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RATINGS: 216   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.74/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 42   EST. CALORIES: 174   ABV: 5.8%
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People’s Porter aged in 20 year old bourbon barrels. this gold medal winning robust porter has a dark, ruby hue, and complex chocolate, caramel, and toffee notes. The bourbon barrels add a vanilla, bourbon character that is unmistakable. We hope you enjoy.

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4.4
Dogbones (116) - North Carolina, USA - JAN 29, 2014
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!!!

2.7
Nikiel (879) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JAN 26, 2014
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.

3.5
Dfonorow (2274) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 26, 2014
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.

4.5
Jesse_Beerman (5) - Norfolk, Virginia, USA - JAN 19, 2014 does not count
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!!

3.9
KajII (801) - Macon, North Carolina, USA - JAN 15, 2014
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... www.facebook.com/KAJIIsBeerReviews

3.9
harrymel (1551) - Spokane, Washington, USA - DEC 12, 2013
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 06-01-2012

3.4
mbtrailbuilder (14) - , North Carolina, USA - DEC 4, 2013
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.

3.7
phaleslu (10652) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - DEC 2, 2013
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.

3.2
Smurf2055 (1400) - Seattle, Washington, USA - NOV 21, 2013
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 Ok

4
PGHbeer77 (571) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - NOV 20, 2013
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. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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