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%
 
 
Wants:
410
Gots:
111
For Trade:
5
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4.14/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -9.9%

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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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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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2/5  rDev -51.9%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.03/5  rDev -3.1%
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

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4.57/5  rDev +9.9%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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

Bottle shared by bmanning--thanks, Ben! Served in a snifter.

Pours black with a large black head that is surprisingly long-lasting for the style. Good dose of lacing and a nice cap as it eventually settles down. The nose brings some nice Pappy character with some chocolate, roast, sugar, and a bit of booze.

The taste is a bit boozy with some nice bourbon there as well. The Pappy really takes over the brew, though it's not quite as good as other Pappy beers that I've had. I think the problem as that while the bourbon character is quite nice, there's really not all that much else standing beside it. The mouthfeel is medium with a good boozy character. Drinks well, and I'm looking forward to seeing how this one ages, as last year's version got quite a bit better with some time on it.

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4.59/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to rudzud for sharing.

2012 vintage.

Gets a smaller fizzy head, little creamy and dark, great legs all over, super pitch black color.

Yeah, amazing stout with phenomenal bourbon. Some caramel cookie crumbs, into big cocoa, dark choc, little toffee like candy, mild sweet toffee candy, bit of vanilla barrel and some nice bourbon and barrel juice.

Taste brings great stout at first, dark malts, little coffee roast and black malt, touch of caramel and cookie like, into big dark choc, stout dark malts, little sweetness. Then nice vanilla barrel, little toasty barrel, but great smooth bourbon, very mellow, nice bourbon flavor and smooth rich at the same time. Finish is sticky heavy like, little dry, hint of warming booze finally, bit more cocoa and nice smooth bourbon, delicious.

Mouth is smooth, fuller bod, nice carb, very little booze.

Overall great, nice base stout with vanilla barrel and very nice smooth mellow bourbon.

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4/5  rDev -3.8%

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4.35/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Shared by Richard on 1-14-12.

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4.25/5  rDev +2.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%

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4.47/5  rDev +7.5%
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.

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5/5  rDev +20.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

probably about time for me to review this one seeing as i have had it like three times now, lol. always a release i look forward to every year, this is easily one of my favorite beers of all time. served chilled and poured into a pint glass.

The pour was superb, rich dark in color, essentially black as an abyss with no light coming through on this one at all, nothing, nada, and zip. Two fingers worth of brown, frothy head then gradually formed and pushed just out over the lip of my snifter. Sticking to the sides on the way down some nice webbing started to form before it fell back down and created a rocky, cratered surface that was interspersed with chunks of foam. Brown icebergs in a seal of oil look if you will.

So I reach in and go for the first sip, I am immediately sitting in my chair with an ear to ear grin as the warm vanilla notes waft through the air and perk up my senses. I find that rich aroma comforting and soothing and a sign that it stayed in the barrel just the right amount of time. Going in closer and letting it reach its zenith at room temperature reveals a complex mixture of chocolate, hints of tobacco and leather, even the finest touches of coffee all coming together and creating a symphony of aroma.

It's about time though, I need to try it, and so I reach over and find my way to the glass. Rich, smooth, decadent flavor washes across the palate. Vanilla and bourbon notes hit first. Smooth and silky feel here, really very nicely done. It melts seamlessly and effortlessly into a spinning cauldron of coffee and chocolate that just reeks of woody tones and vanilla underpinnings. Warming really starts to bring this out now. No clue how someone finds this to be thin, as for a barrel aged and blended beer it is coming off simply stunning. Hints of chocolate are now awash on the palate and are starting to flex their muscle through the haze, but the finish belongs to the barrel as the sweet, balanced flavor leaves its mark and fades off into the night.

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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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