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Barrel Aged People's Porter - Foothills Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

455 Ratings
THE BROS
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(send 'em beer!)
Ratings: 455
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 28
Gots: 96 | FT: 9
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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claaark13

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Morimoto again! Thanks man. Poured at cellar temp into a Hill Farmstead tulip. 2011 bottle?

A - Pour is brownish-black with a thick, tan head. By thick, I mean 2". Head eventually goes down and keeps some very nice lacing.

S - TONS of woody bourbon, little chocolate in the end. There is almost an acetone present. It smells like I had a porter, and then I poured a couple ounces of bourbon into it. The porter aroma is nearly gone. Good thing I like bourbon.

T - Woody bourbon with a splash of chocolate, then some vanilla, then more oak on the finish. Some roasted malts are to be found in the background. Once the palate is coated, a lot more of the caramel notes come out in the finish. I don't get the acetone in the aroma, which is a great thing.

M - Fairly light with some carbonation. It is, however, a BA porter.

O - This is the first BA Porter I've had and I enjoyed it. They could have probably toned down the barrel just a touch to show the base a little more. The roast and chocolate notes are hard to find, but the barrel does present a lot of nice oak and vanilla/caramel notes.

Serving type: bottle

06-21-2012 01:07:52 | More by claaark13
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mgbickel

Pennsylvania

3.53/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.5

On tap at the brewery. Served in a standard pint glass.

I was pretty pumped to find a BBA beer while on our brief visit to this brewery. The bartender served this with very little head. The body is dark brown and crystal clear (or as best as I can tell in that lighting).

The nose has tons and tons of bourbon. Wow...smells like my wife will have to drive to the hotel. Roasted malts and coffee play background roles.

As the nose indicates, this is a bourbon bomb. There is something off about it though...almost like bourbon was added to this rather than the beer aging in barrels.

The mouthfeel is by far the weakest link in this offering. Watery with light carbonation. I think the MF really takes away from the other characters of this beer.

Man...this one has potential, but the body, and to a lesser extent, taste, needs some work. Worth the tick I guess, but I would not recommend...

Serving type: on-tap

10-27-2011 14:04:23 | More by mgbickel
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BeastLU

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

06-03-2014 22:14:56 | More by BeastLU
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jpro

South Carolina

4.2/5  rDev +10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bomber from Tasty Beverage Co. in Raleigh. Poured into a St. Bernardus goblet...

A: Black with a 1-finger, light coffee head; no retention or lace; just a glass o' blackness.

S: Well, obviously oaky bourbon barrel; sweet; not much else - the barrel aged aroma masks the typical chocolate / roasty aroma.

T: Oak barrel; root beer(?); vanilla; chocolate and roasted malt on the end... there's the porter; great taste - the barrel flavor doesn't overdo it and does a good job complementing the chocolate and sweet malts.

M: Medium-bodied; moderate carbonation; a good balance of sweet and dry; nice.

O: A really nice barrel aged porter - nice blend of flavors - barrel doesn't mask the other tastes... I wish more barrel aged beers were like this.

*from notes: 12-10-12

Serving type: bottle

12-20-2012 03:14:16 | More by jpro
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RayUF07

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

08-25-2013 03:41:53 | More by RayUF07
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Hopsiam14

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-13-2013 04:41:16 | More by Hopsiam14
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emottram

Massachusetts

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

12-08-2013 21:00:46 | More by emottram
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mobrockman

Florida

3/5  rDev -21.1%

07-30-2013 01:10:48 | More by mobrockman
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Lukafer

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

10-03-2012 03:20:50 | More by Lukafer
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HopsMatt

Kentucky

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-12-2013 03:15:06 | More by HopsMatt
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pschul4

Illinois

2.71/5  rDev -28.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 1.75 | overall: 2

A- Explosion of head (not in a good way) The bit of beer that is in my 22oz snifter is very dark brown/black. 4" of tan head sitting atop it though

S- Surprisingly faint on the nose. Hint of bourbon and roast but not much else there at all.

T- Hint of bourbon, hint of roast, lots of foam. Maybe some oxidation as well? Not a huge fan

M- Way too carbonated. Not digging this

O- Dissapointment

Serving type: bottle

02-06-2013 03:58:20 | More by pschul4
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Yabev15

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

04-30-2012 00:43:29 | More by Yabev15
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tourdot

Wisconsin

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

05-27-2013 19:29:06 | More by tourdot
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ScottP

New Hampshire

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

11-09-2013 23:36:57 | More by ScottP
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DruRho

Maryland

4/5  rDev +5.3%

08-22-2013 23:55:48 | More by DruRho
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sailorastro

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

06-11-2012 21:40:18 | More by sailorastro
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Pearlstreetbrewingco

Florida

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

02-26-2014 02:41:43 | More by Pearlstreetbrewingco
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marshmeli

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

01-03-2013 22:16:43 | More by marshmeli
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Moses_Malone

District of Columbia

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

05-08-2014 02:13:44 | More by Moses_Malone
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ZethOfTheNorth

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-10-2013 14:33:25 | More by ZethOfTheNorth
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KevSal

California

4/5  rDev +5.3%

07-24-2012 07:40:58 | More by KevSal
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MichiganderHB

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

05-22-2014 11:51:34 | More by MichiganderHB
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wmobley

Wisconsin

4/5  rDev +5.3%

03-13-2013 21:47:25 | More by wmobley
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MichPaul

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-30-2013 02:26:04 | More by MichPaul
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JandJMD

Maryland

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Bomber at a very reasonable $5.

Looks great - pitch black with pretty heavy head and it sticks to the side of the glass. Smell is pretty subdued but you can pick up the bourbon scent right when you open it and some vanilla. The taste is chocolate and a roasted flavor, a little woody, then the bourbon comes through and there is a bitterness on the end of it. It's very thin and more carbonated than expected. It doesn't seem to hold up to the bourbon flavor as well as some of the heavier stouts.
Enjoyed this, but I feel like some of the barrel aging might be lost on a thin beer like this compared to many stouts, barleywines, or DIPAs.

Serving type: bottle

03-28-2014 23:09:57 | More by JandJMD
Barrel Aged People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
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