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

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BA SCORE
3.83/5
Very Good
587 Ratings
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

Notes / Commercial Description:
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Added by gford217 on 01-19-2009

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#12,296
Reviews:
127
Ratings:
587
pDev:
13.84%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
114
Trade:
7
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Ratings: 587 |  Reviews: 127
Photo of BeerSamurai34
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This is a pretty good example of what a barrel aged porter should be. I didn't get much adjunct flavors like roasted malts that normally come with porters, but I got tons of barrel presence and the mouthfeel was actually pretty viscous.

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Photo of Zuidman
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of ordybill
4.41/5  rDev +15.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Poured from the tap into a pint glass. The appearance is a dark brown to near black color with a large tan colored head. The aroma is full of sweet malt, cocoa and a hint of whiskey. The taste is heavy on sweet malt and caramel. A very enjoyable porter.

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

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Sabtos
4.52/5  rDev +18%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

On the growler tag, this was listed as aged in Pappy Van Winkle barrels. Since this version here is not specifically listing barrel type, I'll assume this is the correct one.

Disclaimer: I'm not huge on bourbon barrel aging. I even almost passed this one over, but by the time I finished my first beer, it became apparent this was going fast, so I decided to give it a whirl before it was gone.

Right up front were woody notes not as readily present in other barrel aged beers. This fine, thin liquid (thin in a good way, oddly enough), was exquisitely dry, like an excellent, tannin-rich wine. The booze is not overly present, and not hot at all. I also got some raisin characteristics.

To me, this is one of very few beers that is a total redeemer in the barrel aged camp. A+

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Photo of rlee1390
4.1/5  rDev +7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Oak, mild bourbon, vanilla, some roasted malt. Rather creamy.

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Photo of willic
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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Photo of Blaze5445
3.98/5  rDev +3.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of MasterRigger
3.8/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of jschott75
3/5  rDev -21.7%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of suckaj
3.5/5  rDev -8.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Stoutmeister
4.21/5  rDev +9.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Beer-A-Lot
4.16/5  rDev +8.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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 Pourharddrinkslow
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Almost pitch black in color with a small brown head. Smells like bourbon, toffee, and caramel. Taste is very much bourbon upfront, followed by a little coffee, toffee, dark chocolate. Very little bitterness, nicely smooth. A unique BA porter that isn't too heavy on the bourbon.

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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 LloydDobler
3.51/5  rDev -8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of VeganUndead
4.06/5  rDev +6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.25

Photo of cp45
4/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Photo of justintcoons
2.03/5  rDev -47%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1.5

22 oz bottle poured into a pub-style pint glass.

Appearance
Murky deep-brown (near black) with 3 fingers of creamy tan head. Excellent retention.

Nose
Bourbon, caramel, raisin, and slight vanilla. Very simple.

Taste
Ugh... Very astringent charcoal and black licorice flavor. Cloyingly sweet Cola aided by intense carbonation. Hints of harsh whiskey.

Mouthfeel
Medium-light bodied and over carbonated.

Overall
I was weary about buying a 6% barrel aged beer. I was right. Avoid this beer.

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Photo of OGShotzy
4.12/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bassbone8vb
4.02/5  rDev +5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of JNForsyth
4.09/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Barrel Aged People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 3.83 out of 5 with 587 ratings
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