fordest (2010) - Santee/San Diego, California, USA - DEC 6, 2007
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF. Nice black pour with decent tan head. Roasty malty aromas. Similar flavors with a nice full body and decent dustiness. Pretty tasty
goldtwins (4320) - Nesconset, New York, USA - OCT 29, 2007
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
GABF 2007: Poured black with a brown head. Big sweet roasted malt and coffee aroma. Hint of ash as well. the flavor was roasty, sweet and sugary with a hint of dark bitter chocolate. Medium bodied.
MIBRomeo (2561) - Wisconsin, USA - OCT 14, 2007
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Jet black pour tall tan head, thick lace. A bit of a light aroma, a touch sweet some milk chocolate roasty. Full well coated palate, extra creamy. Well roasted silky chocolate flavor taste has a touch of bitter coccoa powder lightly grass hop in the finish. Fantastic.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 1, 2007
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: SEP 4, 2010
Date: March 31, 2007
Source: Mellow Mushroom, Asheville
Appearance: black, lasting fine tan head, thick spidery lace
Aroma: rich dry dark chocolate aroma
Flavor: very dry and bitter dark chocolate flavor, a bit of a chalky character, lots of chocolate but needs some sweetness
Date: October 12, 2007
Score: 3.0 to 3.6
picking up more body and sweetness,
Date: August 27, 2010
Aroma: rich chocolate aroma, sweet fruityness
Flavor: rich chocolate flavor, nice fruityness
Aroma: 7/10; Appearance: 8/10; Flavor: 7/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 15/20
Score: *** /4
alexanderj (3318) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAY 27, 2007
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
UPDATED: JUN 13, 2007 On draft at a Charlotte Mellow Mushroom (now called Moondogs or something like that). Poured a dark brown/black; not all that much head. Aroma was slightly sweet, with roasted malt and dark chocolate. Flavor was much of the same with a good mouthfeel. Could have been creamier; but still, was really good.
gottalottaibu (243) - charlotte, North Carolina, USA - MAY 10, 2007
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
draft. pretty darn close to jet black with a small head that quickly said goodbye. roasted malts with a sweet black cherry aroma in the background. wonderful roasted flavors comingling with dark chocolate and a some light cherry syrup. evrything was balanced nicely as nothing stood out and overpowered the other. bitterness in th end was very even with just enough lasting power to not disrupt you. great baltic porter. at 9% its crazy cause you defintaley dont taste it. foothills has been very impressive.
TURDFERGUSON (3961) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - NOV 19, 2006
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Draught at Tyler’s in Carrboro, NC. Nose was dark roasted malts, semi-sweet chocolate, slight coffee grounds. Flavor is very roasty with hunks of bitter chocolate lingering on the palate along with slight hops. Good, but missing the creamy factor that I loved so much about the Duck Rabbit interpretation. Alcohol well hidden is a plus. Still, another great BP from NC. Foothils is a very impressive up and coming brewing. Maybe someday Winston Salem will be known for beer instead of tobacco...but i doubt it.
masedawg (156) - Statesville, North Carolina, USA - OCT 27, 2006
4.2 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark beer much like there stout. Almost no head, but who cares. Great coffee taste, and you can definitely pick up on the warmth from the 9%. Its debatable which is better here the porter or the stout, but you cant go wrong here either way.
SpringsLicker (3156) - Tennessee, USA - OCT 15, 2006
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
From a growler provided by Jamie the brewer at the Knoxville Brewer’s Jam.
Pours black with a thin tan head.
Full roasty malt aroma comes easily, bringing bitter chocolate and a touch of coffee with it.
Flavorwise, the bitterness keeps the sweetness in check, letting all of the roast malts and chocolate work the tongue with a sweetness that is comparable to unsweetened chocolate. Smooth and creamy. Hides the alcohol very well. Very enjoyable brew.
Magjayran (1379) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - OCT 5, 2006
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: OCT 6, 2006 Well after hearing from various folks who had tried this beer at beer festivals that they seriously questioned it’s claims of 9% ABV I decided to figure it out for myself the only way I knew how......BY DRINKING AN ENTIRE GROWLER OF IT ALL BY MYSELF!!!!! What I see is a nearly black beer with a nice chocolate colored head. So far, so good. I often like stuff that looks like this. The aroma hints at bitter chocolate and dark roast. Definitely dark chocolate in the flavor and definitely some roast malt. Then there’s the coffee. Now I like coffee flavors in my beers and this beer has that. It’s not dominate but it’s there. But here’s the thing, the coffee flavors do sort of remind me of the poorly made, overly done, pretty much burnt coffee that you get at substandard coffee houses all over the U.S. That’s what keeps this beer from being mind blowing. Now keep in mind that I’m nitpicking. I find this beer to mostly dominated by bitter chocolate. It’s the slight presence of bad coffee way in the back that holds this one back but it should by no means prevent each and every person alive from bugging Foothills about making more of this. Hats off to what is probably the most consistently awesome brewery all things considered in NC.
Oh yeah, and now that I’ve finished the growler.....this shit’ll git ya drunk! 9% seems reasonable.