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People's Porter - Foothills Brewing Company

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87
very good

555 Ratings
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Ratings: 555
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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barczar

Kentucky

3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours an opaque deep brown with a frothy tan head that slowly dissipates, leaving modest lacing.

Dark chocolate dominates, with toasted, nutty and toasted malt weighing in. There's a hint of coffee.

Roast malt dominates the flavor profile, finishing a bit acrid and fairly bitter. Chocolate lingers throughout, but the bitterness overwhelms.

Body is moderate, with fairly high carbonation and a carbonic bite.

This one is too bitter and harsh for me.

Serving type: bottle

05-16-2014 18:45:25 | More by barczar
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Georgiabeer

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-11-2014 20:11:07 | More by Georgiabeer
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Raseky

Texas

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-11-2014 01:20:44 | More by Raseky
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ascags

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-10-2014 15:37:28 | More by ascags
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Guden

Maryland

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-10-2014 03:55:45 | More by Guden
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smweir

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-08-2014 20:35:54 | More by smweir
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HuntDaddy540

Virginia

2.75/5  rDev -28.8%

05-08-2014 15:21:10 | More by HuntDaddy540
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JWalterWeatherman

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

05-05-2014 04:12:22 | More by JWalterWeatherman
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DrunkinYogi

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-04-2014 16:10:38 | More by DrunkinYogi
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napier51

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

05-03-2014 17:15:06 | More by napier51
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ari32

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

05-02-2014 19:57:50 | More by ari32
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cdoan4

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.3%

04-30-2014 15:08:11 | More by cdoan4
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atrocity

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-29-2014 14:54:23 | More by atrocity
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wanderlust389

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-29-2014 01:29:21 | More by wanderlust389
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Fireslayer

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-29-2014 00:01:17 | More by Fireslayer
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MaddestHatter

Virginia

3.59/5  rDev -7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

The People's Porter, a beer for the people. This beer is exactly what its name implies, a nice, solid, hard working beer. It tastes of the black morning coffee of a salaryman, the bread of a factory worker's lunch, and even a few notes of a caramel or vanilla like the manager might sneak at the end of the day. All in all the proletariat (as well as Foothills) should be proud to call this their beer. It's one of the more drinkable porters I have found due to its pleasant balance of flavors and (relatively speaking for a porter) low gravity. It is especially good for finishing off a six pack by yourself while watching football, avoiding your extended family, and waiting for day-before-Thanksgiving dinner to be made.

Serving type: bottle

04-28-2014 14:36:22 | More by MaddestHatter
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colinclovt

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

04-27-2014 17:25:58 | More by colinclovt
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tclipse

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

04-24-2014 01:52:19 | More by tclipse
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sweemzander

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-21-2014 23:23:51 | More by sweemzander
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markgugs

New Jersey

3/5  rDev -22.3%

04-20-2014 17:57:11 | More by markgugs
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PGVG

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-20-2014 01:59:16 | More by PGVG
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours with a coffee brown color capped by a three-fingered ecru head; squiggles of lacing line the glass

Smell: Toasted brown bread and chocolate with hints of vanilla and coffee

Taste: Toast and chocolate, up front, with the coffee and vanilla tones building in the middle; fades a bit in the finish though the chocolate tones linger

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: This bottle has been in my cellar for a while so the hops have faded but that is just fine with me as I find Foothills dark beers tend to be a bit hoppy for my palate; I like the way this has aged just fine

Serving type: bottle

04-19-2014 22:18:36 | More by brentk56
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alienmario

Ontario (Canada)

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

04-18-2014 20:37:25 | More by alienmario
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billhelm

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

04-18-2014 14:13:34 | More by billhelm
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notchucknorris

California

3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A: Pours a dark chestnut color with a one finger tan head that settles down to a light cap over the surface.

S: Roasted malt, coffee and espresso right away. Just a bit of chocolate in there as well.

T: Lots of roasted malt with some day old coffee and some citrusy hops trying to pull through the malt. Finish gives a touch of toffee, hop resin and some charred espresso. Seems like the flavors start to fall apart a bit as it warms, but this is a pretty solid porter. Glad I got to try this.

Serving type: bottle

04-16-2014 19:24:32 | More by notchucknorris
People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 555 ratings.