Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout | The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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Duck-Rabbit Milk StoutDuck-Rabbit Milk Stout
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
Ratings:
2,072
Reviews:
773
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
12.79%
 
 
Wants:
129
Gots:
377
For Trade:
4
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Photo of Sammy
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Sour milk stout, highly lactic, yogurt. suggested improvement is to regain control over that. Beyond that aspect, a decent drinker of milk and coffee. So-so, Not one I would again.Dark brown with a thin creamy topping. Coffee aroma.Suitable carbonation. Thanks Ken.

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Photo of acurtis
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of jaydoc
4.18/5  rDev +9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of GRG1313
2.25/5  rDev -41.3%

Photo of UCLABrewN84
4.2/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to bastu for sending me this one!

Pours an almost opaque super dark brown with a 1 inch foamy khaki head that settles to a film on the top of the beer. Foamy rings of lace line the glass on the drink down. Smell is of toasted malt, caramel or toffee, and some coffee aromas. Taste is of toasted/roasted dark malt, coffee grounds, and some sweet lactose flavors. A roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a crisp mouthfeel with a good level of carbonation. Overall, this is a solid and tasty milk stout.

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Photo of spycow
4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of djrn2
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of Knapp85
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

The Milk Stout pours out of the bottle as a dark creamy looking black liquid. The head is a nice shade of brown that looks pretty thick as well. The smell of the beer was heavily roasted and had some sweet creamy malt aromas. The taste of the beer was rich with chocolate malts and some burnt toast flavors. The mouthfeel is on the heavier side leaving a creamy oily feeling in th mouth which I liked a lot. Overall this is a pretty good tasting stout. I would drink this one again.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is close to near black in color-traces of amber are visible near the edge of the glass when it is held up to a bright light. It poured with a finger high tan head that died down and left a large patch of bubbles around the edge of the glass and a collar around the edge.
S: There are light to moderate aromas of lactose in the nose along hints of coffee beans.
T: The taste is similar to the smell, except that there are additional notes of chocolate and roasted malts.
M: It feels medium-bodied on the palate and has a low to moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer goes down extremely easy and can be considered as a session able stout.

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Photo of BEERchitect
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Being a lover of Milk Stouts, I had to try this one. It looks creamy and opaque black with a thin light tan head that accompanied the last sip. The aromas are of black and chocolate malt and a hint of lactose to add a complex souring. The flavors are strong bittersweet without being grainy. Light chocolate and coffee flavors rise out of the barley malt showing mild astringency and lactic sweetness and sourness. Light hops show in the finish. The body is firm and quite creamy. The finish is similar but shows a little graininess and harshness, albeit light. All in all, better than most, but I have had much better.

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Photo of brentk56
3.88/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Deep deep brown almost indigo body with a tan head that quickly recedes to a slight froth. Nice lacing.

Smell: Lots of roasty elements as well as an over-riding milk chocolate aspect

Taste: Roasty black bread flavor up front, with an incipient arrival of milk chocolate, that winds up dominating throughout; a bit of hop bitterness arrives by mid-palate but fades after the swallow

Mouthfeel: Medium-full bodied with moderate carbonation

Drinkability: A nice sipping stout that ultimately becomes just a bit too sweet for my palate

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of Phyl21ca
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle courtesy of Secret Santa: Poured a medium black color stout with a nice foamy head with good retention and some lacing. Aroma of roasted malt with some dark chocolate notes. Taste is a mix between slightly bitter roasted malt with some dark chocolate. Body is tad too light for the style but creamy texture was well enjoyed. Very well done overall and something I wouldn’t mind having again.

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Photo of zeff80
3.95/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-Poured out an opaque jet black color with a small, caramel colored head. Not much lace.

S-It smelled of roasted coffee, chocolate and some malt.

T-It had a nice sweet chocolate flavor with bitter coffee-like kick. It also had a smoky malt flavor,too.

M - It was fairly soft, smooth and creamy. A medium bodied beer.

D-This is a pretty good stout. I would like to try more from this brewery.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of mothman
2.66/5  rDev -30.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

Poured into Duck Rabbit snifter. Enjoy by 09/2010.

Pours one finger of light brown head. Decent retention with some lace rings. Color is pretty much black.

Aroma: Heavy lactose flavor up front followed by some roasted malts and dark chocolate. There is a sharp flavor that I can't determine. It could be unsweetened chocolate.

Taste: Again lactose up front followed by smokey, almost burnt, malts. It has a sour taste to it, maybe it is the unsweetened chocolate I picked up in the nose. Some creamy flavors near the end.

Mouthfeel: Fizzy and crisp. Medium bodied with a surprising high amount of carbonation. Ends very dry and roasted.

Overall, I just wasn't a big fan of this one. Bottle was drank before sept, but maybe something was wrong with it. The flavors just didn't match up really well. Not something I want to drink a lot of.

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3.83/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.14/5  rDev +8.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery "Milk Stout"
12 fl. oz. brown glass bottle, label notched "...best by..." 6/17 and sampled on 05/27/17
$2 @ Weis Market #231, Conshohocken, PA

Look: Very deep mahogany, almost black body. Short head of creamy light tan. Average head retention and lacing.

Smell: Coffee and dark chocolate.

Taste: Caramel, coffee, and dark chocolate. Some burnt toast. Underlying fruitiness. Moderate bitterness but it's not "sweet", just sweetish, and then dry in the finish. Limited hop flavors appear in the background in the finish, leafy and floral.

Feel: Medium-light in body. Very smooth, soft carbonation.

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