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

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243 Ratings
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Ratings: 243
Reviews: 126
rAvg: 4.02
pDev: 11.44%
Wants: 48
Gots: 13 | FT: 1
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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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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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kiddynamite920

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours out pretty fizzy, but not yellow and thin so we're good. Dark brown with some reddish highlights. Head is tan and sizzled down pretty quick into some large and small bubble clusters.

S: Oh, so malty. This is what a doppelbock should smell like. Dark cherries, plums and raisins. Some sweet figs and a bit of spice.

T: Taste is of some very dark malts, almost bitter in a way. Dark chocolate with some sour cherries. A bit of alcohol. The bitter chocolate is pretty strong with the cherry flavor backing it up. A little off in my opinion.

M: Good crisp lager mouthfeel, but this is not what I look for in a doppelbock. Was looking for a syrupy malt bomb. It has the malt bomb but not the heavy body.

D: Not sure what style to compare this to on a drinkability level. Almost drinks like a lighter scotch ale.

Serving type: bottle

10-23-2010 23:32:31 | More by kiddynamite920
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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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farrago

New Jersey

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

Close to three fingers of dark tan head, a lot of larger bubbles interspersed throughout, pops and sizzles down to the surface at a steady gait, the lacing slides down the glass side in solid sheets. Very dark brown in color with a mild orange tint, no murkiness at all, just darkness, a pleasing package visually. There's enough roast to the nose to evoke coffee, dark baker's chocolate and a pinch of chicory, softened by butterscotch, rum raisin and date to fig fruit notes, very light banana too, the hops more like straw or hay than anything fresh and green, muscular tenacity in your nostrils. Full-bodied, dry and crisp mouth entry, the carbonation well-defined and brisk. Sip by sip you get more chocolate, butterscotch, nougat, molasses and coffee hard candy. The raisin, fig, date, maraschino cherry flavors not overly sweet and strongest past the mid-palate. More of foresty, mossy sort of herbaceousness here, wetter and livelier. Minimal citrus or spice, sticks to the core message. Richness without heaviness.

Serving type: bottle

10-17-2010 22:21:27 | More by farrago
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Vdubb86

Illinois

4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Served in a pint glass

Thanks to TMoney2591 for allowing me the opportunity to have the non-local brew.

The odd animal mixture pours a very deep mahogany which can only be seen in true form when penetrated by a very close source of light. Atop is a nice tan head that is quick to relinquish its grip on the surface of the beer. The smells bring many thoughts to mind most of them tasty. The main aromas are a molasses and booze, but there is also a nice paring of pineapple and caramel as well to make it very interesting. The taste is clearly of the sweet molasses, but that's not all. There are hints lemon zest, plum and smoked malts with a prominent spiced rum kicker in the back. The mouthfeel is rather decent while the beer is perfect in its consistency and carbonation the booze content is a bit on the acidic side to where it attacks the sides of the tongue. This is definitely a pleasant beer to drink and a pretty good doppelbock, one I would definitely recommend.

Serving type: bottle

10-14-2010 06:23:12 | More by Vdubb86
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stimulus

New Jersey

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

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a dark brown with a 1 finger beige head.
S: Smells sweet, like caramel.
T: Big and malty, with a nice, somewhat surprising chocolate and toffee finish.
M: Medium bodied with carbonation slightly on the higher side (which I prefer for the style over no carbonation at all).
D: Wow, this was great, I'll be going back for a six pack of this!

Serving type: bottle

10-01-2010 05:21:08 | More by stimulus
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wagenvolks

Texas

4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into an Andechs weizen glass; best by May 2011. Cheers to atsprings for the trade!

At one point when I lived in Raleigh, I had reviewed every beer that Duck Rabbit produced. Not so much nowadays, but it's always a treat to revisit an old friend/brewery. Rabbitor pours beautifully, with a rosy-amber body that supports several sluggish streams of carbonation rising up to supply a sticky head of tight, custard-colored foam. The aroma highlights what Duck Rabbit does best: MALT. After all, they are the "Dark Beer Specialists". Big, decadent notes of chocolate and mildly charred coffee, plus toffee and tobacco. A flash of sherry and herbal hops linger in the background.

