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Barrel Aged People's Porter - Foothills Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

465 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 465
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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PEIhop

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-06-2014 02:06:36 | More by PEIhop
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KJ2013

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

01-04-2014 23:52:07 | More by KJ2013
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cwguy5

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-03-2014 18:17:46 | More by cwguy5
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RaggaD

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-30-2013 17:47:19 | More by RaggaD
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iatethecloudsfor

Vermont

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-28-2013 02:16:43 | More by iatethecloudsfor
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skaboom420

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-26-2013 23:07:03 | More by skaboom420
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pintofparadise

South Carolina

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-25-2013 03:19:54 | More by pintofparadise
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tabascosigned

Virginia

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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

Connecticut

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-22-2013 16:35:25 | More by CTJman
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Stinger80OH

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-19-2013 14:36:30 | More by Stinger80OH
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Drucifer

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-15-2013 23:06:05 | More by Drucifer
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RochefortChris

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-13-2013 20:27:45 | More by RochefortChris
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beernads

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-12-2013 06:23:24 | More by beernads
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LambicKing

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

12-11-2013 04:35:50 | More by LambicKing
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bcm75

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

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

Louisiana

4/5  rDev +5.3%

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

Florida

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

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

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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Agentveba

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

11-25-2013 02:51:52 | More by fmccormi
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2beerdogs

California

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-20-2013 06:08:31 | More by 2beerdogs
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itracy63

Alaska

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-19-2013 07:29:14 | More by itracy63
Barrel Aged People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 465 ratings.