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:
2,074
Reviews:
774
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
12.79%
 
 
Wants:
130
Gots:
378
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 2,074 |  Reviews: 774
Photo of mpyle
3.93/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Deep amber color, brilliantly clear. Pale tan head, creamy and lingering.

Sweet chocolate milk aroma, gentle roast

Malty and somewhat sweet. Minimal stout roast flavors. Hits the mark as a sweeter stout.

Med-full body. Medium carbonation. Creamy and gentle on tongue.

A little big and thick for a milk stout, but a flavorful, easy drinking stout.

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Photo of ManWithNoName
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of CobraDC23
4.75/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of 88caprice
3.85/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Very dark. Rudy highlights. Light brown foamy head.
Smells of cocoa nibs and coffee. Sweet.
A great deep roasted malt taste. Burnt-like bitter aftertaste builds over time. So does the residual sweetness. It sticks to the back of the tongue.
Mouthfeel is full bodied, a little sticky.

This is a great milk stout with great roasty characteristics, though I'm not a fan of the sweetness.

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of informaticsDoc
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Jodio
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Irishman_Scott
5/5  rDev +30.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of gordavidson
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 3.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Labeorphile
3.73/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Colin32
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Fettpopps
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of AngryDutchman
3.7/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This one-off bottle was part of a "secret Santa" mix-six-pack that my son received for Christmas. He doesn't like beer, so I've inherited the bottles. Merry Christmas to me :)
Poured from a 12 oz bottle into an Imperial Pint glass, which was a bit unfortunate as there was almost no head that formed, just a bit of a ring around the edge of the glass. Medium-Dark brown with a red-to-ruby undertone.
Aroma of mild roast, a bit of currant, not overpowering in any particular direction. No hop aroma.
Taste is actually quite good considering the low carbonation of this bottle (which I personally don't mind as you actually taste the flavors more effectively). A very pleasant dark ale aspect, lactose gives it a bit of zing but if you're looking for nitro or oatmeal creaminess, it isn't here. Still a really tasty beer although I'm not sure I'd identify it as stout, per se.
Mouthfeel is better than if it were overly effervescent but not entirely typical of the style. I'm thinking my bottle is older than average. The date indicator on the label doesn't appear to have any markings.
Overall this is a tasty product but my particular bottle is almost certainly not representative of what it was when it went in. That said, I think it's quite delicious in its own right in spite of age or handling issues. I definitely would like to seek it out again sometime.

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Photo of Josievan
3.9/5  rDev +1.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of travelguy
3.97/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of FaustieMo
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours deep brown, minimally syrupy. The head was a bit thin and bubbly with a light tan/khaki color.

This beer shines on the nose with lovely rich chocolate and roasty malt. The taste is well balanced in sweetness, roasted malt, and some light bittering hops. The finish is sweet and a bit happy. A solid, balanced milk stout that most would enjoy!

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Photo of ikapaMK
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

My first forays into stouts, I was expecting a little more.

The colour was rich and dark, though, from the bottle, it only had a 1-finger, cinnamon-coloured head that quickly disappeared. The aroma smelled of coffee and bitter chocolate, however, the taste was, at first, only that of burnt toast. As my tongue acclimated, I could detect roasted coffee with an aftertaste of cocoa powder. As I warmed the beer in my hands, the chocolate and coffee notes came out more.

Unfortunately, the beer suffered in two areas: The lactose added seemed to have little effect on the beer, neither making it sweeter or creamier as I had been led to expect from the style and the mouthfeel was rather thin, compared to similar expectations. I was expecting a big, mouth-filling maltiness that didn't quite deliver.

All in all, a decent drink, though I'll take my time to further investigate others of this style.

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Photo of robebo44
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of J10Jordan
3.87/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of dertyd
3.06/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of Kuges
3.84/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of BeardyLight
4.47/5  rDev +16.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Mmm mmm good

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Photo of Noooddle
3.14/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Photo of TX-Badger
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a dark brown color with khaki colored head. Baking cocoa powder, caramel malt, and some sweetness on the nose; follows onto the palate. Medium bodied. Finishes with a cocoa sweetness.

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Photo of jeranbrews
3.26/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - big fluffy brown cloud above the dark charcoal oak brown body. Lacing good. 4

S - faint sour burnt toast. 3

T - sweet savoury mild maltyness and slightly burnt aftertaste. 3.25

M - average for the style. Faintly effervescent 3

D - not fantastic but a good example of the style. 3.5

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Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
3.83 out of 5 based on 2,074 ratings.
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