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....

Duck-Rabbit Barleywine Ale

Finally caught up with this on its recent arrival in GA in the last couple of weeks. 12oz single from a six-pack from Mac's midtown, $11.99. Beautiful looking beer when poured correctly and into the correct glassware. The color is a deep red garnet color with a great clarity, a lovely billowing head and some decent lace. VERY nice color, and I love the clarity. Interesting because I think this seems to straddle the Enlish/American styles of BW. A sticky, syrup like consistency but the...

Duck-Rabbit Baltic Porter

12oz bottle from a recent trip to Greensboro, NC, USA. Pour is a classic, simple black body with a typical small, mocha colored head. Looks more like a RIS than anything else. Some roasty alcohol in the nose. Obviously lots of roasted notes, but to be honest it is really quite sweet. The sweetness is the distinguishing factor that pulls it into the Porter category rather than the Stout. Mouthfeel is typically creamy. Mild alcohol burn in the finish, but despite that it drinks well below the...

Duck-Rabbit Rabid Duck

12oz single purchased on a recent trip to Greensboro, NC, USA before this made it to GA. Typical motor oil pour with some good looking Mocha/tan head. Lace is scant. Nose and taste represent a mild, milk chocolate lightly roasted malt. A hint of alcohol in the nose. Some darker cooking chocolate/Bourneville in the taste. A touch of bitterness. Slightly thin for the style and this brew lacks a little of the mouth coating attributes that one might have expected. A little smoke in the finish and...

Duck-Rabbit Porter

Classic Porter color with it varying between black and dark brown depending on the light. All the different lighting conditions have some red highlights at the extreme edges. Short lived head but there is some lacing and a little spotty film left on the surface. Good chocolate aromas with the standard lightly roasted malt and nice sweetness. Mouthfeel has the good creamy nature that I demand from my porters but is often lacking in many examples of the style. Nice, light cocoa powder tastes,...

Duck-Rabbit Brown Ale

Single 12 oz botle from Riverside, Chattanooga, TN, USA. Delicious. Dark red pour with the odd combination of not much persistent head but some really nice lacing. Carbonation is low. Nutty, sweet and wonderful caramel aromas, exactly what I am looking for in a brown ale. Tastes do not quite reflect the malt or the sweetness. I get a much drier and hoppier finish than I was anticipating, but this unexpected trait brings balance. Drinkability is good, and the single bottle I had leaves me...

Duck-Rabbit Amber Ale

Picked up as a single from Riverside in Chattanooga, TN, USA. Great metallic copper colored body with a small but attractive light brown head the lingers to leave minimal lace. Some pretty good carbonation rises in the glass. Characterful drink with an obvious malt/sweet backbone, but with some hops layered on top. Roasted caramel present too. Very drinkable with a nice clean dry finish typical of the style. A few nutty flavors in there too that remind me of a brown ale hybrid. Nice job. Very...

Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout

Dark pour with light brown highlights. Small, tan head that recedes quickly to leave a ring of spotty creaminess around the circumference of the surface. Definitely a sweet drink, but the sugar is not overpowering and serves to smooth out the bitterness. It’s nice, drinkable and tasty, but lacks body and mouthfeel. The upside of that is that the drink is really much more refreshing than similar beers of the same style. Light, drinkable and enjoyable, but not a heavyweight. A light...