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Olde Rabbit's Foot - Foothills Brewing Company

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334 Ratings
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Ratings: 334
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 415
Gots: 131 | FT: 8
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Double / Imperial Stout |  10.13% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
2010-2012 were brewed at Foothills Brewing. 2009 at Olde Hickory.

Duck Rabbit, Olde Hickory, and Foothills each contribute the wort from their signature imperial stouts. The combined brew is then aged in 23-year old Pappy Van Winkle barrels with honey and cocoa nibs.

(Beer added by: atsprings on 10-25-2010)
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KevSal

California

4.05/5  rDev -6.3%

Made my final car payment and felt like celebrating. Showed up to my house today courtesy of beermeX2, thanks steve! it was between this guy and basc. this guys ingredients begged to be open now rather than later.

even mix of the three breweries imperial stouts wort brewed with honey and cocoa nibs and aged in rare kentucky bourbon barrels. sounds delicious

22 poured into a SN snifter.

a- pours a dark brown,pitchblack in the glass, dark brown on the edges. nice brown half inch dark drown head. so far looking good.

s-yess, this guys smell delicious! you can smell the barrel, vanilla, and surprisingly the honey and chocolate come up pretty strong, awesome.

t- quite tasty, not quite like the nose but they are present. a lot more vanilla from the barrels comes through in the taste. slight alchohol burn in the finish but not as bad as i expected. the honey provides a nice touch

m- alot thinner than i expected this guy to be. was wishing for a fuller body but the carbonation is very good.

o-this is a very good brew, and a very interesting concept of mixing their stouts together. after having it fresh i may have been off base, this guy might have good potential in the cellar. hopefully this one doesn't sour like some of the other batches tho.
have the 3 base beers lined up. look forward to trying each of them to see how add to this brew.

08-22-2011 04:37:14 | More by KevSal
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Kaydogg

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

12-11-2012 16:14:19 | More by Kaydogg
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ne0m00re

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev -11.3%

Live review of a 2011 22 oz bottle thanks to a generous trader.
A: Opaque black, thin tan head with some lacing.
S: Nice caramel bourbon character, dark chocolate liqueur, Irish cream-like character.
T: Interesting. Raisin and whiskey with some vanilla. Bitter chocolate chips. Sticky sweet chocolate far in background with an earthy finish... interesting tannins and strawberry character.
M: Medium to lighter body, creamy character, ends relatively clean with just a mild linger.
O: Pretty good. Probably too hot at the moment, but it shows a lot of potential.

11-08-2011 14:24:56 | More by ne0m00re
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Dolfan907

Louisiana

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

06-14-2014 01:48:20 | More by Dolfan907
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bob727

Florida

5/5  rDev +15.7%

11-22-2011 05:33:29 | More by bob727
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Hopbully

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

02-28-2013 05:51:30 | More by Hopbully
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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

08-12-2014 18:29:28 | More by gr8zehaman
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SGToliver

Washington

4/5  rDev -7.4%

08-22-2013 17:44:12 | More by SGToliver
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CraftEyeDoc

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +10%

01-24-2013 20:26:17 | More by CraftEyeDoc
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Schlais

Minnesota

4/5  rDev -7.4%

12-27-2012 03:14:44 | More by Schlais
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thegodfather2701

North Carolina

3.95/5  rDev -8.6%

A-pours pitch black with no head and no lacing.

S-chocolate, coffee, bourbon, alcohol, roasted malt

T-Similar to the nose. A nice balance of chocolate, coffee, bourbon, coconut, oak, and alcohol primarily dominate the flavor profile. There is a great balance between the sweetness of this beer and its roasted malt flavors. The bourbon plays an important role in the flavor but it is not overwhelming.

M-Somewhat thin, yet much more syrupy than carbonated.

D-Deffintely a sipper given its complexity and high abv.

Overall, this is a really good beer and I am glad I was able to get one of the last glasses before it ran out. This is a solid barrel aged imperial stout and I highly recommend it.

12-11-2012 03:13:41 | More by thegodfather2701
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joegard

Virginia

4.71/5  rDev +9%

2011 bottle from a generous beer friend split with 2 other friends . I was unaware of this collaboration when I obtained this bottle but was saving it for good times with friends.

A- Poured like any barrel aged imperial stout would, black with a few cream colored bubbles around the edges.

