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.