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RATINGS: 213   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.


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5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
8balls (12) - Winston-Salem, USA - NOV 4, 2012
So far in my ale journeys, the 2010 edition of ORF has been the perfect brew. This tasted like it was the best of the imperial stouts that Foothils, Olde Hickory, & Duck Rabbit had to offer in a perfect blend. I was able to enjoy it in bottles and on draft, and to be honest, I couldn’t make a distinction between draft & bottle form as to which was better (and that’s uncommon). The bourbon comes through just right in both aroma and flavor. This was one of the 1st BBA brews that I had, and it has been the benchmark for the many that I’ve enjoyed since. I can’t wait to partake in the 2012 edition!


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (888) - Oakland, California, USA - DEC 7, 2014
22 oz bottles of 2010 and 2011 side by side. Aroma is rather licorice forward with nice dark chocolate and roast notes. The 2011 has much richer chocolate notes. Hints of alcohol. Moderate amount of oxidation in the 2010 bottle with cardboard being most prevalent, but also some dried fruits like raisin. Both bottles poured black with dark brown hues. Moderate sized, mocha head with nice retention. Flavor has moderate roast notes with a nice large chocolate flavor. 2010 bottle had moderate dark fruit and some oxidation which the 2011 bottle did not have. Light alcohol and oak notes, but not much bourbon character. Hints of honey. Mouthfeel is medium full bodied with medium carbonation. Low astringency and medium low alcohol warmth. Overall, the 2010 bottle had faded quite a bit but 2011 was still drinking nicely. Really rich chocolate flavors and aromas with light honey character. Rating is for the 2011 bottle.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricyclist (845) - Florida, USA - NOV 1, 2014
Snifter pour of darkness with little to no head. Aroma was typical of a smooth imperial stout, plenty of roasted malt and caramel. Barrel presence seems to have fallen off a bit. Super drinkable though, caramel and some vanilla with a mild boo ones that doesn’t overpower. Mild oaky bourbon presence. Enjoyable for sure

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HourGlass13 (130) - North Carolina, USA - AUG 9, 2014
Pours a dark black with a tan head. This beer is big and bold! Aroma is malty and rich with a hint of vanilla. The taste is chocolate, molasses, raisins, and oak. You can taste the alcohol in this one for sure. Very unique beer.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (3468) - Eureka, California, USA - AUG 4, 2014
Darren the proprietor of the Local Beer Bar pulled this out while we were doing a tasting of Dark Lord 2014 which I brought back from DLD 2014. Pour was rich almost black with a thin tan head and light lacing. Nose is very rich with roast malts, some coconut, oak, vanilla, earth, coffee and chocolate mixed with ripe fruit. Body is bold, and the mouth feel shows booze. The flavor is a very rich chocolate malts base, with molasses, raisins, with the aforementioned vanilla and coconut. The finish is full of oak and goes on forever. Remarkable beer.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (4208) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - JUL 4, 2014
Bottle via trade a long time ago shared a couple weeks back with the usual crowd. Poured a medium to thicker density super dark brown with an average sized foamy beige head. Aroma of oxidation(maybe I sat on this too long), chocolate pudding skins, bourbon, vanilla, dark toast, old raisins, chocolate cake batter and pennies. Medium full body, average carbonation, boozy and a lingering aftertaste. Flavor of chocolate, vanilla, booze, chocolate muffins, bourbon and dark fruits. Good but passed it’s prime, my bad on that though.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (2874) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JUN 21, 2014
Bottle at home with friends, courtesy of Josh. Thanks man!!! Pour is deep brown, black with a small tan head and decent lacing. Big coconut, roasty, oaky, caramelized sugar, vanilla, light soy, earthy, toasted malt, and coffee in the aroma. Taste is rich dark chocolate, vanilla, toasted coconut, vanilla, butterscotch, toasted espresso, bourbon, and oak with a rich roasty finish. Thick/syrupy mouthfeel with soft carbonation. Really nice blend and a real treat to try. Something I could drink all year.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ed5388 (2236) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 20, 2014
22oz bomber (2011) shared by dmac! Thanks bro! Pours a thick oily looking black color with a small foamy dark mocha head. Aroma of roasted stale coffee beans, sweet caramel, strong boozy bourbon, chocolate, oak, and butter. Taste of roasted coffee, rich caramel, toffee, dark chocolate, oak, and bourbon. Slightly oxidized, but still really solid.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
TXBadger (1522) - Dallas, Texas, USA - MAY 28, 2014
Pours a very dark brown almost black color with tan head. Cocoa, whiskey, and some roasted malt on the nose; follows onto the palate. More whiskey notes on the finish.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Experiment_Ale (1043) - Dallas, Texas, USA - APR 12, 2014
At my place with Taylor, Matt, and Jake. Pours black with a circle of grey lacing. Aroma is phenomenal complex bourbon, great booze notes, fuck yeah, smooth malty very soft savory notes. Taste is tasty bourbon booze, dark roasted malt. The booze is a little over powering, but is very very nice beer.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 25, 2013
Had to try this on my Birthday, at 11am! A: Plenty of pfft on the cap removal. Pours a black, intense ale. Thick in appearance, little to no head formation. Little lacing. Good looker. S: Wow, beautiful! Bourbon, vanilla, caramel, honey, darkened malts, praline, molasses, marzipan. Absolutely outstanding. T: A hint warm initially, but then the plums, dark fruits, bourbon barrels. The cocoa starts to come out here and remains now with excellent resonance. The beer is so complex. Now I have to get more. Shit. M: Thick, chewy, velvety with high viscous body and low to medium carbonation. Slicks my mouth and adheres to my palate. Exceptional. D: This beer blows me away. I haven’t had any of the beer from the breweries involved, but if this is their only release, then so be it! Make more! Serving type: bottle 03-07-2011


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