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People's Porter - Foothills Brewing Company

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very good

596 Ratings
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Ratings: 596
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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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

KFrank729, Apr 01, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

smokeypeat, Apr 01, 2014
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

D-18V, Mar 27, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

NHhomebrewguy, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of delta490
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.

delta490, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%

A - Small head, not much lacing, decent color.

S - Nice roasted coffee and sweet chocolate aromas. Almost like a milk stout.

T - Lots of bitterness and roasted nuts. Not a lot of chocolate taste compared to smell.

M - A bit thin and some oiliness.

O - A decent porter. If it tasted like it smelled, it wouold be top notch. Still pretty good and very drinkable.

Beer-A-Lot, Mar 19, 2014
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4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

loverofthecraft, Mar 16, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Brinks, Mar 12, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Danny1217, Mar 12, 2014
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4.01/5  rDev +4.2%

I've had this on tap as well, but this review is from the ol' bottle

A: beautiful dark brown/black color. opaque, except around the edges. A finger or so of khaki head that faded fairly quickly

S: Didn't get much off of the smell. Some roastiness and chocolate, but nothing special

T: Like I remember on tap...lots of dark chocolate and roasty notes in this one. Some bitterness on the end to give it some balance.

M: Good carbonation. A little thin, but I've been drinking mostly stouts so this is probably correct for a porter. Fairly dry

O: I really enjoyed this beer! It didn't blow my mind in any way, but a well done porter.

tigerbeer90, Mar 11, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Alemmon3, Mar 10, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Bilco, Mar 09, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Yeti1979, Mar 09, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

nitter, Mar 08, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

JCam9981, Mar 06, 2014
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

EinFesteBurg, Mar 06, 2014
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4.29/5  rDev +11.4%

3/2/14 Bottled

Look - Dark Brown almost black on the pour. Thought to myself it was to good to be true. The head; 2 finger breadths thick, light khaki in color.

Smell - I'm picking up the smell of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and caramel aromas; a touch of roasted coffee coming through in the middle. I'm very excited to try this beer

Taste - Let's see how to describe this beer...Dark and intense chocolate malt, toffee, and vanilla slap you in the face but in a sexy way. The subtleness of the hops is less sweet but complement the beer in a fantastic way.

Mouth feel - Rich, creamy, and full bodied. It's pleasantly carbonated. I wish more porters could pull this feel off

I will definitely be drinking this one again, I love a good porter...

Gristle, Mar 04, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

VeganUndead, Mar 03, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

walkinginplace, Mar 02, 2014
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2.84/5  rDev -26.2%

People's Porter has a medium, beige, soapy head, a dark-brown, opaque appearance, with brown highlights. The aroma is of slightly sweet, somewhat astringent, with a vegetable (celery) smell. Taste is of the same strange thistle-like flavor, some powdery chocolate, and roasted barley malt. Bitterness is low, and the alcohol doesn't show itself. Mouthfeel is light and fairly slick, and People's Porter finishes semi-dry and decently drinkable. Maybe, another batch would be better.


RonaldTheriot, Mar 01, 2014
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3/5  rDev -22.1%

Mtooman, Mar 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

GUESShimself, Feb 27, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

king75, Feb 26, 2014
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

fishguyac, Feb 23, 2014
People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 596 ratings.