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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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of scruffwhor
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black color with a two finger head and a solid film of foam. Just a litle lace stickage too.

Milky sugar, a little coffe, chocolate, and lots of roasted malts. Classic milk stout aroma. Except, its maybe a little heavy on the lactose.

Powdery dry palate from the get go. Roasty, milky, toasty, and of course dry. This is a great session milk tout. Roasted mlts and coffe to the hilt.

The palate is dry, but flavorfully roasty. I wish I could get this on tap in IL somewhere.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of JWU
4.04/5  rDev +5.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz. bottle poured into a gobblet

A- deep dark brown, ruby highlights when held up to a light. Little bit of tan lacing, disappears quickly.

S- Dark roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, lactose. Smells great.

T- Dark roasted malts, cocoa powder and lactose. Maybe a bit too much lactose on the finish. Pretty tasty overall.

M- A bit thin and more carbonation than most. Lactose is a bit sour and semi-drying on the backend.

O- a good milk stout. Doesn't quite measure up to my local example, Lancaster Brewing Milk Stout, but few do. Another solid effort for Duck Rabbit

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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2.75/5  rDev -28.2%

Photo of gkatsoris
3.32/5  rDev -13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A: Very dark, but when held up to the light, ruby red. No head, and no bubbles.

S: Chocolate cake. Brownies. Chocolate cake batter. Roasted cocoa beans. Unsweetened chocolate.

T: Roasted, almost burnt wood. Earthy. Unsweetened cocoa powder. Saltyish, like a Slim Jim.

M: Thin. No coat on the tongue. Boring.

O: A Duck-Rabbit let down.

Thanks redliner8? hahahahha.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of Garlicjosh
4.22/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

1/2 finger, dark mocha colored head. Thick and creamy. The head faded by the time I wrote the section.

Lactose, chocolate

Lactose sugar, chocolate, slight roast, hint of vanilla. As it resides in my mouth, the chocolate begins to taste a little fake the longer it lingers....minus part of a point for that one.

Heavy and creamy, It's like a chocolate milk shake. Goes down like one too.

I found this beer simple, but in a good way. I enjoyed the texture and the over all taste was interesting enough that I enjoyed it and would have easily had another. For sure a kick back stout that does require you to think about it.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

Photo of jegross2
3.53/5  rDev -7.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Reviewing the Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery out of North Carolina. I have been wanting to try some of their brews for a long time. In particular, I am still seeking a bottle of their Duck-Rabbit Rabbit Duck Russian Imperial Stout.
Score: 82

This beer was recently received as an extra in a trade. The "enjoy by" tab is notched for February 2012. Served in a Dogfish Head snifter and enjoyed on 03/02/12.

Appearance: Pours a jet black color. Totally opaque save for a super thin brown highlight atop the glass. Three full fingers of foamy mocha head at pour gradually settles into a third of a finger of creamy "whipped cream-like" mocha head. Average lacing, above average retention. 4/5

Smell: Chocolate malt, pear roasted barley, toasted oats, creamy oatmeal, used coffee filter, and a little bit of whole milk. Smells primarily like a dark Munich lager mixed with creamy oatmeal stout characteristics. Very grain-forward; too much so for a stout. 3/5

Taste: Super creamy milk chocolate throughout, which decreases in relative presence as the beer warms and layers. Bitter grain, a touch of spice, and barley malt upfront and on the midpalate. A subtle bitterness lingers throughout the whole beer. Roasted chocolate malt and a hint of oat towards the back half. The barley grain and roasted chocolate malt flavors seem to grow as the beer layers. Tastes better than it smells, but this beer is still nothing special on the palate. Milk stouts tend to be a weaker style of beer in my experience. This is not a bad brew for the style, however. Certainly a huge upgrade over the Left Hand Milk Stout. 3.5/5

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied, low-plus carbonation. Creamy mouthfeel. Dry, slightly bitter finish. 3.5/5

Overall: A solid beer for the style that is certainly well brewed with a certain mass-appeal quality with respect to its flavors, but Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout is nothing stand out overall. I would drink this again if offered a bottle, but I would not buy it again on my own initiative unless it was the best available beer at the bar.

Recommendation: Fans of lighter stouts, Guinness and milk stouts generally should seek this beer out. Worth trying if given the opportunity, but definitely not worth seeking out.

Pairings: Reuben sandwich on rye bread.

Cost: $8.99 for a six pack.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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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 2,062 ratings.
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