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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  rDev -21.9%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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4.25/5  rDev +10.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

I bought several cases of this fine stout in Durham NC as a treat for my local beer group on LI to taste in succession with other dark ales. Of course, I kept one for myself and had one bottle of the few remaining during the NFL Wild Card Playoffs.

The dark brown and black ale poured with a minimal head to sit evenly in my half pint glass as I approached the glass. The aroma of nuts, coffee, and chocolate slowly emerged from it before I tasted the rich body of the ale.

The taste was exceptional in its composition and balance as the ale gradually disappeared. The feel of the ale was slightly spiked with the carbonation that I barely noticed before and it was just very easy to finish.

As milk stouts and imperial stouts seem to be rolling out with the New Year from all over the country, I highly suggest finding this dark ale as a peer to the best I have had to date.

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3.83/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a DFH shaped pint glass.

This beer pours a deep dark brown nearly black with the exception of a few ruby highlights along the sides and bottom of the glass. The dense dark tan head is fairly small and recedes quickly leaving behind very little lacing.

The aroma is an even mix of sweet and roasty. Roasted barley and coffee beans meld very well with chocolate and vanilla notes. Others have mentioned a mild hop aroma, but I don't seem to get any of that.

The taste is not dominated by any one thing; roasted barley and sweet vanilla/milk sugar, coffee and chocolate mix together quite well. Medium bodied and moderately creamy, low carbonation and very easy to drink.

Overall, this is a very nice beer. A nice balance of sweet and roasty flavors makes this one of the most balanced sweet/milk stouts I have tried. Very nice

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4.06/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a snifter.

A - Pours out a nice dark brown almost black color with a mild head of beige foam that quickly faded to a thin lace. For a milk stout it poured and looks pretty thin. Not what i expected.

S - I have had a few stouts from Duck-Rabbit and the smell is always one feature of the beer that i can always count on being amazing. This beer has a real nice, sweet milk chocolate, coffee with cream smell. This is a very well balanced set of aromas that i love in my stouts.

T - The taste starts off with a nice creamy milk chocolate like flavor. Almost like chocolate milk and the middle has a nice coffee flavor that is not harsh or bitter. The beer finishes up again with the same creamy choclate milk flavor that it started with. Has a very mellow sweetness to it. Excellent tasting beer.

M - Medium body with medium-light carbonation.Very smooth and redicoulously drinkable.

O - I only have high expecations from this brewery as i have not yet had a beer that dissapointed me and i was really stoked when i got this as an extra. I havent had too many milk stouts but from the few that i have had this is probably one of better examples. I will definitely try to trade for this beer again.

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3.93/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A-a dark chestnut with ruby tinges and two fingers worth of tan head that stays for almost the duration of the bottle

S-light roasted malts, slight bitter coffee, chocolate, and a sweet mellow milk like quality

T-the taste has a larger roasted flavor than the smell suggested. Malt and coffee remain and there is a light sweet vanilla taste

M-medium body, light carbonation, very mellow and creamy

Overall has a really nice mouthfeel but the overall smell and taste aren't all that exciting. Still good though.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.08/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.85/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Poured from the bottle into a pint glass. Body is black except when backlit - then some ruby edges appear. Despite an aggressive pour, I get just a small (half-finger at best) light brown head. It's gone quickly and leaves no real lace to speak of.

S: I definitely get the milk sugar/vanilla-type scents in the nose. Also a faint touch of roasted barley or burnt coffee. None of it's terribly strong, however.

T: First impression is the milk sugar that defines a milk stout. I didn't get it the first couple of sips, but after 4 or 5 I'm getting a solid coffee/roasted coffee bean taste as well. Some nuttiness too, makes me think of hazelnut coffee. With cream. Finishes with a slight bitterness that provides some balance to all that sweetness.

M: Call it medium in heft, though that might be a bit generous. Mouthfeel here is good - carbonation is modest (I had my first 2 Duck-Rabbit beers earlier tonight, and both the Amber and Brown were over-carbonated), giving this one a slightly slick feel. But given the relatively light body, it's not at all syrupy or chewy.

O: Good stuff. A nice, sessionable (at 5.7%) milk stout that packs in plenty of flavor without all the weight.

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Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 2,084 ratings
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