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People's Porter - Foothills Brewing Company

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87
very good

563 Ratings
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Ratings: 563
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 29
Gots: 48 | 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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ncaudle

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-13-2012 14:46:21 | More by ncaudle
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nwatson

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-09-2012 03:56:08 | More by nwatson
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mhenson42

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

10-02-2012 17:14:19 | More by mhenson42
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown, with ruby highlights, lightly toasted tan head of foam above. Leaves some lace, looking great.

Aroma: Roasted, earthy dark malts, notes of cocoa, and a small hit of espresso.

Taste: Full-bodied, meaty mouthfeel, plenty of roast and toast. Moderate bitterness makes for excellent balance. Everything is exactly in order and in the right spot. Plenty of play on the palate, make for easy drinking, and rich rewards. Alternates between spots of mild sweetness and judicious bitter hoppy feel. End dryly on the palate, urging an elongation of this particular porter session. Good thing this one's in a bomber. I can go for this in the long haul, before becoming tired of it. In fact, I'm way down for it, this is tasty, tasty stuff.

What's the gobbledygook on this? "People's Porter is a robust, English-style brew, with a dark, ruby hue. Complex chocolate, coffee, and toffee notes give way to an herbal bitterness, finishing with a pleasant hint of espresso."

Serving type: bottle

10-02-2012 07:14:32 | More by feloniousmonk
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t0rin0

California

3/5  rDev -22.1%

09-27-2012 03:11:49 | More by t0rin0
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OldhouseRecs

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-26-2012 19:06:51 | More by OldhouseRecs
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brewdude1982

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

09-26-2012 00:35:28 | More by brewdude1982
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SDellinger


3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

09-20-2012 00:40:07 | More by SDellinger
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Gavage

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: pours a dark brown color with a short tan colored head.

Smell: roasted malts with a big earthy tone is what is detectable by the nose.

Taste: roasted malts, bits of dark chocolate, hint of coffee, dark ripe fruit sweetness, and a moderate bitterness.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied. Lightly crisp at the start, smoother and a bit dry at the finish. Long-lasting roasted aftertase.

Overall: a solid porter with a full flavor. Easy to consume this one. Definitely worth trying this one.

Serving type: bottle

09-16-2012 18:46:19 | More by Gavage
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Falcone

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

09-10-2012 01:08:27 | More by Falcone
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prototypic

Ohio

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

People’s Porter pours a very dark, chocolate fudge color. It’s nearly opaque. A few, faint burgundy highlights are noted with backlighting. Mostly at the outer edges. A tan head covers the top and rises to about a finger in height. It’s rather quick to recede and leaves a spotty coat of lace trailing down the glass.

The nose is just a tad weak. More muscle is needed. Still smells pretty good though. It does feature a nice mix of roasted and chocolate malts. It doesn’t smell very sweet. There may be a hint of light caramel, but not much. Roasted coffee is noted early and it adds quite a bit to the mix. I’m a coffee fan, so that works for me. Smells good. Alcohol is masked very well and isn’t noticeable. A little more strength would easily bump this one a notch.

The flavor is quite good. The malt base is full of chocolate and roasted malt notes. The chocolate variety is bittersweet and perhaps even a little cocoa-ish. Light, sweet caramel is noted, but is secondary. Roasted coffee adds quite a bit to the overall flavor. It complements the malts extremely well and even adds a slightly charred twist to the flavor. There really isn’t much of an alcohol factor in this one. It’s blended very well. Finishes malty with a java blast.

The body is on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation is light and soft. It’s smooth, but a bit more body would improve it even more. Nevertheless, it’s tasty and goes down easy. I like the bomber serving size. Great call.

People’s Porter is another nice release from Foothills Brewing Company. They brew some really good beer. This one could be improved with a slightly stronger nose and a bit more body. Damn tasty as it is though. Easy recommendation.

Serving type: bottle

09-03-2012 03:00:45 | More by prototypic
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yamar68

Minnesota

4.08/5  rDev +6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours a deep dark brown with a swelling, dense, dimpled brown head that laces perfectly.

The nose is nice and roasty - hazelnut, cocoa, coffee, slightly sweet and entirely balanced. A touch of bitterness keeps things interesting.

Super creamy. Soft chocolate, nuts, stale coffee, chocolate milk, an abstract bitterness dries out the finish. Very good.

I wish this saw MN distro because it is so approachable but complex enough to satisfy any porter lover.

Serving type: bottle

08-31-2012 03:54:42 | More by yamar68
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lupercmda

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-22-2012 04:16:39 | More by lupercmda
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jpmajors

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-20-2012 21:56:18 | More by jpmajors
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-18-2012 03:02:20 | More by DankStout
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California

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-14-2012 05:49:33 | More by KevSal
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jik18

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

08-12-2012 05:26:13 | More by jik18
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3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

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4/5  rDev +3.9%

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aleckpa

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

08-08-2012 00:49:31 | More by aleckpa
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axeman9182

New Jersey

4/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle, allowed to warm before being poured into my Duvel tulip.

People's Porter pours black, with just the faintest bit of ruby red highlights. Three fingers of khaki colored foam rise up atop the beer and stick around for a minute or two. There's a bit of lacing left along the glass, but not necessarily a ton. The nose has lots of caramel and a smooth chocolate aroma. The flavor's got a good bit of roast going on, though it's trending more towards coffee than chocolate here. A healthy dollop of caramel rounds out the malt profile. There's a light bitterness, and distinct earthy/herbal hop finish that's almost too intense at times for a relatively malt driven the style. The body is nice and firm, giving solid support to the malts, and the carbonation is just enough to cut through the sweetness and let the hops have their say. People's Porter is my first beer from Foothills, and I'm really enjoying it. I almost want to say it's too hoppy for its own good, but that's not quite the case.

Serving type: bottle

07-28-2012 06:24:12 | More by axeman9182
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sludgegnome

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -22.1%

07-17-2012 23:42:50 | More by sludgegnome
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boonejag75

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-14-2012 01:02:03 | More by boonejag75
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brystmar

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.9%

07-13-2012 19:51:01 | More by brystmar
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Hanzo

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

07-12-2012 18:33:56 | More by Hanzo
People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 563 ratings.