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

Duck-Rabbit Milk StoutDuck-Rabbit Milk Stout
2,080 Ratings
Duck-Rabbit Milk StoutDuck-Rabbit Milk Stout

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

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

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Photo of Gmann
4.05/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a black color with brown highlights at the edges. The egg-shell head is short and quickly settles into a light ring.

The aroma is fairly light. There are some subtle hints of roast and milk chocolate. Perhaps a whiff of wood.

Very nice milk chocolate and mild roast. Good earthy flavors. The roasted bitterness is all but eliminated by the milk sugars. Simple flavors but delicious.

Moderate feel is some prickly carbonation. Lightly sweet throughout on the palate not much bitterness. Refreshing stout.

Not a complicated stout by any means but great flavors. Easy drinking stout.

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Photo of metter98
3.8/5  rDev -1%
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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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of morebeergood
3.9/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Received a 12 oz bottle as a gift from Magoo. Poured into two half-pint glasses. Dark black color. Not much head. Decent lacing though. Nice smell of dark chocolate. Taste was very good. Flavors of caramel and hot cocoa. Mouthfeel was quite smooth, which was the most impressive aspect of the beer. This is a great example of the style and this brewery's version should really be considered one of the benchmarks.

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

I am fortunate to live near this brewery- the milk stout is fairly available in a number of stores. This is my go-to beer, and while I love trying new stuff, I always come back to this one when I want to know that I'm about to have a great glass.

A- very dark, nice 2-3 finger head. Moderate to light lacing most of the time, occasionally more

Smell- almost a winey, rich, complex scent. Something in this beer just seems to hit my nose just right. I can sit just huffing the foam on a glass for a while. In all fairness, I can also understand how some folks would find the smell too strong or not beery enough.

Taste- the best of the bitterness and richness of a stout, and the complexity and hint of sweetness from the lactose. I LOVE this flavor.

Mouthfeel- a little short-lasting for the fact it's a milk stout, but otherwise excellent. Hits with a blast of stout richness and bitterness, then fades as the more subtle flavors come out. Caramel and nuttiness generally come as I swallow, and more of the very subtle fruity aromatics that make me think of wine at the end.

Overall- Love it. My favorite beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Photo of nUgZ
3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle poured into a pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark brown with a half finger head and some lacing.

S: Roasted malts, dark chocolate, some hops, and a little milk.

T: Nice roasted malts with a slight chocolate flavor and some nice hops to balance.

M: Medium bodied with good carbonation.

O: This is a very enjoyable beer. It's fairly local to me, but I've never had it before. I will definitely be buying some more!!

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Photo of brewdude1982
4.49/5  rDev +16.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This was a pint on draft from Wakefield Tavern.

The appearance is a dark brown almost black but not quite. Great lacing and a slight opaqueness in the bottom of the glass. It smells vaguely of malts and a slight hint of the hops that are yet to come. It tastes like slightly like chocolate upfront but mainly roaste malts followed by a slight bit of hops.
This is a medium body and medium on the carbonation.


Pours a dark black with a small head with low retention and medium lacing. It smells amazing. It smells amazingly chocolately and almost immediately hoppy. The initial taste is coffee and then roasted malts and a cascade of hops. It is medium bodied with average carbonation. I love this beer and will recommend to anyone who has not experienced this great beer from eastern North Carolina.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 2,080 ratings
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