Olde Rabbit's Foot - Foothills Brewing Company

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Ratings: 356
Reviews: 116
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 429
Gots: 130 | FT: 9
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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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Photo of thegodfather2701
3.95/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

Photo of joegard
4.71/5  rDev +9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.45/5  rDev +3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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.


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2.65/5  rDev -38.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2

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.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4/5  rDev -7.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -13.2%

Photo of InebriatedJoker
4.83/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

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.

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

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5/5  rDev +15.7%

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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

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4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours black with a mocha head and a nice collar around the glass.

Smells like chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, oak, brown sugar, and molasses.

Taste opens with the bourbon and chocolate flavor, moving into a tobacco and brown sugar flavor. Its very sweet, but the oak helps to dry it out with a warming alcohol bite. This is a delightful stout.

Mouthfeel is a little thin, but the carbonation is spot on.

Overall, its really really good. Not sure to age the other bottle...

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

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4.75/5  rDev +10%

Olde Rabbit's Foot from Foothills Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 356 ratings.