RATINGS: 217   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.99/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 304   ABV: 10.13%
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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   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BoBoChamp (5755) - Gent, - NOV 12, 2012
65cl, Vintage 2011 (brewed at Foothills Brewing), exclusive American collab. brew, with honey, thx to Secret Santa!, complex Stout, roasted/sweet and slightly alcoholic/fruity, not to heavy, balanced, hazy, small head, very good brew, yet very expensive!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Homer321 (4660) - Melboring, Florida, USA - MAY 22, 2016
Bottle from the rotter from a trade. Nose is moderate cocoa and fudge. Light booze and vanilla. Light oxidation. Ok but I feel it would be better fresh. Still very solid

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bytemesis (7978) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - MAY 13, 2016
Bottle, 2013 vintage. Pours clear black, medium tan head, dissipates to a large ring with good lacing. Aroma is bourbon, cocoa, vanilla. Flavor is light plus sweet, medium bitter, loads of bourbon. Base beer has faded out unfortunately, leaving a ghost of cocoa behind. Medium body.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Beerman6686 (6592) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 27, 2015
This poured a darker brown with a small brown head. Aroma was of light barrel, fudge and oxidation. Flavor was chocolate, light barely and oxidation and light cardboard.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Art (3212) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 14, 2015
BA tasting. Pours a deep brown black. No head. Not sure of the age of this one but guessing it’s an older version. Slight oxidation, nutty aroma. Barrel is nearly gone. Taste is nutty and sweet. Medium thin body. Light carb.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ineedbeer (2121) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
tricyclist (1125) - 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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
HourGlass13 (780) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (5138) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dmac (6037) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Steve_0 (3745) - 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.

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