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Barrel Aged People's Porter - Foothills Brewing Company

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478 Ratings
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Ratings: 478
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.81
pDev: 14.17%
Wants: 30
Gots: 101 | FT: 7
Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company visit their website
North Carolina, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  6.00% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: gford217 on 01-19-2009)
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Reviews by MuddyFeet:
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North Carolina

4.48/5  rDev +17.6%

Dang tasty. Rich, full and smooth. I may have to hunt this one down on tap. Most disappointing this was the nose but it was still excellent. Could smell the wooden barrel. Flavor was port and bourbon. Rich with some full dark fruits. Hints of chocolate and burnt wood. Body was full but not cloying in the least

01-25-2013 03:07:57 | More by MuddyFeet
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Photo of oberon

North Carolina

4.28/5  rDev +12.3%

Great to see this on tap at the Greensboro Mellow Mushroom.Poured into a room temp pint glass a deep dark brown,nearly black except for just a light tinge of ruby,a thinner soapy-like mocha colored head atop.Mild oaky bourbon in the nose along with some burnt toast and dark fruit.Full mellow feel in the mouth,almost cask-like,very nice.Flavors are not over done by the barrel,oak and vanilla flavors at the onset with some dried dark fruit,a light char holds thru until the finish.A great barrel aged beer,not overdone and it fits nicely into the flavor profile,great job here.

07-16-2010 12:47:01 | More by oberon
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

10-09-2012 05:00:14 | More by Schlais
Photo of ROBORB

North Carolina

4.33/5  rDev +13.6%

Draft at the Saucer and poured into a snifter. Poured a nice black color with a short lived brown head. Moderate lacing throughout the tasting. The bourbon in this comes first in the smell followed by vanilla and chocolate. The taste is a very nice blend of bourbon and vanilla. At first I thought it was a bit sweet but as it warmed it balanced itself. A fantastic beer from Foothills that I will try to get whenever they have it on draft.

04-16-2009 23:54:38 | More by ROBORB
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

05-16-2013 02:11:13 | More by SmellsofMahagony
Photo of ehammond1

2.3/5  rDev -39.6%


Acquired via trade
Thanks, Beerness!

Very, very dark brown, nearly black, with a large, quickly forming, and very persistent brown head. This leaves thick chunks and ribbons of lace down the glass.

The aroma is probably the most redeeming aspect of this beer, as there isn't much here to write home about. There's mild roast and a little bit of chocolate, There's also quite a bit of mineral, even metallic character.

The flavor is below average. There is very little barrel character. If given this blind, I'd never guess this was a barrel-aged porter. There's very mild chocolate and roast, though there's also quite a bit of metal and minerals. Moderate bitterness, and not particularly drinkable.

Medium bodied with very high carbonation, which isn't appropriate for a beer of this style. Prickly, and about as bad of a mouthfeel as I can imagine for a barrel-aged porter. Infected?

Not a lot of redeeming qualities.

07-06-2012 03:06:17 | More by ehammond1
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

08-11-2013 12:52:08 | More by Mantooth
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4/5  rDev +5%

07-29-2013 18:27:07 | More by Cynic-ale
Photo of miromanyth

North Carolina

4.35/5  rDev +14.2%

Thanks to Pat for the bomber.

This is a superb beer. And it's local...

A: Nice cola-look with a chocolate-milky head. Pretty stuff.

S: Mmmm, sweet bourbon. Some toffee, chocolate, and tons and tons of vanilla and bourbon. A bit woodsy - maybe some earthiness.

T: This is why I like barrel-aged beer! The base beer is a favorite of mine and with the oaky-vanilla its perfect! Toffee, chocolate, tons of vanilla bourbon for a sweet finish.

M: creamy. delicate even. a touch watery but I'm nit-picking.

O: A truly delightful beer. Foothills is my local darling and they continue to impress with this one!

03-14-2012 01:13:01 | More by miromanyth
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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

07-29-2014 17:30:37 | More by jgrachen
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

03-03-2013 14:47:51 | More by HopAttack3
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3.23/5  rDev -15.2%

A - Dark chocolate brown with a small milk chocolate head that settled to foam

S - Dark chocolate, caramel, vanilla, and lots of butterscotch from the pappy barrel

T - Roasted chocolate and bitter coffee with light butterscotch. Slight alcoholic booze and oak near the finish. The base beer doesn't seem to stand up to the barrel well which gives it an astringent and boozy bite

M - Medium body with a roasted presence. Slight oak tingle near the finish to it

O - Solid porter but the beer just can't fully stand up to the barrel. It smells great but there is just too much booze and bite in the flavor

04-06-2013 13:20:52 | More by jeonseh
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South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

08-26-2013 14:22:42 | More by mtpHokie
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4.05/5  rDev +6.3%

Growler shared by kp - thanks!

Pours one shade from black with a one-finger light brown head. The head recedes into a wispy layer on top leaving solid lacing.

Smells of smooth roasted malts with equal amounts of dark chocolate and vanilla aromas.

Tastes very similar to how it smells. Robust roasted malt flavors kick things off and are joined quickly by moderate amounts of dark chocolate flavors. Midway through the sip solid amounts of vanilla and lighter amounts of dry oak flavors make an appearance, carrying through to a moderately bitter ending.

Mouthfeel is OK The thickness is slightly on the thin side with smooth carbonation.

Drinkability is also good. I didn't have a problem finishing my glass and could have another.

Overall I wasn't terribly impressed with this beer as it was slightly on the thin side and the flavors weren't terribly complex. Still, it's a tasty beer that's above average and worth a shot.

10-07-2010 01:42:59 | More by glid02
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4.5/5  rDev +18.1%

07-27-2013 01:41:12 | More by Garrettshu
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New Jersey

2.5/5  rDev -34.4%

08-22-2012 22:51:01 | More by acurtis
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

06-21-2014 14:37:32 | More by cmpashia
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

02-13-2014 02:00:39 | More by ChadA83
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

08-31-2013 08:07:18 | More by InfernoBoss
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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%

03-30-2012 21:45:08 | More by Beerontwowheels
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South Carolina

5/5  rDev +31.2%

12-27-2011 00:58:36 | More by whitekiboko
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4/5  rDev +5%

03-02-2013 19:33:17 | More by mdaschaf
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4/5  rDev +5%

05-20-2012 18:44:32 | More by MrVonzipper
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North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

10-16-2012 01:22:55 | More by bexley10
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4.25/5  rDev +11.5%

04-18-2014 15:29:01 | More by king75
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Barrel Aged People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
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