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:
#10,020
Reviews:
173
Ratings:
867
pDev:
10.62%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
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36
Gots:
195
Trade:
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Ratings: 867 |  Reviews: 173
Photo of Mojo
4.11/5  rDev +6.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

12 ounce bottle -> Samuel Adams Perfect Pint glass

A - obsidian black with a one finger khaki head, decent retention and lacing. Very beautiful pour.

S - roasted coffee and chocolate

T - sweet cola, chocolate, coffee, toffee, roasted nuts, caramel

M - strong coffee aftertaste

O - nice offering from this NC brewery.

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Photo of polishkaz
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of woosterbill
3.78/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.75

12oz bottle; thanks Patrick!

A: Black body, dark brown highlights, and two fingers of fine tan head that settle slowly into a thick ring and leave lots of lace. Extremely attractive.

S: NIcely aromatic, with a strong mixture of dark fruit and coffee. Lots of raisin, dark chocolate, and char. Really good.

T: Sweet raisin up front, instantly overwhelmed by piquant coffee. Midway through the chocolate and smoky char notes come to the fore, with some earthy hops bitterness anchoring the finish. The aftertaste is a little on the bitter and watery side, but other than that it's really quite nice.

M: Definitely on the light-bodied side of the style, with lots of lively, spritzy carbonation. A little too...carefree for a Porter.

O: Very enjoyable, with some nice intensity especially in the aroma. The back end of the flavor was a bit of a letdown comparatively, as was the mouthfeel - both a little watery and astringent. Still, I like to see a Porter go for broke on the roasty/bitter end of the spectrum.

Cheers!

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Photo of cottonkoozie
4.57/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

A - Very dark brown, almost black. Thick brown head with decent retention falling to a thin cap. Faint, spotty lacing.

S - Rich malts, chocolate, espresso up front. Underneath there is some earthy smells, some faint floral hops, and a little bit of vanilla.

T - Good malts mainly with a chocolate and espresso flavor throughout. The vanilla is also detectable. Finishes with a slight hops bitterness and a little bit of a coffee like bitterness.

M - Perfect for a porter in my opinion. Nice body, not watery or over carbonated and not as full as a stout.

O - Another great beer from foothills. Not something I would buy all the time but definitely something I would buy again.

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

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

Bottle > Pint Glass

A - Nice blackened brown color, two finger thick khaki head, no lacing.
S - Nice roasty aroma, toasted grains and a good toffee sweetness, mild earthy undertones, some wood chips and a nice vanilla scent.
T - Good roasted and sweet balance, but the taste fades to this mildly metallic quality then just disappears, there's a good bitterness here too, but I was hoping for something a little more creamy.
M - Thin, and metallic aftertaste, meh.
O - A good generic porter, aroma is spot on but taste and mouthfeel leave a lot to be desired.

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Photo of runawaycyborg
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of ekalb31
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of Lantern
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of brycevolk
3.5/5  rDev -9.3%

Photo of GRPunk
3.83/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

22oz. bottle poured into an imperial pint.

A- 1-1/2 finger brown head. Near black body with reddish hues near the edges. Good retention and awesome stick.

S- lots of dark chocolate and coffee at first. Maybe some light berry notes. A little roast, even char. Maybe even a little vanilla to compliment the chocolate and coffee. Brown sugar later on.

T- Nice and roasty, edging toward charred toast. Lots of dark chocolate and dark roast coffee notes. Hopping combines with bitter chocolate and coffee to become pretty significant. A little citrus-like and leafy/minty.

M- a little chalky. Medium-light carbonation. Quite dry.

O- A very solid porter. Straight forward and an easy drinker.

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Photo of ADTaber
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of hornsup
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of DuffDaddy
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Cynic-ale
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Sammy
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of robwestcott
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of brotherloco
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of redliner8
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of angrybabboon
3.58/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 3.5

Cheers to Goblinmmunkey7 for giving me a bottle of this

Consumed 7/19/13

Appearance: Dark brown, with some lighter brown and red hues around the edges - pours with a medium sized, light tan head, leaves some spots of lacing

Smell: Roasty malts, chocolate, and dirt - moderate roast, with a touch of burnt, and some sweeter, caramel malts - something else sweet reminiscent of lactose - dark chocolate, baker's chocolate - damp dirt, like potting soil

Taste: Chocolatey roasted dirt - cocoa, dark chocolate, baker's chocolate - lightly roasty - sweetish caramel malts, something akin to brown ale malts, dark fruits, and again, something like lactose sugar - grains and husk - very, very earthy, seriously like dirt - medium bitterness with some grassy hops

Mouthfeel: On the light side of medium, nicely carbonated, earthy finish

Overall: Not as electrifying as the People's Elbow

This is worth a taste, but it's really not exceptional. Supposedly it's an English Porter, but I think Foothills added dirt instead of rocks (I'm sure that comment will make sense to at least one person). This may or may not pair with a piece of poontang pie.

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Photo of mwbrady12
3.25/5  rDev -15.8%

Photo of cardsfan
3.75/5  rDev -2.8%

Photo of ZinFanDave
4/5  rDev +3.6%

Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.66/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Thanks to Rusel_G for the bottle.

Appearance: Deep rich brown with some dark reds at the edges. Head is a nice tan, creamy, and pillowy to start. Drops to a small cap with sheets and notches of lacing.

Smell: Mega chocolate. Sweet milk chocolate coupled with some darker chocolate and cocoa. Almost lactose sweetness. Some backing roasted malts. Some grassy leafy hops. Caramel and some damp earthiness. Something like dried corn. Husk and grain. Roasted barley.

Taste: Grassy roasted chocolate. Some milky sweetness coupled with a solid baker's chocolate backbone. So much cocoa. Husk and roasted malt. Chocolate malt as well. Some caramelized sweetness. A hint of citrus in the back of everything. Lingering cocoa bitterness. Roasted. A bit of coffee bean and some burnt malts as well. A hint of raisin and chocolate covered dark fruit.

Mouthfeel: Slight creaminess. Medium body with a moderate carbonation. Relatively clean with some lingering cocoa.

Overall: The official beer of Marxism.

Good for porter. Smells a bit weak, but the taste and overall drinkability make it worth seeking out again. Solid all around.

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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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