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:
#10,054
Reviews:
173
Ratings:
867
pDev:
10.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
195
Trade:
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Photo of Aglassplease
3.94/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of 1971bernat
4.5/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Ozzylizard
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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Photo of jwclt
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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Photo of robebo44
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of HoppingMadMonk
3.98/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Dark rust brown color,medium carbonation but just slightly thin feel. Aroma is roasted malt,coffee,bitter cocoa and a bit of dried fruit. Taste was similar,not sweet and a bit of a bitter dry cocoa finish. May not be too tier but a solid porter that I would gladly try again

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Photo of Lovef111
4.02/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of DrMullet
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours a very dark reddish brown with moderate head resolving to thin lacing.
Smell is sweet roasted malts with a hint of dark fruit.
Taste is mild sweet chocolate with a hint of coffee at the end.
Some smokey notes.

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

Photo of glf60
3.77/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Haybeerman
3.89/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of ntanner83
3.63/5  rDev -6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kojevergas
2.57/5  rDev -33.4%
look: 2.75 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.75

Brief impression from a bottle (courtesy of Schlimenhaumer - cheers, bruv!).

Khaki somewhat creamy head over an opaque solid black body. Head retention is good at ~8 minutes in my conical pint glass.

Aroma yields Whoppers/malted milk balls, chocolate malts, dark malt sweetness, Hershey's syrup, and maybe a hint of hazelnut. Pretty standard for a porter without any specific note seeming terribly vivid or expressive. Aromatic intensity is moderately high for the style.

Tastes matches the aroma, and it tends a bit towards the thin & weak side mouthfeel-wise. A little coarse, a little dry. Whoppers/malted milk balls dominate the flavour, which isn't great. Too sweet; imbalanced.

Overall, it's a forgettable porter - especially coming from the brewery that puts out Sexual Chocolate. While drinkable, it won't impress discerning drinkers and it fails to best widely distributed porters like Deschutes' Black Butte. Tastes like a beer Matt Brewing Company would put out.

C- (2.57) / BELOW AVERAGE

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

Photo of EmeraldSea44
4.22/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Stofko1992
3.79/5  rDev -1.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of jmd88
4.12/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of dbl_delta
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Bottle dated 4-10-17 into pint glass. Pours a deep reddish-brown with a tan head of fine bubbles. Initial impression is roasted nuts, chocolate, coffee, and biscuits. Very little hops bitterness. Mouthfeel is medium, as is carbonation. Finish is smooth and slightly dry. Very easy to drink. My first offering from Foothills, and it's a good one. Nicely done.

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Photo of BeerSexLove
4.33/5  rDev +12.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

This is a solid porter from a neighboring state. I suspect this one will finds its way back in my fridge soon.

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

Photo of Narthax
4.25/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of beerrat
4.75/5  rDev +23.1%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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

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People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 867 ratings
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