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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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egrace84

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-16-2012 02:47:38 | More by egrace84
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JRod1969

New York

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

11-16-2012 02:01:57 | More by JRod1969
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klipper

Michigan

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-11-2012 21:52:13 | More by klipper
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monitorpop

Michigan

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-11-2012 18:12:25 | More by monitorpop
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prototypic

Ohio

3.83/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Many, many thanks to kkipple for this one!

Bourbon Barrel-aged People’s Porter pours a dark chocolate fudge color. It’s nearly opaque. Backlighting reveals some burgundy highlights at the outer edges. Looks good. A soft, tan collection of bubbles gathers on the surface. It doesn’t rise far above that though, and it dissipates quickly. Lacing was light and spotty as it trailed down the glass.

The nose is pretty good. It’s a little weak and would benefit from a bump in strength. It starts out with a nice dose of chocolate and cocoa. Roasted malts are also noted. Coffee is in the mix and smells nice. Bourbon has a moderate presence. It’s not overwhelming by any stretch. I like that. It complements the other elements nicely. Alcohol is a little noticeable, but doesn’t seem all that strong. Given its lighter abv, that’s not a big shock.

The flavor is good. I like it. The mix of chocolate and roasted malts makes for a nice base. The chocolate flavors are bittersweet and cocoa-esque. Coffee seems a little more pronounced in flavor. I can handle that. Bourbon has a moderate presence, but adds a lot in terms of depth and character. It blends extremely well with the other flavors. Oak and vanilla are noted, but are secondary. Alcohol is there, but doesn’t come through that strong. At 6%, it’s not scary. Finishes chocolaty with a touch of coffee and bourbon. Good stuff!

The body is on the lighter side of medium. Carbonation seems light and soft, but it feels too thin. Needs more body to attain a smooth feel. Having said that, it is one tasty, easy drinking barrel-aged porter. Its size goes a long way in that department.

Foothills has another winner with Bourbon Barrel-aged People’s Porter. It could use a little more body, but that’s about it. Very solid all-around otherwise. I’m really impressed that Foothills pulled off such a tasty barrel-aged beer at 6% abv. Don’t run across that very often. Worth seeking out. Thanks, Dan!

Serving type: bottle

11-11-2012 04:32:38 | More by prototypic
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Texasfan549

Texas

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

11-10-2012 14:32:25 | More by Texasfan549
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eorwar

Illinois

4/5  rDev +5.3%

11-05-2012 17:22:47 | More by eorwar
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

11-03-2012 14:05:01 | More by kjkinsey
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sendbeer

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

11-01-2012 15:14:43 | More by sendbeer
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tewaris

Minnesota

3.15/5  rDev -17.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Sent kindly by josefiak, thank Chris!

Pours a dark brown color with good clarity and a medium brown head. Wouldn't call it black or anything though, nor does it claim to be. While the text on the bottles talks about lots of things, all I smell is some tartness (not the infection kind, mind you! Just the dark beer kind). Then in the back end, some mixed notes. I might be wrong but I thought this beer was aged in some high end bourbon's barrels. Drinks more like plain oak, or maybe the barrels have been maxed out? Acidic, roasty and dark chocolaty with somewhat tannic finish that could be from roast but is most likely from wood. Overall drinks smooth and easy but I wouldn't call it remarkable. Medium body, medium-high carbonation for my tastes.

4, 3, 3, 4, 3

PS: Kickass artwork.

Serving type: bottle

10-31-2012 19:26:16 | More by tewaris
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Lare453

Florida

4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-28-2012 01:18:02 | More by Lare453
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xnicknj

Pennsylvania

3.98/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle poured into taster - thanks to carolinakevin

Pours a solid dark chestnut, almost black color with a crop of graham cracker colored head resting on top. Splotchy lacing webs across the glass with a collar of retention.

Smack of boozy barrel character with syrupy bourbon, vanilla and oak. Toasted bread crust, caramel and molasses. Decent amount of alcohol despite the 6% abv.

Solid mix of bourbon and roasted nuttiness up front with hints of chocolate and vanilla. Oaky and warm with a decent malt backbone. Warm and full with alcohol warmth in the finish.

Fuller medium body, decent carbonation, sticky and chewy on the tongue. Solid, drinkable porter - I enjoyed the larger bourbon presence with the lower ABV (for a barrel aged beer).

Serving type: bottle

10-27-2012 20:51:46 | More by xnicknj
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AleApostle

Illinois

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-24-2012 15:02:18 | More by AleApostle
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dvmin98

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Im on my second 1/6 of this at home.

It has a nice deep color that I expect from a porter. There is a 1 cm head on it cuz I keep my CO2 on the medium side.

Nice smell with a decent bourbon nose. Not over-powering, but definitely not muted

Taste is very smooth with a good bit of bourbon taste on the back end that lingers for a bit. Not too much, but definitely enough to enjoy it after it goes down.

Carbonation isn't high at my house, but just enough. Sits well on the tongue and back of the mouth.

Overall, I really enjoy this brew and look forward to keeping it around as one of my kegs. Now I just have to get a tap handle!

Serving type: on-tap

10-18-2012 23:21:34 | More by dvmin98
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bexley10

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

10-16-2012 01:22:55 | More by bexley10
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silentjay

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -1.3%

10-13-2012 23:33:26 | More by silentjay
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jmaninacan


4/5  rDev +5.3%

10-13-2012 18:11:42 | More by jmaninacan
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ncaudle

Virginia

3.5/5  rDev -7.9%

10-13-2012 14:49:25 | More by ncaudle
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henryhampton

South Carolina

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

10-12-2012 00:00:12 | More by henryhampton
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BlueFeetAndBeer

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +18.4%

10-10-2012 00:52:11 | More by BlueFeetAndBeer
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Schlais

Minnesota

3.25/5  rDev -14.5%

10-09-2012 05:00:14 | More by Schlais
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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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ezterry

North Carolina

3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4.5

draft, Jack of the Wood, Asheville NC

A: very nice black color with a small head but good lacing

S: smells just like bourbon

T: intriguing mix at first tastes like Bourbon then both a smokey and chocolate flavor come out very little hop or malt flavor remains

M: nice but nothing special in the mouth feel

O: I'd avoid this if I was looking for a "beer" as the bourbon, smoke, chocolate flavor removes too much to taste like a normal porter, that ought to retain some malt flavor, but very nice if you like bourbon or scotch.

Serving type: on-tap

09-28-2012 02:32:11 | More by ezterry
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wolfeman007

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +5.3%

09-28-2012 00:22:24 | More by wolfeman007
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brewdude1982

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +11.8%

09-26-2012 18:55:17 | More by brewdude1982
Barrel Aged People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company
86 out of 100 based on 461 ratings.