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

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235 Ratings
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Ratings: 235
Reviews: 125
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 49
Gots: 12 | FT: 1
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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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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4.18/5  rDev +4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on-tap at the Brick Store Pub during their 12th anniversary celebration. 10 oz poured into a Duck-Rabbit branded snifter. Very nice beer and a great first attempt at a lager by this brewery. Pours a dark brown with a bit of transluscence and a relatively thin, swirly head. Smells malty, but a bit thin. Slightly sweet in the nose with some raisins and molasses, but not at all syrup like, a good deal dryer than that. The taste is very nice. Rich and very, very smooth with restrained sweetness but a firm maltiness. Some notes of chocolate, molasses, lots of caramel, some raisins and plums, and maybe even a tad of coffee bitterness. A touch of lager yeast tang throughout, but this is very subtle. Silky, not sticky in the mouth. I love how smooth and wonderful this is in the mouth. Silken and so nice. Slightly sweet, but there is a bit of burnt caramel and a tiny core of bitterness that helps balance everything. A lovely beer, and I'm glad I got to try some.

Serving type: on-tap

06-22-2009 03:44:09 | More by Georgiabeer
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

12-15-2013 20:33:07 | More by DrunkinYogi
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mothman

United Kingdom (Wales)

3.65/5  rDev -9.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured into duck rabbit snifter

Pours a light layer of khaki head. Color is a copper brown with a ruby hue to it.

Aroma: Smell is of cereal grain, toasted malts, caramel, and some dark fruits. Has some cherry and licorice with a bit of heat showing.

Taste: More cereal grains, cherries, and licorice. Has an odd fruit flavor in here, maybe plums. Very malty with roasted malts and caramel with a hint of chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Smooth and creamy with some roastedness. Medium bodied with a medium amount of carbonation. Ends really dry.

Overall, a decent dopplebock. Some heavy flavors here. Somewhat drinkable. I dig it.

Serving type: bottle

10-29-2010 23:22:34 | More by mothman
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

03-24-2013 05:25:30 | More by BARFLYB
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BillRoth

Maryland

4/5  rDev -0.5%

12-16-2013 02:40:16 | More by BillRoth
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Huhzubendah

District of Columbia

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

The beer appears a dark shade of mahogany with a half inch of foamy beige head. The aroma offers dark malts, brown sugar, bread, alcohol, ripe plums, raisins. Sweet brown bread, cookies, alcohol, yeast. Definitely true to style. Medium bodied with moderate carbonation. A solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

09-13-2013 01:54:41 | More by Huhzubendah
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superspak

Michigan

3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into tulip, bottle dating is not notched. Pours crystal clear dark reddish brown color with a nice 2 finger fairly dense tan head with nice retention that reduces to a thin cap that sticks around. Small bits of lacing on the glass. Aromas of big caramel, biscuit, chocolate, molasses, toasted malts, dark fruits, and spicy hops. Very nice aromas here with good balance. Taste of big caramel, toasted malt, chocolate, molasses, biscuit, dark fruit, spiciness, and a bit of booze. Lingering notes of caramel, molasses, toasted malt, biscuit, and spices on the finish for a bit. Medium carbonation and medium-full bodied; with a very creamy and slightly slick mouthfeel. Alcohol has a decent presence with a decent warming on the finish. Overall a very nice and impressive doppelbock. The alcohol presence is a bit much, but overall still very enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

12-16-2011 03:45:07 | More by superspak
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smakawhat

Maryland

3.58/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured on tap into a snifter glass at Churchkey.

A dark red brown body with no head given barely, but a very large soapy bubbled collar of tan. Love this body color.

Nose is a little boozy of alcohol and small toffee, with mild licorice. Licorice notes come forward more often after time.

Taste and body is a little thin. Light bodied and a bit wet missing stickiness. Licorice taste comes out a bit which is interesting to say the least.

Overall, aside from unexpected licorice this is kind of disappointing. Too watery for my tastes.

Serving type: on-tap

09-12-2011 21:57:40 | More by smakawhat
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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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tdm168

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Sessions in Greensboro.

A - dark caramel-purple with a big brown head that has great retention

S - caramel, sugar

T - caramel, sugar, dark fruit, figs, raisins, faint bitterness, a bit buttery

M - full bodied, well carbonated

This is a very nicely flavored doppelbock. It's complex and very drinkable with a well hidden ABV. This is another solid offering from Duck Rabbit.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2012 20:53:52 | More by tdm168
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Kelp

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%

05-04-2013 20:25:55 | More by Kelp
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dirtylou

Washington

4.35/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle, thanks bert for your gracious shipments

poured with a cider-brined chop and some krispy kale

appearance: served in a great lakes chalice - very dark body, light tan head with no retention. Ram horns on the label make this a 3.5 max. Go pack.

smell: caramelized sugars, raisins, dates, bourbon and vanilla

taste: deviant from the style, but really nice - hits of bourbon, smoke, vanilla, caramelized sugars, dark fruits, brown sugar, spice, molasses, dark cherry

mouthfeel: rich and heavy, boozy

drinkability: good

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2010 02:27:32 | More by dirtylou
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TurdFurgison

Ohio

4.4/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I first had this at the ACBF this year but was too buzzed to rate it. Then a few months later I picked up a bottle in VA, and here I am opening it during a week 11 NFL game.

It pours dark and opaque with the thinnest of heads. Near perfect smell, dark fruit and yeastie bread, providing proof that Duck Rabbit knows dark beer styles very well. Sweet malts throughout, toffee and bread dough, awesome aromas.

It tastes intially sweet with blasts of malty goodness. Finishes with long yeastie fruity notes, not bitter at all. The alcohol seems more noticeable in taste than in smell. Medium-plus bodied, very full and creamy mouthfeel. Another winner from a great brewery.

