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Three Feet Deep - Furthermore Beer

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83
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155 Ratings
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Ratings: 155
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 4
Gots: 0 | FT: 0
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Wisconsin, United States

Style | ABV
Irish Dry Stout |  5.50% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
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(Beer added by: DaPeculierDane on 11-29-2006)
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Photo of Thorpe429
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of BeerFMAndy. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass.

Pour brings forward a beer that is nearly black and has a thin tan head. Some spotty lacing and not so great retention, though there's a thin collar throughout. The nose brings a bit of coffee alongside a strong base of roasted malt. The flavor is a bit more complex, adding in some dark chocolate alongside the dark, dark coffee. Roasted malt is dominant and becomes a bit too dry and bitter in the finish. Pretty solid effort; I'd have this again.

Thorpe429, May 18, 2011
Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

zestar, Yesterday at 11:05 AM
Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Fudge brownie with a sliver of candied cherry along the bottom edge of the pint glass. I love opaque Irish dry stouts. The toasted tan head is two fingers after a vigorous pour and has a nicely cobbled look on its upper surface. Add thicks sheets of pocked lace and you have... a classic looking stout.

The nose is even better. After reading that Three Feet Deep contains 'a hint of peat-smoked malt', I wondered how much of a hint would be provided. I'm happy to report that it's much more than a hint and is even more than a suggestion. I love peat in my whisky and in my beer. Thankfully, this one has a beautiful roasted maltiness to go along with it.

I thought pretty highly of Knot Stock (a black pepper beer) and I do belive that I like this one just as much. The flavor profile consists of well-roasted malt, bittersweet chocolate, a minor splash of black coffee and tangy peat smoke. These guys are masters of keeping all flavor elements playing nicely in the sand box. Flavors that should dominate, dominate. Flavors that should complement, complement.

Three Feet Deep also has a pleasant hoppiness that adds yet another facet and provides the bitter 'yin' to the malty 'yang'. I'm sure the brewers designed it just this way on purpose, but may I suggest a more malt-intensive 7.5% beer? When a stout is this good, I want even more explosive flavor per mouthful.

I'm trying as hard as I can to keep in mind that this is an Irish dry stout and not an American double stout. The mouthfeel, while acceptable for the style, strikes me as too light. I like a little chewiness in all my stouts, and a little more flavor linger than this one provides.

Three Feet Deep would be better if it was Six Feet Deep. Having said that, this is very good beer that has that Furthermore twist that I've come to know and love. If you like well-crafted beer that comes at you from a slightly different direction, give this brewery a look.

BuckeyeNation, May 27, 2007
Photo of Phyl21ca
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep amber color lager with a nice foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of lightly caramelized malt is quite enjoyable. Taste of biscuit malt is very refreshing with limited complexity. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation as well. Well brewed and easily drinkable which I bet was the goal of this one.

Phyl21ca, May 11, 2011
Photo of Knapp85
3.2/5  rDev -12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours out as a deep brownish black color. The head was a light fan color. The lacing was pretty good at first then it trailed off in the end. The smell of some smoke and earth, a little roasted malt in there too. The taste is roasted and has a light creaminess to it. The mouthfeel is a bit thinner than expected. It's a decent stout but it wouldn't make menrun out of my way for more.

Knapp85, May 31, 2011
Photo of emerge077
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally after trying three different Furthermore beers, the third time is the charm.

Pours a dark burnt umber, nearly opaque. Lacing spots the rim of the glass. Mild aroma of smoked malt and mineral water.

Taste is smoky malt and mild earthy peatiness. A distant runner-up to the smoky lagers from Bamberg, but this will do in a pinch. Not an Irish Dry Stout, more of a Scotch Ale, or leaning towards Rauchbier.

Thin mouthfeel, roastiness keeps the drinkability at moderate levels. A good interpretation of a smoky Scotch Ale.

emerge077, Apr 15, 2007
Photo of zeff80
3.7/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a semi-opaque, dark, dark brown color with a very small, tan, bubbly head. No lace.

S - It smelled smoky and of roasted malt. Not much else.

T - It tasted fairly smoky and of rich roasted malt. It was fairly bitter. The smoky flavored faded or mellowed as it warmed up.

M - It was pretty sharp and smooth. A light to medium-bodied beer with a dry finish.

D - This is an interesting irish dry stout. The smoky flavor is a unique twist on the style.

zeff80, Jan 22, 2009
Photo of NeroFiddled
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

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!

NeroFiddled, Apr 14, 2007
Photo of WVbeergeek
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

WVbeergeek, Mar 06, 2010
Photo of feloniousmonk
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Utterly black under slim roasted tan head.

Espresso and blackstrap nose...anise and pepper...roasty and dry. And smokey!

All that returns on the tongue, the cracked pepper, the earthy coffee taste, subtle bitterness. smooth, refreshing, but deep and serious, decidedly dry.
Full bodied, dry, bitter finish.
And smokey!

Quite unique, actually, an interpretation unlike any I've encountered lately.
(And smokey!)
Bit of whisper of whiskey in there, too. Hmmm...was that intentional, he muses sarcastically...

feloniousmonk, Apr 11, 2007
Photo of Slatetank
4.22/5  rDev +15%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this bottle up at Brass Rail Deli in Campbelltown, PA. Poured chilled in a la fin du monde tulip

A - A dark, almost mahogany color w/ 2 finger cream cap w/ tiny bead. The retention is good and lace sticks

S - Rich cocoa and smokey aromas w/ lots of caramel and nuts. The scent is both earthy and somewhat tobacco accented w/ mild dark dried fruit notes and dark toast

M - The feel is roasted and rich w/ smooth malt and mild carbonation w/ subtle smoky textures and dry finish

T - A flavor which has elements of cocoa, spice and dense touches of hazelnut and rich toffee w/ a mild nutty edge. The moderate smoke flavor is a nice accent w/ slight pepper and pine w/ a lighter roasted coffee and mild burnt edges of toast in the background

D - Very drinkable, actually a treat to drink w/ som much flavor- Furthermore is a brewery to take seriously. I have tasted 3 offerings so far and not a clunker yet

Slatetank, Jan 04, 2010
Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Mora2000, Jul 05, 2010
Photo of jwc215
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to morimech!

