Wednesday, 4 June 2014

The Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout

The Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout comes from Farmville, North Carolina.  It's brewed by The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery, sold in 355mL bottles, and doesn't have an alcohol percentage listed on the bottle. It pours a deep, dark brown and poured with a decent amount of tan head that faded quickly. It has a rich and powerful mocha aroma that's sweet, but has a slight hop kick. The flavour profile goes from sweet to bitter. It starts chocolaty, with some brown sugar and raisin notes. The finish is surprisingly bitter--I'd love to know the IBU count. It's hoppy with tobacco notes and just the faintest glimmer of cranberry. The mouthfeel is smooth, but with a bitter, crunchy speedbump.

According to the label, the Duck-Rabbit folks are "the dark beer specialists". If their milk stout is any indication, that might be a well deserved distinction. Nice stuff.

Rating: 9.0 out of 10.

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