TheBeerGod (5949) - Newport News, Virginia, USA - FEB 15, 2014
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Black pour with a tall, creamy tan head. Label shows ABV as 5.8%. Aroma is bourbon notes, vanilla, roasted malt, dark chocolate and oak. Taste is strong roasted malt and vanilla, light toasted coconut, bourbon notes, oak, dark chocolate and burnt caramel. Body is medium with a light, creamy carbonation. Finishes with more vanilla, roasted malt, chocolate, caramel notes, softer oak and hints of dark fruit.
Advocate_Ames (568) - Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 1, 2014
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours very dark with a moderate, defined, and sticky foam head. The aroma is bourbon driven, oak, vanilla, dark roasted and sweet malts, butter toffee, molasses, with an earthy yet floral character. In tasting I picked on roasted sweet malts, moderate sweet bourbon, bitterness, mild bitter chocolate, vanilla, and a mild sugar sweetener. The finish had a nice dryness, with a malty, soft booze, and bitter sweet taste. Overall this was a nicely done beverage with a bitter kick and worth a glass.
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2014
4.4 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle to glass. Beautifully done beer. Pours DARk brown with a nice cream head. Smells of malty scotch. Amazing! Tasty enough that I bought a keg for my house on the last batch! Bourbon strong on taste. Love this!!!
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2014
2.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 10/20
Bottle from jay with Jake. Pours dark brown with frothy tan foam. Smells strongly of bourbon with hints of sweet vanilla. Tastes thin of bourbon, smoked meat and is surprisingly buttery.
Dfonorow (2039) - 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 People’s Porter. Nice notes from the barrel aging, not too boozy like some BA beers are, I’m 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 (800) - 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 Chocó-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 (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
People’s BBL Aged Porter,
From label: "People’s 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. I’m happy with this for certain. Medium on thin bodied with a reserved carbonation - a little let down with the viscosity. Overall, a great brew. I’m consistently impressed with Foothill’s 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 (14) - , 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 (9251) - 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 wasn’t wild about the regular People’s Porter but this worked.