People's Porter - Foothills Brewing Company
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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
4.2/5 rDev +9.1%
I received a growler of this from Loki in the Growling at the Moon growler exchange. Thank you! Poured into my nonic pint glass and appears a rather dark, but still translucent rich chestnut color with about a finger of creamy ecru foam. A thin, sporadic lace is left by the head as my glass slowly empties. Nose consists of medium roasted grains, sweet milk chocolate, cocoa, and earthy hops. Very nice! Flavor brings chocolate egg cream sodas to mind as well as toasted and caramelized malts and grains, mild chocolate and coffee notes. A few notches better than medium bodied with ample carbonation for the style. A highly drinkable porter. Glad I had the chance to try it. Most definitely a porter for the people.
05-12-2009 03:45:59 | More by ClockworkOrange
4.19/5 rDev +8.8%
12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter.
A: Pours a very dark brown color with a one finger head and nice lacing.
S: Dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts.
T: More of the roasted malts and coffee up front followed by a light chocolate flavor in the end. Very nice.
M: Medium bodied with decent carbonation.
O: This is a very drinkable and enjoyable Porter. If it was a little heavier, it could be considered a stout. I'll gladly drink it anytime.
02-23-2013 00:56:32 | More by nUgZ
4.18/5 rDev +8.6%
Pours more dark brown rather than full on black with a creamy beige head. Smells of toffee, chocolate, and hard English water. Smooth and velvety texture. The flavor is loaded with charred oak, bitter chocolate, maybe even some roasted marshmallow. Hops really only show up in the aftertaste. More of an English take on the style and very tasty. The mineral/hard water flavor comes through a bit more as it warms. The finish becomes more bitter, as well.
I like this quite a bit.
06-09-2012 01:33:18 | More by McNealc31
4.18/5 rDev +8.6%
A: On-tap at Oak Barrel Taproom, poured into a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick, impenetrable consistency. There was an inch of tan-colored, foamy, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.
S: A big, warm aroma of malt, chocolate and coffee.
T: Tasted of roasted malt, a bit of coffee and chocolate (but not too much chocolate. A well-balanced, flavorful porter. One of the best American versions of an English porter you'll find.
M: A well-carbonated beer with a surprisingly dry finish. Medium-bodied.
D: An extremely drinkable porter.
02-12-2011 20:59:19 | More by avalon07
4.15/5 rDev +7.8%
Received in a BIF trade from OSUBeerStudent. He also sent one of these bourbon barrel-aged. Can't wait!
Develops a really thick head with a lot of tightly-packed bubbles. As it falls it gets rocky and the structure thickens, allowing the mocha head to ascend beyond the lip of the glass. The head has amazing retention and leaves bhind bands of lace. Body is dark with a ruddy glow to it. Very nice-looking porter.
Nice smell too. The roast comes out strong with some coffee tones, a touch of cream and some nice vanilla. The hops are also mildly present here, which come off as floral.
Very interesting flavor. Not at all like it smells. The roasted grains are really forward. Hard to emphasize this enough...the initial flavor is of roasted grains...not roasted grains within a beer. almost as if you had taken some of them from the oven and popped them in your mouth. That prevalent. Around those grains is a bitterness that works around and concentrates on the tip of your tongue. There's a slight sense of metal in that portion of it. Not too distracting, but there nonetheless.
Thin side of medium in the body, but spot-on for the style. Very little presence of alcohol, if any. Easy-drinking and 22 ounces of 6.25% will get me there nicely.
If not for the slight tang in the taste, this would be the perfect porter. I CANNOT WAIT for the barrel-aged version, but I promised someone I would share.
04-01-2012 01:01:21 | More by Naugros
4.15/5 rDev +7.8%
Growler fill at Midtown in Nash-vegas...
Very dark roasted malt aromas with the expected chocolate characteristics... Quite pleasant aromas... Rather rich and deep and very inviting... Slightest hint of hops...
Very tasty porter here... Dark, rich, smooth... Lots of bittersweet chocolate as well as some nicely roasted malts... Surprised at how quickly this growler is disappearing... Perhaps hints of vanilla here and there as I go from sipping to gulping this beer... Really digging it...
