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Duck-Rabbit Hoppy Bunny American Black Ale - The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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BA SCORE
87
very good

438 Ratings
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Ratings: 438
Reviews: 111
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 17
Gots: 36 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  7.30% ABV

Availability: Rotating

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Beer added by: Jason on 04-23-2012

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2/5  rDev -48.1%

Photo of Callaghan
4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Found this in my regular store, and bought it on the recommendation of the owner. Little did I know how good it would be.

A: I poured this into a pint glass slowly. Living up to it's name, it is BLACK. Virtually no light penetrates through this beer. Two finger head is mocha colored and thick, giving you the ability to rest a popped cap on top of it. It fades slowly, but never becomes less than about 1/4". Lovely.

S: Smokey malts dominate, but after a little agitation, a sweetness that is unexpected. Almost like when you cook with brown sugar, hard to describe. Some hops underneath it all, but it's subtle.

T: A very nice balance of hops, toasted malts and alcohol. A blend of floral, pine and citrus hops hit right away, quickly followed by smokey malt and sweetness. Now, that's not to say that it is sweet, because it isn't, but it has just enough to compliment the bitterness. In the middle, A bunch of dark fruits and chocolate. Dark cherries, raisins, prunes, and then some citrus comes through. Grapefruit peel mostly, and some other sour tastes are real light on the tongue. The finish is a mix of sweet, burnt brown sugar, bitter chocolate, and a reminiscence of hops. A hint of alcohol at the end puts the just the right finishing touch.
As a note: Maybe it's the batch I picked up, but the malts seem overly "toasted", as in I get a burnt malt flavor. By the third beer, I didn't notice it, but on the first beer it was very apparent. I would have scored higher if it wasn't for this.

M: Really nice! Creamy, and smooth, with medium carbonation. Medium bodied, and extremely drinkable. For me, this seems a little thicker, or heavier than a regular ABA. The head sticks around for the entire drink, and even adds a little creamy-ness to each sip Wonderful!

O: A very nice brew. As far as an ABA, it's very solid. Lots of flavor, hops and malts. Very drinkable, and easy to put away a few in a session. One that I will go back to for sure! I am glad the owner of my regular store turned me on to it!

Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Photo of wcudwight
4.23/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black in color with a mocha colored head. The head fades pretty fast. Nice aroma that mixes between hoppy and smokey. The flavor is where this beer shines as it's delicious. Wonderful balance between smokey, coffee, and hoppy flavors. With none really dominate just a perfect balance that makes a delicioius beer. Nice creamy mouthfeel. Thick without being too thick. Easy to drink. This beer is delicious and I highly recommend it. Another fine beer from the dark beer specialist.

Photo of AlexM
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of barneysdad
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of 4runner4ever
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of RblWthACoz
3.93/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This has an interesting smoky thing going on to it that I feel isn't usually there for the style, but I do like it. Consistent and thick flavor. Hops are here, but are accents and not hijacking the experience. Smooth drinker, but a sipper. Not too many new beers from Rabbit-Duck cross my path, so always nice to find a new one.

Photo of freduardo
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of cackalacky
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of dbrauneis
3.98/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours an opaque very dark brown (almost jet black) in color with some brown highlights when held up to the light and a light to moderate amount of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall dark beige head that slowly reduces to a thick film covering the majority of the surface of the beer. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of dark roasted and chocolatey malts underneath a bunch of hops - citrus first with some lighter pine/resin notes.

T: The beer starts out with moderate flavors of roasty malts with some lighter dark chocolate notes. On top of the malts, there is a burst of hoppy flavors including citrus/grapefruit and pine/resin. There are light coffee notes in the finish. Moderate bitterness that fades rather quickly.

M: Medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation.

O: This is a very enjoyable example of the American Black Ale style with a nice blend of roasty malts and bright hops. Easy to drink and hides the alcohol quite well.

Photo of dirtylou
4.13/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

12oz single, served in a duck rabbit glass. I still think its a rabbit.

appearance: very dark, ebony body, big creamy mocha head with some nice retention

smell: dank green hops, bakers chocolate, a whiff of coffee

taste: Tasty stuff - moderate bitterness from the smoky roast, green leafy hops, bakers chocolate, cocoa powder

mouthfeel: creamy and rich, nice bitterness

overall: dug this

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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of frank12
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

Photo of SadMachine
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of hoppymcgee
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

Photo of marine1975
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of Stinger80OH
3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

Photo of hollywood_15063
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Photo of CheapBeerBuzz
2.25/5  rDev -41.6%

Photo of random846
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of Cyberkedi
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pours an opaque dark sable-brown with a fairly thick tan head that leaves some good lacing. Smoky, hoppy aroma has notes of roast malt and anchovies. Flavor has woody and smoky components plus a fishy hint and a bitter hoppy undertone. Smooth texture has about average body but good fizz and leaves a burnt-wood finish that has a hint of fish.

Photo of thebouch01
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Duck-Rabbit Hoppy Bunny American Black Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 438 ratings.