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RATINGS: 211   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.98   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 304   ABV: 10.13%
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One third of the wort used to make this splendid stout came from each of three North Carolina Breweries: Olde Hickory Brewery, The Duck-Rabbit Craft Brewery, and Foothills Brewing.

These were combined and aged in very rare 23 year old bourbon barrels. Olde Rabbit’s Foot Imperial Stout is rich and complex; as satisfying to drink as it was to make. We three craft brewers hope you will enjoy the very special Stout as much as we have.

Brewed with honey and with cocoa nibs added and aged in 23 year old Pappy Van Winkle barrels.

Cheers! - Jamie, Paul & Steven

2009 version brewed at Olde Hickory, later versions at Foothills.


4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
johnnnniee (2310) - Bedford, New Hampshire, USA - SEP 16, 2013
2009 version shared with the tasters choice crew. Thick black heavy oak and bourbon with nice coffee and chocolate undertones. Fantastic beer!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Rando7 (736) - Iowa, USA - SEP 11, 2013
Bottle pours tick black with thin tan head, Wonderful bourbon aroma with underlying malts. Taste bourbon, chocolate, malts and oak. Thick rich palate with alcohol burn. Finish prolonged oak, roast and booze.

Top notch bourbon barrel aged stout, the only drawback was a little loo much oak for my taste.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DrSilverworm (6376) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - AUG 21, 2013
Sample from a bottle. 2012 vintage. Completely opaque pitch black color. Little light brown head. Couple bits of lace. Vanilla, brownie aroma, very nice. Really good big chewy bigger body. Light carbonation, lightly dry finish. Bigger bitter taste, light alcohol warming. Very tasty. Little sweet, light barrel-y spice character. Big dark chocolate, light coffee roast. Awesome, delicious big beer. Super.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
CaptainCougar (7132) - Columbia, Maryland, USA - MAY 25, 2013
2009 bottle thanks to kp: pours an oily opaque with a thin beige head. Has a sweet dark caramel and chocolate malty nose with some vanilla bourbon oak and a hint of tart fruits. Starts with pretty good fullness with sweet dark malts and nice bourbon complexity before a drier dark chocolatey finish with a hint of tartness. Pretty well balanced and seems to have aged alright.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
madvike (2733) - Middleton, Wisconsin, USA - MAY 19, 2013
Bottle in GTMW line - Pours black with a thin tan head. Nose is caramel, bourbon, butterscotch, and dark sweet malt. Taste is malty and sweet with cherries, ashy roast, and a milky finish with some sweet cane sugar. Slick and thick in the mouth. Really tasty.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cbfobes (2293) - Quad Cities, Iowa, USA - MAY 5, 2013
Bottle shared at GTMW line, very nice! Pours black with a thick brown head and lacing, the aroma is really sweet but has a ton of chocolate, fudge and vanilla all together, some of the oak and bourbon comes through as well, the flavor has a ton of chocolate and vanilla, the bourbon really shows as well but it’s really smooth and well done, really good stuff, enjoyed this a ton.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
KingCecil (2049) - DENMARK - APR 23, 2013
Bottle @ home ... from jarvit ...It pours pitch black with a small creamy tan head.... The aroma is bourbon, coffee, oak and strong licorice.... The flavor is roasted malt, bourbon, coffee, vanilla, oak and chocolate.....

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AdamJackson (2622) - Enfield, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Midnight black, alcohol legs, minimal head. Smells amazing. Incredibly sweet. Loads of vanilla and brown sugar with cane sugar. Very decadent like a chocolate mousse pie. Taste is extremely sweet. Muted bitterness, very little booze. Vanilla is prevalent with tons of smoky charred oak. Very nice but not as bourbon heavy as I expected.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Butters (3764) - Richmond, Virginia, USA - MAR 23, 2013
Sampled at the Raleigh Rare and Vintage Festival 2013. Now this was very delicious. Clear very dark brown pour with no percievable head. Sweet bourbon and boozy vanilla notes compliment the woodiness quite nicely. This is a perfect example of how barrel aging is suppose to be done!

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
mikem409 (1486) - bloomfield, Michigan, USA - FEB 17, 2013
bottle. pours lack with gorgeous tan head. big wood, sweet chocolate aroma. taste is medium body, lots of bourbon but not boozy, lots of burnt sugar and caramel too.


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