Barrel Aged People's Porter - Foothills Brewing Company
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4.72/5 rDev +23.9%
had a 10oz. draft at tyler's in carrboro, nc...hands down one of the best bourbon aged beers i have tasted...
thick black with an excellent top...smells of unsweetened, straight black coffee with an amazing bourbon burn...and damn this brew is tasty...the aging in wet barrels really makes the bourbon shine through in this porter...it has just enough burn to make you wanting more and more...
basically, i have little words for this beer except to say its fantastic...i can't wait for foothills to start bottling so i can get my hands on more of these...
in all, this beer is fantastic for a KY like me...grab it anywhere you see it...
08-28-2010 17:33:41 | More by cnjohn19
4.7/5 rDev +23.4%
Pours out black with a loose tan head that dissipates pretty quickly.
Nose is chocolate, toffee, sweet wood, caramel and bourbon.
Flavors mirror the taste, with a little more bourbon soaked wood and lighter chocolate. Lots of toffee and rich crema.
The Mouthfeel is on the lighter side, but it remains refreshing
Great porter and one to definitely seek out!
03-24-2012 23:53:57 | More by Netdigger2
4.65/5 rDev +22%
Growler provided by, I believe, cardsfan1 at the HMoG at the Brick Store. He mentioned this was aged in Pappy Van Winkle 23yr barrels.
Pours almost completely black with only hints of mahogany coming through at the edges. The head was short-lived, tan and left decent lacing.
The aroma is very well-balanced for a barrel-aged beer with the bourbon present initially in the nose. Pretty quickly the chocolate sweetness and dark malts come through and hints of vanilla as well.
Sweet mercy, this stuff tastes good. It's just as balanced as the aroma with the bourbon blending perfectly with the chocolate. The malt backbone is definitely noticeable and doesn't let the bourbon dominate completely. Perfectly balanced, which I can't often say about bourbon barrel beers.
The mouthfeel is surprisingly light for a bourbon beer and with decent carbonation - very smooth overall.
Well, this one just blew me away. Having never had the normal Peoples Porter, I don't exactly know what to compare it to. What I do know is that this is a fantastic beer and one of the top 2 beers I tried at the HMoG. Outstanding.
01-19-2009 00:36:23 | More by gford217
4.64/5 rDev +21.8%
A: Dark brown, almost opaque, but can see slight bright cherry hue when held to the light. A milk chocolate 1 finger high head.
S: Oak and boubon, butterscotch, tons of alcohol and slight hint of dark earthy malts.
T: Pleasantly surprised. I get the oak and bourbon and scotch flavours, then a definite porter with its dark earthy black licorice, burnt and black toast qualities which are quite subdued compared to the oak. Balanced and refreshing compared to what I was expecting, and I’m not getting the alcohol in the flavour as on the nose. Some bitter linger.
M: Not oily or syrupy as I was suspecting, rather medium, only slight heavy body that rolls off the tongue and gives a light refreshing feel for such a dark beer.
O: Love it, surpassed my expectations. Had too many heavy bodied stouts lately and this impresses me with flavour and relative lightness for a porter that displays balance. It especially is balanced for one that’s barrel aged. Great by itself or with light cheeses. Would gow well with game as well.
02-03-2013 03:39:41 | More by patre_tim
4.53/5 rDev +18.9%
The rep said this went in to barrel at 5.7% and came out @ 7%!
Poured from growler into a new belgium tulip, Pitch black zero light through from a 100 watt bulb, a creamy capicino khaki head with some lacing.
Bourbon coffee chocolate vanilla goodness.
Sweet bourbon and chocolate seem to dominate,a solid vanilla note comes on strong to carry the coffee and malty grainy goodness.
Seems a bit thin is all I can come up with to detract from this wonderful brew.
If'n you can find this you should drink it!
04-27-2011 02:10:34 | More by welldigger888
4.51/5 rDev +18.4%
Great take on this favorite brew from Foothills. You can really taste the bourbon. I wish this was in night volume. Such a good mouthfeel, goes down, with a porter taste but a bourbon aftertaste.
Would love to see them make their stout a regular brew too. There best beets seem to be one offs.
Make this a regular brew Foothills!
07-22-2013 05:43:06 | More by DesertRat
4.5/5 rDev +18.1%
IMO one amazing brew. I love the heavy oak and Bourbon, nice head and love the carbonation. I like this one better than some of the more popular Stouts. If you like Bourbon you'll love this one. I enjoy the Porter style, not too sweet, not too viscous, nice head. Bourbon heavy which I happen to like, a little chocolate there too, finishes dry I'm guessing from the oak influence. I wouldn't want it more balanced IMO.
03-19-2012 01:54:42 | More by nc41
Barrel Aged People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
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