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

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Duck-Rabbit Milk StoutDuck-Rabbit Milk Stout
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
North Carolina, United States
duckrabbitbrewery.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
2,057
Reviews:
770
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
12.79%
 
 
Wants:
129
Gots:
370
For Trade:
4
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Photo of mdagnew
4.08/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

330ml bottle bought online from MyBreweryTap.com

Poured a deep dark brown / almost black colour. Mocha brown head poured pretty thick, foamy and meringue like then faded to light covering with thick edging... some light lines of lacing ring the glass...

Aroma - Toasted bread and lightly roasted malts, some dark brown sugar sweetness, roasted nuttiness, some blackcurrant, raisin and black grape fruitiness, very light oatiness, some faint smokiness coming through, leathery hints...

Taste - Nice lightly roasted chocolate notes, toasted malt loaf, caramel and molasses sweetness, again some dark berry fruits, light nutmeg traces, quite a lot of sweet nutty hints, some pepperiness...

Feel - Smooth initially then a little sharpness comes through... medium bodied... pretty quaffable at 5.7%...

Overall - A very enjoyable milk stout - might be a touch too sweet for some but definitely recommended...

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Photo of waiting4lunch
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of captainbearcat
5/5  rDev +30.5%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of scott9890
4.32/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Was given this beauty as a gift in a bottle. It was my first of The Duck Rabbit brews.

A-Dark Brown, but not the typical stout.

S-Devine coffee, roasty, and chocolatey hints.

T-Even better than the smell implies. A big roasted flavor, but not too much. Then the smooth coffee flavor with a chocolatety finish/resonation.

M-Thinner than expected for a milk stout, but oddly fitting.

O-Will definitely drink again.

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Photo of ShuliShake
5/5  rDev +30.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

Photo of rangerred
4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured out of a bottle into a pint glass.

Appearance is very dark brown but not quite black. Used motor oil would be a good description. There is a thin tan head and not very good retention.

The smell is quite powerful with loads of roasted barley and coffee. Very nice.

The taste hits you up front with roasted malt. There are hints of coffee and dark chocolate along with a nice sweetness throughout.

The mouthfeel is a tad bit watery but it doesn't detract too much from the overall enjoyment. This is a quality beer and I'm glad it's readily available here locally.

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of brandoman63
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of cpinto6
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of BarryMFBurton
3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Here’s a brewery I haven’t tried before: Duck-Rabbit. I’m intrigued by the famous optical-illusion on the label, though, and a milk stout sounds great right now. Cheers!

Not sure when it was brewed, but the “Best By” date is this month; apparently it’s on the verge of losing flavor. I’m sure it will be good right now, though.

A: This stout has a black body, though it looks a bit different than most stouts I’ve had – it’s a shining motor-oil black, not pitch black. Looks nice and thick for such a low-ABV stout. Head is incredibly low, a creamy beige film that never gets above a half-finger. Lacing is nice, though.

S: Whoa, this is a surprisingly big nose. Impressive notes of coffee and roasted malts, atop a unique scent chocolate decadence; it’s like dark chocolate and vanilla ice cream. A great lactose-chocolatiness. Light mineral water and butterscotch on the end.

T: The first sips yield light cream and chocolate malts, smooth and tasty. Unfortunately, though, there’s a really big metallic taste that dominate the palate. There are some bitter grains and lactose on the back end that fight to take back this beer’s profile, but to no avail. Finishes with the tang of tin and a bitter cocoa powder. It’s decent, but with some major flaws.

M: Smooth, but a little slick. Pretty mouth-coating for a low-alcohol beer.

O: An average milk stout, but nothing more than that. If given the opportunity, I don’t think I’d have it again. Still, it was decently enjoyable.

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Photo of LSUPT
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of radioscooter
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of joek440
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Very dark brown - almost black, with 1 finger of light brown head that receded quickly.

S - Roasted malt with hints of milky chocolate, coffee notes are present as well as the lactose.

T - Taste is creamy and milky with chocolate and touches of coffee. The toasty malt flavor is sweet and balanced by just a touch of bitterness

M - Smooth and silky, creamy feel with light carbonation

O - Very good milk stout with a nice balance of milkiness to go along with the chocolates and coffee flavors of a stout. Bitter of the hops is well covered but just enough hints to balance nicely.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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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%

Photo of litheum94
4.17/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Drink by 7/2011. Reviewed 5/17/11.

Deep onyx body. Very minimal head, despite a vigorous pour. What is there is tan and fades away quickly.

Sweet milk chocolate aromas. Roasted barley and other dark malts. Hint of French Roast coffee. Faintest whiff of leafy hops.

Milk chocolate flavors at first. Roasted barley and dark malts mid-palate, with a lot of carbonation. Slight coffee touch, with more creamy, dark chocolate flavors. Again, just a hint of hops show up on the finish. Morphing mouthfeel, going from creamy at first to dry on the finish.

The milk chocolate creaminess starts to become more evident as this warms, taking this from being a pretty good beer to a damn good beer.

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5/5  rDev +30.5%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

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4/5  rDev +4.4%

Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
3.83 out of 5 based on 2,057 ratings.
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