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Barrel Aged People's Porter - Foothills Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
86
very good

465 Ratings
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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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ckk527

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

01-21-2013 02:33:09 | More by ckk527
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MacQ32

South Carolina

4.14/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.25

A - Pours a thinner mudied chocolate color but onces settled in glass appears near black, very opaque. Nice darker tan colored head with fantastic lacing and very good retention.

S - Oaky vanilla bourbon aromas, sweet caramel and chocolaty malts. Fig/cherry/rasin dark fruits as well.

T - Just like it smells, mostly oaky vanilla with a hint of bourbon boozyness followed by some dark fruits. The bourbon comes back in the aftertaste, a slight bitterness lingers.

A - Incredibly smooth, lighterish bodied, little carbonation, amazingly drinkable.

O - Not a big overpowering bourbon beer but a fantastic smooth drinking beer with noticeable and delicious oaky bourbon vanilla flavors

Serving type: bottle

01-20-2013 23:29:13 | More by MacQ32
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fastrodney

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -21.1%

01-20-2013 16:56:13 | More by fastrodney
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Craigory

South Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

01-20-2013 02:26:26 | More by Craigory
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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
Barrel Aged People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
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