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Barrel Aged People's Porter - Foothills Brewing Company

Barrel Aged People's PorterBarrel Aged People's Porter

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BA SCORE
86
very good

420 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 420
Reviews: 113
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 14.47%


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 jmarsh123:
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jmarsh123

Indiana

2.74/5  rDev -27.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 2.25 | overall: 2.5

Pours dark brown/black with a lot (almost too much) of mocha colored head. Good retention and decent lacing.

Not picking up a ton on the nose. Some roast malt, sweet chocolate and a hint of bourbon.

Again not much in the flavor department either. A little roasted malt with just a touch of bourbon. There's a weird sweetness as well that overpowers everything, but it still finishes a little astringent. Almost tastes oxidized as well. Strange for a fresh bottle.

Mouthfeel is probably the downfall of this. Just too much carbonation that doesn't let the flavors shine.

Disappointed in this one. Beer itself is fine, but kind of bland. Being that it is a bourbon aged beer, I would expect much more so the scores are all a bit lower due to the expectation from the style.

Serving type: bottle

02-07-2013 19:04:24 | More by jmarsh123
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Bomber at a very reasonable $5.

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A: Pours a deep brown, barely translucent, with a thin tan head and low visible carbonation.

S: Bourbon, big oaky vanilla sweetness, cacao, and some dark fruit.

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Barrel Aged People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 420 ratings.