Only complaint is that I'd like a little more feel to it... Otherwise, this is awesome...
Good effort from Foothills here... Nice session porter here....
12-17-2011 15:41:54 | More by Tilley4
4.13/5 rDev +7.3%
Had this at the Brewery itself with my dinner. This was in the "kettle" last month when I toured the brewery, so I thought I'd give it a try.
Came out a dark jet-black with some ruby to the edges. Capped off by a pretty weak tan head that didn't last long. Some decent lacing, but nothing spectacular. Smell was a little tamed down from my other Porter experiences. Some roasted cocoa, pecans, espresso; all there, just not strong.
Great crisp mouthfeel that felt nice and slightly tingly in the mouth. Wonderful flavors of dark chocolate, roasted nuts, coffee, and some dark fruits wash over the palate. My wife doesn't really like darker beers, but loved this one. Great warming brew to enjoy a colder evening with. Delicious. Recommend.
12-07-2008 17:29:30 | More by Onenote81
4.13/5 rDev +7.3%
Rich aroma has burnt wood, unsweet chocolate and quality coffee notes with undertones of molasses and licorice. Got my mouth watering! It pours an opaque dark-chocolate brown with a thick, fluffy and rather persistent light tan head. Delicious flavor lives up to the aroma, having roast coffee, chocolate, molasses and licorice tones plus a hint of caramel and a bitter hoppy undertone that actually helps round out the flavor rather than detract from it. Texture is the beer's weakest point - body is on the thin side, it seems, for a porter, and there is just a little fizz.
01-21-2012 01:13:07 | More by Cyberkedi
4.11/5 rDev +6.8%
12 ounce bottle -> Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass
A - obsidian black with a one finger khaki head, decent retention and lacing. Very beautiful pour.
S - roasted coffee and chocolate
T - sweet cola, chocolate, coffee, toffee, roasted nuts, caramel
M - strong coffee aftertaste
O - nice offering from this NC brewery.
08-26-2013 03:54:10 | More by Mojo
4.11/5 rDev +6.8%
LOOK: Pours a dark brown color with a light tan head and lacing.
SMELL: Roasted, deeply malty aroma.
TASTE: Strong dark malt notes of coffee and charcoal. Good finish withe robust malts. Light earthy hop character but this one is all about the malts, though the flavor ends up being more toasty and slightly bitter.
FEEL: Medium to full bodied, smooth and very tasty. Notes of espresso coffee linger on the palate.
10-19-2013 21:37:58 | More by Stinkypuss
4.1/5 rDev +6.5%
Growler from Riverside beverage company in Chattanooga. Dark black, puffy tan head. Smells good, roasty malts and very inviting. Flavor was rich, hint of dark chocolate but none of the coffee that other reviewers have noted. Overall this was very tasty and I was not sad I chose this over the hoppyum this time. I think I may need some sexual chocolate at this point...
07-31-2011 02:43:31 | More by ArrogantB
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
4.08/5 rDev +6%
Pours a deep dark brown with a swelling, dense, dimpled brown head that laces perfectly.
The nose is nice and roasty - hazelnut, cocoa, coffee, slightly sweet and entirely balanced. A touch of bitterness keeps things interesting.
Super creamy. Soft chocolate, nuts, stale coffee, chocolate milk, an abstract bitterness dries out the finish. Very good.
I wish this saw MN distro because it is so approachable but complex enough to satisfy any porter lover.
08-31-2012 03:54:42 | More by yamar68
4.05/5 rDev +5.2%
Picked up a growler of this at the Charleston Beer Exchange's Foothills Kickoff.
A - Poured from a growler into a Foothills pint glass. Pours Coca Cola brown with a thin khaki head.
S - Slightly faint odor of chocolate, cocoa, coffee, roasted malt.
T - Initially sort of a fizzy coffee flavor, with a lot of malt backing it up and smoothing out to a chocolaty finish.
M - Thin bodied, decent carbonation.
03-01-2009 19:46:10 | More by HeyItsChili
People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
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