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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: 15
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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Photo of SarahHealey
5/5  rDev +29.2%

SarahHealey, Feb 16, 2012
Photo of Mantooth
3.43/5  rDev -11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Mantooth, Feb 14, 2012
Photo of KidsDoc
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

KidsDoc, Feb 12, 2012
Photo of marine1975
5/5  rDev +29.2%

marine1975, Feb 10, 2012
Photo of CBlack85
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

CBlack85, Feb 02, 2012
Photo of cmuir24
4/5  rDev +3.4%

cmuir24, Jan 29, 2012
Photo of ygtbsm94
3/5  rDev -22.5%

ygtbsm94, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of keithwalk
5/5  rDev +29.2%

keithwalk, Jan 20, 2012
Photo of schwee
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

schwee, Jan 19, 2012
Photo of bertram
4/5  rDev +3.4%

bertram, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of Tiger33
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

Tiger33, Jan 17, 2012
Photo of wedge
4.2/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

@ 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.

wedge, Jan 02, 2012
Photo of whitekiboko
2.5/5  rDev -35.4%

whitekiboko, Dec 27, 2011
Photo of nmann08
4.5/5  rDev +16.3%

nmann08, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of tclapper
4/5  rDev +3.4%

tclapper, Dec 04, 2011
Photo of cadaugherty
4/5  rDev +3.4%

cadaugherty, Nov 18, 2011
Photo of hyuga
4/5  rDev +3.4%

hyuga, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of EasyReader
5/5  rDev +29.2%

EasyReader, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of eerbayman
4/5  rDev +3.4%

eerbayman, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of shuajw
4/5  rDev +3.4%

shuajw, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of devilben02
3.5/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

devilben02, Apr 04, 2011
Photo of GRG1313
3.05/5  rDev -21.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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.

GRG1313, Mar 20, 2011
Photo of PDXHops
3.63/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

PDXHops, Mar 03, 2011
Photo of drabmuh
4/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 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.

drabmuh, Feb 01, 2011
Stout from Foothills Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 82 ratings.