Barrel Aged People's Porter | Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub

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Barrel Aged People's PorterBarrel Aged People's Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
North Carolina, United States
foothillsbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 6.00%

Availability: Rotating

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Added by gford217 on 01-19-2009

BEER STATS
Ratings:
582
Reviews:
126
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
13.84%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
113
For Trade:
7
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4.96/5  rDev +29.5%

Photo of NCSasquatch
4.92/5  rDev +28.5%
look: 5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 5

Photo of stkinsey3
4.83/5  rDev +26.1%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

One of the best bourbon barrel-aged beers I've had.

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4.75/5  rDev +24%

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Photo of finz2thestout
4.75/5  rDev +24%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Hints of vanilla, sharp tones, Teeny tiny bitterness. Great porter.

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Photo of cnjohn19
4.72/5  rDev +23.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

had a 10oz. draft at tyler's in carrboro, nc...hands down one of the best bourbon aged beers i have tasted...

thick black with an excellent top...smells of unsweetened, straight black coffee with an amazing bourbon burn...and damn this brew is tasty...the aging in wet barrels really makes the bourbon shine through in this porter...it has just enough burn to make you wanting more and more...

basically, i have little words for this beer except to say its fantastic...i can't wait for foothills to start bottling so i can get my hands on more of these...

in all, this beer is fantastic for a KY like me...grab it anywhere you see it...

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4.68/5  rDev +22.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours out black with a loose tan head that dissipates pretty quickly.

Nose is chocolate, toffee, sweet wood, caramel and bourbon.

Flavors mirror the taste, with a little more bourbon soaked wood and lighter chocolate. Lots of toffee and rich crema.

The Mouthfeel is on the lighter side, but it remains refreshing

Great porter and one to definitely seek out!

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4.63/5  rDev +20.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

A: Dark brown, almost opaque, but can see slight bright cherry hue when held to the light. A milk chocolate 1 finger high head.

S: Oak and boubon, butterscotch, tons of alcohol and slight hint of dark earthy malts.

T: Pleasantly surprised. I get the oak and bourbon and scotch flavours, then a definite porter with its dark earthy black licorice, burnt and black toast qualities which are quite subdued compared to the oak. Balanced and refreshing compared to what I was expecting, and I’m not getting the alcohol in the flavour as on the nose. Some bitter linger.

M: Not oily or syrupy as I was suspecting, rather medium, only slight heavy body that rolls off the tongue and gives a light refreshing feel for such a dark beer.

O: Love it, surpassed my expectations. Had too many heavy bodied stouts lately and this impresses me with flavour and relative lightness for a porter that displays balance. It especially is balanced for one that’s barrel aged. Great by itself or with light cheeses. Would gow well with game as well.

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4.62/5  rDev +20.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Growler provided by, I believe, cardsfan1 at the HMoG at the Brick Store. He mentioned this was aged in Pappy Van Winkle 23yr barrels.

Pours almost completely black with only hints of mahogany coming through at the edges. The head was short-lived, tan and left decent lacing.

The aroma is very well-balanced for a barrel-aged beer with the bourbon present initially in the nose. Pretty quickly the chocolate sweetness and dark malts come through and hints of vanilla as well.

Sweet mercy, this stuff tastes good. It's just as balanced as the aroma with the bourbon blending perfectly with the chocolate. The malt backbone is definitely noticeable and doesn't let the bourbon dominate completely. Perfectly balanced, which I can't often say about bourbon barrel beers.

The mouthfeel is surprisingly light for a bourbon beer and with decent carbonation - very smooth overall.

Well, this one just blew me away. Having never had the normal Peoples Porter, I don't exactly know what to compare it to. What I do know is that this is a fantastic beer and one of the top 2 beers I tried at the HMoG. Outstanding.

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4.59/5  rDev +19.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Appearance: Dark and intense, brown almost black in color
Aroma: Roasting malts, smoky, sweet
Flavor: Oh, Mama! Sweet, smoky, rich, intense roast
Mouthfeel: Not what I expected from the smell and flavor, crisp, not overly creamy or sticky!
Overall: I want more! Thank you, Foothills!!!

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4.55/5  rDev +18.8%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4.5

The rep said this went in to barrel at 5.7% and came out @ 7%!

Poured from growler into a new belgium tulip, Pitch black zero light through from a 100 watt bulb, a creamy capicino khaki head with some lacing.

Bourbon coffee chocolate vanilla goodness.

Sweet bourbon and chocolate seem to dominate,a solid vanilla note comes on strong to carry the coffee and malty grainy goodness.

Seems a bit thin is all I can come up with to detract from this wonderful brew.

If'n you can find this you should drink it!

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Barrel Aged People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
3.83 out of 5 based on 582 ratings.
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