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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Ratings: 846 |  Reviews: 167
Photo of Zach136
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Black body with dark brown edges, tan head with good retention and lacing.

Aroma: Mild milk chocolate and roast.

Flavor: One word. Roast.

Mouthfeel: Medium-light bodied, touch of lingering roast.

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

Photo of msscott1973
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of xtonytx
3.88/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of devilfluff
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of sirlongfellow
4.12/5  rDev +5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from a 12oz. bottle into a chalice glass.

LOOK: Pours a very dark brown/ black that has ruby edges when held to a bulb. About a finger of tan head that dissipates, no bubbles visible streaming upward. Good looking beer. Nice lacing.
SMELL: Roasted bready malts with darker chocolate and some coffee. Toffee notes become more apparent when beer is warmed
TASTE: Begins with toasty malt and dark chocolate and persists until coffee flavors and mild hop flavors come through in the finish. Very well balanced.
FEEL: Somewhat creamy and very clean. Does not linger very much at all. Pleasure to drink.
OVERALL: Overall I say this is a very tasty well balanced porter that is solid on all fronts, nothing fancy but does a very good job. Will surely seek this out again.

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Photo of Pete9094
3.73/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Not bad. Cocoa upfront. Fruity. Nice mouthfeel

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Photo of uvachief
3.68/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Draft. Pours a deep dark chocolate brown with a red hue. Full 2 fingers of tan head that quickly dissipated. Nice lacing during drink. Smells of a lot of nothing. Some chocolate, hops and toffee but real light. Taste is a traditional porter. Thinner than a stout of course in mouthfeel. Subtle chocolate, toffee, coffee with a tiny hop ibu. Nothing over the top or unique about the beer. A good solid porter. Barrel aged would be better I hope.

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Photo of mlockman
3/5  rDev -23.1%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Incredibly roasty; not bad, but it leaves a somewhat funny aftertaste. It's good if you like that sort of thing in your porters, I suppose.

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Photo of 13tido
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of khargro2
4/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of MisledTitan
4.16/5  rDev +6.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of warrendietrich2001
3.89/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JustinAycock
4.57/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dubinsky
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of tim007007
3.94/5  rDev +1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Chris-1911
3.84/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of Co1911lt
4.01/5  rDev +2.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Very nice porter. I enjoyed it very much.

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Photo of QuentinCall
3.16/5  rDev -19%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3

Photo of deac83
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of dcmchew
3.58/5  rDev -8.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JuliusPepperwood
3.8/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of leitmotif
3.27/5  rDev -16.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Ciocanelu
3.75/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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