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Duck-Rabbit Milk Stout brewed in Farmville, North Carolina
Duck Rabbit Milk Stout brewed by the Duck-Rabbit Brewery - Farmville,
Duck Rabbit Milk Stout is a traditional full-bodied stout brewed with
lactose (milk sugar). The subtle sweetness imparted by the lactose balances
the sharpness of the highly roasted grains which give this delicious beer
its black color.
The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery is in the eastern North Carolina town of
Farmville. The brewery specializes in dark beers. According to Paul
Philippon, brewmaster and founder of the company, “There are rich dark beer
traditions that are under-represented in our beer market. As a dark beer
specialist, The Duck-Rabbit has a great opportunity to serve a thirsty niche
of specialty beer lovers.”
Beer Review by Beer
Advocate Appearance: This beer, poured from a bottle into a mug, produced a dark tan
creamy 1/2" head that dissipated slowly leaving good head lacing. There was
little carbonation in an opaque very dark brown body.
AROMA: All malt -- moderate toasted bread, light notes of smoke, coffee, dark
chocolate, honey and roasted malts.
Taste: Taste followed the nose on this one. Moderate toasted bread, coffee, dark
chocolate with a light touch of honey and smoke. Well put together and
Mouthfeel: A full-bodied stout with a creamy texture, little carbonation and
good body lacing that dissipates slowly. The initial flavor was a pleasing
moderate sweetness coupled with a light bitterness -- definitely well-balanced
-- with a finish that was somewhat less sweet, still slightly bitter with just a
touch of dryness that lingered for a moderate amount of time.
Overall: I could consume this stout all night long. It has a good
price-performance ratio and is easy to drink. I'll definitely buy it again. It
is a solid, dependable beer that I would be happy to have and to serve again and
All Duck-Rabbit beers display the brewery’s logo, a silhouette which can look
like a duck’s head or a rabbit’s head, depending on the viewer’s perspective.
“Before I was a professional brewer, I taught college philosophy. A version of
the duck-rabbit picture appears in a philosophy book I admire and I wanted to
use a logo that recalls my former life,” explains Paul Philippon, owner and
brewer. Erb connects the
logo with the company specialty, saying, “Many people don’t see beyond their
first impression of a dark beer: color. The Duck-Rabbit line-up demonstrates
that different dark beers can be refreshing, thirst-quenching, hoppy, balanced,
and robust. With our beer as with our logo, a second look might reveal something
you didn’t expect.”