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Review by everetends on 02/01/10  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 10 18 4 9 0
Old Review
12 oz bottle I got off the singles (survivors) rack at Green's in ATL. Poured this puppy into a Tulip glass.

A: Poured a nice, thick black. Has a seriously thick consistency. Didn't pour much of a head, but still has a ring that produces some nice sticky lacing. Where there is no head, there is an almost oil slick like situation going on on top of this brew. Looks tasty.

S: Some serious bitter aroma coming out of this brew but I can't tell if it is the hops or not. Coffee is coming through pretty strong and could be the source of the bitterness. Other notable scents: bitter sweet chocolate, dark fruit and alcohol.

T: Taste starts out as some serious alcohol soaked dark fruit (raisins, plum, prune). Coffee follows quickly with some bitter sharpness. Lactose offers a bit of twang to the brew. Chocolate rounds out the flavor with a tasty richness.

M: Very thick and sticky. The brew really sticks to your mouth and tongue. Slight alcohol burn sits on the back of your tongue and on your throat. Aftertastes linger of coffee and chocolate.

D: This is a heavy brew, perfect for a dessert brew. It will overwhelm and challenge the palate. This is probably the best brew I have had from Duck Rabbit. Pretty damned balanced and well rounded. Absolutely a great example of the style. Makes daddy happy.


Served In: Bottle

Review by Oxymoron on 12/24/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
76 3 9 15 4 7 2009
Can ducks be rabid or can rabbits duck? Poured a midnight shade of black. Very dark with a light red hue when held to the light. A thick and solid head that last through the tasting. As did a nice lacing. A good viscous material that covered the glass well.

The nose has a lot going on. The first thing I get is noticeable alcohol and solvent notes. Granted this beast is young but whoa. Some yeasty notes, mostly fruity esters. Cherry, figs, raisins and current, just to name a few. The malt is a little hidden but some lighter astringent notes, with hints of coffee and chocolate.

The taste is complex but the alcohol notes come out very strong. Some fusel and solvent notes but blends nicely with a estery yeast notes. The figs/raisin/plum flavor comes out more as the cherry and current notes back off. There is a lactic quality the is more milk stout-esk, versus oatmeal. This is enhanced with a malty note with a minor astringent note on the back end. Some minor woody characteristics as well. Leaves a sweeter finish.

The body finishes sweet with a lot of esters. Good carbonation. Overall more of an American Imp Stout but has some hints of Belgian Dark Strong really changes this beer. I would love to try to this after a few years, should be great.

Served In: Pint Glass

Review by Lum on 11/04/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
92 3 11 19 4 9 0
Thaks to WeisGuy, and cvstrickland (many, MANY times - keep 'em coming!!!) for this one!

Pours blacker than black. One finger mocha colored head takes form up top. Nice retention-dwindles down to a collar around the glass. Sticky lacing.

Aroma is of well toasted malts- heavy licorice with hints of dark bitter chocolate, molasses, dark fruits (raisins, plums) and grains. Awesome!

Taste follows the nose with strong bitter chocolate, coffee, prunes and molasses. Somewhat bitter, sour(!) and slightly smokey - all this carries through the dry and warming finish.

Medium to full in body, smooth, creamy, thick, and very sticky mouthfeel. Carbonation is excellent. I love the slightly dry, warming alcohol nature that balances the mouthfeel for this one.

This is excellent! A true sipper - warms the the heart and liver - this one has everything one could want in an RIS, with a slight twist here and there. I think this would be an prime candidate for aging...
An true example of what I believe an RIS should be... I love it!
Absolute Must Try!!!!

Served In: Tulip

Review by tavernjef on 04/06/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 9 16 4 8 2009
Pours thick and black, caps off with a medium dark cocoa browned foam that slips away quickly to leave some big bubbles and a thick skim at the collar. Lots of oily lacing is splattered acorss the glass.

Aroma is dark and deeply tanged in a sweet dark cherry hinted chocolate and bread dough. Slightly heated and spicy with floral hops, leather, vanilla, and graham crackers.

