durandal_777
4.75/5  rDev +18.5%

Durandal_777, May 22, 2014
Photo of GarthDanielson
3.86/5  rDev -3.7%
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!

GarthDanielson, May 20, 2014
Photo of XmnwildX12
3.75/5  rDev -6.5%

XmnwildX12, May 09, 2014
Photo of RaulMondesi
3.7/5  rDev -7.7%
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!

RaulMondesi, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of curasowa
4/5  rDev -0.2%
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.

curasowa, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of Hopswagger
4.21/5  rDev +5%
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.

Hopswagger, Mar 29, 2014
Photo of chinchill
3.88/5  rDev -3.2%
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.

chinchill, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of buckyp
4/5  rDev -0.2%

buckyp, Feb 28, 2014
Duck-Rabbit Duck-Rabbator from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 263 ratings.