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

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Olde Rabbit's FootOlde Rabbit's Foot

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

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

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Ratings: 383 |  Reviews: 119
Photo of KevSal
4.07/5  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.

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3.5/5  rDev -19.2%

Photo of billshmeinke
2.5/5  rDev -42.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2 | taste: 2 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Thanks to ewright for this long time want! Poured into a Lost Abbey tulip.

Pours an inky black with an inch or so of latte colored head. Foam eventually dies down to a ring of foam around the edge of the glass.

The nose is of malted milk balls, cocoa, licorice, a touch of tar, oaky spice, and a hint of what I want to say smells like chlorine. Not off to a great start.

Tastes of cocoa, charred malt (quite smokey and charred), licorice, hints of honey, very oaky (oaky to the point of spiciness), a touch of chalk, and some tar. Lots of tannins. Quite bitter and a even a bit acrid. I don't get much bourbon out of this. Gets much better as it warms, molasses and leather notes begin to emerge. Still quite bitter, burnt and tannic though.

Mouthfeel is heavy and full bodied. Not too sticky. Well carbonated. Spicy and surprisingly well attenuated. The spice and heat of the beer make it a bit tongue numbing even.

Yeeeah, so not my favorite. Let's just say the pappy barrels could have gone to much better use. I have another bottle of this that I plan on waiting to open for quite some time.

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Photo of msscott1973
4.42/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

Photo of mulder1010
4.04/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Bomber poured into a tulip
Thanks to thagr81us for the bottle--- hope you are doing better

A-- Poured black. Just slight bits of red tint at the top of the beer. One finger light brown head that quickly fell to film and then disappeared. Just a small bit of lacking.

S-- Good nose. Bourbon, oak, Carmel, Vanilla, Chocolate and some earthy hops. Really nice staying power of the nose. Maybe best part of this beer.

T-- Bourbon, Vanilla, Chocolate and more earthy hops. Good taste to this.

M-- Slick and oily. Body is a bit thin but quite good. Not as good as taste and nose are. Spot on carbonation and feel to this. Really felt the barrel added a lot to the base beer.

O-- Not as good as BCS rare but a good substitute. Well hidden alcohol and a lot of flavor to this. Only real failing is the body, as a bit thin I thought. Still a good BA beer and if can not get BCS Rare a very good substitute with the PVW barrel.

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Photo of AndyAvalanche
4.8/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

22 oz. bomber (2012 special release) split with a few friends. Liquid portion comes out dark brown with deep mahogany highlights. Nice dark brown head with small bubbles that goes away pretty quickly. Some good lacing to it and each sip coats the glass like cough syrup, nothing not to like in the look.

Smell is awesome, super sweet and decent. You can totally pick up the coco nibs and the honey, sort of gives it a boiling brown sugar type smell that's really great. Very roasty and slightly boozy/bourbony (if that's a word). Either way it's a great smelling beer.

The taste is equally as excellent. Big roasty flavors of a quality stout with some awesome sweetness. Honey and coco nibs provide a nice sugary flavor with this that blend nice with the roasty stout flavors. There's also a slight dark fruit liquor flavor to it, maybe raisons and dehydrated cherries. All meshes together great, nothing not to like about it.

Mouthfeel is good. It was a cold and rainy day today and this heavy medium to full bodied barrel aged beer warmed me to the core. Silky smooth with a good carbonation level with a nice warm finish from the bourbon blends together really nicely. This beer is a perfect sipper for the end of the night. I'm almost upset I shared it, but it was shared with good people so it's ok I guess. Super drinkable, would drink this year round even if it wasn't a cold day. Curious to see how this one ages. Props to Old Hickory, Duck-Rabbit, and Foothhills for collaborating such a great beer. I wish all 3 came to my area.

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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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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

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5/5  rDev +15.5%

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

Photo of Lunch
4.31/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Received a couple bottles from some great traders, thanks guys!

Poured into a Darkness snifter and this beer could not look any better. Thick and black as night with a 2 finger dark tan head that clings to the walls of the glass.

Lots of barrel and tannic notes (that's right, Huhzubendah!). Chocolate and bourbon translate well from smell to taste and I am enjoying this beer. The barrel is certainly intense and there is something in here that limits drinkability, but the goods far outweigh the bads.

Thick and creamy with perfect carbonation making this lushes stout.

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of VaTechHopHead
3.92/5  rDev -9.5%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.73/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

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4/5  rDev -7.6%

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4.75/5  rDev +9.7%

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4.25/5  rDev -1.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +3.9%

Photo of GregSVT
3.88/5  rDev -10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

22oz bomber into a snifter - 2011 Vintage

A: Pours almost completely black with a nice brown head that fades to a ring and leaves some good lacing on the glass.

S: The nose is really something. Big aromas of cocoa, molasses, vanilla, and a small earthy hop aroma on the back end. It smells pretty complex and very unique compared to most barrel aged stouts.

T: The taste is opposite of the nose. It starts with a lot of earthy flavors including dark roasted/burnt malt and hops along with some great molasses and chocolate flavors.

M: The feel is creamy and full bodied...very nice.

O: A good beer with an interesting nose and nice flavors. It's actually pretty close to the Nebraska brew I had last night but a bit more complex.

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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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