Solid and tanged deep and richly effective in a dark cherry/prune/raisin mild sourness and a fluffy dark bakers chocolate base with hints to molasses, piney oiled hops, leathery tobacco, coffee roast, green apple, and slightly burnt cream. The tang it holds in its deep dark cherry is moderately lengthy with a nice hold as the chocolate tones sweep up underneath leaving a slight fluff and bitterness with all the other notings of stuff going on inbetween.

Body is a solid medium, fairly creamy and smooth, bold, rich, lush, and tangy sweet feel within a very dark realm of dark fruity things; mostly dark cherry and a slight soured snap along with its chocolate balance finding certain areas. As it did get a bit of unconsistancey as it went along. Some sips the cherry tang overwhelmed everything, while others were down right awesome with the chocolate balance.

Be that as it may, this is one very solid RIS and wouldn't turn it down for nothings. It drinks down quite quickly.

Served In: Goblet

Review by seaoflament on 03/12/09  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
80 3 9 16 4 8 2009
*Uploading my old reviews, this one has a review date of: 9-2-07. If I can acquire the beer again I will re-review it*

Got this one in a trade with BRoss242, thanks.

Pours dark with a finger of mocha head which quickly dissipates and leaves behind a nice ring and thin layer of foam. The aroma is roasted malts, coffee, chocolate, toffee, dark fruits, cherry, and alcohol. You can tell from the aroma that this will be a big and heavy hitter. Taste has loads of roasted malts as well as coffee, chocolate and alcohol is quite present also. As the beer warms up a bit I also detect some dark fruits like prunes, raisins as well as chocolate covered cherries. Mouthfeel and carbonation are quite good, maybe a little less carbonation would help as I feel my tongue getting a little numb. Enjoyed this one a bit more once I let it warm up.

Served In: Bottle

Review by cjsell on 09/28/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 8 19 4 10 2008
A: Poured a very dark brown color with little head. Good lacing staying around as it goes down.

S: Chocolate, slight hops, and slight alcohol smell.

T: I was shocked on my first taste with the amount of sourness present. Has a very nice, smooth chocalate taste. A very interesting Imperial Stout that will definitely have to get my hands on again.

M: Nice thick mouthfeel, with a good hint of alcohol.

D: As stated earlier, this was a very plesent surprise to me. I really enjoyed the sour bite added to this Imperial Stout. Also very smooth for a 10% beer. I need more of this.

Served In: Bottle

Review by Westside Threat on 04/11/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
72 3 9 14 3 7 2008
A: Super carbonated, damn thing spilled over when I was pouring. Head settled quickly to a sudsy mass of leather colored bubbles. Body seems sort of thin, a very dark brown bordering on black.

S: Really oily. Vinous bakers chocolate, little bit of licorice, tobacco and sweetish leather.

T: Starts out dry, roasted and bitter. Sweetness comes in quickly though with cheap American chocolate at the tip of the tongue and minor grape juice behind the scenes. Some roasted nuttiness can be found around the center of the tongue with pricks of lactose to and fro. After the swallow, the sweetness gets a little cloying before the roasted barley takes control and sweet espresso roast coasts it to a finish.

M: Thin for the style but a decent mouthfeel.

D: Eh. Just another over rated imperial stout. I’m getting bored of these. This is an ok beer, but nothing special.

Served In: Tulip

Review by Tip Top on 01/01/08  
 
Score Appearance Smell Taste Mouthfeel Overall Impression Year
88 3 9 18 5 9 0
A - Pours a generous one and a half inch dark cocoa colored head that is fluffy and thick looking. Body is dark brown/black and opaque. No light getting through this one.

S - Cocoa, baker's chocolate, molasses, a bit of citrus hops, roasty dark malts, touch of coffee bitterness.

T - Rich and thick. Huge chocolate flavors with cocoa, baker's chocolate, and dark chocolate. A bit if orangey hops poke through for an instant. Slight coffee bitter bite. Some red fruits. Roasted malt.

M - Thick and full bodied. Goes down oily slick. Carbonation is smooth.

D - Hard to believe this one is 10%, as it just goes down real easy. Nice RIS that I am glad to have more of.

Served In: Pint Glass

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