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

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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

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Ratings:
582
Reviews:
126
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
13.84%
 
 
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4.51/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Great take on this favorite brew from Foothills. You can really taste the bourbon. I wish this was in night volume. Such a good mouthfeel, goes down, with a porter taste but a bourbon aftertaste.

Would love to see them make their stout a regular brew too. There best beets seem to be one offs.

Make this a regular brew Foothills!

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

A- pours dark brown with a small tan creamy head, decent retention and minimal lacing

S- grainy malt with a touch of chocolate, barrel juice with some woodsy vanilla notes, a bit subdued other then the barrel aromas

T- The base porter is pretty mild so the bourbon notes take center stage, this works for me because I love bourbon-forward beers, however this could be offsetting to some. Oaky flavors with vanilla notes and barrel juice arrive mid-palate. Notes of prune and chocolate on the finish, slightly dry with more barrel flavor

M- light-medium body with medium carbonation, foamy mouthfeel and a smooth finish. Mouthfeel is a bit light for a barrel aged beer, but about on oar for a porter

O- this one was more bourbon forward that I expected, which I liked. However it was sip,y because the base beer didn't have enough backbone to balance out the bourbon. If you like bourbon forward beers, this is a nice selection and nearly sessionable which is unheard of for barrel aged beers

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look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 2.5

Bottle from spring 2012. A bourbon-barrel aged beer at 6% ABV has me a little worried, but we'll see. Tasted 1 May 2013, reviewed from notes.

Pours black in the glass, deep brown at the edges. One finger of medium-light tan head, okay retention, decent lacing. Looks good.

Smell is pleasant, but it's all bourbon. This is feeding my concern about whether the base is robust enough to stand up to the barrel-aging. It's a powerful, slightly airy, sweet bourbon smell. I get no sense of the porter beneath that.

Taste is sharp, dominated by a bite that's my least favorite side of bourbon. In the smell, it felt like liquor I'd want to try. Here it's something I'd steer clear of. Again, I can barely find the porter underneath, which is sad, since it so wants to have some more solid support.

Feel is okay. Medium-bodied, relatively low carbonation. A little slick and oily. Fine.

A bourbon-heavy beer, which works in the smell but not in the taste. If it had a more solid porter base, it might work OK. But as is, it's good bourbon in the smell, bad bourbon in the taste. One glass was too much for me. And finishing a bomber - not a chance. Liking it less as I drink it.

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look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

bottle picked up when i was in town a few months ago. enjoyed from a highland snifter.

brew opened with a big pop...no geyser, but the beer poured with an equal amount of head as it did beer. head way grey cream colored and creamy in texture. smell is fairly bourbon heavy with a creamy char. taste is burnt vanilla. booze soaked chocolate. very bourbon dominated. some toffee and caramel. boozy for just 6%. a bit over carbed for me. overall, as advertised...a barrel aged version of people's porter, which i found to be too burnt. the burnt seems to really amplify the barrel. good...not great.

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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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