The flavor is subtly aggressive, coating the palate with dark fruit notes of raisin and fig. Powdered chocolate and toasted amber malts follow suit with a larger-than-expected burst of resinous hops. Sticky, chewy body, but the mouthfeel never becomes a chore as the carbonation level is spot-on. All in all, a well-crafted doppelbock from the geniuses that dwell in Farmville, NC. A must-try for fans of the style.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2010 03:10:43 | More by wagenvolks
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meatyard

Pennsylvania

3.7/5  rDev -8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Into a Celebrator glass.

Pours a pretty, clear, dark, ruby/mahogany with a 2-finger, light tan, head. Retention is decent and there is no lacing though there are many, lively carbonation streams.

The smell is sweet & roasted malt, some fruit (figs mostly) and a touch of alcohol rising out.

The taste is sweet & fruity with a touch of tobacco on the tongue that lingers.

Mouthfeel is medium leaning towards thick and the early carbonation has vanished.

Drinkability: It would be better if the sweetness was toned down some but I still enjoyed it. Even though it doesn't approach a couple of German doppelbocks like Celebrator, it's a nice beer and competes at the top with American doppelbocks.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2010 01:10:53 | More by meatyard
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ShadesOfGray

Pennsylvania

3.88/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Fresh bottle, August 2010.
Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Trois Pistoles chalice. Pours a brownish caramel color out of the bottle, with barely any head rising at first. Fills the glass a deep brown, but this time, by the end of the pour...a great looking two finger frothy deep tan head. Leaves light, yet sticky laces of cream around the glass.

Aroma is light...but nice. Small notes of chocolate, tobacco, caramel, malts, and yeasts.

Flavor is good. Not the best dopplebock out, but VERY solid. Loads of dark toasted notes, more tobacco, chocolate/caramel sweetness. Medium body, medium carbonation, and medium booze warmth. A little hoppy for a DB...then again...it's super fresh and that may fade. Would be interested to see how this one ages. Tasty beer...like most Duck Rabbit beers!

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2010 01:46:52 | More by ShadesOfGray
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msubulldog25

Oregon

4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz. bottle, emptied unceremoniously into the nearest pint glass. 'Fresh beer' label notches at both '5' and '11' (out of 14!), some strange Southern variance from the typical Gregorian calendar?!?!?

Another Tarheel Treat, sent by Dixie's Finest, Metalmonk. With its ducky-bunny noggin now bedecked with coiling ram's horns, I'm reminded of the legendary cross-breed, The Jack-alope.

A: Mahogany tinged with ruby: what looks look a dull sienna at the 'wrong' angle is ablaze with cherry-redness at the 'right' one. Ample carbonation in rapidly-rising rivulets. Head is decent, starting at maybe a 1/2-finger of ivory cream that breaks into a half-moon crescent within a couple minutes. Spots and dots of lace, but nothing sticks.

S: A musty, husky malt scent, full of dry cocoa powder, dark crust and plenty of sweetness. Ripe dark berries and a twinge of alcohol sting (I know, that's not an 'aroma'...but it does warm the nose with a miscalculated whiff).

T: Caramel and cocoa galore! A molten milk chocolate truffle, then carobs or raisins - take your pick. A bit of sweet raspberry then a firm, earthy blackberry (chambord?) - all still covered in that sinfully delicious cocoa. Just enough bitterness for balance, a grainy paradise.

M: Warming and über-smooth. Just as creamy as can be, with a wispy coating feel and less alcohol feel than the nose-singeing led on. Medium feel, hedging toward more.

D: 'Duck-Rabbitor', huh? A stretch...names and odd label imagery aside, a freakin' stellar beer! The maltmasters at D-R dun dun it agin'; a gorgeous, highly flavorful wonder that I'm lovin' every bit as much as its Germanic brethren.

Serving type: bottle

09-02-2010 01:54:20 | More by msubulldog25
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beer2day

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark, dark brown with lots of reddish tints. Nice cap of brown head. Very little retention. Insignificant lacing. Nice color.

Classic bock nose. Lots of bread and fruit. Figs and dried cherries. Raisins and yeast. Caramel malt underlies all of that.

Lots of caramel in the hit and even more in the finish. Mild fruit, raisins primarily. Not much in the way of bitters.

Surprisingly light bodied. Slight fizzy, slightly syurpy, with just a touch of cream from all that malt.

Goes down pretty easy for 8.5%.

