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People's Porter - Foothills Brewing Company

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People's PorterPeople's Porter

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87
very good

560 Ratings
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Ratings: 560
Reviews: 135
rAvg: 3.86
pDev: 10.88%
Wants: 29
Gots: 48 | 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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GarthDanielson

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Poured on-tap and served in a shaker pint, the beer is a dark chestnut-black coloring with a foamy, light, low profile, tan head. Nose of coffee, cream, and chocolate. Smells great. Subtle aromas, but very inviting. Flavors are more chocolate forward, bitter and roasted, with some cream highlights. The body is smooth and slightly dry. The aftertaste is cream and coffee, almost mocha. Slick, slightly dry finish, with a subtle bitter linger. Very drinkable. Good brew.

Serving type: on-tap

02-03-2014 02:12:03 | More by GarthDanielson
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ToAleWithYa

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

02-01-2014 15:49:34 | More by ToAleWithYa
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Jon_Abbott

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +3.6%

02-01-2014 05:01:55 | More by Jon_Abbott
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pmarlowe

District of Columbia

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-31-2014 02:29:27 | More by pmarlowe
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watermelon

North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle poured into a tulip glass.

A: Dark brown body(almost black) with an expresso head. Decent lacing and retention.

S: Coffee and smoked malts in the nose.

T: Taste follows the nose for the most part. Theres a fair amount of hop bitterness.

M: Bitter aftertaste with a thinner body then I would prefer. Carbonation is alright.

O: Its not bad, but its not great either. There are better dark beer options for this price range.

Serving type: bottle

01-29-2014 23:43:28 | More by watermelon
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benloho

Tennessee

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

01-27-2014 17:56:36 | More by benloho
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PulmonaryArchery

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-26-2014 17:10:23 | More by PulmonaryArchery
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SylviaFaye

North Carolina

3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A fluffy caramel head rests on top of an onix-colored body. I spilled a little onto my hands, and they now smell like Mexican hot chocolate. Cinnamon, chocolate malts, maple syrup, and a touch of coffee liquor are all present in the nose. The full taste is packed with bitter chocolate and coffee with a touch of vanilla and anise seed. Lacings grace the side of the glass like spider webs. I will grant that this is a solid porter.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2014 20:55:26 | More by SylviaFaye
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Zaximus

Washington

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-22-2014 02:14:21 | More by Zaximus
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zdeck37

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-21-2014 20:15:33 | More by zdeck37
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chippo33

Vermont

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-21-2014 06:11:41 | More by chippo33
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Bonifeks

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-17-2014 22:15:57 | More by Bonifeks
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mattmarka1

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

01-14-2014 01:38:12 | More by mattmarka1
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BradShook

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

01-09-2014 22:26:13 | More by BradShook
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Roland45s

Virginia

3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

01-09-2014 22:23:06 | More by Roland45s
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cwguy5

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.6%

01-03-2014 18:19:56 | More by cwguy5
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stvanderwoude

Indiana

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

01-03-2014 12:47:40 | More by stvanderwoude
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CaverDave

New York

4/5  rDev +3.6%

12-30-2013 00:48:46 | More by CaverDave
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Nathan_Snyder

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-29-2013 00:05:48 | More by Nathan_Snyder
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ThisWangsChung

Maryland

3.36/5  rDev -13%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

12 oz bottle into a pint glass.

A: Pours a very dark ruby color. The head is a fluffy, creamy two-finger mocha shade. It has a soft texture, nice retention, and leaves behind plenty of splotchy lacing on the glass.

S: There's a good deal going on in the nose. Milk chocolate seems to be the dominant note, while both cream and coffee do a good job of underlying it. I also seem to pick up something suggesting citrusy as well. Citrusy hops don't always work in a porter, but they do here. Everything seems to be well integrated.

T: I don't pick up much of the chocolate or cream I did on the nose. Rather, the most prevalent flavor is coffee - and lots of it. When done right in a porter/stout, piny hop bitterness can make the beer generally resemble espresso, and it does here. Post-swallow, there's less of a coffee flavor and more of a general hoppy note. Very vague suggestions of fruit esters seem to hang around here and there. Hoppy porters are never my favorite style, but this one seems to work quite well considering.

M: There isn't much heft on the palate; since this is more sweet than bitter, this lightness is welcome. It's also bone dry and strongly carbonated; naturally, this is very easy to drink.

O: A decent - if not amazing - robust porter, the hops here work better than some others in the style. Still, I wish some more of the malt character came through.

Serving type: bottle

12-28-2013 21:01:32 | More by ThisWangsChung
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ONN8

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

12-27-2013 01:53:41 | More by ONN8
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Cluker

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-26-2013 23:31:05 | More by Cluker
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reitzbrewing

Pennsylvania

4.5/5  rDev +16.6%

12-26-2013 18:24:22 | More by reitzbrewing
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mc4z

California

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-23-2013 04:25:12 | More by mc4z
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zekeman17

Pennsylvania

3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

12-21-2013 01:39:23 | More by zekeman17
People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 560 ratings.