People's Porter | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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BEER INFO

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

Style: English Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.80%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
People's Porter is a robust English-style brew with a dark, ruby hue. Complex chocolate, caramel and toffee notes give way to an herbal bitterness, finishing with a pleasant hint of espresso.

42 IBU

Added by BeerAdvocate on 11-05-2005

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#16,473
Reviews:
177
Ratings:
886
pDev:
10.62%
 
 
Wants:
38
Gots:
198
Trade:
4
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3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of paulish
3.99/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ncdevildog97
3/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Nothing special

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3.81/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Lone_Freighter
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured into a glass mug.
The appearance was a mostly dark brown close to black color with a nice rim of white foamy head taking its time to dissolve. In turn, lace was semi-thick and in a couple of rings.
The aroma had a sweet to bitter blend of dark chocolate, light notes of sweet coffee beans, caramel and toffee malts and a little bit of earthy hops.
The flavory yelded to the sweetness initially and then tried to bring in some roast and dark chocolate to overall flavor. Not much aftertaste but what was there.
The mouthfeel was about medium bodied with a fair sessionability about it. Carbonation felt good. ABV felt fine. Fairly smooth malty finish.
Over, pretty nice English porter I'd have again.

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3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Black bear burrito

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Photo of Speartron
3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Dark brown with an amber tinge. Murky.

Smells of burnt espresso, caramel and something herbal. Slight fruity scent, maybe of raisins or plums.

Chocolate, dark malt and caramel taste. Espresso hits the back of the tongue and lingers. Some sort of fruit tinge, almost like raisins or grapes.

Milky, medium thickness. Very smooth and goes down super easy.

Super drinkable. Not very complex, but a very solid Porter.

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3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.4/5  rDev +14%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

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4.45/5  rDev +15.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Poured from 12 oz bottle into pint glass. A thin tan head drops rapidly with mild lacing remaining. Color is dark reddish-brown. Aroma of rich roasted malt, caramel, coffee, herbal hops. Medium bodied, slightly powdery mouthfeel with a clean finish. Flavors of molasses, caramel, coffee, cocoa, and earthy, herbal hops. A delicious traditional porter -- excellent!

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4.32/5  rDev +11.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

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3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of rclangk
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

4/2018 Trader Joe’s- Mount Pleasant SC

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3.7/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Mandpasbury
4.14/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Now, i am more of an IPA guy (the hoppier, the better) so please keep this in mind as you read this review. Upon first pour, this beer has a great thick aroma, maybe a little reminiscent of caramel. It is a beautiful dark color with its first poor as well. The taste is not too heavy, which some porters can have, but not too light....sort of in that porter sweet spot. It has a nice finish that stays on the tongue for a bit, sitting very nicely. Overall, lovely beer that I will drink again when an IPA is not calling me.

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3.92/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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3.84/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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3.85/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Received from @Dragginballs76 in NBS BIF #6 – Thanks Michael!
Bottle dated with black ink on the neck 080217. Stored in 42 degree reefer and served at 45 degrees in a hand washed and dried Jester King snifter.
Aroma – Weak toasted malt, weakens further to no aroma at all.
Head – Large (Maximum five cm, aggressive pour), tan, dense, excellent retention, slooowly diminishing to an irregular three to thirteen mm scalloped ring and a heaped partial layer.
Lacing – Excellent. Complete wide bands of tiny bubbles.
Body – Dark brown/black, opaque.
Flavor – Begins with a hint of toffee and a little bitterness. Ends bitter with, as the label states, “just a hint of expresso”. Hint of burnt malt. No distinct hop flavors or yeast fruitiness. No alcohol, no diacetyl.
Palate – Almost medium, watery, soft carbonation.
Impression: Seems to be more of a brown porter than a robust porter. Decent but unremarkable.
Appearance 4.25, Aroma 3.5, Flavor 4, Palate 4, Overall 3.75.

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4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Riff
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Pours an almost black color with about a finger of off-white head. Smell is chocolate, roasted malt, and dark fruit. Taste follows the nose, with flavors of dark fruits, notably plum, chocolate, toffee, and a little bit of hop bitterness. Medium body, finishes fairly cleanly. About average for a porter, not noteworthy but certainly tasty.

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People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 886 ratings