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

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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:
905
Reviews:
479
Avg:
4.08
pDev:
11.03%
 
 
Wants:
173
Gots:
101
For Trade:
3
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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

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

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

Photo of emptyglassagain
3.94/5  rDev -3.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of gerite
3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaquely dark brown with mild carbonation.Taste is creamy roasted malts with a slight hoppyness. Undertones of dark fruit and rich chocolate. A very smooth ported that makes a fine after-dinner or evening drink.

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Photo of robebo44
4.4/5  rDev +7.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jancona
4.19/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Pours a deep mahogany color - close to black. A quarter inch of mocha colored foam with moderate lacing. Nose is sweet malts, a bit of stickiness, dark fruit - very nice. Taste is sweet licorice (very pleasant) with toasted malts on the finish. Feel is a little thin, but not syrupy.

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Photo of WCKDVBZ
3.78/5  rDev -7.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Clippershipp
4.39/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4.06/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev -2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TX-Badger
3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an opaque dark brown almost black color with khaki colored head. Roasted malt, some dark chocolate, and smoke on the nose; follows onto the palate. Full bodied. Finishes with smoke and roasted malt.

 204 characters

Photo of liteachey
4.18/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Duck-Rabbit Baltic Porter from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
4.08 out of 5 based on 905 ratings.
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