Sunday, 28 January 2007

Review: Duck-Rabbit Baltic Porter

Duck-Rabbit Baltic Porter from Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery, The
Rating: A-

Recently had another Baltic Porter that I really liked, so I was excited to try this one. Received in the first package of No Name BIF from ipa2xs - thanks!

Appearance: Pours inky black, completely opaque. "That's not beer, it's mud" said my father. Khaki-colored head that was somewhat limited due to pouring into two glasses and (presumably) the alcohol content. Fair amounts of lacing.

Smell: Mochaccino kind of aroma, surprisingly sweet-smelling. No hints of burnt graint, just nice roast. Hints of dark fruit, but in the background. I'm searching for smoke and don't find any in the nose...

Taste: Lots of chocolate and roast flavors. Not as much coffee as in some porters. Cherries? Just the slightest hint of smoke at the swallow.

Mouthfeel: Deliciously thick, rich and creamy. Good carbonation.

Drinkability: Exceptional for so dark and rich of a beer. Thanks again, ipa2xs!

Serving type: bottle

Reviewed on: 01-28-2007 17:37:09

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