Olde Rabbit's Foot Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout (2009) | Olde Hickory Brewery

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Olde Rabbit's Foot Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout (2009)Olde Rabbit's Foot Bourbon Barrel-Aged Imperial Stout (2009)
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Olde Hickory Brewery
North Carolina, United States
oldehickorybrewery.com

Style: American Double / Imperial Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.13%

Availability: Fall

Notes / Commercial Description:
This is a blended collaboration beer from Foothills, Duck Rabbit, and Olde Hickory brewing companies. All three blended their versions of a Russian Imperial Stout and then aged them in 23 year old Pappy Van Winkle barrels.

Added by cvstrickland on 12-13-2009

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ratings:
132
Reviews:
85
Avg:
4.2
pDev:
12.62%
 
 
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2009 vintage purchased at the release. Bottle # 48/694. Pours a deep brown/near black in the glass, topped with 2 rich fingers of foamy dark mocha head. This retains with a smooth creaminess, mostly bunching around the sides and leaving back some light lacing. The aroma is a delicious blend of coffee, burnt molasses, brown sugar, chocolate and vanilla. Charred wood notes really blend in nicely off the edges. The taste is a similar mix of chocolate, molasses, brown sugar, dark fruit, coconut, vanilla and roasted coffee. Burnt barrel and lingering sweetness leave this charred, spicy and sticky on the back-end, with a touch of toast and cocoa powder lingering in the finish. The mouthfeel is fuller bodied with some initial sharpness to the carbonation which gradually gives way to more of a chewy creaminess along the back. You do get some alcohol here but it’s mostly from the barrel character, as this remains extremely smooth for the size. Wow, this has aged beautifully. The profiles have a ton of complexity and flavor integration to them and the overall smoothness of this is top-notch! This seems to be peaking now, I’d suggest that you crack a bottle and see for yourself.

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