S- muted aromas which I am attributing to being cellared for 3 years. Faint honey and cocoa from the adjuncts, all the aromas that go with bourbon barrel aging but heavier on barrel aspects. Well rounded all about.

T- Smooth sipping barrel aged imperial stout. Muted honey and cocoa balanced but notable in the accompanying bourbon notes. Creamy, chocolatey, stouty

M- Really good - worth it

07-07-2014 13:42:53 | More by joegard
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

03-23-2014 15:16:25 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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Arenbeer

Connecticut

4.45/5  rDev +3%

My 300th Review!

22oz bottle into a Goblet glass served at fridge temp

2011 Release

A- Pours a opaque black that doesn't allow any light through it no matter what. On top of the black body is a small 1 finger khaki head that dissipates fairly quickly. Not much retention but some really sexy legs on the side of the glass.

S- Deep dark roastiness up front with hints of sweet chocolate, nuts, caramel or toffee, musty oak, vanilla, and tons of old Bourbon. Could live in this glass.

T- Wow Super complex. The sweet dark chocolate hits the front of the tongue with hints of creamy caramel malts and tobacco. When it crosses the middle of the tongue the strong bourbon flavors and barrel quality's come through with musty oak and vanilla that coat the throat. But the finish is where it shines with bitter coffee and a slight smoke or char. Definitely a nice boozy finish but not over powering for sure, The alcohol creates a nice flavor and fullness in the body.

M- Full bodied with moderate carbonation and a nice bitter full finish.

Overall I have to say having had a lot of bourbon aged beers the Pappy Van Winkle really comes through creating one hell of a unique flavor as well as one strong flavor that shines through perfectly.

SkÅL!

11-17-2011 22:34:23 | More by Arenbeer
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Wisconsinality

Wisconsin

2.65/5  rDev -38.7%

2010 vintage split and poured into tulip.

A- Pours a pitch black with no light being let through. A nice two fingers worth of head. The head recedes quickly and doesn't leave much in the way of lacing.

S- Big roasted malts and some nice cocoa and chocolate. The honey comes through pretty good. There is some black licorice but no bourbon whatsoever.

T- This might be infected. I get an initial sourness which isn't supposed to be there. After that there is some roasted malts and a slight sweetness. There is a little honey and no bourbon.

M- Medium to full bodied. A little warmth on the back of the throat.

D- I was really looking forward to try this one but got the short end of the stick. I would love to try another bottle to see how this beer truly is but will be hard to come by and I don't want to risk getting another infected bottle.

01-27-2011 22:25:42 | More by Wisconsinality
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Bonko_the_sane

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +10%

05-12-2013 18:55:07 | More by Bonko_the_sane
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jlb502

California

4/5  rDev -7.4%

11-15-2011 03:01:02 | More by jlb502
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wesside89

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.4%

09-20-2013 07:38:40 | More by wesside89
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InebriatedJoker

Ohio

4.83/5  rDev +11.8%

Thanks Steve for sharing this one with me -

Poured from bottle into my Duvel tulip - 2010 bottle

A: Pours as dark as dragons blood with a one finger head that descends into a thin frothy lacing, decent carbonation.

S:Bourbon, molasses , anise, chocolate, roasted malt.

T: Molasses,bourbon ,slight anise, chocolate, roasted malts and barley, dark fruit hints , slight coffee, vanilla hues as well.

This was one of the most complex tasting American Double / Imperial Stout that I have had to date, it's flavors were all over the place and yet they melded together to make an impressive beer, I enjoyed every sip of this beast and if given the chance I would drink this every day - as it warms it seems a new flavor pops up .. Thanks again Steve - what a great beer.

11-08-2011 02:43:23 | More by InebriatedJoker
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CBlack85

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

04-12-2012 14:19:27 | More by CBlack85
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DrewLikesBeer

Florida

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

10-27-2013 17:34:04 | More by DrewLikesBeer
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Durb777

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

11-26-2012 17:08:04 | More by Durb777
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nharres

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

12-30-2013 23:49:58 | More by nharres
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cwguy5

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +15.7%

01-03-2014 18:19:01 | More by cwguy5
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bcrossan

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

08-08-2013 22:44:35 | More by bcrossan
Olde Rabbit's Foot from Foothills Brewing Company
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