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

Duck-Rabbit Milk StoutDuck-Rabbit Milk Stout
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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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4.75/5  rDev +23.7%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of ezterry
3.23/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: nice dark black in color with half an inch of head, retaining a small layer

S: strong coffee smell

T: rich coffee like flavor very little sweet from the milk, bitter

M: full feeling a bit less watery then most beers good.

O: nice color but coffee flavor a bit overpowering.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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3.78/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 2.5

The beer poured a dark rich mahogany with a tan head and lacing. The aroma is of sweet toasted malt. The taste is very toasty, almost smoked, with a sweet finish. The feel is heavy and wet.

This one was more of a smokey stout than a milk stout. The smoke really took away from the lactose. The sweet had almost been used to patch up the smokiness. It's a nice beer, but not exactly what I'm looking for in a milk stout.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

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4.4/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 5

I am a huge stout guy and this one surprised me. Picture Guinness but a tad smoother, assuming because the milk infusion. It's also noticeably strong. In conclusion, this is the stout I compare others too, including Guinness.
If there is.another that anyone knows of that is similar, I.would be more than happy to try it out.

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3.25/5  rDev -15.4%

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3.45/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to dogdoc for sharing this one! Reviewed from notes. Poured from 12 oz. bottle into pint glass.

A: A mostly opaque dark brown, with minimal visible carbonation and a thin ring of tan foam.

S: Coffee, a little sweet with some background spiciness.

T: Coffee, cacao, warm spices, caramel, toffee. The hang is somewhat bitter, a little tangy, and nearly astringent.

M: Creamy yet thin mouthfeel, and relatively low carbonation even for the style.

O: This was OK, but left something to be desired. This had some off flavors - not enough to ruin the beer, but there's some flaws here. Worth trying, but my first experience with Duck-Rabbit was less than stellar.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.58/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Bottle poured into one of my Rivertowne Irish Tulips.

A: Murky deep shade of brown, with a moderately thick, lightly-tanned head on top, about 1 fingers worth.

S: Coffee with cream. A whiff of vanilla. All at a moderate volume.

T: Roasted malts and java arrive early, but are quickly shouted down by vanilla cream. A touch of grapefruit bitterness is detectable on the back end.

I really like milk/sweet stouts. I love how smooth they are. And I love hops. Particularly grapefruit hops. But I really wish there was a little less vanilla/cream and a little more roastiness here. And the grapefruit bitterness that I generally enjoy most everywhere, including dark roasty/creamy/chocolatey concoctions like Founder's Porter, really isn't working for me here.

It's all fine. It's got character. I like it. I just don't love it.

M: Light and creamy in the mouth, carbonation seems appropriate, and the finish is very dry and sticky/bitter-sweet thanks to the generous serving of hops in this bottle.

D/O: It's fine. Certainly not something I'd refuse if offered. But I feel like there are better options available elsewhere.

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Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 70.7% out of 100 with 2,077 ratings
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