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Duck-Rabbit Barrel Aged Cherry 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): 9.10%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by atsprings on 03-06-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
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Reviews:
3
Ratings:
5
pDev:
17.61%
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Ratings: 5 |  Reviews: 3
Reviews by bgildea:
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3.55/5  rDev +6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Was at the Flying Saucer for their Anniversary party when they tapped this beer. Made specifically for the event and aged 1 year.

A: Pours a dark black brown color with little to no head (possibly from the delay in getting the beer). Has a very distinct purpleish hue to it.

S: The smell of cherries comes across right away. Slight bitter and malt background aromas.

T: Eh, the taste for this beer is very unique. I'm not a big fan of Sours and this beer is definitely a Sour. The sour cherries that were used provide a strong sour cherry flavor that, like the Terminator, doesnt sleep and doesnt rest until all you taste are cherries. The cherry flavor took a lot to get past, and the beer finishes with a slight, slight malty flavor. I wish the beer was balanced a little more to the malty flavor and a little less from the Sour cherries. It was definitely a bold move by Duck Rabbit, so I will give them credit for that.

M: Nice amount of chew to the beer. I was pleasantly surprised.

D: I wouldn't classify this as a drinkable beer. It has such a unique flavor that if it doesnt agree with you, then you might not be able to drink the whole glass. I managed to finish my glass, but definitely wasnt asking for a refill.

Overall: Overall Duck Rabbit went out on a limb and gambled with this one. It lives up to its promise of sour cherries. Unfortunately, the sour cherry flavor dominates everything around it and is so strong, I really couldnt get past it. I would have preferred a better balance with the malty aftertaste. Overall, I'm glad I was able to try it and I applaud Duck Rabbit for going out on a limb with this one.

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Photo of AndyAvalanche
4/5  rDev +19.4%

Photo of atsprings
3.8/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

One-off version of their Baltic Porter brewed exclusively for the Raleigh Flying Saucer in their Eagle Rare Bourbon Barrel with Michigan sour cherries. The beer was served in a standard pint glass a deep black with a nice lasting off-white head. Aroma was cherries in front of dark malts. The taste was loads of tart cherry sweetness with a malt backbone that tries to make itself noticeable. The beer is somewhat on the heavy side, but the sticky sweetness from the cherries dominates. This one was a bold experiment that turned out drinkable, but not as enjoyable I hoped it would when I heard about it.

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Photo of carrollmel7
3/5  rDev -10.4%

Photo of ncfranklin
2.38/5  rDev -29%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

Had on cask at Thirsty Monk part of Pint Night.

A: Solid black and thin, almost no head, ruby highlights. Looks like death.

S: Fruit. Cherry, plum, sourness. Nothing else.

T: Overbearing sour cherry and some other dark fruits. Comes with huge sour bite and sweet/tartness. Only the slightest underlying roastiness after the taste buds adjust to the shock.

M: Thick and soupy.

D: Way overpowered with the sour fruit. Balance is no where to be seen. Seems like an experiment gone wrong. Avoid.

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Duck-Rabbit Barrel Aged Cherry Baltic Porter from The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery
Beer rating: 3.35 out of 5 with 5 ratings
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