People's Porter - Foothills Brewing Company
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4.25/5 rDev +10.4%
On tap at CW's in Columbia.
A: A deep opaque brown beer, with a 2 finger tight tan head that lasts and lasts.
S: I get sweet roasted malt, cocoa, coffee, minor hop bitterness. A basic porter smell, nothing fancy or weird.
T: Lightly blackened malt, cocoa, burnt sugar, and coffee swirl in a rich blend that's perfectly bittersweet. Classic porter flavors done well!
M. Nailed! Creamy but not thick, and mellow enough to gulp. No harshness here or undesirable sourness. Leaves behind a fine cocoa aftertaste. Eminently drinkable.
Frankly, this is another hit from Foothills, a company with which I'm rapidly becoming enamored. This is a classic pub porter. Well done.
02-20-2007 23:17:19 | More by kkipple
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
4.22/5 rDev +9.6%
On tap at Boone Saloon, Boone, NC.
Appearance: A dark brown-bodied brew with hints of shiny, glittering garnet around the edges. The one-finger, slightly off white head fades rather quickly and leaves little blobs of erratic lace and a film.
Aroma: Wonderfully pungent and pleasant. Coffee and freshly toasted toast, very earthy in the roast, with a gradual bittersweet chocolate note emerging as it warms.
Taste: A really nice tasting, solid porter. Heavy chocolate notes, crisp, toasted malts, with plenty of sweet, lactic milkyness. The balance between roast and residual sweetness if just about right. Just a really nice balance of flavors, very tasty.
Mouthfeel: High carbonation makes for a crisp and big-bubbled, but even mouthfeel. The beer itself is relatively thin-bodied, but nice. Tone down the effervescence on this one just a little, and it'd be a 5.0.
Drinkability: What an unexpected and pleasant surprise in the most unlikely of places. This is one of the best porters I've had in quite some time and manages to hit just about all the right notes. The alcohol's low and nowhere to be found, to boot. Just a really good, all-around enjoyable porter - recommended if you see it on tap.
01-05-2009 00:37:06 | More by CrellMoset
4.21/5 rDev +9.4%
Poured a deep ruby-tinted brown with a pillowy tan head. The head has incredible retention and leaves substantial lacing. The aroma is a malt-lovers dream with big roasted notes of coffee and hints of chocolate. The aroma is similar but includes some mild earthy hops on the finish. The beer feels a little light on the palate, but not so much that I would call it "watery". A great big flavor English Porter.
03-23-2014 22:15:57 | More by delta490
4.2/5 rDev +9.1%
Thanks to Ffejherb for sharing a growler of this. I have had it on tap at the brewpub numerous times but have never reviewed it.
A-Deep, dark reddish tinted brown with a medium tan head that reduced to a thin cap and left some nice lacing.
S-Milk chocolate up front with a nice initial sweetness. Sharp notes of dark roasted malt and spicy hops come through.
T-Dark roasted malts and milk chocolate up front. A bit of nutty, chalky, earthiness in the finish.
M-Medium bodied with nice lingering bitter sweet chocolate, dark malts, coffee in the finish. Fairly smooth.
D-A solid, go to, good to have in the regular line up porter. All the highlights I like with hints of chocolate, roasted malts and coffee. Nice and smooth with plenty of flavour without going over the top.
03-20-2009 00:04:23 | More by Deuane
People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
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