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Barrel Aged People's Porter - Foothills Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

461 Ratings
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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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zac16125

South Carolina

4.4/5  rDev +15.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a pint glass
Newest batch, end of 2012/beginning of 2013, Im not sure which

Peoples Porter Aged in 20 year Pappy Van Winkle barrels.

A: Appears thin and cola colored during the pour, but once in the glass its an opaque black with 1 plus fingers width of light mocha colored head. Head dissipates down slowly and leaves a good amount of streaky lacing.

S: This has a really nice nose. Milk chocolate, lots of dark fruits like cherry and fig. And great barrel notes with tons of bourbon, vanilla, and oak. Im really surprised by this, in a good way. Great aroma!

T: Upfront is the typical porter roastiness and heavy cream characters. The barrel is again noticed with bourbon, oak and vanilla. The bourbon is quite prominent, in a good way. This is an awesome tasting beer.

M/D: Carbonation a touch high for my liking, and Id say its a bit thin as Im used to imperial stouts and baltic porters, but I guess for a regular porter its appropriate. Its moderately smooth, and for a beer with such a big bourbon presence the drinkability is great.

O: Overall, wow was I impressed. Nice base beer flavors with just great barrel notes. Im not huge into regular porters as I generally find them underwhelming, but thats certainly not the case here. Definitely one of the best American Porters Ive had. I'd drink this again in a heartbeat. Highly recommend. (great price point too, $6.99 a bomber!)

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 00:50:12 | More by zac16125
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FTowne

Missouri

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

01-19-2013 04:02:53 | More by FTowne
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kawilliams81

Illinois

3.66/5  rDev -3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

2011 vintage. Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Pipeworks snifter.

A- pours near black with a 2" tan head. Huge trails and spider webs of lacing remain on the glass.

S- some bourbon, light vanilla, chocolate, and almost a faint cherry smell.

T- toffee, chocolate, some bourbon, and faint vanilla.

M- medium body and carbonation. Lighter in body and slightly acidic and effervescent.

O- not a bad beer. Wish it had more body.

Serving type: bottle

01-19-2013 03:39:06 | More by kawilliams81
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Bin33chef

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

01-14-2013 21:53:08 | More by Bin33chef
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FLBeerGuy

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-12-2013 21:27:12 | More by FLBeerGuy
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ygtbsm94

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

01-10-2013 06:18:32 | More by ygtbsm94
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jhawkjedi

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-07-2013 20:35:42 | More by jhawkjedi
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caber2615

Michigan

2.68/5  rDev -29.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

A- dark brown one finger white head

S- sweet, vanillia, bourbon

T- boozy, astringent, sweet

M- thin

O- first barrel aged porter I have had. It was ok. Good bourbon favors, but it took took much of the bite you get from a high alcohol bourbon. Being a 6% abv porter I did not expect the booziness.

Serving type: bottle

01-06-2013 00:53:14 | More by caber2615
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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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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-29-2012 04:57:25 | More by KevinGordon
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LiquidDegenerate

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-27-2012 16:17:20 | More by LiquidDegenerate
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CBodamer

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +25%

12-26-2012 19:44:25 | More by CBodamer
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pathman

Ohio

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-26-2012 19:06:19 | More by pathman
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bgramels

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

12-23-2012 03:24:22 | More by bgramels
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nUgZ

North Carolina

3.85/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 ounce bomber poured into a snifter.

A: Pours a black color with a half finger head and light lacing.

S: Slight aromas of vanilla, oak, and roasted malts but mainly just Bourbon.

T: The Bourbon flavor is much more subdued than the smell would lead you to believe. There's a beautiful balance of Bourbon, oak, roasted malts, vanilla, and dark chocolate.

M: Medium bodied with some carbonation.

O: This is another winner from Foothills. It's a little lighter than I would like, but it's very drinkable. I think sitting on it for a year would tone down the Bourbon a little which would be nice. I may do that with another bottle.

Serving type: bottle

12-21-2012 00:36:00 | More by nUgZ
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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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benjaminahudson

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-19-2012 15:45:23 | More by benjaminahudson
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mp54790


4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

12-13-2012 03:12:58 | More by mp54790
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bigclydeoliver

Ohio

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

12-09-2012 17:23:43 | More by bigclydeoliver
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hilgart1

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

12-09-2012 05:27:25 | More by hilgart1
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denimdemon

Indiana

4/5  rDev +5.3%

12-02-2012 23:21:34 | More by denimdemon
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dbrauneis

North Carolina

4.18/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A: Pours a clear very dark brown in color with some dark amber highlights and minimal amounts of visible carbonation. The beer has a finger tall tan head that slowly reduces to a wide thin ring at the edges of the glass. Light amounts of lacing are observed.

S: Light to moderate aromas of roasted chocolatey malts with moderate to strong aromas of Pappy bourbon, vanilla, and oak.

T: Upfront there is a light flavor of roasted and chocolate malts that is then overtaken by the stronger flavors of bourbon, vanilla, and oak.

M: Slightly heavier than medium bodied with moderate amounts of carbonation. Smooth with light amounts of dryness in the finish.

O: The fact that this beer is aged in Pappy barrels really improved the offering - I found this to be a very enjoyable beer and I'm very thankful my wife's family picked this one up and saved it to share with me. Love the bourbon and barrel flavors which make this beer very smooth.

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2012 23:57:34 | More by dbrauneis
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Axnjxn

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-29-2012 04:36:56 | More by Axnjxn
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LSLarry64

Virginia

4.75/5  rDev +25%

11-27-2012 16:29:39 | More by LSLarry64
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xxcarpxx

Alabama

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-23-2012 04:08:54 | More by xxcarpxx
Barrel Aged People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
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