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
Ratings:
846
Reviews:
167
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10.51%
 
 
Wants:
35
Gots:
179
For Trade:
4
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3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

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3/5  rDev -23.1%

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3.03/5  rDev -22.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Serving type: bottle, poured into mug

A: Pours a hazy deep brown with ruby hues and a thick dark tan head with high retention and significant lacing.

S: Carmel aroma with faint notes of coffee.

T/M: Slight burnt bitter taste with sweet caramel notes as well. Some hints of bittersweet chocolate. Overall, more bitter than sweet. The carbonation is more pronounced than I had anticipated producing a mouthfeel that is less smooth and creamy than other porters I have had. However, its crisp sharp character is not unpleasant and contributes to a dry finish that invites another sip.

O: A very drinkable porter with a pleasant bitter taste. Would pair equally well with fish and chips or a juicy burger.

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3.11/5  rDev -20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.15/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

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3.16/5  rDev -19%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

From a bottle in Charleston, SC, pours as an opaque black with a thick lasting tan head. Taste is quite sweet; lots of malts. Some slight creaminess, but overall a bit thin body for a Porter. Just OK.

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3.16/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.25

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

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3.23/5  rDev -17.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

A: Pours black with only a hint of brown when held up to the light. Head is massive on this one.

S: Subtle chocolate smell. A little roastyness. Smells a bit like rubber but that may be an artifact from work....

T: Super malty with chocolate notes. Leaves with a bit of stale bitterness. After a few sips the taste nearly disappears.

M: Goes down a little watery. Sits with a light creamy body.

Overall an ok beer. It tastes like a pretty average porter with the usual tastes. With no freshness date on the bottle I wonder if I didn't get an old bottle as the finish tasted quite stale. Oh well, this showing was pretty average.

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3.24/5  rDev -16.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Had a 6 oz taster at Dandelion market in Charlotte, an under-rated place not even listed yet on Beer Advocate...

Very dark, with a long lasting head. Nothing descriptive in the aroma. Flavor and mouthfeel are good...I love porters and stouts, but this is coming across a bit bitter for me...not sure why. Perhaps it is because I just finished a Birdsong Lazy Bird Brown Ale which I loved. Anyway, this is drinkable but not memorable.

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People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
3.9 out of 5 based on 846 ratings.
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