Olde Rabbit's Foot | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
North Carolina, United States
foothillsbrewing.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.13%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by atsprings on 10-25-2010

BEER STATS
Ratings:
375
Reviews:
118
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
12.98%
 
 
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410
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111
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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.7/5  rDev +13%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

2011 version, from bottle to snifter

A: Clear dark ruby when put to the light. Head dissipates quickly as expected.

S: Malty sweetness along with dark chocolate, coffee, toffee, and licorice.

T: Dynamic blend of chocolate, cherry, licorice, oak, and tobacco. Lingering oak, bourbon, and chocolate. The persistent oak flavor is a bit much.

M: Viscous to the extent of an oatmeal stout, but obviously not underattenuated. Low carbonation.

O: Perhaps the best bourbon barrel age imperial stout I've ever had. Aside from the overwhelming oak in the finish, I can't imagine this being better.

I'm glad I have a couple more bottles to age. I hope the oak fades and the other characters become more dominant. Excellent beer.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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4.2/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - pours black into the glass, frothing up a somewhat subdued chocolaty head

S - nose is milk chocolate malts intertwined with bourbon notes

T - opens up with milk chocolates that were so dominant in the aroma. These move on to some spicy vanilla bourbon flavors that eventually move on to some dark chocolates on the backend. Finshes chocolaty and delicious.

M - medium silky body that is very smooth

D - really nice brew on hand here. Another winner in the North Carolina brewery collaborations. Second time having it, and it is better than I remember it.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.09/5  rDev -1.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Retsinis for sharing this one at NoSignsOfPain's birthday bottleshare hosted by mrbubbler.

Pours an opaque black with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a film on top of the beer. Small streaks of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cookie dough, cocoa, coffee, wood, and bourbon. Taste is much the same with an alcohol kick and woody finish. There is a medium roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a good level of carbonation with a crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a good beer with a nice barrel aged presence but I think this one smells better than it tastes.

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

2010 vintage poured from 22 oz bottle into a Alesmith Horny Devil snifter.

A- pours pitch black with a 1 finger dark tan head. Small bubbles and thick waves of lacing remain on the glass.

S- big bourbon and vanilla notes at first. Chocolate, oak, and some dark fruit almost citrus notes.

T- licorice, chocolate, bourbon, and vanilla. Dark fruits and a slight tartness comes in towards the end.

M- full body, medium carbonation. Higher viscosity and bubbly finish.

O- good imperial stout but not sure if it's the age on it but the dark fruit tartness takes away from this beer.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.75/5  rDev +14.2%

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.05/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black with almost no head, the tidbit of froth has only the lightest brown tinge. The nose is dark fruit with anise aperrault van winkle bourbon. Served a bit too cold in a rush to suddenly consume for luck before this game, it's a bit heavy on the bourbon. I realize some of y'all think that's impossible....

It's a neat beer and, surprisingly, I feel like it hasn't returned to '09 form. Now, I perceive it more of a combo of these three (great) beers instead of a new beer complex in its own right. It lacks the chocolatey feel of traditional SC, but the sweeter smooth Olde Hickory contrasts nicely with the darkly fruity, anise-filled Rabid Duck. A good beer, but one that for me has lost its luster. BUT if it can still hold true to its lucky name, I will forever hold it in my heart....

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4.32/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle opened on 3-1-12. I believe it to be the 2010 batch.

A - Pours a dark brown with a very dark tan-brown, one finger head. Good retention.

S - Boozy bourbon with a slight sweet, almost orange scent.

T - More chocolately with a nice boozy-sweet finish.

D - Good carbonation, with a medium body.

O - Very nice, the honey makes it more sweet, but the bourbon saves it.

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Olde Rabbit's Foot from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
4.16 out of 5 based on 375 ratings.
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