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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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BrewDad (5004) - Olympia, Washington, USA - JUL 29, 2012
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Dark black in color, dark brown head. This was a thick bourbon barrel flavor and aroma mixed with chocolate and coffee flavors and aroma. Big big beer this was.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
joeneugs (3324) - Livermore, California, USA - JUN 30, 2012
22 oz bottle. It pours a very dark brown color with a brown (almost purple?) head. The aroma delivers on everything mentioned in the description. Tons of chocolate along with noticeable sweet honey, brown sugar, vanilla and oak. Extremely rich smelling. The flavor is powerfully sweet and surprisingly tangy with chocolate, black coffee, honey, prunes and some nice bourbon and wood near the finish. Not much roast in this one, and its a bit sweet with a weird tang that throws the flavor a bit off for me. Still a very tasty and quaffable brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Dogbrick (8237) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Sample at the Central OH BA Tasting at From The Vine on 06/02/2012: The beer pours black with a medium light brown head. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of bourbon, vanilla and coffee. Rich body with flavors of mocha, bourbon, vanilla and roasted malt. The finish is roasty with a boozy cocoa aftertaste. Good beer all around.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
jcartamdg (2022) - Spring Hill, Florida, USA - MAY 17, 2012
Pours dark black with no head. Aroma of bourbon, bourbon and more bourbon. Taste follows the nose, chocolate, bourbon and slight honey in the finish. This is a really nice beer, I love the bourbon in it. Smooth for what it is. I could drink this all day.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Lagunitasfan (1313) - San Diego, California, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Bomber traded by Dak I think. Nose has bit of oxidation, then cherries and fuzzy warm alcohol. Big rich tart sweet and long dark smooth. Bits of coffee and vanilla and dark fruit. Very nice.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Phillies08Champs (699) - Phoenixville, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 2, 2012
Bottle at Damico’s. Pours black with nice head that lingers. Nose of vanilla bean, oak, leather and molasses. First sip is nice sutle coffee nots, with slight milk anf bittersweet chocolate. finish is nice with a coco flavor like a Wendy’s frosty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - APR 24, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 31, 2012 Originally reviewed: 3/25/12. Vintage 2011. Missed the release of this one last year, but I was able to score a bottle from an in-person trade at the SC release this year. Bottle split and shared with a buddy. Poured my allotment into an Allagash chalice. Pours a deep rich black. A luscious inch-thick tan head rests atop. Lace cascades down the glass edge after each sip. Pretty beer. The aroma on this one is superb. Big oaky vanilla notes, faint astringent ethanol, roasted malts. Really rich and pleasing. The body is silky smooth, but deep. Carbonation gives a little spritz, but it still mellows out on the palate. Vanilla sweetness greets me at first sip. Smooth bourbon character with mild wet woody finish. Chocolate roast noted, but this gets edged out by more bourbon and oak. Sweet aftertaste. This was really good and actually surprised me. A really good BB-Stout that I will now make the effort to acquire at the release each year.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ekoerper (589) - Iowa, USA - MAR 26, 2012
Aroma: chocolate, roast malts, whiskey, alcohol, malt sweetness. Pours pitch black, tan head with good retention, leaves a bit of lacing. Flavor is more chocolate, good punch of whiskey/barrel notes, roast malts and some coffee, rich malt sweetness, medium bitterness. Full bodied with medium carbonation. Very tasty.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
PhillyCraft (3307) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 21, 2012
Bottle. Highly anticipated collab beer using Old Hickory, Sexual Chocolate, and Duck Rabbit Imperial then aged in 23 yr old Pappy Van Winkle barrels. Aromas of toasted coconut, cocoa, marshmallow, and some rich whiskey in the back. Reminded me of the toasted coconut marshmallows. Taste is chocolate, bourbon, rye, marshmallow, cocoa nib bitter chocolate, and an aftertaste of coffee. Rich and complex wood notes were evident as it warmed. Amazing stout, smooth as can be.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
alpar (160) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - FEB 14, 2012
2011 version: Wonderful nose that only a pappy barrel can give off. Marshmallow, my best friend :) vanilla, oak, little bit of coffee and huge malt. The taste is super sweet and malty, very smooth and sweet, but just the right amount. This is in my radar as best beer of 2011. Wish it was easier to obtain.

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