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People's Porter - Foothills Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

582 Ratings
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Ratings: 582
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 30
Gots: 52 | 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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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.6/5  rDev -6.5%

Bomber courtesy of kubrick215. Thanks again man!

Pours a dark chestnut brown color with ruby red edges and a two finger beige head that very slowly settles into a lasting cap. The glass is left coated with streaks and chunks of lace.

Slightly smokey, roasted aroma that has a nice balance of subtle earthy hops and sweeter malt notes. Hints of chocolate, caramel, toffee and toast along with a touch of floral, piney hops.

Medium bodied but a bit thinner than expected with a good balance of roasted, sweet and bitter flavors. There's a decent amount of roasted malt that gives off a subtle smoke character but it never feels burnt or overpowering. Hints of bitter dark chocolate, toast, caramel and oatmeal dominate the flavor before finishing with a lingering hop bitterness. Surprisingly hoppy for the style with more dry bitterness than I prefer. This element takes away from the more pleasant malt flavors and unfortunately begins to dominate things as I work my way through the bottle.

01-23-2012 09:23:12 | More by corby112
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Cyberkedi

Georgia

4.13/5  rDev +7.3%

Rich aroma has burnt wood, unsweet chocolate and quality coffee notes with undertones of molasses and licorice. Got my mouth watering! It pours an opaque dark-chocolate brown with a thick, fluffy and rather persistent light tan head. Delicious flavor lives up to the aroma, having roast coffee, chocolate, molasses and licorice tones plus a hint of caramel and a bitter hoppy undertone that actually helps round out the flavor rather than detract from it. Texture is the beer's weakest point - body is on the thin side, it seems, for a porter, and there is just a little fizz.

01-21-2012 01:13:07 | More by Cyberkedi
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schwee

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-19-2012 15:40:40 | More by schwee
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sincereNc

South Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

01-18-2012 16:13:37 | More by sincereNc
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whartontallboy

New York

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

01-16-2012 01:20:14 | More by whartontallboy
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cosmicevan

New York

3.63/5  rDev -5.7%

picked up this bottle a few weeks ago when i was in NC. enjoyed out of my duck rabbit snifter.

a - poured a watery brown that settled as almost black with a thin mocha grey colored frothy milkshake like head. lacing was streaky, but what was there, clung.

s - roasted malts and barley with some cocoa powder. some char sting. very classic to style.

t - strong chocolate malts. lots of burnt roasted char. finishes dry and bitter. drying bitter coffee flavors.

m - mouth is charred and bubbly. medium bodied. burnt.

o - overall a nice porter, not my favorite. a bit too much burnt chocolate for me, but enjoyable. robust indeed.

01-14-2012 01:21:07 | More by cosmicevan
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hyoung41

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-06-2012 23:54:59 | More by hyoung41
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Kavon

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-05-2012 16:27:06 | More by Kavon
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javincik

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

01-05-2012 16:16:30 | More by javincik
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inlimbo77

Delaware

3.53/5  rDev -8.3%

Foothills
People's Porter
22oz bomber, no bottle date
Red wine glass

A: Pours a dark brown color with some reddish hues.  There is a faint tan head that dissipates quickly.  Tight bubbling on that head initially.  Good carbonation off the bottom of the glass.

S: I definitely get that roasted character.  Some mild coffee notes along with some chocolate, caramel, and toffee.  It's not really full on dark chocolate.

T: it's very thin on the flavor compared to other porters that I love (Butte and Cutthroat).  You get some of the roast coffee bitterness initially and some of the caramel.  The close does have some coffee bite like the label mentions.

M: medium bodied.  It's actually more watery than it appeared.

O: It's a B- beer for me.  Many others are above this for me. Not bad by any means, just not the best porter.

12-31-2011 14:57:54 | More by inlimbo77
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GehenHerzog

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-31-2011 02:24:19 | More by GehenHerzog
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whitekiboko

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-27-2011 01:00:17 | More by whitekiboko
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PuckPuck

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

12-26-2011 02:27:25 | More by PuckPuck
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wedge

North Carolina

3.63/5  rDev -5.7%

Dark, opaque, nearly black color with a solid head of tan foam that soon shrinks to a creamy cap. Somewhat sweet dark chocolate and slightly charred black malt aroma. Increased black malt in the flavor along with an added dark fruitiness. Roasted chocolate and coffee with some earthy bitterness. Medium, roasty, and drying. A little better on tap, but a worthy addition to the Foothills bottling line.

12-25-2011 23:30:28 | More by wedge
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VncentLIFE

North Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -15.6%

On tap at CArolina Ale House in Cary.

Pours a lucid brown. One inch white head tops it off.

Smell is very roasted, over roasted. I get hickory and smoked malt.

Taste is a little too bitter for me. It feels like Olde Hickory Hickory Stick Stout. The wood feels bitter and astringent, and almost out of place. Smoothness is absent, and I miss it tons.

12-19-2011 01:33:12 | More by VncentLIFE
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RedneckBeerz

Massachusetts

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

Finally made my first trip over to Foothills for the rerelease of Jade and the release of People's Porter in bombers. I had one of these (and a Jade) on draft and also picked up several growlers of both, and dropped a couple (of the growlers) off at Big Dan's Brew Shed.

The review is from my growler tasteing, although it is identical to the draft I had at Foothills.

The brew pours (into a pint) a dark brown that no light enters or exits, with a gorgeous 2 finger frothy mocha colored head that hangs around for a good while. Lacing is heavy on the glass which is a plus for me.

The aroma is heavy roasted malts and coffee.

The flavor folows the nose with some roasted malt bitterness shining through. Debated the bitterness with several folks @ Big Dan's and the opinion was that this was roasted malt bitterness as opposed to bitterness from the hops.

The mouth feel is medium with a lower medium carbination.

This is a good local Porter, to me Green Man gets the nod here by just the slightest bit. I will have to give it a try in the bomber once they hit the shelfs. I rate this a B-, due in part to the bitterness and the lack of real complexity.

12-18-2011 11:22:49 | More by RedneckBeerz
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mullenpc

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

12-17-2011 20:34:19 | More by mullenpc
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Tilley4

Tennessee

4.15/5  rDev +7.8%

Growler fill at Midtown in Nash-vegas...

Very dark roasted malt aromas with the expected chocolate characteristics... Quite pleasant aromas... Rather rich and deep and very inviting... Slightest hint of hops...

Very tasty porter here... Dark, rich, smooth... Lots of bittersweet chocolate as well as some nicely roasted malts... Surprised at how quickly this growler is disappearing... Perhaps hints of vanilla here and there as I go from sipping to gulping this beer... Really digging it...

Only complaint is that I'd like a little more feel to it... Otherwise, this is awesome...

Good effort from Foothills here... Nice session porter here....

12-17-2011 15:41:54 | More by Tilley4
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HighGravityBrew1

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.1%

12-17-2011 04:34:24 | More by HighGravityBrew1
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HighGravityBrew2

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.1%

12-17-2011 04:32:50 | More by HighGravityBrew2
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bolgiano

Tennessee

5/5  rDev +29.9%

12-15-2011 02:48:55 | More by bolgiano
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nmann08

District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

12-14-2011 17:22:32 | More by nmann08
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jophish17

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

12-04-2011 18:39:46 | More by jophish17
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tclapper

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-04-2011 00:01:18 | More by tclapper
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Bmoyer0301

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-01-2011 19:43:33 | More by Bmoyer0301
People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
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