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Stout - Foothills Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

82 Ratings
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Ratings: 82
Reviews: 39
rAvg: 3.87
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 14
Gots: 2 | 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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 03-21-2005)
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SarahHealey

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +29.2%

02-16-2012 21:00:55 | More by SarahHealey
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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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KidsDoc

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

02-12-2012 16:55:57 | More by KidsDoc
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marine1975

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +29.2%

02-10-2012 02:24:19 | More by marine1975
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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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cmuir24

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-29-2012 04:21:15 | More by cmuir24
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3/5  rDev -22.5%

01-26-2012 06:37:19 | More by ygtbsm94
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keithwalk

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +29.2%

01-20-2012 01:01:04 | More by keithwalk
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schwee

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

01-19-2012 15:42:18 | More by schwee
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bertram

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

01-18-2012 17:10:56 | More by bertram
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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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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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whitekiboko

South Carolina

2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

12-27-2011 01:01:36 | More by whitekiboko
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

12-14-2011 17:22:36 | More by nmann08
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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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cadaugherty

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-18-2011 04:53:36 | More by cadaugherty
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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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EasyReader

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +29.2%

11-15-2011 02:28:07 | More by EasyReader
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eerbayman

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-15-2011 01:30:35 | More by eerbayman
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

11-15-2011 00:44:10 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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shuajw

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.4%

11-14-2011 14:17:33 | More by shuajw
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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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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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PDXHops

South Carolina

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
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drabmuh

Maryland

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.