Three Feet Deep - Furthermore Beer
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Reviews by terrabyte:
3.43/5 rDev -6.5%
Pours a dark brown, with a monster tall, dark cocoa-brown colored head. The side of the glass is just covered in clinging bubbles.
Aroma starts off with a nice, strong, mocha chocolate. However, it dissipates (probably along with the head) and now it's a struggle to find.
Flavor can be hard to unlock. I blame this on the bottle's over-carbonation. The bottle I'm finally reviewing has been refrigerated only for a while, and was poured very aggressively. With the bubbles released, I finally feel I can taste most of the flavors, at the cost of a little flatness. Flavor consists of a watery coffee and chocolate base with too much bitter aftertaste. The flavors are unfortunately just too weak to stand up to the dryness. Some light peat and smoke hidden in the roasts, but nothing like other reviewers have reported.
Mouthfeel without preparation (an ice cold opening) is overly carbonated, with an odd tonic water taste and feel. I'm hoping this is just a bottling problem. At the right temperature and aggressively poured: it was watery, a bit flat, but without the tonic water problems.
Drinkability was only average. Flavors were fleeting, I felt it too watery to enjoy, too carbonated, and too dry.
05-10-2007 04:20:21 | More by terrabyte
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4/5 rDev +9%
Yet another fine art deco label from Furthermore featuring deep growing tree roots and the brewerys avian (robin???) talisman.
This beer is labeled as a stout with a hint of peat smoked malt and is said to be a return to county cork and the warmth of the Irish hearth, thus I entered it as an Irish Stout, though it matches the rauchbier category more than anything else in my opinion.
I found the beer to be quite pleasing and certainly unique. Its appearance is acceptable with a dark brown, almost mahogany tinged body and a thick khaki head, rather typical for a stout.
The aroma on the other hand is anything but the norm. First and foremost, a pungent smell of cooking meat, venison perhaps, stands out. Along with it come all the other attributes of the grill, charcoal, burnt hickory, mesquite, etc The peat is bold indeed but less reminiscent of Scotch then it is some beer by the Brauerei Heller-Trum.
Taste matches the aroma in part. Though the front and middle contain roasted malts hinting at coffee or cocoa like many a stout, the finish is entirely peated meat. The texture is even chewy, thick, and steak like.
While this might not make my list of regulars it definitely stands out as an interesting change of pace. I give Furthermore props for using the peat. Its risky and I cant see many people liking this beer. Still, that managed to restrain themselves to a degree and the beer remains drinkable by any standards regardless of ones affinity for peat and meat.
11-29-2006 20:00:59 | More by DaPeculierDane
4.05/5 rDev +10.4%
12oz bottle brewed with some peat smoked malt. Pours into my glass a charcoal black with muddy brown highlights. A half inch of tan head forms and as it falls stringy lacing is left in its wake. Aromas of roasty, charred malts along with a bit of cocoa and coffee grounds. Smoke and peat make themselves known in the background along with a touch of dark fruit. Quite nice.
First sip brings a dark roasted malt upfront followed some cocoa and brewed coffee. Smokiness hits midway through and on the way down along with a touch of earthy, peaty flavor. Finishes quite dry with a bit of bitterness and a light lingering smoky aftertaste.
Mouthfeel is medium bodied with a fast moving slightly prickly carbonation. Goes down easy while seeming to be a little on the light side for a stout. Overall, a tasty stout with a nice twist from the peat smoked malts. I wouldn't mind sitting down to a few bottles of this one. Glad to see a new brewer in Wisconsin and look forward to trying more of their offerings.
05-16-2007 23:59:57 | More by orbitalr0x
3.25/5 rDev -11.4%
A - Pours deep brown/black with two fingers of tan head. Head has good persistance and leaves some nice lacing.
S - Quite a bit of smoke up front in the aroma. Underneath the smoke comes some roasted malts and chocolate.
T - Smoke is again up front in the taste,but more balanced by roasted malt than in the aroma. A slight unpleasant acidic taste. Finish is quite smoky.
