Pours opaque: no color even penetrates the fringes. Foam is mocha, loosely packed allowing it to quickly dissipate. Pretty while it lasts. Sporadic, dotty lacing.
Aroma doesn't hesitate in bringing it. Roast highlights while undertones of chocolate and licorice. Molasses but only mildly sweet. Touches of smoke evolve.
Taste is complex. Sweet molasses starts up, seemingly to reappear in the finish. The middle transitions: roast and licorice mostly. Finally, in the end, notes of dark cherry, light chocolate, and ashy, chalky smoke enter the taste buds.
Minimally carbonated while a few sips in starts to leave the lips sticky. Body is big. Dries the palate almost immediately.
I haven't been fond of Duck Rabbit beers but this one brings it nicely. Not an overbearing RIS. Good balance while keeping it complex. Enjoy!