Duck-Rabbit Barrel Aged Cherry Baltic Porter - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
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Ratings: 5 | Reviews: 3 | Display Reviews Only:
Reviews by bgildea:
3.5/5 rDev +5.1%
Was at the Flying Saucer for their Anniversary party when they tapped this beer. Made specifically for the event and aged 1 year.
A: Pours a dark black brown color with little to no head (possibly from the delay in getting the beer). Has a very distinct purpleish hue to it.
S: The smell of cherries comes across right away. Slight bitter and malt background aromas.
T: Eh, the taste for this beer is very unique. I'm not a big fan of Sours and this beer is definitely a Sour. The sour cherries that were used provide a strong sour cherry flavor that, like the Terminator, doesnt sleep and doesnt rest until all you taste are cherries. The cherry flavor took a lot to get past, and the beer finishes with a slight, slight malty flavor. I wish the beer was balanced a little more to the malty flavor and a little less from the Sour cherries. It was definitely a bold move by Duck Rabbit, so I will give them credit for that.
M: Nice amount of chew to the beer. I was pleasantly surprised.
D: I wouldn't classify this as a drinkable beer. It has such a unique flavor that if it doesnt agree with you, then you might not be able to drink the whole glass. I managed to finish my glass, but definitely wasnt asking for a refill.
Overall: Overall Duck Rabbit went out on a limb and gambled with this one. It lives up to its promise of sour cherries. Unfortunately, the sour cherry flavor dominates everything around it and is so strong, I really couldnt get past it. I would have preferred a better balance with the malty aftertaste. Overall, I'm glad I was able to try it and I applaud Duck Rabbit for going out on a limb with this one.
02-28-2011 20:02:19 | More by bgildea
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3.8/5 rDev +14.1%
One-off version of their Baltic Porter brewed exclusively for the Raleigh Flying Saucer in their Eagle Rare Bourbon Barrel with Michigan sour cherries. The beer was served in a standard pint glass a deep black with a nice lasting off-white head. Aroma was cherries in front of dark malts. The taste was loads of tart cherry sweetness with a malt backbone that tries to make itself noticeable. The beer is somewhat on the heavy side, but the sticky sweetness from the cherries dominates. This one was a bold experiment that turned out drinkable, but not as enjoyable I hoped it would when I heard about it.
03-06-2010 16:54:53 | More by atsprings
2.35/5 rDev -29.4%
Had on cask at Thirsty Monk part of Pint Night.
A: Solid black and thin, almost no head, ruby highlights. Looks like death.
S: Fruit. Cherry, plum, sourness. Nothing else.
T: Overbearing sour cherry and some other dark fruits. Comes with huge sour bite and sweet/tartness. Only the slightest underlying roastiness after the taste buds adjust to the shock.
M: Thick and soupy.
D: Way overpowered with the sour fruit. Balance is no where to be seen. Seems like an experiment gone wrong. Avoid.
03-30-2011 13:38:55 | More by ncfranklin
Duck-Rabbit Barrel Aged Cherry Baltic Porter from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
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