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:
851
Reviews:
168
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10.51%
 
 
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36
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4
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look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Poured into a Dogfish signature snifter. Bottleneck says 03052014.

A- Pours a mostly opaque black color with a 1/2 inch tan head that retains well before slowly falling to a thick ring around the edge of the glass and a mostly full sheet of sheer surface foam. Semi-resilient lacing leaves a jagged ring behind.

S- Dark roast brings notes of milk chocolate, vanilla and caramel.

T- Moderate roastiness plus a solid shot of hop bitterness. Semisweet with a noticeable alcohol presence. Slightly charry aftertaste.

M- Decent amount of viscosity even for a porter. Medium carbonation and a full body.

O- A straightforward porter that doesn't really stand out among others but is solid enough. I guess that's why it's the "People's" porter.

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4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Poured a deep ruby-tinted brown with a pillowy tan head. The head has incredible retention and leaves substantial lacing. The aroma is a malt-lovers dream with big roasted notes of coffee and hints of chocolate. The aroma is similar but includes some mild earthy hops on the finish. The beer feels a little light on the palate, but not so much that I would call it "watery". A great big flavor English Porter.

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4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Small head, not much lacing, decent color.

S - Nice roasted coffee and sweet chocolate aromas. Almost like a milk stout.

T - Lots of bitterness and roasted nuts. Not a lot of chocolate taste compared to smell.

M - A bit thin and some oiliness.

O - A decent porter. If it tasted like it smelled, it wouold be top notch. Still pretty good and very drinkable.

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4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I've had this on tap as well, but this review is from the ol' bottle

A: beautiful dark brown/black color. opaque, except around the edges. A finger or so of khaki head that faded fairly quickly

S: Didn't get much off of the smell. Some roastiness and chocolate, but nothing special

T: Like I remember on tap...lots of dark chocolate and roasty notes in this one. Some bitterness on the end to give it some balance.

M: Good carbonation. A little thin, but I've been drinking mostly stouts so this is probably correct for a porter. Fairly dry

O: I really enjoyed this beer! It didn't blow my mind in any way, but a well done porter.

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look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

3/2/14 Bottled

Look - Dark Brown almost black on the pour. Thought to myself it was to good to be true. The head; 2 finger breadths thick, light khaki in color.

Smell - I'm picking up the smell of dark roasted malt, cocoa, and caramel aromas; a touch of roasted coffee coming through in the middle. I'm very excited to try this beer

Taste - Let's see how to describe this beer...Dark and intense chocolate malt, toffee, and vanilla slap you in the face but in a sexy way. The subtleness of the hops is less sweet but complement the beer in a fantastic way.

Mouth feel - Rich, creamy, and full bodied. It's pleasantly carbonated. I wish more porters could pull this feel off

I will definitely be drinking this one again, I love a good porter...

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People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
3.9 out of 5 based on 851 ratings.
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