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People's Porter - Foothills Brewing Company

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623 Ratings
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Ratings: 623
Reviews: 138
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 31
Gots: 65 | 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 inlimbo77
3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

inlimbo77, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

GehenHerzog, Dec 31, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

whitekiboko, Dec 27, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

PuckPuck, Dec 26, 2011
Photo of wedge
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

wedge, Dec 25, 2011
Photo of VncentLIFE
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

VncentLIFE, Dec 19, 2011
Photo of RedneckBeerz
3.9/5  rDev +1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

RedneckBeerz, Dec 18, 2011
Photo of mullenpc
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

mullenpc, Dec 17, 2011
Photo of Tilley4
4.15/5  rDev +7.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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....

Tilley4, Dec 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

HighGravityBrew1, Dec 17, 2011
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3/5  rDev -22.3%

HighGravityBrew2, Dec 17, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

bolgiano, Dec 15, 2011
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4.25/5  rDev +10.1%

nmann08, Dec 14, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

jophish17, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

tclapper, Dec 04, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

Bmoyer0301, Dec 01, 2011
Photo of harpo111
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

harpo111, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

cadaugherty, Nov 18, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

twowheelssoar, Nov 15, 2011
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5/5  rDev +29.5%

meich75, Nov 15, 2011
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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

Rhode17, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

EasyReader, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

eerbayman, Nov 15, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.6%

JebediahScooter, Nov 14, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +23.1%

shuajw, Nov 14, 2011
People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 623 ratings.