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People's Porter - Foothills Brewing Company

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very good

585 Ratings
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Ratings: 585
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 30
Gots: 54 | 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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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

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!

12-31-2008 06:58:05 | More by ncbeermonger
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North Carolina

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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.

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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.

06-08-2010 15:19:36 | More by Walken
People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 585 ratings.