Baltic Porter | The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery

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4.07/5
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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
Ranking:
#2,778
Reviews:
482
Ratings:
913
pDev:
11.3%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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Photo of WCKDVBZ
3.78/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Clippershipp
4.39/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Photo of 6thstreetbrewpub
4.06/5  rDev -0.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Kmat10
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Spreetaper
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Maltyduo
4/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Wisconsin_IPA_Lover
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of TX-Badger
3.85/5  rDev -5.4%
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.

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Photo of liteachey
4.18/5  rDev +2.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cambabeer
3.57/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DrewsBrews450
3.57/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Beginner2
3.94/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Looks normal.
Smell gives me what I expected from the label.
Taste had the bitter malt that I have come to expect from the style.
But this truly is a smooth porter.
And I will seek it out again when in Florida.
Reviewed on the "1001" and probably deserves to be there.

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Photo of ToddThompson
3.97/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of AngusOg
4.5/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of JW_WNC
4.19/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Carolvs
3.87/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of StevenMilligan
4.1/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

L: Pours a dark cola black, with a head as thick as a penny. Lacing doesn't last long as this white strands of lace follow their way back down to the darkness below.

S: Rum raisins, toasted almonds, and huge hit of black licorice and alcohol fill the nostril.

T: Sweetness hits first and it hits hard. Dark chocolate and sugary plums up front are quickly replaced with toasted (but like the description reads, not burnt) malts. There's a hint of cherry sweetness in the finish alongside the strong black licorice and alcohol.

F: Lower end of carbonation. Mouthfeel is fairly thick, soft and billowy.

O: Wow. Complex flavors, but they aren't fighting for control of this brew. I've been wowed by Duck-Rabbit before, but this is good stuff. Let it warm a bit. Like previous dark beers from them, I'd recommend trying on a blank palate. Don't give this ago after a few IPA's or anything macro. You will miss out on a this complex take on a unique style. I always appreciate a good porter that pulls off complexity without the crutch of coffee beans (as much as we all love them).

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Photo of AndrewC
4.28/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of KevinDixonBeer
3.34/5  rDev -17.9%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

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

Photo of epyon396
4.21/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of tfsimpkins
5/5  rDev +22.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of Hat_Fulla_Beer
3.98/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Part of a broken-open Craft advent calendar. 12 ounce bottle poured into tulip.

Pours black with thin cola edges when held to a light with a thin mocha head that leaves subterranean rock formation lace as it recedes.

Smells of nutty black chocolate, melted sugar, ground coffee, soft licorice and distant menacing alcohol.

Tastes of black chocolate, creamy coffee, spiced brown sugar, dried black cherry and sugared raisin.

Feels big and soft. Medium-full bodied with mild carbonation. Finishes pretty close to sweet.

Verdict: Highly recommended. A big dark chocolate bar of a beer to keep you warm in the winter.

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Photo of travelguy
4.41/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of mattreitz49
4.09/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Baltic Porter from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 4.07 out of 5 with 913 ratings