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

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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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1.75/5  rDev -54.3%

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1/5  rDev -73.9%

Photo of BlackBelt5112203
3.62/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 oz bottle poured into a snifter at cellar temperature.

L – Deep brown color with a 1-finger tan bubbly head that dissipates moderately quickly into a bubbly film that lingers at the surface throughout. No lacing.

S – Mostly sweet aromas of lactose, plums, raisins, molasses, and chocolate. A little bit of roasted malts with coffee and dark chocolate notes. Smells really nice.

T – Very sweet with flavors of plum, lactose, molasses, and a little bit of chocolate. A tiny bit of bitter roasted coffee flavors appear at the finish. A very, very tiny bit. This is definitely on the sweet side of the spectrum.

F – Light-to-medium-bodied with lots of carbonation (almost like soda), a creamy and tingly mouthfeel, and a slightly dry and sweet finish. Creamy and fruity sweetness lingers, as does the throat-tingling sensation of carbonation.

O – This is a pretty good milk stout. It’s very drinkable for sure, but there are a few weaknesses. For one, I would like to see better head retention and lacing. Also, the taste just doesn’t have as much complexity as the aroma. I was expecting a bit more milk chocolate in the taste, but I mostly got fruits and milk sugar. Finally, the body is a bit too light for a stout with a little bit too much carbonation. Regardless, this is a tasty beer and a decent example of a milk stout.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of lnashsig
2.68/5  rDev -30%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

#BOTG 91

Poured from bottle into NB tulip glass. Has a dark cola appearance, very little head. Not great. Smell- smells like Dr. Pepper and liquorice, not much else. Taste- tea leaves, liquorice, Dr Pepper, with a metallic and bitter ending. This is unremarkable and falls short of my standard for milk stout (left hand). I'll pour this out in favor of something more tasty tonight. Also, has a stingy mouthfeel. Not many great redeeming qualities here. Blah.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of bubseymour
2.57/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

A- very dark purple black wit 1 finger head

S- nice mix of malt chocolate coffee and roasted burnt scents

T- kind of sour with dry roasted flavors and a dry hoppy finish

M - thin and watery

O- NOT A BEER I care to finish
Not one of the better stouts out there.

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Photo of rudzud
3.29/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Received this bottle as an extra in a trade. Poured into my Duvel tulip.

A - Holy cow is this awesome. Pours a massive, massive 3-4 finger mocha head that leaves sudsy yet thick side lacing and a thick blanket atop that dark black pour. Excellent.

S - Okay, back to reality. There is some light roasted malt and chocolate aroma. Some slight caramel sweetness as well. There is an odd slight metallic and alcohol aroma though.

T - Yep, there it is. Like the nose there is some light chocolate and roast, and like the nose though there is some slight off metallic taste.

M - Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy, and then here comes that metallic aspect. Kills it.

O - Overall, that weird metallic taste and aroma really destroyed this beer for me. So unfortunate.

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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of OMGTheyKilkenny
3.89/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Draft into a pint glass.

A- Nearly opaque black, then rays of blood red sneak in around the edges. Pours a thin, light khaki-colored head with virtually no lacing.

S- Nicely toasted malts, chocolate, oatmeal, and heavy cream. Fairly robust nose. Sweet aromas, vaguely reminiscent of campfire.

T- Rich and luscious, extremely toasty. Mellow at first with a very sweet finish. Taste matches the nose, and the whole composition comes together almost like a porter. Aftertaste lingers for some time.

MF- Fills the mouth, coats it, and takes up residency there. Medium to heavy carbonation, strong for a stout. Swishing it around, the beer becomes especially creamy in the mouth. Definitely has a presence.

D- Heavy and hearty. A pleasant drinking experience, but one or maybe two a night is just fine. After finishing this up, I was definitely in need of a pilsner to cleanse the palate.

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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4.75/5  rDev +24%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +11%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
3.83 out of 5 based on 2,069 ratings.
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