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

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Duck-Rabbit Barrel Aged Baltic Porter
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Ratings: 38
Reviews: 8
rAvg: 4.43
pDev: 9.71%
Wants: 27
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  9.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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(Beer added by: Kegatron on 12-18-2009)
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Photo of brentk56
4.45/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Arrives with the liquid colored a pretty dark brown with ruby highlights; the head was not overly large but it did leave the occasional strand behind

Smell: Dark fruit (prune, primarily) and Bourbon, with some chocolate underneath

Taste: The dark fruit flavors (prune and date) appear first, followed by the Bourbon barrel and chocolate flavors; after the swallow, the Bourbon lingers in the aftertaste, bringing with it some vanilla elements

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with low carbonation

Overall: Duck-Rabbit has a way with its limited edition beers and this one is no exception

Photo of chinchill
4.14/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

On tap at Secret Stash Bash; served in a small nonic.

A: The beer is a deep dark mahogany color, clear, with excellent, well-proportioned tan head that fades slowly.

The aroma has a very pronounced dark chocolate note, and more dark fruit than I recall being in the standard version. To some extent, the dark roasted malts were masked by the barrel aging.

T: The barrel aging is obvious, a little too obvious, in tasting. Thankfully, the medium and dark roasted malts do show through, and there are some appreciated dark fruit notes. Excellent finish and aftertaste. Lightly sweet.

M: Full bodied and very smooth, with excellent medium carbonation.

O: Rich and improved version of the very good Duck-Rabbit Baltic porter. Very satisfying.

Photo of johnnnniee
4.21/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

On tap at ACBF 6/1/2013 Solid black color. Aroma of chocolate covered cherries with a hint of coconut. Outstanding chocolate fruity flavor with hints of vanilla and sweet smooth bourbon. Thick body with a creamy silky mouthfeel. Incredible beer. Smooth complex and tasty.

Photo of TurdFurgison
4.72/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I had this on tap at Taco Mac in Atlanta. The beer is dark brown colored with a thin tan foam and an aroma of sweet malts with a touch of whiskey. The smell was almost perfect to me, just what I wanted it to be. It was similar to Okocim but stronger and with a bourbon or whiskey note. The taste was the same, so rich with sweetness and balanced with bourbon. This is probably the best Baltic Porter I've had, and actually I would prefer this to many barrel aged stouts. Get it if you see it.

Photo of THECPJ
4.5/5  rDev +1.6%

Photo of thagr81us
3.98/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had during Brewvival 2012! Poured by Paul himself! Served from tap into a Brewvival sampler imperial pint. Poured a reddish black with a minimal brown head. Maintained decent lacing throughout the glass. The aroma was comprised of sweet malt, roasted malt, wood, sweet alcohol, and vanilla. The flavor was of sweet malt, roasted malt, wood, sweet alcohol, vanilla, and dark chocolate. It had a medium feel on the palate with mild carbonation. Overall this was a fairly good brew. I went into this one expecting great things but was a little letdown if I'm honest. I'm not sure how long this brew stayed in the barrels, but the barrels completely dominated this one. So much so that it actually covered up a lot of the nice dark fruit character that I loved so much about the base beer. If you are a fan of the -bals, this is the beer for you. If you are not, you might still be okay, but just be warned they were strong in this one.

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4/5  rDev -9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -4.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -21%

Photo of Chaney
4.71/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

I had this on-tap at Churchkey during the Craft Beer Conference 2013.

A: Poured about as black as night but without much head to speak of (unlike it's non barrel-aged counterpart). However, in the head's place was a liquid so thick that even oil rig workers will cower in fear.

S: Inside the nutty bourbon-ness, there was a delectable licorice, chocolate cake batter smell that just hit all the right notes.

T: SO much flavor here. Don't let my descriptor of licorice scare you licorice haters out there, this was more like dark chocolate Twizzlers with fudge buttercream frosting, almonds, and bourbon. Shall I continue?

M: This was sludge for sure, just like it should be, with low carbonation and all. The glass came out fairly clean, but my palate was wrecked... in a good way.

O: I drank my taster with the greatest of ease and later that night, one of my friends got distracted and left our table. Yep... I drank the rest of his too. One of the highlights of the conference!

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Duck-Rabbit Barrel Aged Baltic Porter from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
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