M - Light mouthfeel that finishes with a dry char feel.
O - This was okay, but I wouldn't get it again. The unpleasant acidity and char presence detract from the pleasant aspects of this smoked stout.
08-28-2011 22:37:15 | More by warnerry
3.58/5 rDev -2.5%
Thanks to jjfoodie for sharing this bottle.
The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is earthy hops with some toffee, chocolate and nuttyness. The flavor is toffee with quite a bit of smoke. The smoke was a surprise since I didn't get any of it in the aroma. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.
07-05-2010 02:39:51 | More by Mora2000
3.8/5 rDev +3.5%
Serving glass: Poured from bottle into Imperial Pint.
Appearance: Near black with decent sized head.
Smell: Smoky and sweet peat, very light roast. The peat actually makes the aroma a little too one dimensional.
Taste: The peat dominates here as well, with smoky and sweet qualities. Some chocolate comes through from the roasted malts, but not as much of the bitter notes that are typically present in an Irish Dry Stout.
Feel: Smooth and creamy medium sized body. Moderately low carbonation. Finish is only semi-dry. This is a strong mouthfeel... for an ENGLISH Stout.
Overall: So this is not really the Irish Dry Stout it claims to be. That's okay, it is still mighty tasty, even if the peat is a little too strong and clashes with the roasted malt.
07-30-2012 00:15:55 | More by bsp77
3.43/5 rDev -6.5%
Hey imagine that, a stout that pours black with beige head. Looks serious, a good thickness on display, nice head retention. Couldn't pick up anything in the nose, so somewhat true to style, it was dry. Others said peat and smoke, neither of which was appreciable to my senses until I was literally drinking it.
Taste, not much going on, suspect there could have been a relatively sizeable amount of oats in this brew, because it was pretty smooth, lacked a hop or bitterness presence. Definitely stayed away from being a sweetish kind of stout, this one fits into style nicely, largely sessionable, dry yet smooth. Delivered a respectable amount of smoke and even more on the peat end.
Overall, a nice beer to check out, thanks to curtisloew for sending this beer out along with all the other Wisconsin goodness. Go Marquette 10-0.
12-18-2011 21:56:12 | More by Beerandraiderfan
4.13/5 rDev +12.5%
Pours with a dark black ruby highlighted body, head forms thick and billows mushroom cloud like above the rim of my glass. Aroma an air of smokiness from the peat smoked malts, dark chocolate bitterness, herbal hops and a touch of coffee. A nice dry Irish stout, dry smokey delicious drinkable offering, weighs in at session ale strength. A lot of character herbal hop additions, dark roasted coffee and bitter dark chocolate finishes nice and dry with a touch of sourdough bread. The peat smoked malts add a real nice complexity to it all. Mouthfeel is smooth medium bodied evenly carbonated dry finish to be expected. Drinkability is solid probably my favorite from the Furthermore beers thus far and I've had the pale ale, the Proper, and the Makeweight.
03-06-2010 19:23:59 | More by WVbeergeek
3.38/5 rDev -7.9%
(Served in an American pint glass)
A- This beer has a black body with a creamy tan head that last for a good bit. There is a few tiny bubbles that stick to the side of the glass but otherwise it is to dense to see any carbonation.
S- The light smell of Band-Aids and peat smoke are balanced by the dark roasted malt aromas but don't dominate the smell even as the beer warms.
T- This beer has slight tart Band-Aid note that is salty with a smooth dark malt flavor. The finish is pretty clean and the smoky flavor hangs on for a bit.
M- This beer has a light mouthfeel with a fizzy finish that makes it dry but also enhances the smoky notes.
D- This beer is better and having flavors beside Band-Aid peat flavors but they are still to strong for me and I would like to taste the malt flavors over the peat.
02-13-2007 22:11:34 | More by rhoadsrage
3.73/5 rDev +1.6%
Generally black with just the tiniest glints of auburn at the edges. The head is short and ashy brown.
