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:
848
Reviews:
168
Avg:
3.9
pDev:
10.51%
 
 
Wants:
36
Gots:
182
For Trade:
4
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Ratings: 848 |  Reviews: 168
Photo of SeanG-58
4.17/5  rDev +6.9%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of FriedSlug
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Nice dark beer with a rich, light tan head. The nose is roasted malts, a hint of coffee, dark chocolate and some bitter char. The taste is heavy on the char and bitter dark chocolate but it is followed by a nice roasty sweetness. Really nice porter.

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Photo of vabeerguy
3.87/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of BeerForMuscle
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of GregStoner
4.06/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of evanwoertz
4.46/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Carolvs
3.69/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of IdrinkGas
4.21/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

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

Photo of parris
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of Louismmce
4.44/5  rDev +13.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jason_nwx
3.32/5  rDev -14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of ThreeJs
3.86/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of peteknepper
4.04/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of syndelee
3.56/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of bhawk1
3.9/5  rDev 0%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

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

look: Very dark brown, decent sized tan head on the pour.
smell: mild roasty semi-sweet chocolate.
taste: much like the nose, though i guess i would call it roasty bitter-sweet chocolate. Nice Porter.

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Photo of Brews95
4.68/5  rDev +20%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Photo of Pens1967
4.02/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Cacibajagua
3.74/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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

Photo of lwcreasy
3.92/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a menacingly dark mahogany, with ruby highlights at the base and along the sides. Nice finger-width head, tan in color, which storms as it dissipates- large frothy bubbles growing and collapsing over themselves, gargling like the swamp lair of some cartoon villain. Lacing is o.k.

Semi-intense aromas of chocolate, Vienna roast, molasses, and toffee. Sweetness and volatile alcohol is a treat for the nose. There is a low hop aroma- floral, perhaps, and a bit of sharpness coming from somewhere. Toffee notes increase as beer is warming.

Primary flavor is a soothing roast quality- cocoa and coffee, very slight burnt caramel. Delicate floral hop quality has a few moments, but is generally overwhelmed by the roasted sweetness of the malt. Coffee and toffee are playing tug-of-war. Pleasant.

Medium body. There is a quick zip to the carbonation with each sip, followed by a nice and smooth fullness. Tartness comes from the roasted elements of the brew, and there is a slight astringent aftertaste.

Very solid porter. Good malt character Roasted profile makes a wholesome brew. Drink it for breakfast.

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People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
3.9 out of 5 based on 848 ratings.
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