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Olde Rabbit's Foot - Foothills Brewing Company

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Ratings: 324
Reviews: 115
rAvg: 4.31
pDev: 12.53%
Wants: 407
Gots: 131 | FT: 7
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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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DoctorB2B

Massachusetts

5/5  rDev +16%

11-14-2011 19:00:13 | More by DoctorB2B
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klipper

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +4.4%

11-14-2011 11:24:04 | More by klipper
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orangesol

Pennsylvania

3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Big thanks to Deuane for bringing this one to our Stout Day party. This is a 2010 bottle.

A - Pours jet black with a one finger tall tan head leaving small streaks of lace down the glass.

S - Smells of rich bourbon, vanilla, bakers chocolate, dark roasted malt, and a definite dulled twang at the end of each sniff. Not bad but not great either.

T - Starts off with a big dose of sweet vanilla quickly giving way to a big shot of bourbon, sweet chocolate, and the ever present dark roast. The little twang from the nose is present here as well but it hasn't got any stronger, almost sherry like. The finish is a mix of light bourbon heat and sweet dark roast, lingering on the pallet for some time.

M - Heavy body and flavor with moderate carbonation. Slightly thin, roasty, feel that really doesn't do this beer justice.

O - I liked this one. The flavors are all there for it to be great but it never really got to that level. I will definitely revisit this one in the future.

Serving type: bottle

11-12-2011 20:44:53 | More by orangesol
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claaark13

Indiana

3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

From 9/22/11 notes.

morimoto makes it happen again! Thanks, I've been eying this bottle since our last trade....ha, not too long I suppose. 2011 vintage poured into a DFH goblet.

A - Light passes through during pour; no light escapes once it is in the glass. Looks nice, 1/2" head lowers to about 1/4" after time and remains nicely. Sticks a little bit to the side of the glass, but could improve. Looks like an above average RIS.

S - Not too strong once poured. However, when I move in and get close, the aroma is pretty nice. Light bourbon. Tad bit of oak, vanilla, then what I'm finding to be either a toffee or caramel in there. Really nice, somewhat light though. If it were stronger, I'd be blown away.

T - Wow. Toffee, smooth charred oak, vanilla, then more toffee. Oak lingers after the vanilla/toffee eventually subside beyond each sip. This is great. Smooth, balanced. Sweetness seems to mix well with the toffee/vanilla. Maybe that's the honey? Once it is on your tongue, the bourbon is evident in the future tastes. The toffee flavor is really coming into play for me through the entire bottle. There is a little bit of booze and oak in the finish that could improve. Bourbon is pretty evident in this brew.

M - Lighter side of medium, but smooth. It isn't as thick as I'd prefer, but the body goes well with the beer and carries the flavor quite a bit.

O - Really a nice brew. Great bourbon flavors, balanced, drinkable for a BA RIS. I really enjoyed the vanilla/toffee/caramel going on in this one that I was picking up on. For me, those flavors helped make up for the lack in strong appearance/aroma/mouthfeel. Thanks again morimoto and feel free to send me more of this if you run out of stuff to do.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 14:34:51 | More by claaark13
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ne0m00re

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 14:24:56 | More by ne0m00re
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Brewbro000

California

4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

2011 release-

Poured from the bomber into my Duvel glass

A: Pitch black in the glass with beautiful lacing from a very strong pour that still only yields a very small, coffee brown head. Leaves behind some mild lacing as the head recedes to a thin collar around the edge of the glass.
S: Naturally, bourbon barrels and booze are at the forefront but are equally complimented by thick toffee and chocolate notes.
T: Toffee and coffee flavors emerge after a bit of a bite from the carbonation followed by chocolate and finish that warms as it goes down, no way to hide the 10% on this beast. The barrel treatment has done this beer well and it shows with some hints of wood and vanilla in the middle of each sip.
M: A little thinner than i expected and more carbonated that i expected but it goes down smooth.
O: Overall a very tasty barrel aged stout that i will not be disappointed to drink 22oz bottle of.

