Duck-Rabbit Baltic Porter | The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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Duck-Rabbit Baltic PorterDuck-Rabbit Baltic Porter
BEER INFO

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

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 9.00%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
The Duck-Rabbit Baltic Porter is deep, rich and velvety soft. A full blooded roasty character with almost no burnt flavor is balanced by complex alcohol notes. Strong (9% alcohol by volume) yet unfailingly subtle, this special brew rewards unhurried attention. Enjoy!

Added by GCBrewingCo on 08-10-2006

BEER STATS
Ratings:
904
Reviews:
479
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
Wants:
175
Gots:
101
For Trade:
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Ratings: 904 |  Reviews: 479
Photo of acmurphy696
4.79/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This porter is as pleasantly suprising and stunning as Olivia Munn in the opening of Magic Mike.
Ironically, there's a thin line between porters and stouts; it's ironic because both styles are delightfully rich. The nose on this porter smells chocolatety and rich, and there's definitely a rich cocoa bath on the tongue. Okay, I need to calm down. Because this Duck-Rabbit is so rich that its roasted chocolate tone lingers. I will need a moment.

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Photo of chiefoaktree
4.62/5  rDev +13.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bought on recommendation. A great compromise for my imperial stout wife and my porter palate. Pours beautifully dark and thick and (for us) is the perfect combination of smooth malt and mild hoppiness. It is fairly expensive at $12.99/6 pack but it is so darn tasty we bought the last three sixers at our area "spirits warehouse." Unfortunately in our county I believe I have only one retailer carrying it. I sent a complimentary email to the brewer with a couple of questions about the beer but I have not had a reply in over 3 weeks. I also left a voicemail asking about distribution in east Central Florida (along with bountiful praise) and also did not receive a reply. My take: awesome beer and horrible consumer response. This old marketing guy never understands why businesses fail to communicate with happy buyers.

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Photo of RBuckley73
3.93/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of paulish
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of sjdevel
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Very dark black with a deep tan head. 1 finger head from the 12 oz. bottle. Decent retention... for a porter. Smells of charred grains, roasted nuts, and coffee. Tastes rich and chocolatey. Slight coffee and tobacco. Some nutty flavors. Really dry roasted. Not much sweetness. Nice mouthfeel. Pretty thick and oily. Overall it is a really good porter. I like my Baltic Porters a bit more sweet and chocolatey. I feel that if a Porter gets really dry and "burnt" tasting, then it is more Stout like or more like a Robust Porter. Great beer none the less.

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Photo of bwbetts
3.99/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rarigney
4.42/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Donkster46
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of drtth
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

The black beer is served in a small tulip with a 1/4" tan head that slowly recedes to the surface leaving a ring and some small patches of lacing that never entirely disappear. Sipping creates scattered patches of lacing.

The aromas include chocolate and roasted malt.

The flavors are much as expected from the nose with the chocolate and dark roasted malt in charge. There is not even a hint of burnt character in this one and the sweetness and bitterness are noticeable and well balanced but not at all unpleasant. The alcohol is well concealed.

The mouth feel is on the full side of medium-bodied and smooth with the gentle carbonation. The finish begins as the chocolate and sweetness recede into the background first to then be followed by the roasted malt and hop bitterness as the whole turns into that dryness that invites another ship.

This is a really nice beer that is well worth sipping both for its complexity and the high ABV. Not only would I like to have a second but I intend to keep an eye open the bottled version to add to my list of occasional treats.

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Photo of Zazzi82
3.88/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Cigarlover
4.25/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Good looking dark beer with that peanut butter colored head. Great nose with the smell of coffee and a little dark chocolate coming behind it. With a ABV of 9% the alcohol is hidden well in the beer with no strong boozy taste. This beer is a hidden treasure. With a beer of this ABV and flavor that comes with a cheap retail price ? I'm glad I tried it for the first time. It will not be my last !!!!!! Good beer and reminds me of an Old Rasputin

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Photo of Stofko1992
3.77/5  rDev -7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of csnyder83
4.17/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Coronaeus
3.73/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Derek
4.16/5  rDev +2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

This has been on my wants list for 8 years. It just turned up at a local store, unfortunately it's best by 7/16. But it's 9%, so it should be good, no?

