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People's Porter - Foothills Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
85
very good

627 Ratings
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Ratings: 627
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 31
Gots: 67 | 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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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Sammy, Jul 29, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

robwestcott, Jul 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

brotherloco, Jul 21, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

redliner8, Jul 21, 2013
Photo of angrybabboon
3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

Cheers to Goblinmmunkey7 for giving me a bottle of this

Consumed 7/19/13

Appearance: Dark brown, with some lighter brown and red hues around the edges - pours with a medium sized, light tan head, leaves some spots of lacing

Smell: Roasty malts, chocolate, and dirt - moderate roast, with a touch of burnt, and some sweeter, caramel malts - something else sweet reminiscent of lactose - dark chocolate, baker's chocolate - damp dirt, like potting soil

Taste: Chocolatey roasted dirt - cocoa, dark chocolate, baker's chocolate - lightly roasty - sweetish caramel malts, something akin to brown ale malts, dark fruits, and again, something like lactose sugar - grains and husk - very, very earthy, seriously like dirt - medium bitterness with some grassy hops

Mouthfeel: On the light side of medium, nicely carbonated, earthy finish

Overall: Not as electrifying as the People's Elbow

This is worth a taste, but it's really not exceptional. Supposedly it's an English Porter, but I think Foothills added dirt instead of rocks (I'm sure that comment will make sense to at least one person). This may or may not pair with a piece of poontang pie.

angrybabboon, Jul 19, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

mwbrady12, Jul 18, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

cardsfan, Jul 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

ZinFanDave, Jul 13, 2013
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Rusel_G for the bottle.

Appearance: Deep rich brown with some dark reds at the edges. Head is a nice tan, creamy, and pillowy to start. Drops to a small cap with sheets and notches of lacing.

Smell: Mega chocolate. Sweet milk chocolate coupled with some darker chocolate and cocoa. Almost lactose sweetness. Some backing roasted malts. Some grassy leafy hops. Caramel and some damp earthiness. Something like dried corn. Husk and grain. Roasted barley.

Taste: Grassy roasted chocolate. Some milky sweetness coupled with a solid baker's chocolate backbone. So much cocoa. Husk and roasted malt. Chocolate malt as well. Some caramelized sweetness. A hint of citrus in the back of everything. Lingering cocoa bitterness. Roasted. A bit of coffee bean and some burnt malts as well. A hint of raisin and chocolate covered dark fruit.

Mouthfeel: Slight creaminess. Medium body with a moderate carbonation. Relatively clean with some lingering cocoa.

Overall: The official beer of Marxism.

Good for porter. Smells a bit weak, but the taste and overall drinkability make it worth seeking out again. Solid all around.

Goblinmunkey7, Jul 13, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

robertmitchum, Jul 12, 2013
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AWB3, Jul 09, 2013
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baklo, Jul 08, 2013
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pathman, Jul 06, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

WOLFGANG, Jul 04, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: This poured an opaque cola with moderate tan head.
S: It smelled like dry roasted coffee and cocoa powder.
T: It tasted like dry roasted coffee and cocoa powder, with a little copper hops. It had a clean bitter and dry aftertaste.
M: It was watery with moderate carbonation. Decent body.
D: This was a solid porter with a basic but very enjoyable scent and taste. The body was fitting for the style, and the finish was pretty smooth, so it was easy to drink. Solid brew.

Pencible, Jul 04, 2013
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SDG1070, Jul 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

kristougher, Jun 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Leitz, Jun 29, 2013
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hellhammermario, Jun 27, 2013
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njable, Jun 25, 2013
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FUwolfpacker, Jun 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

joebedford, Jun 22, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

SMKilp, Jun 21, 2013
Photo of KajII
3.6/5  rDev -6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

[Suggested Glassware: Nonic Pint]

The pour was a muddy dark brown with a slight ruby hue and a large (2-3 finger) light brown frothy head that quickly diminished, down to a scattered film and small collar with fair spotty lacing.

The aroma was very mild with roasted dark malts, light resin hops and a sweaty yeast with notes of bitter chocolate, coffee and toffee.

The taste was lightly bitter sweet and quite malty with notes of bitter chocolate and toffee pretty much throughout, progressing into a roasty hoppy taste with a bold dark roasted coffee presence towards the end. The flavor lasted a very long time proceeding the swallow with a lightly bitter espresso taste left lingering on the taste buds.

Mouthfeel was medium in body with a thin dry texture and a medium carbonation.

Overall this was a rather impressive tasting Porter, with a nice mild hoppy presence which was complimented nicely by the roasty mocha coffee taste...

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KajII, Jun 19, 2013
Photo of Brenden
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

People's porter is a strong dark brown color with a surprisingly heavy thickness in its look. A light brown head rises to just over one finger and rests there pretty well, fading slowly but leaving a firm, sturdy foam that never fades beyond that. Lacing is left clinging to the glass in mostly patching pretty heavily.
The aroma, while holding some very nice elements and well befitting a porter, was somewhat muted. Vanilla-like sweetness balances some bitterness along with cocoa and coffee notes in a big roast, and a hint of nuts is also present.
The profile of the flavor is mainly roast, caramel, a touch of char, and a bit of cocoa. The flavors play off each other well and come out more strongly on the tongue than they did in the nose. Roast gives off the remeniscence of coffee graounds along with the char, which gives a hint of wood in itself.
For a porter, and especially considering the appearance, it's a little thin. It's more something underlying, as it begins with a firm heft, but something falls off as it goes. It has a crispness that isn't too much and is smooth enough to satisfy if only it didn't have that thinness in the body.

Brenden, Jun 19, 2013
People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
85 out of 100 based on 627 ratings.