Milk Stout | 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: Milk / Sweet Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.70%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout is a traditional full-bodied stout brewed with lactose (milk sugar). Because lactose is unfermentable by brewer's yeast, it remains in the beer. The subtle sweetness and fullness of flavor imparted by this sugar balances the sharpness of the highly roasted grains that give this delicious beer its black color. All year long, Milk Stout is our number one selling beer!

Added by brentk56 on 10-08-2004

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,499
Reviews:
779
Ratings:
2,107
pDev:
12.76%
Bros Score:
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Photo of agm2018
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Muss42
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Almighty1
3.52/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black coffee and cocoa notes, smooth drinking. At 5.7% not very hot. I thought it would be creamier. Still good!

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Photo of kevintaraross
3.19/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Tjb14
3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paresis
3.6/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of rickklein9
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Steve_Studnuts
3.53/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of The-Adjunct-Hippie
3.72/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Not much hiss from the cap, and only a thin fingernail of head. I'm thinking it's just a small mistake from the brewery. The body is shiny black.

Aromas of metal, cocoa nibs, cigarette smoke, slight burnt popcorn, coffee, lactose, and oats.

Flavor profile comes off more like a watery porter or a doppelbock, with some licorice notes dancing around, a nice firm roast barley-meets-carapils malt bill, and some coffee-chocolate-vanilla on the finish.

Feel is thin for a stout, a mild-to-moderate buzzing carbonation, and a roasty semi-dry finish.

Overall, I think I got a dud. I'd be willing to try it again absolutely to prove myself wrong. If it were a doppelbock it would be fantastic.

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Photo of cafequaid
4.92/5  rDev +28.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of uu1
5/5  rDev +30.2%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Gbpackers48
4.47/5  rDev +16.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Appearance:
Pours dark and opaque. Cream colored head with less retention and lacing than others.

Smell:
Strong vanilla with chocolate, coffee, and toffee notes

Taste:
Mirrors smell with strong vanilla/cream from the lactose. Sweet and smooth.

Mouthfeel:
Crisp and less creamy than expected. Medium body.

Overall:
One of my very favorites. Do yourself a favor and try a pint if you get the chance.

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Photo of curlybird
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.67/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of 1971bernat
4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Gkruszewski
3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of AyatollahGold
3.13/5  rDev -18.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

L: Half a finger of very light tan colored head. Some medium sized bubbles in it. Beer is dark brown in color but not black.
S: Coffee, maybe some caramel. Has a sweetness to it.
T: Sweetness with some roastiness. Seems very one dimensional.
F: The feel is way too light for me. My first thoughts were it feels watered down. Other than that it has good carbonation.
O: I would like more out of it. But it's not a bad easy drinker. Would be a good one to show somebody who is new to craft beer and trying new styles.

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Photo of hogrider
3.77/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nwhittin
3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of trytoketchup
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of RockyM72
4.34/5  rDev +13%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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4.27/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.88/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kcrumle18
4.04/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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Milk Stout from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 2,107 ratings