Serving type: bottle

11-08-2011 02:45:48 | More by Brewbro000
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InebriatedJoker

Ohio

4.83/5  rDev +12.1%
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.

Serving type: bottle

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

Ohio

3.53/5  rDev -18.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

2010 Vintage, thanks to Jyounger30.

A - Thin body, with rocky, light brown head. Scarlet around the edges, almost like a black cherry soda.

S - Very sweet aroma. Heavy on the bourbon. Fresh harvested sugar cane.

T - Bitter char, followed by a blast of molasses and bourbon, with the alcohol warmth to follow. The honey sweetess and flavors are subdued, but present. The dry cocoa flavor marries it all together.

M - Heavily carbed, which I would think is from the residual sugars and bottle conditioning. Almost burns at times.

O - Very good. Too many flavors involved to isolate just one. Honey needs to come more forward, the roast could use to be subdued.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 18:49:03 | More by RocPorterFanatic
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Beejay

Virginia

4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to RocPorterFanatic for sharing this brew!

A: Pours like oil. Deep black in the glass with a massive dark brown head. Looks lovely.

S: Lots of bourbon in the nose. There is a nice molasses note, as well as a touch of raisons. There is a nice oaky aroma with plenty of burnt sugar.

T: Chocolate, with a nice bitter kick in the finish. Hints of black licorice, and a touch of syrup. The oak comes out in the finish, but is fairly subdued in comparison.

M: Thick and creamy with appropriate carbonation. There is a nice softness to this that I like.

O: Overall quite tasty, this has got more of a bitter kick in the finish than some other versions of this style. The bitter note isn't intense enough to detract form the experience, and adds a nice balance to the sweetness. It does lack the grace that other brews of this style have achieved.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2011 18:46:12 | More by Beejay
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mdaschaf

Washington

4.47/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Big thanks to Jason for this bottle, 2011 vintage! Review from notes.

A: Poured a very dark brown/black color (actually kind of hard to tell if it was brown or black), with a one finger mocha colored head on top. Really nice retention lasting for quite a while, minimal lacing.

S: Very nice aromas of cocoa and chocolate, vanilla, roasted malt, molasses and brown sugar. Very inviting.

T: Tastes very similar to how it smells. Lots of chocolate and vanilla with a little bit of roasted malt. There is a little bit of dark fruit and molasses as well.

M: Medium to full bodied with low to medium carbonation. Drank extremely smooth, especially for its age. No real sign of the abv either.

O: A really great beer. Extremely easy drinking, very smooth, and tasted very good. Can't ask for much more.

Serving type: bottle

10-24-2011 18:23:01 | More by mdaschaf
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scifan

North Carolina

4.6/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

2011 vintage. What can I say its been a stressfull day so I'm cracking out this bad boy.
It pours dark as night with a light brown head into my awaiting Portsmouth balloon glass.
Aromas leap out of the glass bombarding me with scents of vanilla and oak. You can tell that the Pappy barrels have treated this brew right. Also a bit of chocolate and sweet honey in there as well. Just a hint of roasty malts balance everything out very nicely.
Starts out with a nice roastiness from all the dark malts. The middle is simply with devine with a mixute of smooth bourbon, vanilla, and oak. Hints of sweet cocoa and malts help to bring everything together.
Mouthfeel is smooth and creamy. Carbonation is spot on. This beer isn't too big or too small but perfectly in balance.
This is certainly the best vintage of ORF so far and I can't wait to see how it progresses. It is just so balanced and easy to drink. The alcohol or barrel aging doesn't get in the way at all. Simply sublime.

Serving type: bottle

09-24-2011 05:26:12 | More by scifan
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brstls4drmrs

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2011 vintage.

A - Pours a dark coffee/black color with a thin caramel head that disappears quickly. A thin ring of lacing occurs and sticks around.

S - Bourbon, raisin & fig, dark chocolate, bits of honey, leather, malts and some coffee. Very nice display of scents.

T - Bourbon and honey all the way. As soon as it hits your tongue you get a nice mix of both flavors. Its a bit more overpowering on the taste front compared to the smell of it. some faint fig in there too.

