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

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Barrel Aged People's PorterBarrel Aged People's Porter
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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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
582
Reviews:
126
Avg:
3.83
pDev:
13.84%
 
 
Wants:
34
Gots:
113
For Trade:
7
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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 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 tigerbeer90
4.39/5  rDev +14.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Goose Island tulip glass

A: jet black with a 3 finger off-white head. lots more carbonation than most bourbon barrel ales I'm used too, but lower ABV

S: Mostly roasty and coffee notes but definitely some vanilla/oak bourbon notes at the end

T: I get a lot of vanilla and toasted coconut with some chocolate ending in a roastiness. Nothing extraordinary, but very balanced and extremely enjoyable

M: Yes, a little thinner than most barrel aged beers, however, its a 6% porter, so I think its about right

O: I really enjoyed this beer and bought a few more bottles, especially at a $5 price! I think it is well balanced and how often do you get a reasonably priced, nearly sessionable Bourbon-aged beer?!?!

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Photo of LooseMoose1978
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of inlimbo77
4.35/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22oz bomber bottle. This is Feb. 2012 on the release I believe. Poured this one into a DFH signature glass.

A: Pours a deep brown color. It's not fully black. There are some reddish hues on the corners of glass. About a finger of light tan, tight bubbled head. Fades down pretty quickly. Swirls concur up a nice two finger head and some lacing bits.

S: Really nice soft vanilla notes on the nose. There is some oak there. Soft chocolate and caramel hints also. No coffee notes on the nose.

T: Wow! That is a great sip. Getting nice bourbon hints, but not overpowering at all. Lots of dark, bittersweet chocolate up front. Vanilla. Toffee. No alcohol burn at all. Round flavors. Lots of chocolate on the back end. Dark chocolate.

M: Medium bodied. Very smooth. Easy drinking.

O: A-. Really liked it.

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Photo of jslim
4.34/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

I just tried this on tap at Mellow Mushroom in downtown Charleston. Excellent bourbon aged Porter. It had a very syrupy consistency to the eye, but not to the tongue. Incredible hint of bourbon from the Pappy Van Winkle barrels. I highly recommend to anybody that gets their hands on this.

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Photo of Graetzj
4.34/5  rDev +13.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of miromanyth
4.33/5  rDev +13.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Thanks to Pat for the bomber.

This is a superb beer. And it's local...

A: Nice cola-look with a chocolate-milky head. Pretty stuff.

S: Mmmm, sweet bourbon. Some toffee, chocolate, and tons and tons of vanilla and bourbon. A bit woodsy - maybe some earthiness.

T: This is why I like barrel-aged beer! The base beer is a favorite of mine and with the oaky-vanilla its perfect! Toffee, chocolate, tons of vanilla bourbon for a sweet finish.

M: creamy. delicate even. a touch watery but I'm nit-picking.

O: A truly delightful beer. Foothills is my local darling and they continue to impress with this one!

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Photo of ROBORB
4.32/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Draft at the Saucer and poured into a snifter. Poured a nice black color with a short lived brown head. Moderate lacing throughout the tasting. The bourbon in this comes first in the smell followed by vanilla and chocolate. The taste is a very nice blend of bourbon and vanilla. At first I thought it was a bit sweet but as it warmed it balanced itself. A fantastic beer from Foothills that I will try to get whenever they have it on draft.

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Photo of FriedSlug
4.29/5  rDev +12%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of radius129
4.27/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of oberon
4.25/5  rDev +11%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Great to see this on tap at the Greensboro Mellow Mushroom.Poured into a room temp pint glass a deep dark brown,nearly black except for just a light tinge of ruby,a thinner soapy-like mocha colored head atop.Mild oaky bourbon in the nose along with some burnt toast and dark fruit.Full mellow feel in the mouth,almost cask-like,very nice.Flavors are not over done by the barrel,oak and vanilla flavors at the onset with some dried dark fruit,a light char holds thru until the finish.A great barrel aged beer,not overdone and it fits nicely into the flavor profile,great job here.

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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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