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People's Porter - Foothills Brewing Company

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586 Ratings
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Ratings: 586
Reviews: 136
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 30
Gots: 55 | 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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District of Columbia

4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

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


3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

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

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

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


4/5  rDev +3.9%

12-01-2011 19:43:33 | More by Bmoyer0301
Photo of harpo111


3.78/5  rDev -1.8%

A: dark with tan head....hold up to light...get a little red color to it in strong light.
S: not to acidic. coffee, nuts, raisins and dates. malty some dark notes..but not too much
T: nice....matching smell. Espresso notes, chocolate, dates, malt...
M: a bit thin....doesn't hang around on your tongue or have a ton of bite
O: not bad at all...not near as heavy as you would think. But overall a good beer....
I would say that this is not my fav porter...but still very descent.

11-22-2011 00:46:51 | More by harpo111
Photo of cadaugherty


4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-18-2011 04:52:55 | More by cadaugherty
Photo of twowheelssoar

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +29.9%

11-15-2011 18:28:59 | More by twowheelssoar
Photo of meich75

North Carolina

5/5  rDev +29.9%

11-15-2011 15:00:59 | More by meich75
Photo of Rhode17

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

11-15-2011 04:19:15 | More by Rhode17
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-15-2011 02:25:59 | More by EasyReader
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North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-15-2011 01:32:00 | More by eerbayman
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4/5  rDev +3.9%

11-14-2011 21:02:17 | More by JebediahScooter
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4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

11-14-2011 14:16:43 | More by shuajw
Photo of doopydoogle

Nova Scotia (Canada)

3.9/5  rDev +1.3%

A - espresso black with a good foamy tan head that lingers and leaves nice creamy lace down the side of the glass.

S - toffee, coffee, chocolate, raisins, subtle spice, dark fruits

T - big coffee and chocolate with a subtle cassis and some lingering caramel and earthiness. There's a slight tartness but the brew is pretty smooth. Hints of smoke and ash back it up and there's a pleasant roasted bitterness that rounds out the finish.

M - Good creamy carbonation and a solid mouth coating.

O - A very nice porter. Holds it own and is pleasant enough to be quite sessionable.

10-26-2011 01:38:31 | More by doopydoogle
Photo of MayLattimore

North Carolina

3.73/5  rDev -3.1%

Color is a deep, dark chocolate brown that is barely translucent around the edges, and a big, thick head that takes a while to dissipate. The aroma has some toasted malts and hints of bittersweet chocolate and black coffee. The bitter coffee and chocolate continue through the flavor, with the overall taste being somewhat similar to Guinness. The mouthfeel is a bit thin, but good.

09-27-2011 19:59:03 | More by MayLattimore
Photo of krausenman

North Carolina

3.65/5  rDev -5.2%

The beer was tasted on-tap at the Foothills brewpub.

A-The People's Porter arrived with lacing on the glass with little to no head. The beer was a dark garnet to brown color. It was very clear with little to no haze.

S-The porter had a roasted coffee/chocolate like smell.

T-The beer initally had a roast taste that was prominent that was followed by a subtle bitterness.

M-The mouthfeel was light to medium bodied with a low level of carbonation.

O-The beer is a drinkable porter. It is flavorful enough to be a session beer with enough bitterness to balance the beer.

08-02-2011 01:57:12 | More by krausenman
Photo of ArrogantB


4.1/5  rDev +6.5%

Growler from Riverside beverage company in Chattanooga. Dark black, puffy tan head. Smells good, roasty malts and very inviting. Flavor was rich, hint of dark chocolate but none of the coffee that other reviewers have noted. Overall this was very tasty and I was not sad I chose this over the hoppyum this time. I think I may need some sexual chocolate at this point...

07-31-2011 02:43:31 | More by ArrogantB
Photo of ColdPoncho


3.98/5  rDev +3.4%

Randalled through vanilla and something else (smelling a lot like coffee)....

A - Deep brown body with deep red light throughout. Medium tan head with good retention.

S - really strong coffee. earthy, some hoppiness. some vanilla. pretty good.

T - Strong coffee, earthy. Dry, some wood and nutty sorts of flavors. A big taste.

M - a bit thin, dry. Not bad.

O (D) - This is nice. Good coffee flavors.

07-21-2011 00:37:40 | More by ColdPoncho
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North Carolina

3.98/5  rDev +3.4%

Very dark brown with a thin mocha head that dissipated quickly. Fairly ordinary looking for a porter.

