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Rushing Duck Dog’s Bollocks

August 18, 2014

If I’ve said it once, I’ve said it a thousand times, sometimes all it takes for me to order a beer is for the name to be suitably ridiculous. Rushing Duck is a brewery out of Chester, New York and I don’t know much more than that. They seem to be relatively recent, and are slowly expanding their production to include more year round and seasonal beers. The Dog’s Bollocks, which was just too amusing named not to order, is an occasional specialty brew they release from time to time and is aged in bourbon barrels (which is another twist that almost always gets me to taste a beer… or wine… or anything).

The beer pours a cloudy dark brown color with a cream colored head. Sweet malt and sticky dark fruit will flood your nose when it gets close with a tiny hint of oak snaking its way through the scent. The Dog’s Bollocks is surprisingly smooth in your mouth, with a nice creamy feel and a rounded middle of the road body.

The taste is truly where the beer shines. Rich flavors of dark fruit, oak, and vanilla form the beer’s main thrust, rushing over your tongue as you sip it. This is then followed up with strong malty flavors that drop hints of toffee along the way. Finally, the barrel-aging shows its true colors at the very end as the brew comes to a close with a warm boozy finish.

The Dog’s Bollocks is fantastic and I look forward to trying more of Rushing Duck’s beers and learning more about their story.

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