Milk Stout | The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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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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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +9.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I didn't pour this beer that aggressively, but the head nearly overflowed. The complexion is as close as you can get to black for a stout.

The aroma reminds me of milk chocolate. No hops detected.

The taste follows the nose. This is a chocolatey, creamy beer. I'm OK with this. There's just enough roast to complement the creamy sweetness.

I've paired this with some dark chocolate, and the two are an excellent match. This is a good example of the style.

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3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

extra from gordianknot, thanks man!

pours almost black, less-than-average head, but more than made up for with staying power. nose initially didn't do much for me, but as it warmed, the toasted malts and a surprising hint of alcohol (at only 5.7%). taste is sweet, creamy malts. a bit of earthy undertone. a little too thin for my tastes, but the carbonation is well-done and makes it feel a bigger than it is.

glad to try it, solid effort.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.9%

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3/5  rDev -21.9%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.8/5  rDev +25%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Let me cut to the chase... I love this beer. It is my favorite beer in the United States (yeah, it's that good)

Obviously, I am a stout guy, if you are not into stouts, then you are going to feel quite differently about this.

This aroma of this beer is just wonderful... I really wish they would sell it as a perfume! If my wife wore it as a perfume... well, we would have a lot more kids!

The taste though is where this beer earns its reputation. There is no gimmick to this beer. I really don't feel like any corners were cut in the brewing process. I particularly love this beer during fall and winter and served at about 50 degrees.

As for mouthfeel, this beer is SMOOTH! Duck-Rabbit's Milk Stout is like a snuggie for my tongue!

Ok, that's enough, quit reading my review and go get this beer! If it is sold-out it is probably because I was just at the store and picked up every six pack of it that they had!

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.95/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

thanks to Msquared2 for this tasty treat.

a - opened the bottle and filled my founders snifter. the brew filled the entire glass to the brim with the generous 2 finger plus head. as it dissipated it left chunky lacing on the glass. the head was almost white, kind of grey.

s - milk chocolate espreso. some notes of caramel under the roast. slight char, but not really porter-esque.

t - robust. coffee, chocolate. some nice creamy chocolate milk flavors with a hint of charred roastiness.

m - has a bit of a fizzy vibe. medium to light bodied. something odd about it.

o - overall i've noticed a certain signature flavor in duck rabbit brews and this beer has it. pretty solid milk stout. nice treat...good robust flavors.

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4/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A- A dark brown, almost black, with a milk chocolate head about 2 fingers high.

S- very rich and roasty malt, big robust coffee and sweet chocolate, but then a pleasent smooth milky finish.

T- big malty and roasted backbone brings coffee, chocolate, raisins, and a really slight anise flavor, that when mixed with the dark and creamy flavors of this beer, gives the slightest suggestion of a rootbeer float.

O- A really solid milk stout. It's great to see this variation of stout being represented here, it is an underappreciated style that when done like this makes for a great session stout.

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5/5  rDev +30.2%

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4/5  rDev +4.2%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.3%

Milk Stout from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.84 out of 5 with 2,109 ratings