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Olde Rabbit's Foot - Foothills Brewing Company

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344 Ratings
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Ratings: 344
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 4.32
pDev: 12.27%
Wants: 424
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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CBlack85, Apr 12, 2012
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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.

InebriatedJoker, Nov 08, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

bcrossan, Aug 08, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Durb777, Nov 26, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

cwguy5, Jan 03, 2014
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loverofthecraft, Jul 29, 2014
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flipdog0, Jan 25, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Loki, Mar 15, 2013
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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...

bs870621345, Nov 19, 2011
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

MarkIntihar, Nov 22, 2011
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4.7/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

Huge thanks to NCBeerFan for sending this beer as the centerpiece of our trade. This beer is listed twice under two of the three breweries that contributed to it so I'll post this to each listing.

Pours an oily black with two healthy fingers of coarsely bubbled head. Retention is solid and lace is spotty and a bit below average. The body is completely opaque and appeared to have a velvety texture on pour.

Milk chocolate, light bourbon dominate the nose, with a touch of honey sweetness and vanilla adding to the chocolate complexity. Roasted character is definitely in the background and covered up by the intense cocoa/bourbon combination. Great richness, but wish there was more behind the beginning.

The taste does what the nose didn't by bringing in glorious roasted malt that borders on a pleasant charred at times. The bourbon is smooth, perfectly weighted, and adds nothing but flavor to the beer, never getting in the way of other aspects. Chocolate is rich, sweet, and milky. Honey has something to do with that I think, and also something to do with the distinctive sweetness at the very beginning right before the chocolate starts. Finish is char, but very balanced and neutral for how big of a stout this is. This was without a doubt the best use of bourbon in a stout I've had the pleasure of experiencing to this point. Thankfully I got a bottle that tasted the way I assume the brewers wanted it to.

Mouthfeel is creamy, but also fluid and not as heavy as expected. I actually like it this way, as it isn't thin or anything, but it also isn't a sludgy mess you can't get off your tongue. Drinkability is as good as it gets for a beer of this strength with bourbon and big malts everywhere. As a sipper it is exceptional, but even taking big swigs of it isn't too tough. I found I myself drinking this entirely too quickly.

This had been my biggest want since joining this website, and I'm happy to say it lived up to my expectations. Great, great beer.

madvermin, Apr 17, 2011
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Olde Rabbit's Foot from Foothills Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.