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People's Porter - Foothills Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
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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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Duvel, Mar 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

RoryOMoore, Mar 09, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

CalbeDacks, Mar 04, 2013
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1/5  rDev -74%

pauldave1976, Mar 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

dailyminefield, Mar 03, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

ScottP, Mar 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

djrn2, Feb 28, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

LGFitz2, Feb 24, 2013
Photo of JasonTaverner
3.91/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

I like this beer, but it is not great. It is a regular in my rotation due to it's availabity in my area. It is an easy drinking porter with decent taste, only the mouthfeel is a little watery and it has a slight burnt aftertaste. It gets better as it warms up. Still it a decent attempt at an english style porter.

JasonTaverner, Feb 23, 2013
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4.19/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

12 ounce bottle poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a very dark brown color with a one finger head and nice lacing.

S: Dark chocolate, coffee, and roasted malts.

T: More of the roasted malts and coffee up front followed by a light chocolate flavor in the end. Very nice.

M: Medium bodied with decent carbonation.

O: This is a very drinkable and enjoyable Porter. If it was a little heavier, it could be considered a stout. I'll gladly drink it anytime.

nUgZ, Feb 23, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

wsdang, Feb 22, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

Rion, Feb 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

mjenkins5, Feb 20, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

JordanPP, Feb 19, 2013
Photo of DesertRat
4.26/5  rDev +10.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

I love this beer. Chocolate malts present as its poured into a tumbler, very good head and lacing. Aftertaste is very nice, chocolate malts finish. Abv is low enough to have a few and still be on point. Most porters are too light for my tastes, but this porter has a pretty full body.

DesertRat, Feb 18, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

anjah, Feb 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

rbrefbeerman, Feb 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

kell50, Feb 17, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

jnance34, Feb 13, 2013
Photo of humuloner22
4.46/5  rDev +15.8%
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.

humuloner22, Feb 10, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

BigGingDrinker, Feb 09, 2013
Photo of BEERchitect
3.58/5  rDev -7%
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.

BEERchitect, Feb 08, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

calcnerd, Feb 01, 2013
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3.95/5  rDev +2.6%
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.

KYGunner, Feb 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

TrickkyGangsta, Feb 01, 2013
People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 597 ratings.