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People's Porter - Foothills Brewing Company

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627 Ratings
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Ratings: 627
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 31
Gots: 67 | 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 yamar68
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
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.

yamar68, Aug 31, 2012
Photo of lupercmda
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

lupercmda, Aug 22, 2012
Photo of jpmajors
4/5  rDev +3.6%

jpmajors, Aug 20, 2012
Photo of DankStout
4/5  rDev +3.6%

DankStout, Aug 18, 2012
Photo of KevSal
4/5  rDev +3.6%

KevSal, Aug 14, 2012
Photo of jik18
4/5  rDev +3.6%

jik18, Aug 12, 2012
Photo of BaconBandit
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

BaconBandit, Aug 09, 2012
Photo of bcseda
4/5  rDev +3.6%

bcseda, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of aleckpa
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

aleckpa, Aug 08, 2012
Photo of axeman9182
4/5  rDev +3.6%
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.

axeman9182, Jul 28, 2012
Photo of sludgegnome
3/5  rDev -22.3%

sludgegnome, Jul 18, 2012
Photo of boonejag75
4/5  rDev +3.6%

boonejag75, Jul 14, 2012
Photo of brystmar
4/5  rDev +3.6%

brystmar, Jul 13, 2012
Photo of Hanzo
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Hanzo, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of rodkin
3.2/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Pours a dark caramel brown, almost black. Leaves a big fluffy tan head, which reduces nicely. Leaves a bubbly film and nice lacing.

Smell is some chocolate, caramel, roast malts, a bit of burnt coffee. Maybe a hint of dark fruit. Very nice, if slightly oversweet.

Oh man, the taste is a huge disappointment after the nose. Bitter coffee, a slight tanginess, and that's about it. All the complexity in the nose is lost, leaving a fairly one-dimensional and disappointing experience.

Mouthfeel is a little watery, but carbonation is nice.

Well, this is a gorgeous porter with a great smell, and unfortunately the taste just doesn't live up. Disappointing.

rodkin, Jul 12, 2012
Photo of reyna311
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

reyna311, Jul 10, 2012
Photo of Exiled
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Exiled, Jul 09, 2012
Photo of Cresant
3.65/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served this 22 oz. bottle in a Sierra Nevada Hops glass. No date. The body was nearly opaque dark brown with reddish highlights. The tall tan head left significant lacing and a cap remained.

The smell was fresh roast malts. Coffee beans and walnuts.

The taste was a roasty, snappy bitterness. Lightly tart. There was a dark chocolate aftertaste. Clean.

The mouthfeel was medium bodied with medium to light carbonation. Quiet drinkable.

Cresant, Jul 08, 2012
Photo of CummingsK21
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

CummingsK21, Jul 07, 2012
Photo of Jason_Quad
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Jason_Quad, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of juliusseizure
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

juliusseizure, Jul 05, 2012
Photo of tjstevens5
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

tjstevens5, Jun 30, 2012
Photo of Josiah2729
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Josiah2729, Jun 20, 2012
Photo of Nolegirlmitch
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Nolegirlmitch, Jun 17, 2012
Photo of eskimo21r
4/5  rDev +3.6%

eskimo21r, Jun 13, 2012
People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 627 ratings.