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People's Porter - Foothills Brewing Company

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594 Ratings
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Ratings: 594
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 31
Gots: 57 | 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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3/5  rDev -22.1%

t0rin0, Sep 27, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

KevinDixonBeer, Sep 29, 2013
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

sludgegnome, Jul 17, 2012
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Rathakem, Sep 03, 2013
Photo of HoposaurusRex
3.03/5  rDev -21.3%

Serving type: bottle, poured into mug

A: Pours a hazy deep brown with ruby hues and a thick dark tan head with high retention and significant lacing.

S: Carmel aroma with faint notes of coffee.

T/M: Slight burnt bitter taste with sweet caramel notes as well. Some hints of bittersweet chocolate. Overall, more bitter than sweet. The carbonation is more pronounced than I had anticipated producing a mouthfeel that is less smooth and creamy than other porters I have had. However, its crisp sharp character is not unpleasant and contributes to a dry finish that invites another sip.

O: A very drinkable porter with a pleasant bitter taste. Would pair equally well with fish and chips or a juicy burger.

HoposaurusRex, Feb 26, 2012
Photo of rodkin
3.2/5  rDev -16.9%

Pours a dark caramel brown, almost black. Leaves a big fluffy tan head, which reduces nicely. Leaves a bubbly film and nice lacing.

Smell is some chocolate, caramel, roast malts, a bit of burnt coffee. Maybe a hint of dark fruit. Very nice, if slightly oversweet.

Oh man, the taste is a huge disappointment after the nose. Bitter coffee, a slight tanginess, and that's about it. All the complexity in the nose is lost, leaving a fairly one-dimensional and disappointing experience.

Mouthfeel is a little watery, but carbonation is nice.

Well, this is a gorgeous porter with a great smell, and unfortunately the taste just doesn't live up. Disappointing.

rodkin, Jul 12, 2012
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3.2/5  rDev -16.9%

40oz2heaven, Aug 11, 2014
Photo of Jamesthebrit
3.2/5  rDev -16.9%

A: Pours black with only a hint of brown when held up to the light. Head is massive on this one.

S: Subtle chocolate smell. A little roastyness. Smells a bit like rubber but that may be an artifact from work....

T: Super malty with chocolate notes. Leaves with a bit of stale bitterness. After a few sips the taste nearly disappears.

M: Goes down a little watery. Sits with a light creamy body.

Overall an ok beer. It tastes like a pretty average porter with the usual tastes. With no freshness date on the bottle I wonder if I didn't get an old bottle as the finish tasted quite stale. Oh well, this showing was pretty average.

Jamesthebrit, May 27, 2012
Photo of ranger60
3.24/5  rDev -15.8%

Had a 6 oz taster at Dandelion market in Charlotte, an under-rated place not even listed yet on Beer Advocate...

Very dark, with a long lasting head. Nothing descriptive in the aroma. Flavor and mouthfeel are good...I love porters and stouts, but this is coming across a bit bitter for me...not sure why. Perhaps it is because I just finished a Birdsong Lazy Bird Brown Ale which I loved. Anyway, this is drinkable but not memorable.

ranger60, Apr 10, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 594 ratings.