People's Porter | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

People's PorterPeople's Porter
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3.86/5
858 Ratings
People's PorterPeople's Porter
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:
#9,167
Reviews:
169
Ratings:
858
pDev:
10.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
37
Gots:
192
Trade:
4
HISTOGRAM
 
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 858 |  Reviews: 169
Photo of zeledonia
3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

Thanks to n2185 for the hookup. My first beer from this NC brewery.

Pours a deep, dark, woody brown, with two fingers of dense medium-tan head. Good retention, and very nice lacing.

Smell is a good mix of sugary sweetness and dark roasty-smoky char. After the head's gone, I'm having a hard time pulling much out from the smell. What happened?

Taste is quite heavy on the char - tastes a bit like chewing on charred wood, with a touch of smoke. Mildly bitter, very roasty, and not as much sweetness as I want from it. Not bad, but not great. Taste is kinda thin, and I want more from it than I'm getting.

Mouthfeel is quite good - medium-bodied, and very mouth-filling, actually.

Not a bad beer, but the taste is very one-dimensional. Heavy on the char and the smoke, and I just want more different flavors, more depth, more something. Not my favorite porter.

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Photo of mullehs
3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of DamienI
3.43/5  rDev -11.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of rtratzlaff
3.45/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A black body with edges of ruby when held to the light. A decent head on this one.

Sweet chocolate malt in the nose with hop presence as well.

Taste is balanced with a sharp bitterness of roasted malt. Maybe its hop bitterness too, though I'm not sure.

Medium bodied with good carbonation to match.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.47/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3.25

Thanks to Beth and Alex for this one!

Pours a dark brown / clear ruby color with a sandy tan head.

Smells of light caramel, coffee, and a hint of smoke. There's a grassy melon in there as well with a touch of metal.

This starts clean with a smooth dusty smoke, but quickly turns to a harsh metallic bite. There's a bit of celery backing this one up. Pretty clean and easy, but the dry smoke/metal really gets out of control.

This one foams up a bit on drinking, which is borderline unpleasant.

Not too bad. I'd be curious to see if it was any better on tap.

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Photo of imbibehour
3.48/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

Poured from the bottle into a nonic pint glass.

A real nice looking porter. Creamy forming head three fingers deep with a very light tan color, thick lacing and large retention. Body color is super dark walnut brown with an edge of chestnut red just under the head. Great looking beer.

Real nice milky chocolate and warm coffee roast character. Real nice and solid, hints of sweetness and cocoa powder dryness also.

Palate comes a little bit different than expected. Large roast finish, but there's some sour acrid grain sensations right away. Light bodied but slightly wet, and a large bitter roast character that builds on the finish very large and growing after a swallow. Faint tin medicinal sensations a bit linger as well. Some slight soda character in feel with tight carbonation also.

Overall the nose hints at real solid greatness but doesn't deliver the sensations on the palate at all that the bouquet hints at. Some faint tin and sourness also takes it down a notch in enjoyment. It's ok, but I have had a lot better porters than this.

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

Photo of Boomer4ES
3.49/5  rDev -9.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Tiernan
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of SmellsofMahagony
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Mantooth
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of FalconA
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of GuisseppeFranco
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of WeeBourbon
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of sonofliberty2
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of trevorpost
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of VeganUndead
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of AndyTaylor
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of ArtZan
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Irish57
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of nitter
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of esmyth15
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Paz8812
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of beyah
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

Color perfect, four fingers of head, grains were right on. A good beer, but could have been better with a better hop balance.

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Photo of Dave_Treat
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 858 ratings
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