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Barrel Aged People's Porter - Foothills Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

461 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 461
Reviews: 114
rAvg: 3.8
pDev: 14.21%
Wants: 28
Gots: 97 | FT: 8
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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3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-25-2013 03:19:54 | More by pintofparadise
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4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-24-2013 14:18:04 | More by tabascosigned
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Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-22-2013 16:35:25 | More by CTJman
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3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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4/5  rDev +5.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

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Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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LambicKing

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-11-2013 02:31:39 | More by bcm75
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Louisiana

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-10-2013 00:41:38 | More by wiltznucs
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Michigan

1/5  rDev -73.7%

12-09-2013 05:06:58 | More by dmhurdle
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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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Talbott92

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-04-2013 23:18:27 | More by Talbott92
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scottfrie

California

3.59/5  rDev -5.5%
look: 2.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

22oz bottle into snifter. Thanks StormKing47!

A: Pours an extra frothy glass of foam that slowly turned into dark chocolate brown liquid beneath a huge rocky film that left thick streaks of lace down the glass.
S: Sweet and boozy notes of bourbon, raisins, caramel, molasses, and vanilla oak barrel. Very rich and decadent smelling for only 6%.
T: Mellow flavors are not as potent as the nose let on. The flavors are sweet with notes for bourbon, vanilla, and caramel, with dark fruits, raisin and molasses in the finish. I get some barrel spice, chocolate, and bitter coffee in the finish. Roasted, toasted malts and a hint of burnt marshmallow comes through as well.
M: Medium-thin body, surprisingly normal (maybe a little high) carbonation for how frothy this beer looks, with a mouthfeel that drinks well but could maybe be a tad chewier.
O: Overall a very enjoyable beer, but given the strong bourbon barrel character, I think a higher alcohol meatier stout would have suited this beer. While I love the flavor, every sip makes me wish the body had a bit more. What’s up with the epic carbonation too? For a second I thought this was going to be infected. Definitely worth checking out though, thanks again Josh!

Serving type: bottle

12-03-2013 04:36:07 | More by scottfrie
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North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-01-2013 22:35:23 | More by Agentveba
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fmccormi

New York

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Straight pour from a 22oz pry-off bottle to an oversized wineglass (HF stemware); no bottling date that I can see, but generally these don’t sit around for ALL that long on shelves in the Triangle so I’d imagine this isn’t any more than a couple months old. But that is purely speculation.

Appearance (4.75): Honestly, this looks amazing—it pours with nearly three fingers of fat, sticky, cappuccino-colored foam that dies down after a good length of time, leaving collars, legs, and swaths of thick lacing all around the glass and a film on the surface of the beer. The body is a very dark brown (not quick black), and translucent, showing deep reddish, root beer-looking corners when held up to the light. Phenomenal appearance.

Smell (3.25): At first whiff, it really just smells like Jim Beam but with some slightly roasty, molasses-chocolatey aromas blended in. Some earthy, herbal hops come in very, very lightly underneath it all. The fruitiness of the bourbon subsides a bit as it opens up, and the vanilla tones come out more and blend well with the molasses and mellow chocolate tones of the porter. Ultimately though it still smells like a good, medium-bodied porter with a lot of bourbon.

Taste (3.25): Oddly, this kind of tastes like a slightly watered-down version of People’s Porter. With surprisingly light bourbon tones mixed in. Coffee and unsweetened chocolate, marked by only moderately bitter roast, typify the malt body; herbal, slightly earthy hops come through underneath, but only very lightly; and finally slightly fruity, slightly boozy bourbon tones finish out the flavor as a whole. It smooths a bit and things mesh a little better as it warms up a bit, and the flavor actually comes in a bit fuller, too, although the external source of booze and the porter’s roast don’t mesh very well. To me, it comes off as maybe just a bit above average, at best.

Mouthfeel (2.5): Kind of thin, slightly tannic, dry, on the light- side of medium-weight, and with a carbonation that is somewhat light and bubbly—doesn’t match perfectly well, but it’s not off-putting.

Overall (3.25): This, to me, is maybe a slightly above-average porter, with some odd quirks that don’t sway the beer heavily in one direction or another, but with an unexpectedly fantastic appearance. I dunno. I wasn’t expecting a bourbon barrel-aged porter like this one (not a particularly thick or rich rendition of the style, even if the base beer is still a solid one) to really mesh well with the bourbon barrel aging. But in my mind, this beer’s only suffered from the treatment.

Serving type: bottle

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California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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UCLABrewN84

California

3.56/5  rDev -6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle pour at the DTLA bottle share held at Beer Belly in Los Angeles, CA.

Thanks to erichxedge for sharing this one.

Pours a hazy orange-brown with a foamy dark khaki head that settles to a partial film on top of the beer. Foamy swaths of lace form around the glass on the drink down. Smell is of dark roasted malt, cocoa, bourbon, and wood aromas. Taste is much the same with cocoa, wood, and slight bourbon flavors on the finish. There is a mild amount of roasty bitterness on the palate with each sip. This beer has a lower level of carbonation with a slightly crisp and medium bodied mouthfeel. Overall, this is a pretty good beer with a subtle bourbon presence and somewhat muddled flavors.

Serving type: bottle

11-18-2013 23:14:32 | More by UCLABrewN84
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humuloner22

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

I have held on to this one for a while and figured that it was bourbon weather so I paired it with a family member of the bourbon this was initially aged in. You can definitely smell the boozy bourbon when the bottle was first opened. The bourbon was not as dominant in taste as it was on the nose, but you could tell that there was some bourbon influence. The taste is pretty close to the regular People's Porter, maybe a little more alcohol taste. I get chocolate notes, a little bourbon and some vanilla and some leathery tannin. The beer was not cloying but sweet. It was very tasty over all but did leave a little odd drying flavor on the finish. Nevertheless, one of my all time favorite breweries and I am happy that they have expanded their bottling distribution so we can try more of the special releases. I will say that even though I do love this one and the original People's Porter, I have never been a fan of the much lauded Sexual Chocolate. I guess the difference in an Imperial Stout vs. a Porter.

Serving type: bottle

11-17-2013 01:41:46 | More by humuloner22
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Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-14-2013 01:31:29 | More by ZEB89
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stakem

Pennsylvania

2.55/5  rDev -32.9%
look: 3 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 2.5

Bomber into a tulip. The brew appears dark brown in color with a bog billowing head nearly 4 fingers strong. Thick patchy lace sticks all over the glass and rising carbonation maintains an impressive cap.

The aroma is mineral filled and quite carbonic. This is honestly not that enjoyable smelling with the barrel presence being raw and woody almost like incense or cedar-like spice instead of the typical rounded smoothness indicative of other barrel aged beers.

The flavor is raw and woody, lightly spicy like cedar and raw woodiness like the arona led on. It is excessively carbonic with mineral character playing a significant role in the brew. Fighting to take in more character, slight citrus and some earthy bitterness is also present.

This is a medium to lighter bodied brew with an excessive amount of carbonation that is prickly and effervescent. Overall a really poor example of a porter and everything I dislike about barrel aged brews. It is spicy and raw, not smooth with the typical pleasantries that barrel aging can provide. Not worth seeking out, the over-carbonation really exaggerates the bad attributes of the aging.

Serving type: bottle

11-13-2013 15:45:13 | More by stakem
Barrel Aged People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 461 ratings.