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People's Porter - Foothills Brewing Company

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People's PorterPeople's Porter

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BA SCORE
87
very good

673 Ratings
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Ratings: 673
Reviews: 144
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.62%
Wants: 26
Gots: 78 | 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:
Beer added by: BeerAdvocate on 11-05-2005

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
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4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap at Wine 101 in Wake Forest.

Pours a dark brownish black with a thin lacing of brown head. The nose smells of coffee and rich, roasted malts. The flavor is dominated up front by roasted malts, coffee, and some faint chocolate. It finishes with a mild hop bitterness that adds some balance. The mouthfeel is medium to full bodied, smooth, rich, and well carbonated.

This is a very enjoyable beer. It's balanced, smooth, drinkable, enjoyable. I will definitely have this again in the future.

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3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A 22 ounce bottle from inlimbo77; thanks! Poured into a tulip glass.

Body is deep brown to the point of appearing black (and entirely opaque) in the glass. An inch of foamy khaki head develops, but subsides relatively quickly. Scattered legs of sticky tan lacing are left on the glass.

Aroma is of lightly toasted malt, toasted marshmallow, caramel, milk chocolate, cacao, roasted grains, barley, a hint of rye, and maybe some vanilla bean towards the end. It smells rather sweet, and traces of coconut seem to come through on top of some cane sugar notes.

Flavors of cane sugar, marshmallow, cacao, and roasted grain come forth almost immediately. Some coconut, caramel, milk chocolate, earthen grains, and vanilla follow suit. Finishes with a sweet and almost tangy note reminiscent of a chocolate covered orange; strange, but not at all bad.

Mouthfeel begins crisply while the carbonation releases on the tongue, but the finish is much more velvety and very nice. Relatively clean finish and not overly dry. Very well done here.

Overall, this was quite good for a porter. I highly enjoyed it and would welcome more of it anytime.

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4.18/5  rDev +8.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Received in a BIF trade from OSUBeerStudent. He also sent one of these bourbon barrel-aged. Can't wait!

Develops a really thick head with a lot of tightly-packed bubbles. As it falls it gets rocky and the structure thickens, allowing the mocha head to ascend beyond the lip of the glass. The head has amazing retention and leaves bhind bands of lace. Body is dark with a ruddy glow to it. Very nice-looking porter.

Nice smell too. The roast comes out strong with some coffee tones, a touch of cream and some nice vanilla. The hops are also mildly present here, which come off as floral.

Very interesting flavor. Not at all like it smells. The roasted grains are really forward. Hard to emphasize this enough...the initial flavor is of roasted grains...not roasted grains within a beer. almost as if you had taken some of them from the oven and popped them in your mouth. That prevalent. Around those grains is a bitterness that works around and concentrates on the tip of your tongue. There's a slight sense of metal in that portion of it. Not too distracting, but there nonetheless.

Thin side of medium in the body, but spot-on for the style. Very little presence of alcohol, if any. Easy-drinking and 22 ounces of 6.25% will get me there nicely.

If not for the slight tang in the taste, this would be the perfect porter. I CANNOT WAIT for the barrel-aged version, but I promised someone I would share.

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3.53/5  rDev -8.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Good if a bit unremarkable take at an English Porter.

Presentation: 22 oz brown capped bottle. Label with the poppy/retro branded Foothills feel on this occasion with a retro branding illustration of a cliche revolutionary holding up a pint, trite design somewhere between a retro take and a Fairey reference, but it actually works… Side narrative offers a small description of style and taste. Notes SRM: 30.1, IBU: 43, and 6.25% Alc. by Vol. Served in a tulip glass.

A - Deep brown pour. Nice ecru creamy head with medium retention, fair surface retention and good lacing.

S - Roasted nose, notes of coffee, hint of chocolate, bitter insinuation…

T - Flavor follows similarly, roasted coffee, emerging bitter counter punch with touches of chocolate.

M - Medium to medium-ligh body, small if tingly carbonation… There is something a bit thin in the feel at points. Not bad but not as creamy, or rounded as one would prefer.

O - Quite a nice quaff, nothing for the memory but worth the local offer.

Notes: Bomber picked up the day it was bottled, and had shortly thereafter. Fair porter, good quality bracket, but in line with the overall benchmark impression I got from most Foothills brews. Now, I´d gladly have it again when passing through the town.

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People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 673 ratings.