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RATINGS: 205   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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
JPDIPSO (4956) - Wauwatosa, Wisconsin, USA - JAN 1, 2010
Opaque brown in color. Small lid of tan bubbles. Scents of brandy, port, caramel, toffee, light roasted malt, raspberries, and coconut. Flavors with sweet, lightly burnt malt, honey, roasted almond, some tobacco and some herbal hops. A bit of sour-mash in the background. A bit too acidic at times, assuming from all the roasted malts. A great end of the evening type brew. Thanks for sharing Matt!

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yamar1221 (40) - USA - DEC 26, 2009
Great beer and great session c.t. This beer put out a strong, baked chocolate aroma with hints of bourbon. Pours a caramel head with a deep, molasses appearance. First tastes had a real warming mouthfeel to it with a smooth, roasted vanilla flavor with hints of espresso. Ends with a singe of bourbon and notes of roasted chocolate. Bad ass brew worth every penny.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Collint (475) - Sylva, North Carolina, USA - DEC 26, 2009
Purchased the Bottle at the release in Winston Salem at the Foothills brewery $20 a bottle. Used this bottle to get all my friends to come to my house for the Christmas day session. Pours a black beer with a big tan head. Aroma is very oaky and wiskey smelling, due to the way it was aged in the 23 year old burbon barrel. Flavor is roast, smooth vanilla chocolate and a coffee ending with a bitter dry lingering aftertaste. Pure awesomeness

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Bottle #141. Big chocolate and bourbon aroma. Flavor is just lightly sweet, with baking chocolate and charcoal. Needs a little time to integrate until it is truly epic.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DMRz (230) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2009
Bottle 141 of 694. Pours a dark brown black with a nice tan head. Strong alcoholic bourbon aroma with plenty of vanilla, dried cherries, and mocha. Flavors of bitter coffee, vanilla, bourbon, and roasted malt. The finish is quite bitter with a huge dose of black coffee and leather. I wish that a bit more of the sweet flavors would persist through the finish. This is a very interesting beer but it just doesn’t reach the same heights as other top BA stouts...

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpencerDB (223) - Charlotte, North Carolina, USA - DEC 25, 2009
My 100th rating! Merry Christmas to me! Cheers to the guys that made this and to the ones who were in attendance for the release with me. This beer is just fantastic. Poured really dark but not quite black. Nice lasting, thin caramel head with average lacing. Aroma is packed full of goodness. Theres caramel, molasses, malted chocolate, vanilla, honey, bourbon and other deliciousness. Taste comes in reeeeally smooth. Buttery smooth as it covers the palate. Roasted malts, chocolate, bourbon, vanilla, and honey coming in at the end with some sweetness. The beer is just smooth, not overwhelming on the bourbon, bold on the front but sweet on the back, and just fantastic overall.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zathrus13 (1691) - Mount Laurel, New Jersey, USA - DEC 23, 2009
Pours black, with a brown head. Aroma is bourbon, vanilla, roasted malt, dark fruit, chocolate, and coffee. Flavor is bourbon, roasted malt, vanilla, dark fruit, smoke, chocolate, and caramel. Medium, mouth coating body. Outstanding!!!

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
zizzybalubba (1315) - Elizabeth City, North Carolina, USA - DEC 21, 2009
22 oz. bottle purchased from Foothills at the release on December 12, 2009. Pours black with a thin tan head. Incredible dark chocolate and bourbon vanilla aroma. Absolutely everything I expected from the aroma. Excellent vanilla, espresso, dark chocolate, oak, and a hint of booze in the flavor. At first I didn’t notice this, but as I drink more I do notice some of the honey sweetness that I wish had been left out. Still, this is an absolutely world class Imperial Stout.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JW77 (22) - Miami, Florida, USA - DEC 21, 2009
Black with a brown head. Slightly roasted smell with some chocolate and a little bourbon. Flavor is decent roasted malt, coffee, booze. Decent but I was expecting this to blow me away.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
gkost (1714) - Tampa, Florida, USA - DEC 20, 2009
Poured black with glass staining qualities. Nose is big bourbon, chocolate, roasted malts, hints of coffee and dark cherries. Flavor is the same with huge roast and burnt cocoa notes. Pretty big viscous beer. Not incredible, but very very good. Worth trading for.

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