Serving type: bottle

11-23-2010 03:17:15 | More by TurdFurgison
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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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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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johnnnniee

New Hampshire

4.13/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in trade from VncentLIFE, thanks for the opportunity!
Pours a deep dark brown color with a decent tan head that shows moderate retention and minimal lace. Smells of dark dried fruit, caramel, and burnt sugar with a hint of ash mixed in there as well. Taste is dark malty with a hint of mineral and ash. All the usual suspects are here, caramel, dark sugar, prunes, plums, raisins. Light roasted grains are a bit out of place. Little to no hop presence, but there really shouldn't be. Medium to thick body light level of carbonation with a caramel thick mouthfeel. There are better examples of the style, but this is one damn fine brew. I quite enjoyed this one, roasted grains and all.

Serving type: bottle

10-20-2011 00:03:57 | More by johnnnniee
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Rhettroactive

District of Columbia

4.03/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

From 12oz bottle to Bruges hybrid glass on 8/16/11
*From notes

-- I'd cellared this one for almost a year --

A: It literally looks like molasses. Rich, syrupy brown. A standard pour yields a 1.25 finger bubbly head and unspectacular lacing.

S: Sweet caramel. If blinded, I'd think it was an English Barleywine. It's quite heavy and cloying in the nostrils.

T: Not as sweet as I expected, as there's more of a charry dark bread crust here. The alcohol is detectable yet balanced. Extremely rich, hints of milk chocolate, dark brown sugar and warmed molasses play against the brew's earthy spine. The depth of flavor here is astounding.

M: The mouthfeel in no way compliments the wonderful flavor nuances of the beer. It's slightly thin and it lacks the cream punch needed to seal the deal. Instead, the under-carbed nature of the beer makes this one a bit harder to drink.

O: Duck-Rabbit's Duck-Rabbator Doppeldock is a pretty impressive offering. It's one of the more flavorful Doppelbocks I've had, and certainly did well with a year in the ol' cellar. The mouthfeel could use some touching up, but otherwise this one gets a hearty reco' from me.

Serving type: bottle

08-20-2011 16:07:48 | More by Rhettroactive
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DrDemento456

Pennsylvania

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

A - A deep hazy brown not as clear as other reps of the style but I love the head since it's slightly tan and very creamy.

S - Wow that's good like rum soaked raisin bread! Other notes of tartness or alcohol is over exaggerated.

T - The flavors of dark fruits, bready malts, high ABV (most I ever seen for the style) and creamy finish are all very balanced.

M - Not something I would have more than one a sitting it was medium to heavy bodied.

Overall this beer company impresses me every time with beers and to make a dopplebock almost 9% this smooth and creamy is exceptional. I would buy it more often if I could find it in more places.

Serving type: bottle

01-18-2012 08:05:27 | More by DrDemento456
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WOLFGANG

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%

07-18-2013 22:20:16 | More by WOLFGANG
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tone77

Pennsylvania

3.63/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a brown 12 oz. bottle. Has a dark brown color with a 1/2 inch head. smell is of malts, alcohol, caramel, some dark fruits. Taste is a bit boozy. Some dark fruit and malts, alcohol is prevelent. Feels full bodied in the mouth and overall is a solid beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-12-2013 21:02:09 | More by tone77
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Duff27

Illinois

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-20-2013 20:14:54 | More by Duff27
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Durge

Connecticut

4.47/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

A dark mahogany colored brew with a decent tan colored foam on top with nice lacing. The aroma brings big peanut butter malt with a hint of ham and muted licorice cotton candy. Quite nice. The flavor favors licorice malt by far and it’s delicious with banana bread sweetness and a little charcoal and lemony grass hop. A really good doppelbock. It has a resinous feel, silky smooth in a medium-heavy bodied brew with tiny bubbles that keep it a touch lively. Quite a brew. Enjoy.

Serving type: bottle

09-25-2011 02:52:44 | More by Durge
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whartontallboy

New York

4/5  rDev -0.5%

01-01-2012 01:15:20 | More by whartontallboy
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Jwale73

Rhode Island

4.3/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Bucketboy for the generous extra. Served in my DFH Goblet. Pours the color of cola with a thin head that dissipates into a cluster of bubbles, forming a thin band around the perimeter of the bowl. Nose reveals cocoa and dark fruit - very similar to a Baltic Porter in character, with a slightly acidic quality in the mix. Taste follows nose with a slightly earthy quality, some licorice and a sour mash character that reveals itself as it warms. Mouthfeel is medium-light with a carbonation that is slightly higher than optimal. This is a delicious and drinkable brew; perhaps not quite style consistent and closer to a Baltic Porter than a Doppelbock, but incredibly tasty nonetheless.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2010 22:45:30 | More by Jwale73
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blackie

Virginia

4.33/5  rDev +7.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

a: duck-rabbitor is dark and nutty in color, almost leaning towards garnet red in the dim lights of this basement bar, but mostly a deep pecan shell brown, little head to speak of

s: huge dark toffee body with nuts and dusty cocoa, deeply caramelized malts lend a sweetness heavily accented by a range of roast in true duck-rabbit fashion, cherries rolled in cocoa, complex and unique - smells great

m: light carbonation, just a bit prickly, with a smooth medium-full body

t: absolutely delicious, rich toffee and deeply toasted malts at the start, semisweet and bitter chocolates, a full and sugary barley flavor wanes as things become more and more roasty towards the finish, ends with lingering nutshell, dry cocoa, and an earthy hop bitterness, oh - and just an ever so slight nuance of soured grain

d: the alcohol isn't a detractor at all, but I'm perfectly content to savor this one

~10 oz. pour at Foundation, Raleigh, NC

Serving type: on-tap

09-19-2009 05:09:27 | More by blackie
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