Porter | The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
North Carolina, United States
duckrabbitbrewery.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Duck-Rabbit Porter is very dark in color. This robust ale features a pronounced flavor of roasted grains reminiscent of dark chocolate. Also, we add oats to the grist for a round, silky mouthfeel. The malt is well balanced with hops to make this a fantastic choice for fans of traditional, robust, full-flavored beers. We're confident that you'll love this yummy porter!

Added by brentk56 on 09-05-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#25,774
Reviews:
347
Ratings:
624
pDev:
12.03%
 
 
Wants:
24
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Ratings: 624 |  Reviews: 347
Photo of FrMatthewLC
3.6/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Decent porter. I'd heard great things about duck rabbit & was expecting an amazing beer. It was a good porter but not not as exceptional as I expected.

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Photo of EMV
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz bottle into a Dogfish Head tulip

L: Clear dark, dark brown pour... nearly black. Thin tannish head falls fast. Modest lacing.

S: Sweet and roasty... toasted sugars and light cocoa.

T/F: Follows the nose. Sweet and grainy up front. Good roast character... notes of coffee and chocolate. Medium bodied... lighter than expected and smooth. Hopping for bitterness/balance. Well carbonated. The finish is more bittersweet roast.

O: A decent porter and spot-on for the style. Sweet and roasty... good flavor, and pretty much what I was expecting.

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Photo of Gsquared12
3.77/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of cyber_phoenix
3.85/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MMOSNN
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of mltobin
4.04/5  rDev +8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.93/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This was poured into a pint glass. The appearance was a jet black color with an off white one finger head that ended up having a light speckled lacing. The smell had a nice blend of roasty sweet coffee beans and chocolate malts. The taste followed the nose. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a fairly decent sessionability about it. The carbonation was fairly tame which made it really easy to put it down the ol’ hatch. Overall, this was a pretty good Porter to have again if I could get it.

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Photo of PaleAleWalt
3.65/5  rDev -2.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of oline73
3.25/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of allenson21
4.08/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of jjamadorphd
3.94/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally I gots my hands on a Duck Rabbit, the first one I try is their Porter - a long wait for a good beer.

Another beautifully black look, though with little head or lacing. The odor put out by this porter is classic - coffee notes and some chocolate. The beer was well carbonated, not as high as others. The taste was not necessarily memorable, but it was bold and "porter" all the way. I am looking forward to tasting what their other offerings will be like.

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Photo of tillmac62
3.35/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 2 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25

BBD not notched. Pours black. Below normal head volume, very poor lacing and poor retention of what little head there was.

Very good nose of dark chocolate, light roast, caramel notes and light molasses.

Slightly above light body, but not heavy light. The texture is smooth. World class carbonation / body balance. Effervescence begins with a nice mid palate burst and culminates in a finely bubbled prickly finish.

The flavor profile is good, but lacks the complexity to achieve very good. It begins with light roast then adds a bit of char. The middle has almost no bitterness. What there is char based. Just enough sweetness arrives to make the bitter chocolate noticeable. The finish is a slow fade of light bitter chocolate and char.

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Photo of Dayvcrocket
3.9/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Budlum
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ZombiesAteMyDog
3.5/5  rDev -6.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dankjohn
3/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Zazzi82
4.21/5  rDev +12.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Boone757
3.83/5  rDev +2.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Zylod
3.75/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of wisegreensoul
3.68/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of hozersr
3.58/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of LeeEvolved
3.09/5  rDev -17.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of 13tido
3.96/5  rDev +5.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Mebuzzard
3.51/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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Porter from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.74 out of 5 with 624 ratings