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Stout - Foothills Brewing Company

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87
very good

82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 14
Gots: 4 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Stout |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-21-2005)
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Reviews by madEthelFlint:
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madEthelFlint


4.75/5  rDev +22.7%

12-20-2012 15:46:09 | More by madEthelFlint
More User Reviews:
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oberon

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -4.9%

Pours pitch black like and oil slick with a nice mocha colored head that is gone pretty quickly,heavy roasted malt aromas like french roast coffee with a light bitter chocolate note underneath.Like the aroma the deep roasted malt is the main component of flavor in this brewthere is some unsweetened/bitter chocolate and a light earthiness but the roasted coffee bean flavor hits and hits pretty hard.Flavorful to say the least the roasted malt is a touch strong though in my opinion limiting its drinkabiltiy a notch.

06-30-2005 20:25:39 | More by oberon
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blitz134

California

3.95/5  rDev +2.1%

My first growler review...woohoo...

Poured incredibly black with a deep chocolate colored head on the top which disappeared somewhat quickly. Good appearance overall though, but a little more head would be nice.

Aroma was mainly lightly roasted malts with some mild coffee showing through. A touch of sweetness as well. Taste followed suit except hints of bittersweet chocolate in the middle. I find there to be a bit of a milk stout characteristic to the finish with a prominent sweetness finishing this beer out once it begins to warm. Good flavor overall.

Mouthfeel was relatively creamy but not really thick either. Drinkability is killer on this one due to the thinner mouthfeel.

A good brew and probably my favorite of the foothills bunch...

08-14-2005 00:11:29 | More by blitz134
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Mantooth

North Carolina

3.43/5  rDev -11.4%

Poured from a keg at Milltown (highly recommended) in Carrboro, NC, into a Foothills pint glass.

A: Jet black pour with a sticky-thick khaki lacing.

S: Dry roasted nose with subtle espresso and chocolate notes. Typical for this style but a tad underwhelming.

T: Follows the nose - bitter, dark chocolate, lots of roasted grains somewhat balanced by a tad of sweetness.

M: Typical although thin, nicely dry and bitter.

O: Classic American stout, a little thin for my taste. This is a good beer that sadly fell short of my expectations.

02-14-2012 14:13:13 | More by Mantooth
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glid02

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

Had this on-tap at Barley's Tap Room in Asheville.

Pours black that lightens up around the edges of the glass with a one-finger tan head. The head sticks around for a while before dissipating into a wispy layer of bubbles on top of an oily top and a medium-sized ring around the glass. Lacing is light but sticky.

Smells largely of roasted malt, with a light dark chocolate smell. The chocolate aroma becomes more pungent as the beer warms, but the roasted malt smell remains stronger.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Lots of roasted malt flavors up front followed by a hint of chocolate and ending with a good amount of bitterness.

Mouthfeel is good. Good thickness and good carbonation make this one go down smoothly.

Drinkability is good. I ordered this before I decided to order pizza, but I still had no problem putting this one down pretty quickly.

Overall this was my first foray into Foothills Brewing, and I was impressed. A very solid stout that's worth a try.

11-24-2008 22:57:03 | More by glid02
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whitekiboko

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

12-27-2011 01:01:36 | More by whitekiboko
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Metalmonk

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -5.7%

Pours a dark chocolate black/brown, with minimal head.

Bittersweet baking chocolate in the nose, not much else to report, although this aspect is assertive and a pleasure to sniff.

Flavor is burnt chocolate and bittersweet dark chocolate, mostly, although some dark bread comes through as well. Totally malty, surprise, surprise...

Feels incredibly smooth, a little too smooth for my liking, like an English-style oatmeal stout or something. A little carbonation would've propped this up nicely, and I'm hardly a carbonation freak.

I'd like to try this again, maybe right at the brewery, and see if maybe it lost a little something in transport up to the beerfest I tasted this at...or just had a tapping problem or some other such issue. But still, it's hardly poor.

07-04-2010 22:07:09 | More by Metalmonk
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twowheelssoar

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-04-2013 21:28:23 | More by twowheelssoar
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tdm168

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -6.2%

On tap at World of Beer in Raleigh on 8/30/12.

A - pitch black with a thick, brown head that had great retention

S - oddly there's no nose, I couldn't smell a thing

T - roasted malts, faint chocolate, some underlying citrus, bitter piny finish, some alcohol

M - medium to full bodied, well carbonated, warming alcohol

The flavor is good though a bit more bitter than I had expected. The appearance was almost perfect. The nose threw me for a loop. I've never had a beer this bold and flavorful that didn't offer a similar aroma. Overall, a decent experience.

08-31-2012 10:00:58 | More by tdm168
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russpowell

Oklahoma

4.33/5  rDev +11.9%

Had this at Barley's in A'ville late july.

Poured back as night, with 2 fingers of mocha head. Great head retention & lacing

S: Roasted malt & some coffee

T: Big-time chocolate sweetness mingles with dryness & coffee up front. Finishes dry with more choclate & some nice subtle hops snap

MF: Chewy & rich with near perfect carbonation

Drank really easy for the ABV, nice American Stout

09-19-2007 10:44:34 | More by russpowell
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Kegatron

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

04-08-2013 12:00:24 | More by Kegatron
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GRG1313

California

3.05/5  rDev -21.2%

Pours black with a nice dark tan head that's stays around for a while.

Nose is light molasses, black coffee, hints of black licorice and light roasted grain.

Mouthfeel is medium/light bodied for a stout. Pleasant, well balanced and dry.

