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

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580 Ratings
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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:
580
Reviews:
126
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
13.84%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
114
For Trade:
8
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Photo of HopsForBrains
3.92/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Extremely subtle nose, the head has a richer color than the body, taste is very smooth akin to the porter style, not overwhelming at all but inviting; overall, pretty good but I fear the slight malty nature may be hindered by the bourbon barrel aging process.

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Photo of domdomdomdom
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of kbutler1
3.48/5  rDev -9.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Growler. Pours a dark brown color with a big mocha tan head. Rich dark chocolate with a big handful of bourbon notes. Some roast as well. Medium/light mouthfeel, lighter than expected and desired given the strong aroma and flavor. Roasted coffee and bourbon notes upfront with a bitter dark chocolate back end. Lingering booze flavor but no burn of alcohol. Overall, I enjoyed this but wish the mouthfeel was a little heavier. The bourbon notes may be offputting to some.

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Photo of TrickkyGangsta
3.25/5  rDev -15.1%

Photo of CaptainFleeker
3.77/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of jrohrbacher
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of TheBishopco
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of Boston_Steve
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of lunarbrew
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of zac16125
4.4/5  rDev +14.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

22oz bottle into a pint glass
Newest batch, end of 2012/beginning of 2013, Im not sure which

Peoples Porter Aged in 20 year Pappy Van Winkle barrels.

A: Appears thin and cola colored during the pour, but once in the glass its an opaque black with 1 plus fingers width of light mocha colored head. Head dissipates down slowly and leaves a good amount of streaky lacing.

S: This has a really nice nose. Milk chocolate, lots of dark fruits like cherry and fig. And great barrel notes with tons of bourbon, vanilla, and oak. Im really surprised by this, in a good way. Great aroma!

T: Upfront is the typical porter roastiness and heavy cream characters. The barrel is again noticed with bourbon, oak and vanilla. The bourbon is quite prominent, in a good way. This is an awesome tasting beer.

M/D: Carbonation a touch high for my liking, and Id say its a bit thin as Im used to imperial stouts and baltic porters, but I guess for a regular porter its appropriate. Its moderately smooth, and for a beer with such a big bourbon presence the drinkability is great.

O: Overall, wow was I impressed. Nice base beer flavors with just great barrel notes. Im not huge into regular porters as I generally find them underwhelming, but thats certainly not the case here. Definitely one of the best American Porters Ive had. I'd drink this again in a heartbeat. Highly recommend. (great price point too, $6.99 a bomber!)

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Photo of tourdot
4.25/5  rDev +11%

Photo of nrs207
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Picked a bottle of this up at Lighthouse Beer & Wine due to some recommendations as I was passing through the area. Thanks to the guys in the South-Atlantic forum for recommending this really delicious porter.

A - Dark brown, ruby red in color. Pours with about 1 finger of light brown head, leaves some lacing. Really good looking porter.

S - I picked up mostly roasted malts and some bourbon. It definitely comes through in this, and I really like it. Alcohol smell, but I believe it's from the bourbon, not from the beer that is only 6% ABV.

T - Nice change of pace from big imperial stouts like KBS that I've been drinking. More subtle flavors, but definitely good roasted character and definitely taste the bourbon barrel. Really imparts a nice bourbon flavor without being overboard. Again, a hint of alcohol as in the smell, but I believe that's mixed in with the bourbon character. I'd describe the overall flavor as a good roasty porter with a nice hit of bourbon. I don't think I'd recommend this to someone who doesn't like the flavor of bourbon.

M - Not a thick body. Fairly light, with plenty of carbonation. No alcohol burn, and leaves a nice aftertaste of roasted notes and bourbon.

O - I think this is a great beer for people who love bourbon and porters. It's nice and light. In other words, it doesn't give you the feeling that you ate a meal like an imperial stout. That's nice sometimes, and obviously what they aimed for with this beer. I could drink this beer anytime. I don't have any problems with this beer, but I feel like there could be room for improvement. As you can see by my rating, however, it's a solid example of a BBA Porter. Would buy again.

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Photo of Filabee
3.14/5  rDev -18%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of klipper
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Photo of brycevolk
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of starrdogg
2/5  rDev -47.8%

Photo of kawilliams81
3.66/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

2011 vintage. Poured from a 22 oz bottle into a Pipeworks snifter.

A- pours near black with a 2" tan head. Huge trails and spider webs of lacing remain on the glass.

S- some bourbon, light vanilla, chocolate, and almost a faint cherry smell.

T- toffee, chocolate, some bourbon, and faint vanilla.

M- medium body and carbonation. Lighter in body and slightly acidic and effervescent.

O- not a bad beer. Wish it had more body.

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Photo of Brewski
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of MuddyFeet
4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

Dang tasty. Rich, full and smooth. I may have to hunt this one down on tap. Most disappointing this was the nose but it was still excellent. Could smell the wooden barrel. Flavor was port and bourbon. Rich with some full dark fruits. Hints of chocolate and burnt wood. Body was full but not cloying in the least

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Photo of fehrminator
3/5  rDev -21.7%

Photo of Etan
3.35/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz bottle, courtesy of Fortsambo, into a snifter.

A: Pours a dark brown with a gigantic light tan head (almost too much).

S: Really nice bourbon and oak, maple, vanilla, faint cocoa and caramel.

T: Big wash of oak and mild liquor, faded roasted grain and chocolate behind. More oak and bitter tannins from the barrel in the finish. A bit smoky, even.

M: Relatively high carbonation, medium-to-thick body.

O: I'm getting tired of all these BA porters that end up dominated by the barrel, washed out and unpleasant. This isn't the worst offender I've tried, and I give it points for the aroma, but it certainly wasn't very good.

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Photo of 1424IpA
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Jamato14
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of monitorpop
3.75/5  rDev -2.1%

Photo of Drucifer
4/5  rDev +4.4%

Barrel Aged People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
3.83 out of 5 based on 580 ratings.
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