Stout - Foothills Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
3.63/5 rDev -6.2%
Growler poured into a Duvel tulip. Nice and dark with a dense cap of tan head. Good retention with generously scattered lacing.
Nice roasty nose, a touch burnt, a touch chocolatey. The flavors lean more dry and burnt than the nose. Acrid burnt malt, dark roast and a fairly sharp bitterness. Very little sweetness. Somewhere in between a 'regular' American stout and an imperial. Nice dry finish. The lack of sweetness limits drinkability a bit, but it's definitely worth a try.
03-03-2011 01:39:10 | More by PDXHops
4/5 rDev +3.4%
Beer is black, darker than the porter, tan head of small bubbles, lacing on the glass and mild carbonation.
Aroma is roasty, mildly sweet, a little like coffee.
Beer is medium in body and sweet at lead off and finishes with a nice roasty bitterness, no detectable hops. The midpalate has a mild chocolate flavor and overall it is a nice drinking beer. I'm not super impressed with it, it is a standard base stout.
02-01-2011 16:08:12 | More by drabmuh
Stout from Foothills Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.