Milk Stout | The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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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 ToasterChef
3.92/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A chilled bottle is poured into a pint glass. The beer is colored very dark brown (nearly black) and is quite opaque. A small tan foam head rests on top. It settles to a mere skim, but swirling the glass bring it back quickly.

The aroma has notes of milk chocolate sweetness, but also a decent amount of coffee bitterness.

The flavor certainly has a good base provided by lactose sugars, but what impresses me most about this beer is the bitterness. It's not hoppy, but has a strong finish reminiscent of coffee beans, dark chocolate and earthy root extracts. Some of the sweetness does linger.

This is a full bodied beer, with average carbonation. It does leave my lips a little sticky. There is an unobtrusive coat that tastes sweet.

I like this beer. I think it has a good mix of sweet ad bitter. If you have a chance to try it (especially if you are unfamiliar with the style) I recommend it.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

Photo of deadonhisfeet
3.8/5  rDev -1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Appearance and Nose - Very dark mahogany with a tiny bit of light getting through. Thin tan head with quick dissipation. Faint nose of toasted malt and cookies.

Taste and Mouthfeel - Flavor is pretty spot-on for a milk stout. Semi-sweet biscuit flavors along with a bit of toffee. Flavors develop a bit at mid-palate into a cola-like flavor with a soft kiss of hops. Mouthfeel is a bit thin. I prefer a creamier beer in this particular style.

I picked this one up on a recent holiday journey. I don't have access to a ton of milk stouts, but I thought this beer was quite good. I really like genuine milk stouts and this is one that is nicely-crafted and relatively easy to find. It's not on the same level as 3F Moloko, but it's a heckuvalot cheaper and a heckuvalot easier to find. If you like milk stouts, don't pass this one up.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.06/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

First thing you see: blackness. This beer is about as black as they get, though a little transparent. Looks more like strong coffee than some Quadruples or other stouts out there. It has very strong coffee and chocolate undertones in its scent, and as it warms up a more fruity smell comes about. Very pleasant.

Taste wise though, it is mild for a stout. It is not as smooth as one expects from being brewed with lactose, and should definitely be left out of the fridge for some time before consuming.

Overall a decent stout if you do not want to get too crazy, or just want something lite to end the night with. Not too sweet, and not too malty, but a decent beer to start off one's stout career with.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.9%

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

Being a North Carolinian and a good stout-lover, I managed to stumble upon Duck-Rabbit's Milk Stout on tap in a local pub at home and was very pleasantly surprised!

A: Starting pour was a great dark cloudy coffee black/brown colors allowing little to no light to permeate through with little to no head.

S: Decent aroma with the classic coffee/chocolate flavors and some malty sweetness lingering

T: Decent tastes following along the aroma with nice chocolate/coffee bitterness with some malty sweetness to balance with nearly no hop character and a nice milky sweetness to finish.

M: A very nice thick rich coating giving a nice heaviness that wasn't overbearing with some minimal carbonation to balance nicely.

A good pub brew, as I stated previously being from NC, I tend to find this brew at just about every bar with a decent beer selection and makes a good default beer to rely on for a good night out!

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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  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

Milk Stout from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 2,108 ratings