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People's Porter - Foothills Brewing Company

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People's PorterPeople's Porter

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586 Ratings
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Ratings: 586
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 30
Gots: 55 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
English Porter |  5.80% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
People's Porter is a robust English-style brew with a dark, ruby hue. Complex chocolate, caramel and toffee notes give way to an herbal bitterness, finishing with a pleasant hint of espresso.

42 IBU

(Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-05-2005)
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North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

11-07-2013 15:11:01 | More by dredz_126
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North Carolina

4.08/5  rDev +6%

Glad to have this on tap where I work,poured into a stadard pint glass a a deep dark brown wirh some ruby highlights thruought the glass,a very tight formed beige colored one finger head atop.Aromas of charred fruit,dark roast coffee,and molasses,I love the char.Flavors are alot like the aromas,quite charred and fruity with just a hint of smoke,there is a molasses-like sweetness to it and a nice dry lingering finish.Smooth as all get out,just an awesome porter from Fotthills.Good job Jsmie.

11-03-2008 19:38:51 | More by oberon
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New York

3.99/5  rDev +3.6%

A: Very dark brown with moderate clarity. The rocky brown head has decent retention and leaves omse lacing on the glass.

S: Moderate malt and roast aromas with a slight chocolate character and some caramel. a low earthy hops.

T: Roast and hops are the primary flavors here with a medium roast flavor, moderate hops bitterness and moderate herbal hops taste. There is a low English yeast type of a fruitiness. Some caramel and toffee malt character. The balance is somewhat bitter. The finish is medium-dry with some roast in the aftertaste.

M: A medium-full bodied beer with moderate carbonation with a medium creaminess. There is slight dryness that seems to come from the roast grains.

O: Not smooth porter having just a slightly bitter edge with good roast. Roast and hops bitterness dominate while being enjoyable.

05-01-2013 22:28:38 | More by MadScientist
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3.76/5  rDev -2.3%

08-17-2014 11:26:28 | More by Bitzer
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North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +0.8%

On tap at the Saucer and served in a English Pint glass. Poured a nice dark brown color with a 2 finger head. There was minimal lacing. Roasted malts and chocolate dominate the aroma. The taste has bitter chocolate, coffee and toffee. It is a little then but not so much that it is distracting. A nice sessionable porter.

04-16-2009 17:00:29 | More by ROBORB
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

05-15-2013 02:16:32 | More by SmellsofMahagony
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-10-2014 03:55:45 | More by Guden
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

02-17-2013 22:35:21 | More by anjah
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South Carolina

1.5/5  rDev -61%

05-18-2014 02:18:04 | More by mattmc50
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

12-26-2013 18:24:22 | More by reitzbrewing
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

08-08-2014 23:45:47 | More by avitallo
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

02-21-2014 01:45:52 | More by asuburbanman
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

11-07-2012 03:36:04 | More by dirtysanchez843
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-17-2013 20:02:54 | More by juicebox
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North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

03-15-2013 23:02:21 | More by Mantooth
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-29-2013 18:26:31 | More by Cynic-ale
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

05-18-2012 21:23:38 | More by wo87810
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

04-09-2013 17:06:40 | More by dmk91
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West Virginia

4.22/5  rDev +9.6%

Just stopped in for a growler fill from the source on the way down to Myrtle Beach, not overly impressed. Quality across the board was lacking, one beer like Sexual Chocolate shouldn't really make you a BA destination. The beers were acceptable just not stellar, I would like to try the SC imperial stout if the chance comes my way. This one appears pitch black with large tan head with a mocha brown tint forms a nice cloud rising above the rim of my Foothilss pint glass. Aromatics offer roasted malts with dark coffee accents and a hint of dark chocolate. Alot of black patent malt more dark cocoa and roastiness than sweet and creamy. Flavor does have a mild lactic twang to it but more robust roasts come to play with herbal hop background peeking through, a touch of dark chocolate and mild coffee. Finishs dry with those herbal hops and dark roasts in the finish. Mouthfeel was medium to fuller bodied and carbonation was on overall I can't say anything bad about this brew, I thought it was the best of their lineups smaller beers and my wife loved it I had a glass and a half the rest my wife took care of on vacation.

08-28-2009 14:16:40 | More by WVbeergeek
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South Carolina

3.95/5  rDev +2.6%

undated 650 ml bomber bottle (nice label) served in a snifter.

A: The beer is clear, but a very dark reddish-brown. It poured with a small tan head that reduced to little more than a ring but left spotty lacing down the sides of the glass.

S: Moderate level of dark malts with hints of coffee, chocolate and molasses in the nose. Very slight metallic/astringent component initially, but this disappeared after warming/airing.

T: Dominated by dark roasted malts, the rich flavor has some light spice and bitterness from the hops. Some mild coffee appears in the slightly earthy finish and long-lasting aftertaste.

M: Medium-body leaning towards full; Moderate level of carbonation; Near creamy smooth; Slight dryness in finish.

O: A flavorful, roasty porter which, after warming at least, has none of the flaws found too often in porters (e.g., too smokey; burnt notes). More complex and satisfying than most porters, this is an excellent example of an Amer./English porter. [4.25]

05-04-2012 22:56:30 | More by chinchill
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4.38/5  rDev +13.8%

On-tap at the brewpub.

Pours one shade from black with a half-finger light brown head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of smooth roasted malts with loads of lightly sweetened chocolate. Also present are hints of charred malts and vanilla.

Tastes similar to how it smells. Smooth and robust roasted malt flavors up front are augmented by dark chocolate flavors almost immediately. The chocolate flavors turn mildly bitter midway through the sip and carry through to any equally mildly bitter ending. Hints of vanilla and molasses flavors wander in and out throughout.

Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a very nice thickness with smooth and grainy carbonation.

Drinkability is also very good. I finished my glass quickly and could have a few more.

Overall I was excited about trying this beer and it didn't let me down. A very well-done porter with excellent subtleties. Well worth a shot.

12-16-2009 01:46:12 | More by glid02
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

06-06-2014 19:55:01 | More by Adkins1203
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New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.1%

02-26-2012 13:00:36 | More by acurtis
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3.8/5  rDev -1.3%

People's porter is a strong dark brown color with a surprisingly heavy thickness in its look. A light brown head rises to just over one finger and rests there pretty well, fading slowly but leaving a firm, sturdy foam that never fades beyond that. Lacing is left clinging to the glass in mostly patching pretty heavily.
The aroma, while holding some very nice elements and well befitting a porter, was somewhat muted. Vanilla-like sweetness balances some bitterness along with cocoa and coffee notes in a big roast, and a hint of nuts is also present.
The profile of the flavor is mainly roast, caramel, a touch of char, and a bit of cocoa. The flavors play off each other well and come out more strongly on the tongue than they did in the nose. Roast gives off the remeniscence of coffee graounds along with the char, which gives a hint of wood in itself.
For a porter, and especially considering the appearance, it's a little thin. It's more something underlying, as it begins with a firm heft, but something falls off as it goes. It has a crispness that isn't too much and is smooth enough to satisfy if only it didn't have that thinness in the body.

06-19-2013 13:03:45 | More by Brenden
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

03-01-2014 00:17:57 | More by Mtooman
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People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
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