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

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Olde Rabbit's FootOlde Rabbit's Foot

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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 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

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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3.5/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Thanks to cmrillo for the bottle!
2010 Vintage

Poured into a Portsmouth tulip glass. A big, creamy, tan head forms on top of a black body. Leaves a few patches of lacing here and there.

The aroma is filled with sweet bourbon, honey and some alcohol. Dark malts with a bit of roastiness and chocolate.

Chocolate and tannic oak tartness wash over the tongue. Dark chocolate and light bourbon follow. Dark fruits and honey. I'd like to see the bourbon come through a bit more instead of just straight oak.

Mouthfeel is over carbonated. Much too spritzy for an imperial stout. The body seems to have some nice smoothness and thickness to it, but the carbonation ruins it.

Drinkability is maybe just above average. Not a bad beer, but lacking when compared to other bourbon barrel stouts. This is a popular category lately, but Olde Rabbit's Foot needs some help. I know Foothills can do a decent job with BB aging, because I liked the latest release of BA SC, but this beer is not on the same level. I'm also hoping the tannic tartness I'm picking up in the flavor is just from the oak, but over carbonation is a bit worrisome as well. Worth trying, but you may want to try it sooner rather than later.

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Got this in a tradefrom Mikwaukeecrusher, thanks Cory.


Pours very black with a little tan head.  Smells boozy, in a good wisky way, with a lot of chocolate.  Tastes chocolatey, boozy, definitley taste some scotch, very delicous. Man there's a ton of chocolate flavor in this.  Mouthfeel is sticky, really good, drinkability is great. This beer is balls out awesome. I would love to get another bottle or twelve.

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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Live review of a 2011 22 oz bottle thanks to a generous trader.
A: Opaque black, thin tan head with some lacing.
S: Nice caramel bourbon character, dark chocolate liqueur, Irish cream-like character.
T: Interesting. Raisin and whiskey with some vanilla. Bitter chocolate chips. Sticky sweet chocolate far in background with an earthy finish... interesting tannins and strawberry character.
M: Medium to lighter body, creamy character, ends relatively clean with just a mild linger.
O: Pretty good. Probably too hot at the moment, but it shows a lot of potential.

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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A-pours pitch black with no head and no lacing.

S-chocolate, coffee, bourbon, alcohol, roasted malt

T-Similar to the nose. A nice balance of chocolate, coffee, bourbon, coconut, oak, and alcohol primarily dominate the flavor profile. There is a great balance between the sweetness of this beer and its roasted malt flavors. The bourbon plays an important role in the flavor but it is not overwhelming.

M-Somewhat thin, yet much more syrupy than carbonated.

D-Deffintely a sipper given its complexity and high abv.

Overall, this is a really good beer and I am glad I was able to get one of the last glasses before it ran out. This is a solid barrel aged imperial stout and I highly recommend 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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