Olde Rabbit's Foot
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

Olde Rabbit's FootOlde Rabbit's Foot
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From:
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
 
North Carolina, United States
Style:
Stout - American Imperial
Ranked #462
ABV:
10.13%
Score:
96
Ranked #1,139
Avg:
4.32 | pDev: 11.57%
Ratings:
402
Status:
Active
Rated:
Sep 09, 2021
Added:
Oct 25, 2010
Wants:
  404
Gots:
  121
SCORE
96
World-Class
Olde Rabbit's FootOlde Rabbit's Foot
Notes: 2010-2012, 2017 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.
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4.35 by NolaHopHead from Louisiana on Sep 09, 2021
 
3.52 by Oh_Dark_Star from Washington on May 04, 2019
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4.41/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by Griffin2 from Virginia

Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a snifter.
L - Pours a dark brown with. Tan head.
S - Smells of bourbon and chocolate.
T - Taste matches the smell, lots of bourbon and chocolate, with some honey in the finish.
F - full body with medium carbonation.
O - Delicious stout.

Jan 08, 2019
 
4.54 by AngusOg from North Carolina on Dec 04, 2018
 
4.11 by jak from North Carolina on Nov 23, 2018
 
4.25 by cp45 from New Jersey on Oct 27, 2018
 
4.25 by rodmanfor3 from Vermont on Oct 18, 2018
 
4.21 by tdm168 from Pennsylvania on Aug 10, 2018
 
4.23 by rbrefbeerman from California on Jul 23, 2018
 
4.34 by Fireman_RK from North Carolina on Apr 18, 2018
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4.15/5  rDev -3.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by oberon from North Carolina

Came in a goblet nearly jet black but I did notice a bit of a brownish/red colored tint when in a more lighted space,a thinner but pretty well sustained deep beige head atop.Bourbon soaked dark fruits,roasted coffee,and more of a bitter chocolate element.The bourbon barrel plays a big role on the palate bringing sweetness and a vanilla tinge to dark fruits,more chocolate came in as I drank more along a bit of roast.The sweetness gets pretty big after awhile as the bourbon and dark fruit flavors really command a presence but it's a rich decadent stout so everything flows pretty well for what it is.

Feb 13, 2018
 
4.33 by leprechaunandfatman from Ohio on Jan 19, 2018
 
4.5 by jonbonfondle from Minnesota on Jan 13, 2018
 
4.08 by dogleg_left from North Carolina on Dec 31, 2017
 
4.15 by msumike89 from Colorado on Dec 28, 2017
 
4 by rspauldi from Texas on Dec 27, 2017
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3.97/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
by darktronica from Indiana

2017 release, on draft at Foothills. Cacao nibs, honey, floral hops and vinous grapes on the nose. Aggressive and sharp on the palate, from the tannic notes and dry bitterness of the base RIS's. Complex as it warms, but a bit muddled, as the three stouts compete more than they harmonize.

Dec 23, 2017
 
3.77 by stakem from Pennsylvania on Dec 19, 2017
 
4.56 by fthegiants from California on Dec 19, 2017
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4.54/5  rDev +5.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5
by Brewski from Pennsylvania

2017

Dec 09, 2017
 
4.6 by lupercmda from North Carolina on Dec 05, 2017
 
4.74 by mattsmith413 from North Carolina on Nov 26, 2017
 
4.42 by msscott1973 from North Carolina on Nov 26, 2017
 
4.23 by dbrauneis from North Carolina on Nov 22, 2017
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4.44/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by abb610 from North Carolina

2017 Vintage
I can't get over how good the beer is. Its got the biscuit flavors reminiscent of Event Horizon and the Chocolaty goodness of Sexual Chocolate. The barrel treatment is much more balanced than Event Horizon. Reminds me a lot of ANTEAD. Pure fudgy, bourbon soaked, chocolate goodness.

Nov 14, 2017
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4.52/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
by kbuzz from North Carolina

2017 vintage

Nov 13, 2017
 
4.5 by BEER88 from Washington on Oct 28, 2017
 
4.14 by Sammy from Canada (ON) on May 21, 2017
 
4.04 by gratefulbeerhead from Indiana on Dec 26, 2016
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4.33/5  rDev +0.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Treyliff from West Virginia

2012 Vintage
22oz bottle poured into a snifter

A- pours a deep black color with a small foamy khaki head that reduces to a ring around the edge

S- smells of an intermingled bouquet of chocolate, sweet honey & woody bourbon barrel. Elements of caramel & vanilla coming from the barrel, also notes of molasses& burnt marshmallow

T- all elements are intermingled just as well in the flavor; opens with a mix of dark chocolate and distinct sweet honey, with the bourbon barrel quickly following, adding vanilla and caramel flavors. The finish gives more bourbon that lingers

M- medium body with low carbonation leads to a foamy mouthfeel that continues into the finish

O- this one is drinking great with elements of the honey and barrel still popping through, very good

Nov 29, 2016
 
4.61 by Shafaegalo from Texas on Nov 26, 2016
 
4.75 by Jlang2012 from South Carolina on Mar 14, 2016
 
4.36 by sendbeer from Georgia on Jan 30, 2016
 
3.28 by kiki3drt292 from California on Nov 14, 2015
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4.21/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25
by Dave_Treat from Virginia

2012 bottle.

This one is still drinking fabulously. Pours jet black with small brown head. Smells of chocolate and bourbon. Taste is sweet, including some honey. Alcohol still present in the back end. Still very nice, wish I had another!

Nov 02, 2015
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4.35/5  rDev +0.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25
by wethorseblanket from California

Shared by Richard on 1-14-12.

May 20, 2015
 
4 by 2beerdogs from California on Apr 29, 2015
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4.1/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
by rlee1390 from Indiana

Good but once again with Olde Hickory beers, the honey seems to dominate and throw off the other flavors.

Apr 27, 2015
 
4.46 by themaj from Illinois on Apr 19, 2015
 
4.36 by KAF from Iowa on Apr 12, 2015
Olde Rabbit's Foot from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 96 out of 100 with 402 ratings