Very little carbonation or head.

Aroma of black strap molasses, licorice, dark raisins, rye bread.

Showing a little oxidation, but some nice flavour... Molasses, licorice, bakers chocolate, rye bread, raisin, dark rum. Restrained bitterness.

Moderate to full body has a light residual sweetness, with a drying finish. A bit flat.

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Photo of BeerBeast
4.07/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of crobinso
4.26/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Corburk
4.15/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of JonCorbett
4.31/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Appearance: Poured in to a chalice. Nice cola black. Carbonation is good and bubbly with an aggressive pour. Medium sized bubbles develop a loose, frothy caramel coloured head with a relatively moderate to low retention (moderate dissipation). Nicely settled thin ring of lace and faint surface carbonation

Aromatics: Nose is full of dark fruits - dates/plums, with hints of sweet nuts like almond/cashew and even a touch of vanilla, caramelized brown sugar, and mellow roasted coffee.

Taste: Starts very fruity and sweet, then mellows into a molasses+dark cacao flavour with those dark fruits staying present. A nice coffee bitter that doesn’t near espresso, and plenty of nicely roasted malts that finishes in an almost sweetened bitter anise/fennel/licorice.

Feel: Bitter but not earthy, and moderately to heavy body, the settled out carbonation lets it swirl smoothly across the palate with a creamy and light coffee texture. Just a pang of alcohol vapour at the very end, and finishes off pretty cleanly, with memories of the coffee float away.

Overall: A wonderful fruity porter that is well balanced between it’s roasted malts and rich bitter and creaminess - I would easily add this as a enjoyable porter anytime.

Paring: I would definitely use this as an after dinner digestif, as fruity as it is it would compliment almost all fruit tarts or pies. It’s sweet bitter combo would also play very well with something more rich like a volcano brownie or red velvet cake.

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Photo of tillmac62
4.05/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 2.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

BBD 2016. Pours black. Normal head volume, poor lacing and retention.

Outstanding nose of light roast, dark chocolate, raisins with plum notes, caramel and light molasses with a bit of caramel.

Light full bodied with a smooth texture that has a bit of creaminess. Slightly below normal carbonation level and is a bit low for the body. Light effervescence in the middle and prickly in the finish.

The flavor profile is quite outstanding. The 9% ABV is very well covered by the rich complex flavors. All the flavors of the nose appear, but mostly in blended fashion. Sweet molasses and caramel form the base with roast on the top. Bitterness is a hint in the middle and mostly roast based. The finish is a slow sweet fade with notes of chocolate, raisin and plum.

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Photo of ordybill
4.29/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12 OZ bottle into a pint glass at the World of Bee in Pooler, GA. The appearance is black with a small tan head. The aroma is coffee with some cocoa. A really good porter.

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Photo of lastmango
4.04/5  rDev -1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured an opaque pitch black with no head and minimal lacing. Aroma is roasted malt and black licorice. Taste is sweet roasted malt with a hint of dark chocolate followed by black licorice at the end, with no bitterness. The beer is creamy and a bit oily. The 9% alcohol is not detectable. Very good brew.

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Photo of WynnO
4.53/5  rDev +11%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Guppy314
4.09/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark brown that can't be seen through. There are aromas of malt, toffee, and - perhaps chocolate. It has a really malt-forward taste with caramel and brown sugar flavors. Mouth feel is nicely full but also syrupy (which I don't count as entirely pleasant).

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Photo of porterman115
5/5  rDev +22.5%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Duck-Rabbit Baltic Porter from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
4.08 out of 5 based on 904 ratings.
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