Smoked peat nose with a dusting of cocoa and coffee grounds.
Enters with a chocolate maltiness that dries abruptly towards espresso. From this point onward, it's all smokiness via the peat. Almost rauchbieresque with its smoked pork meatiness. Cigar ashes dot the close.
Medium-light bodied, with stunted carbonation. I know it's a dry stout, and the body thus befits the style, but the smokiness begs for a plumper, malt-accentuated body to cling onto.
This is a good beverage, but it is ever so close to being truly remarkable.
09-25-2007 06:05:26 | More by cokes
3.73/5 rDev +1.6%
Picked up a single at Riley's here in Madison.
Pour: black with ruby highlights, not completely opaque with a nice finger of oatmeal cookie beige head.
Nose: light smoky peat malts, toasted grain, hint of hop bitters
Taste: subtle smokiness from the peat, a nice dry nuttiness, toasted malt and bitter espresso finish.
Feel: on the thin side, even for the style, but lends to solid drinkability
Drinkability/Overall: a solid beer overall. Doesn't wow, but little detracts from the beer's mission - a smoked peat Irish Dry.
01-01-2007 18:46:56 | More by Golden2wenty1
4.2/5 rDev +14.4%
Rich, deeply roasted, and noticeably smoky, Three Feet Deep delivers a full sensory experience. Starting with visual of the creamy dark-tan head atop its ebony-colored body, it follows that up with a solid roastiness in the nose that's reminiscent of an early morning campfire: it's roasty, ashen, lightly smokey, and slightly pine-like or leafy in the background. The body is medium, and it's slick and gently oily across the palate with a delicate, restrained carbonation. The flavor brings some added dark caramel to the mix, buoying the roastiness and soft smokiness. A thin thread of bittersweet chocolate runs through it, and there's a suggestion of leafy, grassy, and piney hops in the backgropund. The bitterness is quite firm, but not pressing, and not much is needed to help the roasty, smoky, and gently peppery character in the dry, softly lingering finish. Very nicely done!
04-14-2007 16:59:28 | More by NeroFiddled
3.9/5 rDev +6.3%
12oz bottle, Riley's
appearance: pours into a pint glass...rich mahogany body that is pretty solid for the style, creamy tan head with adequate lacing
smell: very smoky, campfire-esque...definite peat aroma, dry cocoa and light coffee bean, light licorice
taste: char, smoked meat, semi-sweet cocoa powder, peat and a light woody touch...faint licoric, dry coffee, very roasty. another pretty solid "off the beaten path" beer from furthermore
mouthfeel: fairly thick, creamy, rich and charred. dry finish
drinkability: pretty good
12-22-2006 01:56:06 | More by dirtylou
3.25/5 rDev -11.4%
Furthermore...never heard of them; furthermore, I certainly wanted to try the stout. Seemed like a good after dinner drink; furthermore, what the heck...why not. The was a deep rich dark beer, with creamy head. The scent gave way a sweet malt with roasty undertones. The taste was a little lacking to me...I want stouts that are fuller in body....sort of like chewy the beer!! Furthermore, the beer was very sweet...not to my liking. The mothfeel was fine, but a little too much going on....but nothing solid going on....futhermore, it is worth a try.
04-26-2011 03:32:06 | More by WoodBrew
4.18/5 rDev +13.9%
12 oz bottle poured into a Fin du Monde chalice
Inky opaque black brew with a light tan foamy head that recedes to a ring.
Roasted malty smell with some lovely bacony smokiness.
Flvor delivers that same great smoky malt, almost in rauchbier territory, and I love it. The thing that makes this beer stellaar is the foamy, creamy, lively mouthfeel. The drinkability is awesome, this beer has a light frothiness that provides a surprising balance to the rich smoky malt. Not at all sweet. Great job!
05-27-2010 02:27:53 | More by kenito799
3.25/5 rDev -11.4%
Poured a dark black with a thin off-white head that left a good lacing down the glass.
