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People's Porter - Foothills Brewing Company

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596 Ratings
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Ratings: 596
Reviews: 137
rAvg: 3.85
pDev: 10.91%
Wants: 31
Gots: 58 | 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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Photo of notchucknorris
3.83/5  rDev -0.5%

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.

notchucknorris, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of Sebas
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Sebas, Apr 16, 2014
Photo of dcs1548
4.75/5  rDev +23.4%

dcs1548, Apr 14, 2014
Photo of SonOfKyuss
3/5  rDev -22.1%

SonOfKyuss, Apr 12, 2014
Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Dave_Treat, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of LaurenGuy
4/5  rDev +3.9%

LaurenGuy, Apr 11, 2014
Photo of Axnjxn
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Axnjxn, Apr 10, 2014
Photo of jaswilson2
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

jaswilson2, Apr 07, 2014
Photo of Immortale25
3.81/5  rDev -1%

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. Bottleneck says 03052014.

A- Pours a mostly opaque black color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains well before slowly falling to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.

S- Dark roast brings notes of milk chocolate, vanilla and caramel.

T- Moderate roastiness plus a solid shot of hop bitterness. Semisweet with a noticeable alcohol presence. Slightly charry aftertaste.

M- Decent amount of viscosity even for a porter. Medium carbonation and a full body.

O- A straightforward porter that doesn't really stand out among others but is solid enough. I guess that's why it's the "People's" porter.

Immortale25, Apr 04, 2014
Photo of MichaelProcton
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

MichaelProcton, Apr 03, 2014
Photo of KFrank729
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

KFrank729, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of smokeypeat
4/5  rDev +3.9%

smokeypeat, Apr 01, 2014
Photo of tabascosigned
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

tabascosigned, Mar 28, 2014
Photo of D-18V
4.25/5  rDev +10.4%

D-18V, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of NHhomebrewguy
4/5  rDev +3.9%

NHhomebrewguy, Mar 27, 2014
Photo of delta490
4.21/5  rDev +9.4%

Poured a deep ruby-tinted brown with a pillowy tan head. The head has incredible retention and leaves substantial lacing. The aroma is a malt-lovers dream with big roasted notes of coffee and hints of chocolate. The aroma is similar but includes some mild earthy hops on the finish. The beer feels a little light on the palate, but not so much that I would call it "watery". A great big flavor English Porter.

delta490, Mar 23, 2014
Photo of Beer-A-Lot
3.99/5  rDev +3.6%

A - Small head, not much lacing, decent color.

S - Nice roasted coffee and sweet chocolate aromas. Almost like a milk stout.

T - Lots of bitterness and roasted nuts. Not a lot of chocolate taste compared to smell.

M - A bit thin and some oiliness.

O - A decent porter. If it tasted like it smelled, it wouold be top notch. Still pretty good and very drinkable.

Beer-A-Lot, Mar 19, 2014
Photo of loverofthecraft
4.5/5  rDev +16.9%

loverofthecraft, Mar 16, 2014
Photo of Brinks
3/5  rDev -22.1%

Brinks, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of Danny1217
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

Danny1217, Mar 12, 2014
Photo of tigerbeer90
4.01/5  rDev +4.2%

I've had this on tap as well, but this review is from the ol' bottle

A: beautiful dark brown/black color. opaque, except around the edges. A finger or so of khaki head that faded fairly quickly

S: Didn't get much off of the smell. Some roastiness and chocolate, but nothing special

T: Like I remember on tap...lots of dark chocolate and roasty notes in this one. Some bitterness on the end to give it some balance.

M: Good carbonation. A little thin, but I've been drinking mostly stouts so this is probably correct for a porter. Fairly dry

O: I really enjoyed this beer! It didn't blow my mind in any way, but a well done porter.

tigerbeer90, Mar 11, 2014
Photo of Alemmon3
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Alemmon3, Mar 10, 2014
Photo of Bilco
4/5  rDev +3.9%

Bilco, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of Yeti1979
3.75/5  rDev -2.6%

Yeti1979, Mar 09, 2014
Photo of nitter
3.5/5  rDev -9.1%

nitter, Mar 08, 2014
People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 596 ratings.