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People's Porter - Foothills Brewing Company

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87
very good

554 Ratings
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Ratings: 554
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 29
Gots: 47 | 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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jnance34

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-13-2013 02:25:08 | More by jnance34
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humuloner22

North Carolina

4.46/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I think Porters are underrated. This is an example of what a great porter should be. I have had this one in several variations, but this review is referring to the recently released six pack 12 oz. bottles. I don't like to compare different styles but from my recent review of Sexual Chocolate I just wanted to state I love Foothills' beers in general and this is my go to porter.
Color is dark and almost completely black. Taste is thick but not overly thick just right really for the style. The smell is toffee, some dried fruit, coffee, but not much and cocoa. That is what I find to be the strongest element of this one it is a well balanced porter with a lot of chocolate notes to it. It is sweet but once again not cloying in my opinion. Overall this is one of the better porters I have ever had and I do enjoy this style a great deal.

Serving type: bottle

02-10-2013 16:42:59 | More by humuloner22
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BigGingDrinker

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-09-2013 16:43:43 | More by BigGingDrinker
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BEERchitect

Kentucky

3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Foothills has made an identity by creating larger than life beers of the imperial categories. But when face with the obstacles of finesse and moderatacy, can their brewing practices measure up?

Their People's Porter weighs in with a dark, dark brown hue that would rival most stouts. Hazy with unfiltered hues, the strong brown hue is dense and opaque. Topped with a lightly sandy head, the beer's creamy head invites the first sip shortly after the beer is poured.

Bold roast aromas attract the nose with savory roasty scents of French pressed coffee, cocoa, heavy toast., and walnuts. Its robust scent is highly attractive for those who gravitate to charred flavors but are also backed with sorghum and buckwheat.

Flavors settle in similar fashion- heavy toast boarders on char flavors, just as coffee taste introduces strong grinds and smoky chocolate taste. Turning woody, bitter, and earthy late, the beer's early sweetness proved to be evading, giving way to toast and coffee to finish.

Like many porters, the beer starts semi-firm with starch and char. But as the beer travels across the palate, it gives up its sweet creaminess and yearns for a quick toasty dry finish. Instead, an extended middle palate reveals a terse watery-thin texture that leaves a void in its refreshment.

The beer's overall enjoyment is high, but falls inconsistent first in its recipe formulation that over extends its flirtation with stout, and then leaves the mouthfeel thin to boot. Happy as I would be to drink the beer again, I would be careful not to group the beer with the likes of Sexual Chocolate or Hoppyyum IPA.

Serving type: bottle

02-08-2013 07:35:21 | More by BEERchitect
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calcnerd

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-01-2013 02:36:15 | More by calcnerd
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KYGunner

Kentucky

3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark coloring and a touch of ruby at the edges of the glass, this porter had a very stout like appearance. The head was a bit thin.

The scent was dry and chocolatey with some earthy tones.

The taste is robust with chocolate and toffee notes. There's some roasted malt and roasted coffee towards the end but it finished with a watery feel and taste. There is a bit of earthiness at points but its not distracting.

Stronger scents and less watery in the finish and this could be a great one.

Serving type: bottle

02-01-2013 01:01:46 | More by KYGunner
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TrickkyGangsta

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-01-2013 00:11:27 | More by TrickkyGangsta
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mecmd

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-29-2013 04:57:34 | More by mecmd
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vande

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-25-2013 23:47:48 | More by vande
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Brew33

Ohio

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-22-2013 19:26:36 | More by Brew33
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SammyJaxxxx

New Jersey

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

01-21-2013 06:22:44 | More by SammyJaxxxx
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csustar001

New York

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

01-18-2013 14:01:39 | More by csustar001
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Bin33chef

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-14-2013 21:54:20 | More by Bin33chef
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Texasfan549

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-14-2013 17:42:29 | More by Texasfan549
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bexley10

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-12-2013 19:37:01 | More by bexley10
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AlexFields

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-11-2013 20:15:57 | More by AlexFields
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HuskyinPDX

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-09-2013 00:14:41 | More by HuskyinPDX
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Morockm

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-06-2013 02:30:55 | More by Morockm
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MuddyFeet

North Carolina

3.88/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

One of my favorite go-to local beers in the winter. Rich malts with strong coffee and chocolate tones. Nice mellow bitterness. Full body that clings to the roof of your mouth. Dark brown with a tan head good legs. Just a slight dirty garnet glint when held up to the light. Mild hops that balances out the rich malts.

Serving type: bottle

01-05-2013 01:22:26 | More by MuddyFeet
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Totlykarl

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

01-01-2013 19:27:47 | More by Totlykarl
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-29-2012 05:03:53 | More by KevinGordon
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kjkinsey

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-16-2012 05:49:10 | More by kjkinsey
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TerrapinWakenBake

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-10-2012 22:26:57 | More by TerrapinWakenBake
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pooogy

Missouri

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

12-08-2012 23:13:14 | More by pooogy
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blinker97

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-08-2012 04:06:47 | More by blinker97
People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 554 ratings.