The aromas was of peat smoke and roasted malt. Just the suggestion of bitter chocolate and fresh roasted coffee beans.
Very dry and astringent in the taste. Disappointingly, the taste did not follow the aroma. I didn't pick up the peat smoke (except in a rather harsh aftertaste) and sorely missed the chocolate and coffee. It's sweet in the middle and bitter in the back. Good amount of hop character.
Quite thin mouthfeel and heavily carbonated. Very dry. Not the dry stout I was expecting. While it was dry, the carbonation was unpleasant. Like a more smooth stout.
I did like the hop bite of the brew but it's not something I'll come back to in the future.
11-06-2010 23:50:58 | More by BuckeyeOne
3.13/5 rDev -14.7%
Poured a deep dark black with a creamy tan head.
The smell is dominated by peaty goodness with minor black malt smells creeping through.
The flavor is very light for a stout, minor notes of black patent and chocolate come through with the big peat smokiness quickly dominating the overall flavor. Has a stange tartness in the finish.
The mouthfeel is light and dry.
I really like Peat beer, but I found this to be a bit one dimensional and relying on the peat a bit to much, plus has a bit of and off flavor in the finish.
04-05-2011 00:43:55 | More by bashiba
3.58/5 rDev -2.5%
Opaque brown with a decent sized fluffy tan head.
Faint smells of smokey peat and cola.
The flavors are charred malt and smoke. There's a dash of cocoa and dried leaves.
Mouthfeel is creamy and smooth. Easily the best attribute of this beer.
I liked this beer even though it's pretty two dimensional with the roasted malt and smoke. It had a lighter feel to it for a stout and was easy to drink.
02-07-2012 03:33:15 | More by Vonerichs
4.3/5 rDev +17.2%
Pours nearly black with two fingers of mocha colored head. Retention is good with large amounts of lacing left on the glass.
I smell mocha, peaty smoke, and roasted malt. A very good smelling stout.
Taste is similar that starts with a nice roasted malt flavor. A lingering smokey flavor lingers throughout. It is never overpowering and well done.
If it lacks anything it is mouthfeel. Feels thin. Without the benefit of a nitro-charge, it can not compete with import Irish stouts. If this was offered on cask, I imagine it would be excellant.
I generally do not like Irish Stouts, but this beer has changed my mind about them. Have to seek it out if and when it is offered on cask. An ABV of 5.5% also helps drinkability.
07-09-2008 22:25:27 | More by morimech
3.88/5 rDev +5.7%
Pretty much pitch black with a light tan head that is fairly compact and somewhat persistent. Very earthy, peaty nose. Earthy notes mix with a bit of coffee, baker's chocolate and caramel. Mouthfeel is a touch prickly, perhaps a little over-carbed? Chocolate flavors in the dryish finish. A little watery upfront, but it is an Irish Stout after all. Overall, a very peaty, earthy stout and I approve. I purchased this up in Wisconsin. A town nearby was called Black Earth. This should be the town's official beer.
03-13-2009 02:27:05 | More by marcobrau
3.78/5 rDev +3%
Thanks to eyncognito for this 12 oz bottle.
A: The stout is dark, black, midnight on a new moon. The head is, at best, a thin band. At worst, it is nonexistent.
S: The peat smoking is evident from first sniff, adding a unique depth to the dry stout. The smoke has a dash of cured meat along for the ride. The Irish dry stout side of the ale never makes it through the peat.
T: I wasn't expecting much and was pleasantly surprised. The peat is like background noise, lingering around but not in the forefront. Instead the roasted malts are evident, chocolatey with more sugary sweetness than I expected. Roasted flavors, grainy breads, mix with the peat near the end of each sip and linger. The subtle smoke (as compared to the nose) goes nicely with the dark malts.
M: The ale has a lower carbonation level, allowing the roasted, smoked malts to linger longer.
D: The smoked malts are a nice addition, adding depth to the roasted malt side. A sessionable stout.
05-10-2010 02:03:01 | More by akorsak
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