Aroma is better than appearance, though. Cocoa powder & fesh ground espresso beans dominate. A slight sweetness, too. Ver appetizing & inviting.

Flavor is similar to aroma but with a little bit less dominate chocolate & coffee in the flavor. A nice bit of malt and a really pleasant bitter finish add balance and complexity.

Mouthfeel was a bit thin & highly carbonated & fizzy (but not so creamy).

A drinkable, enjoyable beer that I'd be glad to enjoy again in the future.

05-24-2011 01:34:06 | More by mklinger
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South Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +8.6%

A: On-tap at Oak Barrel Taproom, poured into a pint glass. Had a dark brown color and a thick, impenetrable consistency. There was an inch of tan-colored, foamy, long-lasting head. Very good lacing.

S: A big, warm aroma of malt, chocolate and coffee.

T: Tasted of roasted malt, a bit of coffee and chocolate (but not too much chocolate. A well-balanced, flavorful porter. One of the best American versions of an English porter you'll find.

M: A well-carbonated beer with a surprisingly dry finish. Medium-bodied.

D: An extremely drinkable porter.

02-12-2011 20:59:19 | More by avalon07
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3.6/5  rDev -6.5%

On draft at Foothills. Served in a shaker pint. Beer is brown, dark, almost ruby at the corners with a thin head of tan bubbles, small, some lacing moderate to low carbonation.

Aroma is sweeter than expected, some mild roast character.

Beer is thin, light in body, probably a little too thin but it makes for an easy drinking dark beer. There is some lead off sweetness with a mild roasty / bitter finish. Mildly hopped, overall a good drinking but rather boring beer. It was fine.

02-01-2011 15:29:18 | More by drabmuh
Photo of TheKingofWichita

North Carolina

3.7/5  rDev -3.9%

On draft at Sexual Chocolate 2011.
Pours a deep russet brown color with a thick tan head and a good amount of lacing. Smells of roasted malt goodness, chocolate, and a little touch of coffee. Tastes of tons of roasted malts, chocolate, vanilla, and some coffee. Mouthfeel is medium with a fair amount of carbonation. Drinkability is high.

01-31-2011 18:00:35 | More by TheKingofWichita
Photo of jpro

South Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +11.2%

On-tap at DD Peckers, West Ashley... served in a standard shaker pint...

A: Near black with a creamy, one-finger light mocha head that manages some nice retention and leaves some patchy lace.

S: Chocolate malt and roasty goodness.

T: Very impressed... nice and chocolately, yet not too sweet; good roasted malt profile, yet not acrid; hops provide good balance.

M: Medium-full bodied; a palate coater, yet not sticky; creamy and smooth... mmm.

D: Quite drinkable, although for me, a porter isn't something I'm really into throwing back a lot of... that being said, this is really good stuff and I was impressed.

01-17-2011 16:28:04 | More by jpro
Photo of PDXHops

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.9%

Growler poured into a Duvel tulip. A finger's worth of crmy tan head atop the deep brown body, good retention and quite a bit of lacing.

Pleasant nose with a good balance of milk chocolate and burnt and roasted malts with what seems to be a hint of pine underneath. And indeed, a nice piney bite ensures that sweetness is kept in check. Exceedingly enjoyable flavor profile, not too dry, not too sweet. About as robust as a 'sessionable' beer can get. Plenty of lingering burnt malts and tangy chocolate chips in the finish.

Overall impression: Good stuff, worth seeking out.

12-15-2010 01:09:07 | More by PDXHops
Photo of Metalmonk

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +4.7%

Super dark brown color shows beautiful shades of jeweled ruby red when held to light. The head is also a beaut, two fat fingers of light tan foam that holds and clings like Styrofoam. Gobs of lace once it starts minimizing.

Exceptionally roasty nose, hints of cocoa nib and a less subtle helping of green hop bitterness. It's really the roast that shines through the most though.

Great balance here...some porters tend to be overly roasty, getting into total char territory, but this one exhibits plenty of balance. Roasty toasty flavor is pleasing and somehow kind of warming, while the fresh hop grassiness comes in just enough to add depth and never gets too astringent. Lightly mineral-ish, with subtle flashes of the sweetness-vs.-bitterness found in dark chocolate and a nice milky latte.

Although the carbonation is very healthy, this goes down smooth as silk. Very soft, aided by the creaminess that the ever-present head provides.

Foothills have proven their worth with big beers and sessionable beers alike. People's Porter is just another impressive brew on their can't-lose roster.

12-12-2010 19:20:33 | More by Metalmonk
People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 586 ratings.