Pours black with very dark brown highlights along the bottom when held to the light. A thick two-finger head settles to one-finger and stays. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of roasted coffee, smoked peat, and dark chocolate.

The taste is of sweet chocolate, coffee, peat smokiness and a touch of anise and an earthy undertone. Peat smokiness grows as it progresses. It finishes with a smoky dryness.

It has a creamy medium-to-full body. Smokiness lingers.

A dry stout with a strong peat smokiness, though enough malt character still comes through. Smokiness does seem to grow as it progresses - think of a traditional Irish Dry Stout with more peat... Enjoyable, though smoky character does impact "drinkability" a bit, unless you are looking for a rather heavy peat character.

jwc215, Feb 13, 2010
Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

XmnwildX12, Nov 28, 2013
Photo of InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

InspectorBob, Monday at 12:40 PM
Photo of woodychandler
4.28/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Perfect! If The CANQuest is going to deviate for a period of time, it might as well be to drink Irish beers! I am always getting asked "Irish, Jewish, Weirdo, or what?" Well, with a surname of Chandler, I have to cop to English, although Irish on my maternal grandmother's side. The students love me on St. Pat's and Halfway to St Pat's (next month - 17 Sept) when I am Mr. McChandler and Irish is on the menu. I've got some Beamish on standby, if the night does not take me elsewhere.

Whoa! The finger of rocky, deep-tan/light-brown head appeared as if by magic. At first, I was getting nothing and then, Poof!, head. I love getting head. Mmm hmm. Color was a deep, dark, inky brownish-black noticeable only at the edges. nose had a pronounced dark-chocolate characteristic underlain by a mild smoky/charcoal scent. Mouthfeel was medium with a riot of smoke, charcoal, coffee and chocolate all vying for attention on the tongue and in the mouth. The finish was really smoky, where it counted. The label mentioned "With a hint of peat smoked malt, this stout is a return to County Cork and the warmth of the Irish hearth." I may soon need a lay-down.

woodychandler, Aug 07, 2010
Photo of akorsak
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

akorsak, May 10, 2010
Photo of rhoadsrage
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

(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.

rhoadsrage, Feb 13, 2007
Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -18.3%

ejimhof, Aug 29, 2013
Photo of BARFLYB
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Out of the bottle into a pint glass. I have not been impressed with any Furthermore beers, so hopefully this one is in check.

A very dark 'black Irish' stout here with a midnight hue and about a inch of loose dark tan head that did not feel like sticking around. Becomes a ring around the collar and no stick on the glass.

Smell is big roasted malts with some smoke, peat integrated with scents of chocolate and weak coffee. A dash of vanilla comes out along with cream and faint traces of licorice root. Some dark fruit with warming.

Taste is roast up front followed by a melange of cocco, slight chocolate, smoke, coffee and vanilla in that exact order, with the vanilla upping it's ante with some warming. Faint traces of dark fruits but I could be imagining that.

The feel is bigger than expected, while this remains less than medium it just feels a bit larger going down. Perhaps this is because im used to thinner irish stouts. Carbonation is minimal and hardly felt on the tounge, but it is there. Somewhat bitter, but nothing I cannot handle.

I finally found a Furthermore beer that I may come back to time to time. The flavor comes off well and the body is spot on. With a lowish ABV, this is one I can see drinking a few of on a fall/winter night. While being unphased by this breweries light beers, maybe they shine in the dark spectrum of beer.

BARFLYB, Oct 25, 2010
Photo of Stinkypuss
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark brown almost black. Tan off white head and some spots of lace.

Smell: Roasted malt, smoke, kinda has a fresh brewed coffee aroma as well. Standard for a stout, alittle bit of alcohol sneaks in at the end

Taste: Rich and peaty, roasted malt and charred grain adding a smokey/burnt flavor. Bitter coffee and hints of hop. Straight forward dry stout flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied a bit thin carbonation is good. Alittle watery.

Drinkability: A decent session stout.

Stinkypuss, Feb 22, 2011
Photo of BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

BillRoth, Dec 15, 2013
Photo of brandoman63
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

brandoman63, Nov 29, 2011
Photo of billab914
3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Bruery tulip. It poured a dark brown color with a modest tan head to it. The head settled after a bit but left some excellent lacing on the glass as I drank it.

The aroma has a roasted malt and chocolate flavor to it with some roastedness and coffee coming through. I'm definitely getting some smoked malt as well, which I like a lot.

The taste shows even more of the smoked malt flavors in it. It has a very nice and not overwhelming smokiness to it. Besides the smoke, some chocolate comes through along with a roasted, slightly burnt, coffee flavor. It's pretty smooth overall though and the flavors all come together nicely.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and moderately creamy. Carbonation is moderate. Drinkability is good, I really enjoyed it. I loved the smokiness it had to it. There aren't enough stouts that display smoke this nicely in my opinion. Very nice beer overall.

billab914, Sep 14, 2010
Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

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.

Beerandraiderfan, Dec 18, 2011
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Three Feet Deep from Furthermore Beer
83 out of 100 based on 155 ratings.