M - Very nice and soothing on the palate and not very bubbly. Leaves a nice aftertaste.

O - I like this one better than 2010. Be interested to see how it ages.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2011 03:20:03 | More by brstls4drmrs
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n2185

North Carolina

4.15/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

2011 vintage

A: pours black with two fingers of dark tan head that recedes into a thin ring with a little lacing

S: roasted malts with some sweet chocolate aromas at first. Some molasses aromas with a hint of soy follow. Vanilla, oak, toffee, and bourbon bring up the finish.

T: roasted malts again at first with lots of sweet chocolate and cocoa that follow. Oak flavors along with vanilla, toffee, and a bit of caramel follow. Bourbon brings up the finish with a light alcohol burn.

M: thick body with mid-low carbonation, this beer is nice and creamy and avoids being too sweet or boozy.

O: a good bbal stout. A little on the sweet side for my tastes, but still quite good. One of the best and more balanced bbal beers I've had

Serving type: bottle

08-30-2011 00:51:38 | More by n2185
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VaTechHopHead


3.93/5  rDev -8.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bottle of 2011 ORF poured into a goblet

A - Tremendously black with a light brown head that faded rather quickly. Nice lacing.

S - Bourbon is definitely the strongest as this one barely has any age on it. The cocoa notes are somewhat lost and hard to pick up on and there is a slight sweetness in the background...could be from malt, or honey, or a combo.

T - Starts off semi-sweet from chocolate but then quickly fades to a "sweet heat" from the bourbon barrels. The cocoa, again, is hard to find and the honey is MIA due to the bourbon. Finishes pretty hot on the palate like shot of bourbon.

M - Definitely a heavy body with low carbonation. Finishes neutral but leaves a definite bourbon mark on the palate. A sipper for sure if there ever was one.

O - A solid beer for sure for the style but this bad boy needs some more age due to the heavy bourbon flavors so far. Back into the cellar it goes.

Serving type: bottle

08-24-2011 04:45:48 | More by VaTechHopHead
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amphion1065

Massachusetts

4.13/5  rDev -4.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber from 2011 poured into a Duvel tulip. Thanks for making the trek to Foothills Handle. Reviewed from notes.

Black - just black. There's a one-finger medium-brown head that's a little bit darker around the edges. Very tight bubbles. Really great retention - the lacing reminds me of cappuccino.

The aroma is wonderfully inviting. The bourbon is very restrained, imparting just the slightest phenol alcohol notes. Wood and vanilla predominate. Some chocolate, toffee, a few dark fruits. It smells very malty and sweet, with the rich oak character of the bourbon adding some balance.

This is a very smooth stout. Like the aroma, the bourbon is very understated. All of the characteristics I'd expect from -bal aging - oak, vanilla, a little booze - are there in the forefront, but there's really no heat at all, just a warming sensation. That taste of wood lingers, and along with the vanilla it really is evocative of smooth, smooth bourbon. But while all of these flavors are wonderful, I'm left wondering about the base beer. Other than some coffee notes, I got little more than bourbon from the taste, though that's certainly not the worst thing in the world.

Mouthfeel is nice and thick, pretty ideal. This isn't the biggest stout out there, but it would be tough to peg this as 10%+ ABV. It's a very easy beer to drink.

ORF succeeds where to many barrel-aged stouts fail - I'm not a discerning bourbon drinker by any means, but it isn't hard to tell that the Pappy barrels have worked wonders on this beer. And yet, as refined as this beer is, I can't help but think that those very barrels really obscured the beer aged in them. Though the -bal isn't "overpowering" in a traditional sense, the bourbon dominates this beer in a way that mars the balance. Still though, this is an excellent beer, and I hope to try the 2012.

Serving type: bottle

08-23-2011 01:18:42 | More by amphion1065
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KevSal

California

4.05/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

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

District of Columbia

4.43/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

2011 vintage on tap at the release.

A: Dark black with a small tannish/brown head. Nice looking beer, but nothing that sets it apart.

S: Wow bourbon! There's also some oak, dark sweet malts and chocolate. I'm optimistic.

