Dfonorow (1531) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2014
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Bottle share at Hampton Inn pre-DLD party. Pour is dark brown with an off-white head. Some additional aroma of bourbon, wood, and vanilla. But besides that it is a basic porter - roast, licorice, chocolate, booze.
Jesse_Beerman (5) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2014 does not count
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
On Tap at 80/20 Burger Bar in Norfolk, VA. Very nice chocolate and vanilla notes, coffee and espresso are lighter than the normal Peopleís Porter. Nice notes from the barrel aging, not too boozy like some BA beers are, Iím sure it helps that the barrels used by Foothills are Pappy Van Winkle and Buffalo Trace barrels. Overall a very fine beer, absolutely a must try!!
KajII (783) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz Bottle. The pour was a very dark thick brown, almost black in color with a huge (3-4 finger) light brown fluffy head that lasted throughout with awesome thick pillowy sheets of lacing.
The aroma was bold and enticing of a dark roasted bread malt and a moderate dose of a leathery yeast with notes of molasses, dark chocolate, coffee, vanilla, oak cask, a mild hint of dark fruit and a light bourbon scent.
The taste was bitter sweet and a tad malty with a touch of chocolate, molasses and a light fruitiness early on, becoming slightly bitterer and very smooth with a large dose of coffee creeping in with a mild cask presence and a slight alcohol presence towards the finish.
The flavor lasted a nice long time after the swallow with a Choců-coffee maltiness giving way to a soothing bourbon alcohol warming sensation.
Mouthfeel was well past medium in body with a dry, creamy texture and a medium carbonation.
Overall this is one fine tasting brew. It has everything working in unison together allowing for an incredible drinking experience...
harrymel (1503) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Peopleís BBL Aged Porter,
From label: "Peopleís Porter aged in 20 year old bourbon barrels."
Bottled: unk (presumably latest vintage/edition)
Pours black with a solid sheet of tan foam. Nose bursts out the gate sweet, vanilla, butterscotch, bourbon, more butterscotch and praline - really exquisite nose here for my impressions. Flavor carries some cocoa, graham, bits of coffee, oak and raisin. A well balanced and integrated brew. Iím happy with this for certain. Medium on thin bodied with a reserved carbonation - a little let down with the viscosity. Overall, a great brew. Iím consistently impressed with Foothillís ability to barrel age their brews. I do not believe their are too many breweries above their capacity to barrel age a beer, and I think it has to do with their choice in barrels, honestly. The barrels are always highlighted to complement the beer, not overwhelm or whisper into the beer.
Serving type: bottle
mbtrailbuilder (13) - , North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Good barrel treatment, and nice chocolate undertones. I thought it was a little bit weak, but I did like it better than the regular Peoples Porter.
phaleslu (6701) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle via NC trade. Thanks, John! Pours a deep brown color with a finger of fizzy tan head. The aroma is a bit muddled and seems different every time I bring it up- roasted malts, bourbon, charred oak, chocolate, caramel, toasted nuts, earth, and dark fruit. The flavor is more straightforward - roasted malts, chocolate, charred wood, earth, and tobacco. Some vanilla and brown sugar sweetness, but not much. Light-bodied, with moderate carbonation and a dry, roasty mouthfeel. Good barrel treatment. I wasnít wild about the regular Peopleís Porter but this worked.
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2013
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours black, two finger light tan head.
Smell roasty porter, bit of coco, very little barrel.
Taste big roasty porter bit bitter, more oaky vanilla.
Mid body, lighter than expected
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2013
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
22 oz. purchased while on vacation at Atlantic Beach, 2013. Bourbon forward scent with a coffee underbelly. Beauty I a pour, thick lacing and tan head over a dark black body. The feel is airy and yet a medium thickness to it. Very pleasing IMO. Bourbon forward taste but not overpowering with the roasty coffee porter after. Delicious and balanced.
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Ptw (15) - - NOV 19, 2013
4.3 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
Smelled like a porter should, looked like a porter should, tasted like a porter should, and finished like a porter should. Will drink again, often.
radio_nowhere (901) - Maryland, USA - NOV 13, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bomber into snifter glass, deep rich brown color with dark tan head. Aroma of strong bourbon barrel notes (wood, char, tannic), roasted malt, chocolate, coconut and some spices. Taste brings out notes of liquorice, dark cherries, caramel, peppers, vanilla, some coffee, light marshmellow and booze. Medium body, low-moderate carbonation, astringent with smokey bitter finish. Itís an oakey porter thatís for sure, heavy bourbon barrel influence yet surprisingly light. Curious which 20 YO bourbon barrels were used? Overall though pretty impressed, could use a tad less carbonation though.