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

Barrel Aged People's PorterBarrel Aged People's Porter
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Barrel Aged People's PorterBarrel Aged People's Porter

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

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: 586 |  Reviews: 127
Photo of welldigger888
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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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 Fordknox
4.52/5  rDev +18%

Photo of DesertRat
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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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of Ciocanelu
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of nc41
4.5/5  rDev +17.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

IMO one amazing brew. I love the heavy oak and Bourbon, nice head and love the carbonation. I like this one better than some of the more popular Stouts. If you like Bourbon you'll love this one. I enjoy the Porter style, not too sweet, not too viscous, nice head. Bourbon heavy which I happen to like, a little chocolate there too, finishes dry I'm guessing from the oak influence. I wouldn't want it more balanced IMO.

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.5%

Photo of TurdFurgison
4.48/5  rDev +17%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On tap in Charlotte, served in a small (8.5oz) glass. Very nice appearance, dark brown and opaque with a creamy looking tan poof of foam that looked like it came from a nitro tap. Delicious looking foam.

Continuing with the aroma I'm still impressed, this has a solid barrel character. Cocoa and roasted malt mix it up with light (none-too-boozy) bourbon and maybe just a little vanilla. It tastes nearly as good as it smells too, with flavors of rum rather than bourbon giving accompaniment to the chocolately base beer. Extremely drinkable, this has a lot of barrel flavor with very little burn. Actually, this is my favorite BA treatment from Foothills, much better than Olde Rabbit's Foot or BA Sexual Chocolate.

If you see this I recommend it, very tasty and satisfying.

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Photo of mbmiche
4.43/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of jsanford
4.42/5  rDev +15.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

On-tap at Foothills on BA Sexual Chocolate Release Day.

A - Dark cola brown with reddish tints. Whispy head quickly dissipated to a thin ring.

S - Bourbon, coffee, roasted malt, vanilla and dark fruits.

T - Tastes of dark burnt caramel/toffee with high-quality bourbon notes of vanilla and oak. There's a bit of date or rum-soaked raisin in there too. Nicely balanced and smooth with no sign of the alcohol heat.

M - Medium bodied with fizzy medium carbonation.

D - Highly drinkable, if BA Sexual Choc and Baltic Porter weren't on the menu I woulda had a few of these. High carbonation really ups the drinkability on this, very tasty!

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Barrel Aged People's Porter from Foothills Brewing Company - Downtown Brewpub
Beer rating: 70.5% out of 100 with 586 ratings
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