People's Porter | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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3.86/5
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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:
#10,323
Reviews:
173
Ratings:
869
pDev:
10.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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36
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Ratings: 869 |  Reviews: 173
Photo of ChainGangGuy
3.95/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours a very dark brown, near black body with a half-inch, dark beige foam cap.

Smell: Heavy on the roast, cocoa and chewy caramel backed with a soft, subtle fruitiness.

Taste: Bitterish flavor of cocoa powder and roasted malt with a vein of dark caramel sweetness. Slightly nutty. A touch of hop bitterness. Earthy, espresso-y taste. PP finishes out fairly bitterish and roasty.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied. Medium carbonation.

Overall: Decent, drinkable.

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

Photo of greeniedgator
4.08/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of northoftheborder
3.61/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of vainosuomi
4.2/5  rDev +8.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Look: Very dark brown, almost black. Good and frothy light brown head.
Smell: Caramel, chocolate, and coffee
Taste: Smooth chocolate and roasted coffee bitterness are prominent, backed by slightly sweet toasty malts, caramel, and toffee. Overall fairly bitter. The finish is like dark chocolate with a little herbal hops.
Feel: Medium body, not too much carbonation. Fairly dry, somewhat astringent.
Overall a great beer. Good combination of different kinds of bitterness (chocolate, coffee, hops) which is balanced well with the malt flavors.

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Photo of GaToWyo
3.86/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of Oakley
4/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

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

Photo of willic
4.52/5  rDev +17.1%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Appearance: Dark, rich, creamy with a beautiful rich head
Aroma: Strong roasted notes, almost like coffee, intense richness
Flavor: Flavor mimics the smell, very rich, strong maltiness, a mouthfull of roastiness (good word!)
Mouthfeel: Creamy, rich, balanced, fun carbonation!
Overall: WONDERFUL Porter!!!!!

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Photo of brocktune
4.24/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of MasterRigger
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of josansbury6
4.58/5  rDev +18.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Drank from 12oz bottle.
Smelled very strongly of rich sweet caramel.
Taste was an immediate intense chocolate mixed with caramel and toffee. Fades off smooth and leaves a mild bitter in your mouth.
Overall vey good. Intense taste. Great dessert drink.

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Photo of Drewvel
4.13/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of BremnerSimon
4.61/5  rDev +19.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Krey213
3.96/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of curtisjoseph
2.93/5  rDev -24.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.75

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

L - Black with red hues at the borders. Nice looking porter.
S - Sweet caramel with hints of roasted toffee.
T - Toasty malt, some hops, and ends with strong herbal tones.
F - Well bodied and substantial.

O - A very interesting porter. It has all the elements of a great beer: great color, amazing mouthfeel, and a unique hops and herbs taste. It is not the average generic porter. Will certainly get it again.

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Photo of c014572
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

From a 12oz bottle. not dated. This is a wonderful heavier bodied porter, drinks more like a stout. This one can go head-to-head with anything I have had lately. Try it, you won't be disappointed.

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Photo of JamesStreet
4.06/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Travis_Harris
4.46/5  rDev +15.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Almost exactly what I'm looking for in a porter, although it might be a tad thinner than I'd like.

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Photo of Kilroy55
3.76/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

Photo of NolaHopHead
3.8/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle. Deep root beer brown, finger tan head fades slowly, little bit of lace. Nice mild roasty aroma, touch of vanilla. Taste is roasty as well, some burnt molasses, vanilla, espresso. Espresso bitterness lasts well into the dry finish. Mouthfeel is thin to medium. Overall pretty tasty porter, would drink again.

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People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.86 out of 5 with 869 ratings