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2010 00:36:46 | More by beer2day
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DIM

Pennsylvania

4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

a: This was a dark, chestnut brown with ruby edges. It was served to me with a thick white cap.

s: Clean overall, almost no heat wafting off of this. Roasty, nutty malts with suggestions of chocolate and dark fruits.

t: Rich maltiness with flavors of nutty chocolate, dark fruit, and caramel. Crisp, kind of dry finish with practically no heat.

m: Somewhat chewy up front with big, gently foamy carbonation.

d: Really nice take on the style, great beer overall.

Serving type: on-tap

08-25-2010 10:42:56 | More by DIM
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jjboesen

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Tried a bottle of this one at RFD in Washington, DC. Its' initial pour emits a razor-thin head crowning a body of dark brown. There is no lacing. The nose detects a faint hint of raisin tinted with molasses. The palate gets hit with an obvious blanket of cocoa powder. It does not overwhelm and finishes quickly with a well balanced mouthfeel - nice mix of hop and malt, with the malt having the smoother edge. The body is somewhat heavy, albeit one with intense carbonation and the obvious alcohol content that is common with the style. Certainly not the best of the style - and not the best from this fine brewer. Still, not a bad one.

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2010 23:10:34 | More by jjboesen
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Gambrinus1184

Connecticut

3.95/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12-ounce bottle into a SA pint glass.

A: A very nice, deep mahigany brown color with a two-finger head of tan foam which held nicely and left a bit of weby lace. Muddled clarity and low carbonation noted.

S: Loads of fruity esters, plum, raisin and sweet malts picked up in the nose. A little herbal hop resin, but not much.

T: Super rich, fruity malt palate with some sticky sweet roasted caramel and raisin malt flavors. It's sorta crazy sticky sweet, but lush and enjoyable. Candied plum, raisin, berry and cocoa go into the malt blend. An earthy, subtle and herbal hop resins break through the palate, but the finish is very full bodied, sweet and a little boozy.

M: Full bodied, sticky sweet and a some alcohol burn translates into the texture.

D: A deep, enjoyable after-dinner brew or one for the cooler days of fall approaching. The 8.5% ABV is not really present in the flavor, but a bit in the feel. It also packs a boozy punch and has that effect on the imbiber. Beware the drinkable Rabbitor!

Serving type: bottle

08-22-2010 19:51:27 | More by Gambrinus1184
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kels

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from the bottle into my Celebrator Doppelbock glass. Seemed appropriate.

Really lovely beer. Pours a rich brown with ruby highlights shining in the clarity. The great toffee-colored thick head fades from an initial 2 fingers to a well-retained skim, leaving behind tremendous sheets of thick, sticky lace along the sides of the glass.

Great hearty graininess in the aroma. It is simultaneously toasty and sweet.

This is a delicious doppelbock. It really has all the flavor one would look for. The malts are very rich and roasty, and there's just the nicest touch of caramel sweetness. It isn't anything outrageous - it's just solid, balanced and tasty. The feel is well-carbonated, and while sticky on the lips, it's more dry overall.

Drinkability is high because it's tasty, balanced and refreshing in body while being rich and filling. The alcohol isn't detectable in the taste, but it is in the feel.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2010 23:12:31 | More by kels
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GJ40

North Carolina

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

Sampled from a 12oz bottle purchased at Peace Street Market. Bottle says best by May 2011.

A - A deep, dark brown with a reddish tinge, some light coming through and a good clarity.

S - Sweet malts with notes of molasses, brown sugar and roasted marshmallows.

T - Sweet, dark malts with a hint of sweetness but leaning more toward dry and crisp. A nice hoppy bitterness accompanies the malt flavors.

M - A moderate consistency with a little silk. A low to moderate carbonation.

D - Interesting and easy to drink.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2010 21:26:41 | More by GJ40
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Proteus93

Virginia

4.38/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Picked this up at The Foodery, even though Duck-Rabbit is carried in Charlottesville. I couldn't resist a doppelbock and wasn't sure if this was available at home yet.

A: Pours quite dark... almost a chestnut brown, with only the light giving way to some of the red hues within. The head formed a modest finger tall, and a pretty light brown... almost like a very light brown sugar.

