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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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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Beerverage, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of adrock7309
3.68/5  rDev -14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Shared a 2011 vintage with two friends at a recent tasting.

Poured into a bells snifter. Body was dark black with a semi transparent hue. The brew foamed up a medium tan head which left nice lacing.

Hints of espresso, dark chocolate, vanilla, and nice oaky burbon came through on the nose.

Mouthfeel was lighter than I was antIcipating but still enjoyed tremendously. Lots of vanilla and bourbon notes shined through the heavy roast.

Overall a good but not great beer.

adrock7309, Feb 07, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

BeerFMAndy, Feb 03, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

SpillyBeers, Feb 01, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

ygtbsm94, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of Alpar
5/5  rDev +15.7%

Alpar, Jan 25, 2012
Photo of BarrytheBear
3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle shared with steepH20 during a leisurely and long overdue day of celebrating the birth of his son. Cheers to Chris and Ben (and Katie :)!

2010 edition

Pours a very dark brown with a nice puff that settles to near stillness

Sweetness of the honey reaches up from the glass as it mingles with the tangy bourbon. A light smokiness pokes through along with a faint heat and the dry chocolate nibs.

This is different. At its base, there's a smooth, rounded, slightly light bodied bourbon stout. At around mid palate however, there's a sharp honey spike that washes over the beer and leaves a very sweet but also pungent bitterness along the back end. The finish is where the nibs play center stage.

I believe that the honey may be used to beef up the body, which this beer could use. However, cutting the honey might also pull away from some of the distraction that the honey imparts. Hmmm....quite the conundrum...or not.

Overall, a pretty good beer and one that I'm happy to have been able to share.

BarrytheBear, Jan 22, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

schwee, Jan 19, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

ignorantharbor, Jan 19, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

fehrminator, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of hdelavega
4.6/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From notes.
Enjoyed at a bottle share.
Pours a deep black with about an inch of thick, dark brown head.
The aroma is rich with chocolate, honey, dark fruit, and a little bourbon.
Very tasty, great chocolate, dark fruit, vanilla, the bourbon is present but not hot and plays really nicely with the chocolate.
The feel was super smooth with a pretty full body and light carbonation that finished smooth coating the mouth leaving a nice reminder of the awesome beer just sipped.
Overall a fantastic stout. Defiantly worth seeking out.

hdelavega, Jan 16, 2012
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

BDeibs, Jan 14, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

shwillivanilli, Jan 13, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

DavidEddie, Jan 09, 2012
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3.5/5  rDev -19%

gregmoscetti, Jan 08, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

greg4579, Jan 07, 2012
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4.25/5  rDev -1.6%

leschkie, Jan 05, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

Vermonthiker, Jan 04, 2012
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

Gushue3, Jan 04, 2012
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5/5  rDev +15.7%

mgbickel, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev -7.4%

coreyfmcdonald, Dec 31, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +4.2%

podunkparte, Dec 30, 2011
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2/5  rDev -53.7%

whitekiboko, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of mcallister
4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle 233

Pours jet black with no penetrable light. A creamy half inch mocha colored head fades into a rich top leaving a thick layer of lace in its wake.

Aromas in this seem a little tight and restrained. Hints of bourbon, cardboard, cocoa, dark chocolate, burnt caramel, honey, black fruits, light vanilla, toasted coconut and wood.

Wow the taste on the other hand is phenomenal. Rich layers of cocoa, fudge and dark chocolate, Nice dollop of honey. Black fruit, burnt caramel, earthy hops, light bourbon, toasted oak and vanilla. Finish is short and semi sweet. A hint of leather and asphalt. Hot on the finish in the back of the throat and chest. Mouth is a bit thin and medium bodied. However this complex beast isn't hurt too badly by it. Years to go on this one.

mcallister, Dec 23, 2011
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3.73/5  rDev -13.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

After sampling the van pappy dark lord just prior to trying this beer, it was perhaps to be expected that this would be something of a let down.

Sampled at the epic finewinemike event.

The beer pours a dark brown color, with good head retention and lacing. The nose is impressive in this beer, albeit a bit boozy. Still, I otherwise pick up considerable chocolate, prunes and vanilla, that in combination is quite attrative. Given the aroma profile, I have to say I was all the more disappoitned by what I got on the palate. The beer was a thin and fairly dry, and seemed to be dominated by licorice and light coffee. Also, I picked up some noticeable heat on the finish, which further detracted from the flavor profile. Mouthfeel otherwise was medium bodied at most, with an adequate at best finish.

Maybe I would have liked this beer more if I had tried it at the outset of the tasting, but the fact remains that this was probably the least impressive beer I sampled at the tasting. Along with CBS and the 2010 Kate the Great, this was one of the few beers that disappointed at this tasting event.

John_M, Dec 21, 2011
Olde Rabbit's Foot from Foothills Brewing Company
96 out of 100 based on 344 ratings.