Stout | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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3.83/5
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
North Carolina, United States
foothillsbrewing.com

Style: American Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

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Added by BeerAdvocate on 03-21-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#14,727
Reviews:
44
Ratings:
126
pDev:
13.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
14
Gots:
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Trade:
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1/5  rDev -73.9%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.7%

Photo of conoraugustine
2.5/5  rDev -34.7%
look: 2.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

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2.93/5  rDev -23.5%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

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3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Jack_Frost79
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Not a good beer.

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Photo of Kevinpitts
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Normal nondescript stout. Nothing special whatsoever.

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Photo of GRG1313
3.06/5  rDev -20.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours black with a nice dark tan head that's stays around for a while.

Nose is light molasses, black coffee, hints of black licorice and light roasted grain.

Mouthfeel is medium/light bodied for a stout. Pleasant, well balanced and dry.

Flavor profile is what I would call "typical American decent stout." Black coffee, light molasses, light licorice all very well integrated. Basic flavor profile of nice roasted grains.

Finish is a nice light bitter black coffee and is somewhat dry for a stout. A decent drink without being a "must have/must taste" stout.

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Photo of RockRuler
3.16/5  rDev -17.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bomber into a pint glass.
Looks good. Sweet aroma possibly molasses mixed with chocolate.
The taste is alright with a bit of an alcohol after taste.
I'm glad I tried it but wouldn't seek it out again. Cheers!

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Photo of marinobrew
3.2/5  rDev -16.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

I had this brew at Barley' s in Asheville.
The waitress brought it out in a pint glass.
The appearance was black as coal and the head was creamy, tan and tightly laced.
The nose was chocolate, toasty, and some bitter/sweat notes.
The mouthfeel was thick and coating like a good stout should be. Actually I suppose this would be considered a IMP stout since it has an abv of 7%, but it is still lite enough to drink a couple.
The taste was smoth chocolate, coffee and a hint of vanilla bean.
The finish was chalky, chocolatey, and creamy.

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Photo of rodrot
3.28/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

The beer pours completely black with a small tan head that dissipates after a few minutes. Aroma was coffeeish and slightly roasty but not much else in the smell. Taste was quite roasty and chocolatey with lots of espresso, notes of licorice and burnt flavors coming through. A nice bitterness was also present in the finish. This beer was sort of thin in body however, which was disappointing. Overall, not a bad stout, just not a great one.

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Photo of bboven
3.33/5  rDev -13.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pitch black with a finger high head and good lacing.

Smell is big licorice, roast, and an almost sticky dark fruit.

The roast is overpowering in the flavor; it's almost everything you taste. The hops don't get a chance to shine as a burnt taste hits your end palate rather than a fitter feeling.

Full bodied, medium-high carbonation that could stand t be toned down a bit.

A good beer, but it seems like this one is trying to be as heavy and rich as an Imperial Stout without enough alcohol to dry things out.

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Photo of Mantooth
3.41/5  rDev -11%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a keg at Milltown (highly recommended) in Carrboro, NC, into a Foothills pint glass.

A: Jet black pour with a sticky-thick khaki lacing.

S: Dry roasted nose with subtle espresso and chocolate notes. Typical for this style but a tad underwhelming.

T: Follows the nose - bitter, dark chocolate, lots of roasted grains somewhat balanced by a tad of sweetness.

M: Typical although thin, nicely dry and bitter.

O: Classic American stout, a little thin for my taste. This is a good beer that sadly fell short of my expectations.

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Photo of devilben02
3.44/5  rDev -10.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A buddy of mine has had a few kegs of this on his home tap, so I've been able to sample it quite a few times, being pleased but not wowed each time. It pours with a an expected darkness topped by a creamy, sticky brown head. The aroma is a very understated dry roastiness that again is pleasant but not remarkable. The flavor is much more amplified, with a strong, earthy combination of hops and a coffee-like bitterness from the roasted grains, and only a little sweetness to balance. The fine, prickly carbonation is neither enticing nor unpleasant. Overall, this is certainly a nice, robustly-flavored stout that I would gladly have in my glass many more times.

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3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Went with this selection earlier today because we are due for a total lunar eclipse tonight. Pours a midnight black. Slight, tan head. Nose is dark, roasted malts and just a hitn of coffee.

Flavor is heavily roasted grains. Burnt coffee tones. Also, a bit of a sulphuric tang going on as well. Picked out little bits of dark chocolate and toffee in the background as well. Medium body. Flavors rounded off a bit as the beer warmed. Nice and drinkable.

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.5/5  rDev -8.6%

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Stout from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 126 ratings
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