T: Damn, this is great! It's very bourbon forward, with some chocolate and oak. The bourbon/barrel flavors go very well with the base beer, which is a sweeter stout. There's not a lot of roastiness going on here. It reminds me a lot of Goose Island Bourbon County Stout honestly, in a good way, since that's one of my favorite beers.

M: It's medium-bodied for a stout, not super huge, not too thin, and it's a little bit sticky.

O: I'm very impressed with this beer, and maybe it's because I went into drinking it with low expectations, but it's damn good. It's a great bourbon barrel stout if you like yours' more on the bourbon/chocolate/sweeter side of things and less on the roasty side, which is just fine with me.

Serving type: on-tap

08-19-2011 15:38:04 | More by starrdogg
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bballmj2k

North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +10.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Bottle of 2011 release

A - it's an imperial stout... Black like coffee, minimal mocha head

S - bourbon (pappy?), roast coffee, dark bitter chocolates, hints of vanilla

T - wow this is a big beer. Let's see if i can parse out these flavors. Massive bitterness up front, roasted dark chocolate. Middle of palette is sweet, vanilla, bourbon characters and maybe a hint of honey. Finish is boozy, but in a wonderfully crafted way.

M - thick and creamy. Flavors stick around throughout with some heat on the finish.

Really impressive beer, haven't had the other versions but I can't imagine them being much better than this. Big flavorful complex stout, can't wait to see how it ages.

Serving type: bottle

08-18-2011 03:03:43 | More by bballmj2k
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lanamj

North Carolina

4.95/5  rDev +14.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 5

This years ( 2011 ) on tap at foothills for the release. Review from notes.

A- poured a nice coffee black, with a thin head and minimal lacing that remained stuck to the glass as the beer went down. Although the head and lacing where lacking some the color was perfect for the style.

S- Wow!! What a smell. Lots of smooth burbon, chocolate, roasted malts and a nice sweet smell similar to honey.

T- Runs with the smell. Chocolate is the first thing i taste followed by smooth delicious burbon. Dark fruits and sweet honey flavors resided towards the end. The booze on this is perfectly blended although present it dosent over bare the flavor.

M- the best out of all the Old Rabbits Foots. Last few years i felt was rather thin but this years is perfect. Thick and smooth like a stout of this nature should be.

O- One of the best. This years stands next to the best beers in this category. Its a true masterpiece can't wait to try my cellared bottles in a few years.

Serving type: on-tap

08-16-2011 17:16:42 | More by lanamj
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4/5  rDev -7.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

got this beer from Patchmaster in a recent trade!

Poured into a snifter glass and split with a friend.

Appearance: Dark black bodied beer with a 2 plus fingers head that almost looks like the head on a rootbeer float. Head dissapates into thin cap on top this beer. Some lacing sticks to glass.

Smell: It smells like vanilla, bourbon, and some chocolate.

Taste: Moderate sweetness from the bourbon and vanilla. Mid - taste I get some sour taste that is similiar to sour cherries, but I can't quite put my finger on this sour taste. I am not sure that its signs of infected beer, but its possible I guess. Mild bitter finish of roast malts, dark chocolate, and coffee.

Mouthfeel: This is a very smooth beer! its medium body and has low to moderate carbonation. Wish it was thicker and a bit sweeter. The bourbon has still got some noticable heat, but its still is a positive attribute of this beer.

Overall: The was a nice beer. If it was a bit thicker and did not have the sour taste; I would have given it much higher marks. Still enjoyed it alot!

Serving type: bottle

07-30-2011 21:53:49 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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AgentZero

Illinois

3.95/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

PVW showdown with Rare Bourbon County and PVW Eclipse.

A - Dark brown color with a tan head that left a little bit of stick on the edges.

S - Chocolate, bourbon, wood, vanilla, roasted malts. It doesn't smell as good as last year's version with te aromas not blending as well, but it smells pretty good.

