Milk Stout | The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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3.84/5
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2,116 Ratings
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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:
#13,414
Reviews:
782
Ratings:
2,116
pDev:
12.76%
Bros Score:
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Photo of Rpidelt
3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vette2006c5r
4.15/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Milk Stout pours a black color, with a nice sized tan head. Nice lactose aromas, sweet. Flavors are sweet, with a nip from the strong lactose in this beer. Very good body and feel. Overall, a very good milk stout.

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Photo of tbarrow
3.99/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Foyle
4.5/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 12oz bottle in pint glass. A thin tan head drops quickly with almost no lacing. Color is dark reddish-brown. Aroma of sweet, rich roasted malt, cocoa and earthy hops. Mouthfeel is medium with a somewhat dry finish. Flavors of cocoa, dark bread toast, cream, and earthy-herbal hops. A very fine milk stout.

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Photo of billythekid2000
4.75/5  rDev +23.7%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

Just the right flavor and sweetness!

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Photo of NotAlcoholicJustAHobby
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of cd34
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dpgoblejr
3.82/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of SunTzu
4.38/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Silky smooth, high roasted aroma, chocolaty, creamy milk foam. Great mouthfeel with really nice body. An excellent stout with low ABV. Enjoyed drinking this one.

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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
3.75/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Acforster2
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

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Milk Stout from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 2,116 ratings