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Olde Rabbit's Foot - Foothills Brewing Company

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324 Ratings
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Ratings: 324
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 407
Gots: 132 | FT: 7
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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4.25/5  rDev -1.4%

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AndyAvalanche

Massachusetts

4.8/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

22 oz. bomber (2012 special release) split with a few friends. Liquid portion comes out dark brown with deep mahogany highlights. Nice dark brown head with small bubbles that goes away pretty quickly. Some good lacing to it and each sip coats the glass like cough syrup, nothing not to like in the look.

Smell is awesome, super sweet and decent. You can totally pick up the coco nibs and the honey, sort of gives it a boiling brown sugar type smell that's really great. Very roasty and slightly boozy/bourbony (if that's a word). Either way it's a great smelling beer.

The taste is equally as excellent. Big roasty flavors of a quality stout with some awesome sweetness. Honey and coco nibs provide a nice sugary flavor with this that blend nice with the roasty stout flavors. There's also a slight dark fruit liquor flavor to it, maybe raisons and dehydrated cherries. All meshes together great, nothing not to like about it.

Mouthfeel is good. It was a cold and rainy day today and this heavy medium to full bodied barrel aged beer warmed me to the core. Silky smooth with a good carbonation level with a nice warm finish from the bourbon blends together really nicely. This beer is a perfect sipper for the end of the night. I'm almost upset I shared it, but it was shared with good people so it's ok I guess. Super drinkable, would drink this year round even if it wasn't a cold day. Curious to see how this one ages. Props to Old Hickory, Duck-Rabbit, and Foothhills for collaborating such a great beer. I wish all 3 came to my area.

Serving type: bottle

02-28-2013 04:21:50 | More by AndyAvalanche
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

4.28/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Bottle #385 of 694. Don't see a vintage date. Tulip glass.

A: Pours a sturdy black with a ring of sand colored head, fine and espresso like. Pretty good retention but no lacing to speak of.

S: Dark chocolatey goodness, fair amount of roast, and a little oak and cinnamon. Has the sharp acidity of an RIS. Barrel influence is quite muted.

T: Roasted malt, dark chocolate, a touch of bourbon, and mild RIS-like acidity, with a longish medium roast coffee finish.

M: Medium, creamy body and medium smooth carbonation.

O: Pretty drinkable and well balanced, but no standout flavors and very muted barrel presence in both the aroma and taste.

Serving type: bottle

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brentk56

North Carolina

4.01/5  rDev -7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

2010 bottling

Appearance: The black liquid fills the chalice with the tiniest of tawny highlights and is topped by a modest head that fades to a bubbly ringlet; leggy strands of lace dot the glass

Smell: Roasty, with charred black bread, dark chocolate, coffee, Bourbon and oak tones

Taste: Chocolate and coffee, up front, with the Bourbon tones developing in the middle; the roasty character builds, after the swallow, along with a bit of tart dark fruit; in the finish, both chocolate and vanilla flavors linger with the Bourbon

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation; a bit thin for the style

Overall: I have had this beer a number of times, but this is the first time I have reviewed it; it is a bit thinner than I remembered nor do I recall the tartness; I will have to compare it to the later bottlings I have in my cellar at another time

Serving type: bottle

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4.21/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

A: Pours near jet black with a nice medium sized brown head that reseds leaving some nice lacing and a good dose of bubbles

S: A nice roastiness with nice dark chocolate, some espresso, and bourbon soaked wood. Light notes of tobacco, vanilla and figs appear but not as dominant

T: Milk chocolate and coffee at the forfront with a nice bourbon sting, some vanilla represents. I stepped away from it and came back as it warmed to room temp. Big dark fruits, cocoa and holy tobacco. This beer really came alive as warmed and breathed. A bit sticky on the finish with some nice heat and loads of flavor.

M: Big body, well carbonated, robust and filling but it was a tad thin for me.

O: Fantastic beer.

Serving type: bottle

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Olde Rabbit's Foot from Foothills Brewing Company
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