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

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375
Reviews:
118
Avg:
4.16
pDev:
12.98%
 
 
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look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - pours near black with an amazing looking dark chocolate head. Decent spotty lacing and decent retention

S - smells very sweet from chocolaty type malts, lots of oaky vanilla and a mild bourbon burn.

T- incredibly chocolate/vanilla sweet, oaky with a nice bourbonl burn, roasty coffee flavors. Sweet sweet aftertaste

M - medium bodied, slightly lighter than expected. Quite smooth

O - very tasty and quite drinkable for what it is

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

2011 vintage.

Appearance: Pours out pretty much pitch black in the glass. No light can be seen when it's held up to the light. About 3/4" of thick, dark khaki head forms, which has excellent retention and nice lacing. Very good looking stout.

Smell: A lot going on on the nose. Initially, light charred malts and milk chocolate sweetness intermingle. Following that the barrel pretty much takes over. Very prominent oak presence, as well as vanilla and bourbon. The barrel definitely stands out on the nose, but does not overshadow everything else that is going on. Pretty well balanced.

Taste: Good roast/sweetness balance up front. Barrel presence is, again, still strong. Plenty of vanilla and bourbon notes present, and the back end is heavy with oak tannins.

Mouthfeel/Overall: Mouthfeel was very thin for the style. Finish is not long lasting. Nice fine carbonation makes it surprisingly smooth drinking, but that does not change the fact that it is thin. Really retracts from the taste for me as well with the thin finish. Overall, a decent stout. Nice favors and barrel character, but the mouthfeel leaves something to be desired.

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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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