S: A big nose of malts! Toffee, biscuit, even a bit of a sweetbread scent. Some dark fruit notes round it out very nicely along with some hints of molasses and a touch of chocolate. Pretty nice

T + M: The flavour follows the aroma pretty closely... dark breads, with a robust fruity sweetness and caramel. Some dark chocolate bitterness comes through as it goes down in addition to a touch of alcohol which makes for a wonderfully warming finish. Rich in body, which goes with the flavour profile very nicely.

D: I was kinda shocked at how easily I polished off this beer considering the alcohol content. It drinks very smooth and I will be eagerly seeking it out again. Excellent.

Serving type: bottle

08-14-2010 19:06:30 | More by Proteus93
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NCBeernut

North Carolina

4.1/5  rDev +2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is one of the better doppelbocks made on this side of the pond.

Dark. The light reveals mahogany to garnet hues. Topped by a modest khaki foam - about 1 finger at first, then sticks around as a thin sudsy sheet. Molassas, dark fruits and some complex chocolate malt aromas. Nutty with a touch of chocolate malt roastiness that adds a little to the bitterness and also contributes some cocoa powder flavor. A hint of plum tries to dig through the roast, finding it's way through from time to time, more-so in the aroma. A tad minerally, but just barely, adding some sharpness. Kind of reminds me of a strong brown ale. There is an overall complexity to it that is hard for me to describe. Alcohol is detectable, but fairly well hidden until it smacks you upside the head. Mouthfeel is pretty smooth except for the sharpness. Assertive and solid. Improves as it warms; the roastiness starts to give a little way to the dark fruits and hints of cherry. A tad roasty to be truly traditional, but still a nice beer from the dark beer specialists. If this wasn't labeled a doppelbock, I would probably give it a bump for taste.

Serving type: bottle

08-12-2010 02:39:17 | More by NCBeernut
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TMoney2591

Illinois

3.9/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Served in an Ayinger Celebrator doppelbock glass.

I agree with my predecessor: rabbit. It pours a translucent dark ruby-brown topped by nearly a finger of dark tan foam. The nose comprises biscuits, caramel, toffee, light roasted malts, brown sugar, and a pinch o' nutmeg. The taste shows us that those biscuits were left in the oven a tad too long, blackening their bottoms. The caramel is similarly burnt. Everything else is normal, but muted somewhat in the face of the charcoal-laden bits. That may sound entirely negative, but it really isn't...just different and kinda unexpected. The body is a solid medium, with a light carbonation and a rather smooth feel. Overall, a different doppel than I'm used to, but tasty nonetheless. Get some!

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2010 02:47:23 | More by TMoney2591
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Judging by the horn placement on the duck-rabbit Duck-Rabbator (yeah, "rabbat" on the label), I'm gonna say "duck" this time.

The pour produces a toasted, creamy tan head, sitting on top of a coppery brown liquid sporting various highlights that look like dark red wine.

Aroma favors an old, musty, vinous sweetness, along with generous but not overbearing alcohol, along with some raisin, fig and plum. About as interesting a doppelbock smell as I've smelled. Not a totally traditional one, but not a mockery either.

Same with the flavor. If you're wanting a traditional doppelbock, look elsewhere. The Duck-Rabbator is a surly, burly thing, dark fruits exploding everywhere with a nice kick in the ass from the alcohol (again, never out of whack, just very present). "Cherry chocolate cake" is the prevailing impression here. "Black Forest Cake" too. Yeah, it's dessert-y. The bready elements of the real German d'bocks are buried here, this is just more candy-like, sweeter, and juicier.

Speaking of juicy, the mouthfeel is a slick, juicy, slippery delight, going down ridiculously smoothly for a beer this malty and this alcoholic. I love it.

Had to take it slow, as this drinks so easily. Definitely a huge flavor, not much subtlety here, and I imagine age could change the shape of this beer in various interesting ways...but I don't think the remaining bottles are gonna make it for very long around here.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2010 23:33:47 | More by Metalmonk
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kkipple

South Carolina

3.98/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Grabbed up a few of these at the ever-stalwart Bruisin' Ales in Asheville. Can't recall if I've had this before... maybe not! Bottle has a drink by date of 5/11. By the way, Duck-Rabbator is one of the best names of all time. Just saying.

A. As others have noted, looks like a lighter Coca-Cola with red highlights. A dark russet head crackles and fades quickly. Pretty, more retention would be nice but isn't a must. Eventually all bubbles die. There is no lace.

