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People's Porter - Foothills Brewing Company

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People's PorterPeople's Porter

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87
very good

560 Ratings
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Ratings: 560
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
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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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-24-2012 00:26:47 | More by bobarc
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North Carolina

4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

03-19-2012 05:33:16 | More by Boitnott
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donquixote

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +29.5%

03-17-2012 19:28:10 | More by donquixote
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jak

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

03-15-2012 17:14:05 | More by jak
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claytong

Vermont

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-14-2012 05:29:14 | More by claytong
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beerFool28607

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-08-2012 23:45:41 | More by beerFool28607
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stbo101

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-08-2012 03:06:34 | More by stbo101
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JRod1969

New York

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

03-05-2012 04:06:42 | More by JRod1969
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carrollmel7

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

03-04-2012 22:03:06 | More by carrollmel7
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meerkat2

Florida

4/5  rDev +3.6%

03-02-2012 00:23:56 | More by meerkat2
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THECPJ

Delaware

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-27-2012 02:21:15 | More by THECPJ
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acurtis

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.3%

02-26-2012 13:00:36 | More by acurtis
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HoposaurusRex

North Carolina

3.03/5  rDev -21.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving type: bottle, poured into mug

A: Pours a hazy deep brown with ruby hues and a thick dark tan head with high retention and significant lacing.

S: Carmel aroma with faint notes of coffee.

T/M: Slight burnt bitter taste with sweet caramel notes as well. Some hints of bittersweet chocolate. Overall, more bitter than sweet. The carbonation is more pronounced than I had anticipated producing a mouthfeel that is less smooth and creamy than other porters I have had. However, its crisp sharp character is not unpleasant and contributes to a dry finish that invites another sip.

O: A very drinkable porter with a pleasant bitter taste. Would pair equally well with fish and chips or a juicy burger.

Serving type: bottle

02-26-2012 08:29:28 | More by HoposaurusRex
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metter98

New York

3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: The beer is extremely dark brownish amber in color and has a light amount of visible carbonation. It poured with a finger high dense tan head that died down rather quickly, leaving a thin head covering the surface and lots of lacing down the sides of the glass.
S: There are light to moderately strong aromas of chocolate and toffee in the nose.
T: Similar to the smell, the taste has flavors of bittersweet chocolate along with notes of roasted malts and toffee. A light to moderate amount of hop bitterness is present and hints of coffee beans are noticeable towards the finish.
M: It feels a bit shy of medium-bodied on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This is an easy drinking yet quite tasty porter—the flavors never lost the interest of my taste buds through the duration of drinking a 25 ounce bomber.

Serving type: bottle

02-24-2012 19:25:14 | More by metter98
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mdaschaf

Washington

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to derandscott for this one!

A: Pours a dark brown, practically black color with an amazingly foamy head, great retention, leaving mounds of foam on top. Sticky lacing forms all around the glass.

S: Starts off sweet, with some chocolate, coffee, and roasted malt. There are some earthy hops that finish it off.

T: Rather roasty with some coffee and a little bit of sweet/bakers chocolate. The finish is slightly bitter and nutty.

M: Medium bodied with medium carbonation. Drinks rather smooth.

O: A solid English Porter, not outstanding, but solid.

Serving type: bottle

02-21-2012 02:38:36 | More by mdaschaf
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Cougar990

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-20-2012 16:08:23 | More by Cougar990
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womencantsail

California

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

Thanks for sharing, Rich.

A very dark brown colored beer with a khaki colored head. The aroma is quite roasty with a little bit of toffee and chocolate. There is a little bit of toasted malt and perhaps a hint of coffee. A little light in the flavor department; it’s sort of watery. There is a definite bitterness to it, however. Still, some roasted malt and a light toffee and chocolate sweetness to it. A bit of a let down.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2012 01:39:39 | More by womencantsail
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FalconA

Massachusetts

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-20-2012 01:19:31 | More by FalconA
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AndyTaylor

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

02-13-2012 22:05:10 | More by AndyTaylor
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a very dark brown, just shy of black, with two finger tall tan head that is rather foamy like root beer. The head diminishes over time but there is a decent amount of head retention. Significant lacing is observed.

S: Aromas of burnt malts, sweet malts, caramel, chocolate, and slight hints of smoke.

T: Flavor is primary chocolate malts and burnt malts. The finish is quite bitter, like a cup of espresso.

M: Medium to full bodied with a significant amount of carbonation. Maybe just a hint shy of the amount of body I wanted and expected to match with the flavors. Slightly dry in the finish.

O: An enjoyable English porter but not an amazing one. Considering this used to be a pretty local place for me before I moved, I probably enjoyed it more times than I would if I had to work hard to locate it. Overall just a hint of too much bitterness to be an easy drinker.

Serving type: bottle

02-11-2012 20:13:56 | More by dbrauneis
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writingjesse

Maine

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

02-10-2012 14:13:22 | More by writingjesse
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maximum12

Minnesota

3.55/5  rDev -8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to beerness for this bottle in a recent trade. Dark Foothills brews have been kind to me, so this one is most welcome. 22 oz. bomber split in two.

Pours very dark & headily vigorous, light penetrating only the edges. Nose is strong & pretty: chocolate, roast, sweet malts. Acknowledge the porter love.

People's Porter soars on the nose & crashes back to reality TV in the mouth. Bitter roast races right up to the boundary of ashiness, then slips across. Lovely chocolate balance in the nose is MIA. Sweet malts, ditto.

Not a bad beer, but where's the depth? If the taste doubled-down on the nose, this coulda been a contendah. One-note, but still strangely appealing & slips away easily. Decent enough.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2012 03:23:04 | More by maximum12
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johndoe8

California

2.5/5  rDev -35.2%

02-05-2012 03:38:40 | More by johndoe8
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Agold

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Got this beer from a recent trade with Lantern. Thanks a lot.

This beer is beautiful. Pours close to black with an off white head. There is great retention and beautiful lacing. Aroma is outstanding as well. Lots of roasty bitter coffee. A bit minerally which I am not the hugest fan of, but very nice nonetheless. The beer is crisp and roasty with some coffee, a mild earthy hop character, a little bit of smoke, and a bit of nuttiness. The roast is verging on being overdone, but I think it is not quite there yet. Mouthfeel is thin yet somehow has a fine, creamy carbonation. It does make it very drinkable, but I would like a bit more body.

Serving type: bottle

01-31-2012 07:21:14 | More by Agold
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rjacobs6

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-29-2012 05:47:30 | More by rjacobs6
People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 560 ratings.