Duck-Rabbit Wee Heavy Scotch Style Ale

12oz bottle as a single from Green’s on Buford, Atlanta, GA, USA.
Lucky to get his one as a single. Greens has been doing a bit of this lately and I’ve been waiting on this particular beer for a LONG time (long before DR came to GA).
FWIW I love the metallic green color on the label.
The color is a deep garnet color that looks great. Head is a little disappointing since it fades quickly, but nevertheless it still has depth and plenty of color.
Some decent sherry and alcohol notes in the nose. More rich maltiness than I was expecting.
Big malts are the experience here (as they should be), followed by an alcohol finish and some dry character. Large, and not quite as smooth as it should be, the brew is a bit edgy. A surpisingly alcoholic notes (especially in the finish) which slightly takes the edge off the beer; it feels slightly too big for the style.
Frankly this is one of my favorite styles, but this version has an alcoholic edge that is just a little too big.
Close, but not quite great. Maybe this would benefit from some short term cellar time.

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09/26/2008
Format:
bottle
ABV: 8.0 %
Appearance: 4
Taste: 4
Mouthfeel: 4
Smell: 4.5
Overall: 4
Total: 4.1
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