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People's Porter - Foothills Brewing Company

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87
very good

597 Ratings
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Ratings: 597
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 31
Gots: 58 | FT: 3
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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1.5/5  rDev -61%

mattmc50, May 18, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

mportnoy, May 17, 2014
Photo of barczar
3.58/5  rDev -7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque deep brown with a frothy tan head that slowly dissipates, leaving modest lacing.

Dark chocolate dominates, with toasted, nutty and toasted malt weighing in. There's a hint of coffee.

Roast malt dominates the flavor profile, finishing a bit acrid and fairly bitter. Chocolate lingers throughout, but the bitterness overwhelms.

Body is moderate, with fairly high carbonation and a carbonic bite.

This one is too bitter and harsh for me.

barczar, May 16, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Georgiabeer, May 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Raseky, May 11, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

ascags, May 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Guden, May 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

smweir, May 08, 2014
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2.75/5  rDev -28.6%

HuntDaddy540, May 08, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

DrunkinYogi, May 04, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

napier51, May 03, 2014
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

ari32, May 02, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

cdoan4, Apr 30, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

atrocity, Apr 29, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

wanderlust389, Apr 29, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Fireslayer, Apr 29, 2014
Photo of MaddestHatter
3.59/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The People's Porter, a beer for the people. This beer is exactly what its name implies, a nice, solid, hard working beer. It tastes of the black morning coffee of a salaryman, the bread of a factory worker's lunch, and even a few notes of a caramel or vanilla like the manager might sneak at the end of the day. All in all the proletariat (as well as Foothills) should be proud to call this their beer. It's one of the more drinkable porters I have found due to its pleasant balance of flavors and (relatively speaking for a porter) low gravity. It is especially good for finishing off a six pack by yourself while watching football, avoiding your extended family, and waiting for day-before-Thanksgiving dinner to be made.

MaddestHatter, Apr 28, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

colinclovt, Apr 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

tclipse, Apr 24, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

sweemzander, Apr 22, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

markgugs, Apr 20, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

PGVG, Apr 20, 2014
Photo of brentk56
3.94/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours with a coffee brown color capped by a three-fingered ecru head; squiggles of lacing line the glass

Smell: Toasted brown bread and chocolate with hints of vanilla and coffee

Taste: Toast and chocolate, up front, with the coffee and vanilla tones building in the middle; fades a bit in the finish though the chocolate tones linger

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This bottle has been in my cellar for a while so the hops have faded but that is just fine with me as I find Foothills dark beers tend to be a bit hoppy for my palate; I like the way this has aged just fine

brentk56, Apr 19, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

alienmario, Apr 18, 2014
People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 597 ratings.