Duck-Rabbit Baltic Porter

1 May 2011 by , 1 Comment

I’m a big fan of The Duck-Rabbit Brewery. First off, what’s not to love about the brand? It’s both a duck AND a rabbit all in one. Not only do I have a t-shirt from these guys but I also received a children’s book by the same name as a graduation gift – from grad school. Yes, it’s a good book, you should get it and no, sadly it has nothing to do with the brewery.

Moving right along, I have to admit, I’m a little shocked we haven’t reviewed any of Duck-Rabbit’s brews up until now. Seems like I’ve always got at least one of there brews in the fridge. This particular brew came home with me after a venture into North Carolina and I’ve saved it until now.

As this is a porter, it pours dark with very little head – and what head there was had a dark mocha color to it. On the nose you get a very sweet scent, some chocolate, cocoa, and if someone told me there was some Dale’s Seasoning in there, well, I don’t know that I could say they were lying to me. On the tongue, you get the sweetness from the scent, the chocolate, a little oak, definitely some roasted malt in here, there’s a bitter finish to it as if you had a bite of dark chocolate. It reminds me a bit of a 1554 by New Belgium but this beer seems more complex and a little more rich – similar but different and at 9% ABV, it better be!

Final snobs: I’m sad I only have one bottle of this beer.  Definitely a great porter that I’ll definitely grab again.

  • They make some fantastic beers. Love this from their website, “We specialize in beautiful, delicious, full flavored dark beers. When we brew, we’re happy and we dance. During fermentation, we sing softly to the yeast.”