People's Porter - Foothills Brewing Company
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4.5/5 rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
On tap at Vintage 301 in Greensboro
This beer is outstanding! I was introduced to it at a friends birthday party
Pours well, has a chocolate head
smells outstanding chocolaty and hints of caramel
noticeable hop taste, and smooth finish
the mouthfeel is good not overly heavy.
this porter is extremely drinkable! an outstanding beer from foothills!
Serving type: on-tap
12-31-2008 06:58:05 | More by ncbeermonger
4.46/5 rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
I think Porters are underrated. This is an example of what a great porter should be. I have had this one in several variations, but this review is referring to the recently released six pack 12 oz. bottles. I don't like to compare different styles but from my recent review of Sexual Chocolate I just wanted to state I love Foothills' beers in general and this is my go to porter.
Color is dark and almost completely black. Taste is thick but not overly thick just right really for the style. The smell is toffee, some dried fruit, coffee, but not much and cocoa. That is what I find to be the strongest element of this one it is a well balanced porter with a lot of chocolate notes to it. It is sweet but once again not cloying in my opinion. Overall this is one of the better porters I have ever had and I do enjoy this style a great deal.
Serving type: bottle
02-10-2013 16:42:59 | More by humuloner22
4.45/5 rDev +15.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5
Foothills: People's Porter (Tasted 06/07/10)
Tap @ Barley's Taproom [Asheville, NC] poured into a pint glass.
Appearance: Black as sin with brown edges, one short stumble from opaque. Solid tan head with decent retention.
Odor: Full figured roasted malt nose, whiffs of coffee and earth with an underlying toffee richness.
Consistency: Medium body with a very full malt palate. Low, but assertive carbonation keeps the feel even and smooth.
Taste: Perfectly layered roasted malt flavors, Sumatran coffee and bittersweet chocolate with tobacco, earth and smoke in the background. Second layer reveals a subtle burnt caramel richness and assertive mineral character. Finish is malty and clean with some lingering roasted malt, like dark chocolate fudge brownies.
One of the highlights of my trip to NC. Exceptional porter, exceptional beer overall. This beer incorporates elements of an American robust porter, without pushing things too far off style or hurting drinkability.
Serving type: on-tap
06-08-2010 15:19:36 | More by Walken
4.43/5 rDev +14.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5
Enjoyed on tap at 12 Bones in Asheville, NC on 11/27/09.
A - Dark brown in color with attractive deep ruby and burgundy hues and a dense finger's width of creamy tan head that settled into a patchy film and a modest amount of stringy lacing.
S - Huge roasty, malty nose with lots of chocolate and coffee character. In addition, there is a fair amount of earthy and woody hop notes, giving the nose of this porter a nice underlying bitterness.
T - Like the aroma, the roasted malt character dominates the flavor with plenty of bittersweet chocolate and coffee notes. A nutty character emerges in the middle, which then segues into a toasted malt quality. Finishes with lots of earthy and bitter coffee notes.
M - Medium bodied with a robust mouthfeel and moderate carbonation. Finishes with moderate bitterness and a hint of astringency on the palate.
D - This is fast becoming one of my favorite porters, if not my very favorite! This stuff is good competition for Great Lakes' Edmund Fitzgerald, another fine porter. The People's Porter is easily one of the finest examples of the style out there.
Serving type: on-tap
12-03-2009 23:42:46 | More by ffejherb
People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
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