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

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429 Ratings
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Ratings: 429
Reviews: 110
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 11.43%
Wants: 15
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

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: Jason on 04-23-2012)
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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

I do not know why it is called an American Black Ale. It really should be called a Black I.P.A. or maybe even just a hoppy Stout. But that's just semantics, I guess.

A: Dark and rich in color with a dark, thick brown lace that stays put for awhile
S: Roasted nuts, coffee, toffee, dark chocolate, but overall note that strong smelling
T: Same as the smell, with distinct nutty characteristics in the aftertaste. Only fairly hoppy. It is a solid beer, but for similar beer I prefer Stone Sublimely Self-Righteous Black IPA.
M: Pretty standard. It's supposed to be an ale so it is not that thick or heavy
Overall: Solid beer that I would go back to, but not eagerly

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look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle (best before 09/2014) served in a milkshake pilsner glass.

Appearance: Quite black. Cola to ruby red at the edges. Cappuccino brown tan persistent head with lots of persistent strands and islands of lacing.

Smell: Chocolate, roasted malts, hint of citrus and burnt sugar.

Taste: All sorts of flavor blending into one - roasted malt coffee/chocolate, pine and citrus hops. Lots of bitterness, but there is some malt sweetness as a counter note to the bitterness. A real deepness to the flavors of malt and hops.

Mouthfeel: Thick, approaching creamy. Good carbonation.

Overall / Drinkability: American Black Ales are all over the place on style, and I've had some very hoppy American stouts cross over into this flavor range that I get with this. In fact, if someone hadn't told me this was an ABA, I would have thought it was a hoppy stout. All that being said, good appearance, flavor and mouthfeel with this beer and I could easily have another one although at that point I could kiss the rest of my evening away for any sort of productivity. Part of me wondered if the hops should have been stronger, and yet if they were too strong I think the two flavors of hops and malts would have been in conflict, so I think this one was just right, even if the two flavors were simple and deep in flavor. Sometimes too much complexity becomes a muddled mess - so the lack of complexity I think makes for a better beer. I'll have to revisit this beer sometime.

Duck-Rabbit Hoppy Bunny American Black Ale from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
87 out of 100 based on 429 ratings.