T - Roasted malts, smooth bourbon, chocolate, wood, little char. Could stand to be a touch sweeter and fuller. It's a good beer, but side by side with the PVW Eclipse and Rare BCS it really didn't stack up. Would like to revisit this one alone in the future.

M - Smooth, a little thin, but pretty close to full bodied, low carbonation.

O - A nice beer, doesn't stack up with the big boys, but this is a nice beer that I could enjoy regularly.

Serving type: bottle

07-24-2011 20:23:54 | More by AgentZero
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womencantsail

California

3.43/5  rDev -20.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to Mike for sending me this one.

A: The pour is dark brown in color with a rather large tan head.

S: Can definitely get the bourbon and vanilla out of this one as well as a fair amount of oak. There is a nice bit of roast and chocolate. However, a definite sour cherry aroma is there in the background.

T: Sour cherries are a bit more pervasive on the palate and exist all the way through. Still get some nice bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, and chocolate, however. It's unfortunate that this otherwise great barrel aged stout has that tartness.

M: The body is medium with a smooth, medium carbonation.

O: So far I'm 0-2 with this beer. Disappointing, but nothing I can really do about it.

Serving type: bottle

07-13-2011 01:34:01 | More by womencantsail
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mdfb79

New York

4.4/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

From 07/03/11 notes. Shared a bottle of this one with my brother and another friend. 2010 vintage, poured from a 22 oz. bottle into a New Belgium globe.

a - Pours a very dark brown, almost black color, with one finger of dark tan head, and moderate carbonation evident. Light lacing left on the glass, and the head lasts for several minutes. Looks great.

s - Smells of bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts, and dark fruits. Bourbon is a bit strong in the nose, but it's quite enjoyable.

t - Tastes of chocolate, roasted malts, bourbon, dark fruits, light vanilla, and light oak or wood. Bourbon is not quite as strong in the taste as it was in the nose, and a lot of chocolate came out in the taste. Very nice, and a slight step up from the nose. Very balanced.

m - Medium to full body and low to moderate carbonation. Super smooth and creamy, and insanely easy to drink for a big stout. Almost perfect mouthfeel for a stout.

o - Overall I really enjoyed this beer. We tried a 2011 Parabola after this and we all thought the ORF was better; more balanced and not as hot. It seems that some time on this has toned down the bourbon a bit, and it's at a really enjoyable level right now. Very glad I sat on this bottle for a few months and would love to get more of it.

Serving type: bottle

07-07-2011 17:42:36 | More by mdfb79
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oline73

Maryland

4.55/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a bottle into a goblet.

Appearance: Very dark black with a finger of dark tan head that dissipates leaving a layer on top of the pour.

Smell: Sweet and roasty with cocoa, smooth bourbon, and hints of vanilla.

Taste: Sweet and roasty. The bourbon is very smooth Hints of dark fruit and vanilla. Great balance.

Mouthfeel: Medium to thick with smooth carbonation and a dry finish.

Overall: I was really happy this wasn't infected. I loved the bourbon flavor and thought it was very smooth. Would have more if given the chance.

Serving type: bottle

06-26-2011 14:36:05 | More by oline73
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airohead2001

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -13%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Huge thanks to glazeman for this. I've been waiting to try this one for a while.

Appearance is good, but nothing too special - dark brown/black with a coffee and creme colored half finger head with nice head retention. Foam fades to a few bubbles that line the edge of the snifter and remain for the rest of the drink.

When I first smelled this beer, my first thought was that it was infected. I get cherry and raspberry tart with a small amount of bourbon and vanilla. More than anything else, however, it smells like a funky, bottle conditioned sour.

Taste is sour cherries, with some vanilla and bourbon in the middle, followed by roasts and nuttiness in the finish. I think this is most likely infected, but the sourness works well with the vanilla and hints of bourbon.

Mouthfeel is so-so. A little thick, but I would prefer thicker.

Overall, this is a good beer. Very good. Probably infected, but the tartness works well. I would love to try this again.

Serving type: bottle

06-24-2011 21:12:50 | More by airohead2001
Olde Rabbit's Foot from Foothills Brewing Company
95 out of 100 based on 324 ratings.