Flavor profile is what I would call "typical American decent stout." Black coffee, light molasses, light licorice all very well integrated. Basic flavor profile of nice roasted grains.

Finish is a nice light bitter black coffee and is somewhat dry for a stout. A decent drink without being a "must have/must taste" stout.

03-20-2011 23:12:24 | More by GRG1313
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Bung

Michigan

4/5  rDev +3.4%

Had on draft after the Sexual Chocolate pre-party. Dark brown/black pour with a white head. Just barely sticks to the side of the glass. Roasted mocha coffee and malt aroma, not terribly strong but ok. Tastes similarly, some more coffee dryness than typical. Not quite creamy, medium body. Pretty drinkable, enjoyable. More of a "foreign" stout, like Lion Stout or something. Try it if you get a chance.

02-07-2009 22:10:10 | More by Bung
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Tiger33

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

01-17-2012 21:26:12 | More by Tiger33
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +9.8%

02-07-2013 01:20:02 | More by KevinGordon
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cantfindme

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -3.1%

06-25-2013 02:27:29 | More by cantfindme
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hyuga

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-15-2011 06:05:13 | More by hyuga
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wedge

North Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +8.5%

@ Brixx (Chapel Hill)

Pours black with a small, creamy off-white head on top. Lots of caramel and dark, toasty malt in the nose along with a bit of vinous fruit and some sweetness. Flavors of sweet, dark, roasty bitterness. Dark chocolate, espresso, and some fruity tartness. Smooth mouthfeel, a little better than medium bodied. This is a very good straight-up stout. Loads of roasted malty darkness, but not overwhelmingly heavy. I had a few and never felt the need to move onto something else.

01-02-2012 20:47:07 | More by wedge
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StoutSlut

North Carolina

1/5  rDev -74.2%

08-19-2013 23:57:32 | More by StoutSlut
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mikesgroove

South Carolina

4.43/5  rDev +14.5%

(Updated and re-reviewed 2/6/08)

Served on tap at Snapshot in Greenville into a Pint Glass

A - Poured a deep dark oil like black, much thicker then I had remembered it being with a very nice two finger high tan head of foam coming across the top. Very nice retention let this hang around for a good few minutes before finally settling down and leaving behind just a thin pillow of chocolate colored foam that was about an inch high. Lots of side glass lacing thoroughly coated the inside of the glass and gave some very nice presentation overall.

S - The aroma was very rich; lots of notes of chocolate and caramel were noticed immediately upon the pour. Nice and sweet, this was definitely a nice sweet smelling stout. There were some nice hints of coffee and vanilla that were floating around in there as well, letting it really build its profile and offer some really nice depth. A slight earthy hoppiness playing around in there as well toward the end of it.

T - The flavor was fantastic. This was really a rich sweet stout that had a lot going for it right off the bat. From the very first sip, I noticed a very present, yet subtle taste of dark chocolate, which permeated through it. There was a nice little backing of roasted coffee and caramel in there as well, keeping with the dark overall tones, but starting to sweeten it up fairly nice. Some lactose sugar marching through now and then followed in lock step, but a nice dry, hoppy, grass like finish that just really sealed the deal on this one. Overall, a very rich and dark stout that really did a nice job of keeping with the style but putting its own little mark on it.

M - Nice full bodied and rich creamy stout here. Really very nice. There was a good overall carbonation level to it, keeping everything very much alive and smooth feeling throughout the session. There was also a very nice finish. No trace of any thinness or lack of flavor here, this was definitely a good tasting stout.

D - Outstanding. I am not sure what the ABV here is, I would guess around seven percent or so, but it drinks much lower then that, there is just a wonderful flavor and rich profile that really make this one a very nice sessionable stout for sure. I would not hesitate to have a few of these in a sitting.

Overall, the difference between this one and the one at Blue Ridge is like night and day. Blue Ridge version comes off somewhat thin and watery, while this was robust, full bodied, and loaded down with flavor. If you are in the Greenville area seek out this one, it is a damn fine example of the style and a regular on my list.

09-16-2007 02:05:44 | More by mikesgroove
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

12-04-2011 00:02:11 | More by tclapper
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CBlack85

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-02-2012 15:07:14 | More by CBlack85
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devilben02

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

A buddy of mine has had a few kegs of this on his home tap, so I've been able to sample it quite a few times, being pleased but not wowed each time. It pours with a an expected darkness topped by a creamy, sticky brown head. The aroma is a very understated dry roastiness that again is pleasant but not remarkable. The flavor is much more amplified, with a strong, earthy combination of hops and a coffee-like bitterness from the roasted grains, and only a little sweetness to balance. The fine, prickly carbonation is neither enticing nor unpleasant. Overall, this is certainly a nice, robustly-flavored stout that I would gladly have in my glass many more times.

04-04-2011 14:09:08 | More by devilben02
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MTNboy

Germany

3.63/5  rDev -6.2%

Appearance- Very opaque dark brown almost black. Typical ton of lace for a stout with a lot of tan head.

Smell- It smells of coffee and a sweet roasted malt blend.

Taste- This stout has a very rich but sweet roasted flavor that bends well and is not overwhelming at all. The flavors are nicely balanced.

Mouthfeel- Very thick and creamy.

Drinkability- This beer is very filling but it great beer if you are only having a few.

01-04-2008 21:50:11 | More by MTNboy
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Cresant

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.4%

04-15-2012 14:15:56 | More by Cresant
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Stout from Foothills Brewing Company
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