S. Very rich Melanoidin flavor and thick, crusty malt here. Dark and sweet, singed, heavy-handed sweetness tempered by alcohol tang and what I assume is still hop bitters. Some dark coffee in here too and it's all pretty hefty and American. Less malt aroma complexity than some of the best Doppelbocks I've smelled; this is still no slouch.

T. Mm, not bad... not bad at all... letting this warm to 50f + is recommended, it really opens up and all kinds of nice flavors fly loose. Big dark and rich malt is the order of the day here, bringing to mind pumpernickel bread, dark toast, dates, burnt marshmallow and maybe candied pecan. A fine bitter prune-coffee (it sounds gross, but isn't) flavor lingers long and there is just a slight hint of alcohol to round it off... the bitterness is higher than I'd like for a Doppelbock, but it does help the drinkability here.

M / D. A bit on the thin side, the coffee like finish helps keep this from becoming too much, and I could actually have another I suspect... rare for the style. Carbonation is a-okay and pleasing.

Bottom line, this is a very solid US Doppelbock that is easy to put back. Highly recommended if you like the style, this is better than most. I will certainly buy it again. All hail the Duck-Rabbator!

Serving type: bottle

07-27-2010 03:37:43 | More by kkipple
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kwakwhore

North Carolina

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

Dark brown pour with an light tan head. Not a huge amount of lacing
Initial explosion of dark fruit on the nose, which subsides to a whiff of malty goodness.
Flavor is the best part of this beer. Dark chocolate, a bit of roasted malt, some espresso notes(I just got back from Italy so I guess that coffee is on my mind a bit). The flavors persist for a long time on the tongue.
For such a strong beer this is perilously easy to drink.
This beer is very much in the vein of the traditional German dopplebocks and is so rich that I would not have been surprised if it were an eisbock. This might well become my favorite Duck Rabbit beer.

Serving type: bottle

07-22-2010 02:28:21 | More by kwakwhore
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zeff80

Missouri

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

A - Poured out a clear, dark burgundy color with a two-finger tan head of fluffy, white foam. It left patchy traces of lace on the glass.

S - It smelled of malt, caramel and boozy sweet notes.

T - It tasted very sweet and malty. There were strong caramel and toffee flavors with a very mild bitterness.

M - It was crisp, sharp and smooth. A medium-bodied ale with a touch of alcohol heat.

D - This is a very good dopplebock. Duck-Rabbit scores again.

Serving type: bottle

07-15-2010 21:03:14 | More by zeff80
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Another day up in Asheville, and it was HOT! The only thing to keep you cool was several trips around
to the local watering holes. Consumed on tap on 07/06/2010.

Longtime coming on this one. I had waited and waited to see this one on tap for what seemed like an
eternity. Served cold I just had to wait and let it warm before diving in. Thick, dark, black as night
as it comes to the table has me second guessing the idea of a dark starter to the afternoon. I took
the first whiff though and it was over. Deep chocolate just rushes across the nose. Huge roasted
malts, enormous hints of smoke and tobacco, a rush of earthy hops. Amazing collaboration of flavors
here has me seriously scratching my head in amazement.

Thick as a milkshake then light as a feather, this is an amazing creation, smoky, roasted, rich,
drinkable. I could have this all day. As it reaches up near room temperature I finally get the full
experience and it just overwhelms the senses. A semi dry and sweet finish seals the deal.

Overall one of the best things I have had in a long time. I would love to have this on every day.

Serving type: on-tap

07-09-2010 00:50:18 | More by mikesgroove
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silver0rlead

North Carolina

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

Pours a dark brown color with a nice tan head that retains reasonably well. The aroma has a big molasses and caramel sweetness upfront, along with some licorice, honey wheat bread, cherries, plum, date and a little cognac. The flavor is similar to the aroma with a broad sweetness initially (notes of caramel, toffee and molasses), along with some dark fruits (fig, date plum, cherry), toasted wheat bread, licorice, anise, cognac, and some flinty hops. The mouthfeel is full and rich, and drinkability is excellent. An exceptional dopplebock from DR, it's complex and delicious...easily the best American iteration. Highly recommended

Serving type: bottle

06-28-2010 01:22:37 | More by silver0rlead
Duck-Rabbit Duck-Rabbator from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
90 out of 100 based on 243 ratings.