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

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4.33/5
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383 Ratings
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BEER INFO

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
Ranking:
#621
Reviews:
119
Ratings:
383
pDev:
11.78%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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408
Gots:
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Trade:
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4.14/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.75/5  rDev -13.4%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.09/5  rDev -5.5%
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 -7.6%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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2/5  rDev -53.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
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 +5.5%
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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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.23/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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4.59/5  rDev +6%
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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4.03/5  rDev -6.9%
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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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.35/5  rDev +0.5%
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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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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4.47/5  rDev +3.2%
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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Olde Rabbit's Foot from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 4.33 out of 5 with 383 ratings
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