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People's Porter - Foothills Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

619 Ratings
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Ratings: 619
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 31
Gots: 64 | 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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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
Photo of robertmitchum
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

robertmitchum, Jul 12, 2013
Photo of AWB3
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

AWB3, Jul 09, 2013
Photo of baklo
4/5  rDev +3.6%

baklo, Jul 08, 2013
Photo of pathman
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

pathman, Jul 06, 2013
Photo of WOLFGANG
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

WOLFGANG, Jul 04, 2013
Photo of Pencible
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
Photo of SDG1070
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

SDG1070, Jul 01, 2013
Photo of kristougher
4/5  rDev +3.6%

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

Leitz, Jun 29, 2013
Photo of hellhammermario
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

hellhammermario, Jun 27, 2013
Photo of njable
4/5  rDev +3.6%

njable, Jun 25, 2013
Photo of FUwolfpacker
4/5  rDev +3.6%

FUwolfpacker, Jun 23, 2013
Photo of joebedford
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

joebedford, Jun 22, 2013
Photo of SMKilp
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
Photo of Ballen30
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Ballen30, Jun 17, 2013
Photo of Maxwell
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

The beer pours a nice dark brown to light black with a soft tan head of tiny, soft bubbles. The head leaves a lacing of slippery spittle droplets on the sides of the glass. The body is indecipherable in its darkness but shows some light molasses-like colors on its edges that seem clean of particles. On the nose, the beer smells of light, roasted coffee with a kiss of mocha and dark chocolate. Milk chocolate also briefly touches the nose. On the tongue, the beer tastes of bitter roast with a kiss of hops. Sweetness is also prevalent from the malts, though subdued, and more chocolaty than sugary. In flavor, the beer begins as warm roasted chocolate which blossoms into roasted coffee, moving from light roast to dark roast and filling the mouth with a nice, bitter roasted flavor with slight hints of raisins and dark fruit in among the roast. The finish carries a slight flavor of ice and metal, oddly enough, with a dying bitter roasted coffee flavor that hints at chocolate and some slight earthiness that balances out the flavor. The aftertaste is of lingering bitter roasted coffee and char. In the mouth, the beer feels medium in body, and perhaps even lighter, though the beer does carry a little heaviness in the swallow. Carbonation is soft and almost fluffy on the mouth, and the mouth is left roasted dry. Overall, this is a pretty classic American porter. There is nothing fancy about it, but it’s tasty. It has its chocolate, it has its bitters, and it has its roasted coffee flavors. A nice porter for when you want something simple.

Maxwell, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of tgeorgf
4/5  rDev +3.6%

tgeorgf, Jun 14, 2013
Photo of Hopsiam14
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Hopsiam14, Jun 13, 2013
Photo of JMUbrewz
4/5  rDev +3.6%

JMUbrewz, Jun 12, 2013
Photo of UCLABrewN84
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle someone brought to share at drewone's tasting.

Pours a hazy dark brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to wisps of film on top of the beer. Small dots of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and caramel aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa and metallic flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a solid cocoa and roasty presence.

UCLABrewN84, Jun 11, 2013
Photo of drewone
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

drewone, Jun 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Nolen12, Jun 11, 2013
People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 619 ratings.