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Three Feet Deep - Furthermore Beer

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153 Ratings
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Ratings: 153
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 15.26%
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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Thorpe429

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-18-2011 01:46:47 | More by Thorpe429
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BuckeyeNation

Iowa

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-27-2007 13:10:34 | More by BuckeyeNation
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Phyl21ca

Quebec (Canada)

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-11-2011 19:06:23 | More by Phyl21ca
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Knapp85

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-31-2011 00:26:22 | More by Knapp85
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emerge077

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

04-15-2007 07:47:28 | More by emerge077
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zeff80

Missouri

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-22-2009 02:16:04 | More by zeff80
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NeroFiddled

Pennsylvania

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!

Serving type: bottle

04-14-2007 16:59:28 | More by NeroFiddled
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feloniousmonk

Minnesota

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...

Serving type: bottle

04-11-2007 01:47:10 | More by feloniousmonk
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WVbeergeek

West Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

03-06-2010 19:23:59 | More by WVbeergeek
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Slatetank

Pennsylvania

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

Serving type: bottle

01-04-2010 17:53:23 | More by Slatetank
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Mora2000

Texas

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.

Serving type: bottle

07-05-2010 02:39:51 | More by Mora2000
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jwc215

Wisconsin

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2010 04:34:57 | More by jwc215
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

05-10-2010 02:03:01 | More by akorsak
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-13-2007 22:11:34 | More by rhoadsrage
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

11-28-2013 01:50:09 | More by XmnwildX12
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woodychandler

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

08-07-2010 22:43:23 | More by woodychandler
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.3%

08-29-2013 00:01:16 | More by ejimhof
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BARFLYB

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

10-25-2010 02:24:50 | More by BARFLYB
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Stinkypuss

Pennsylvania

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-22-2011 00:04:46 | More by Stinkypuss
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BillRoth

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

12-15-2013 18:47:21 | More by BillRoth
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brandoman63

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

11-29-2011 03:45:34 | More by brandoman63
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Beerandraiderfan

Nevada

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-18-2011 21:56:12 | More by Beerandraiderfan
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Derek

British Columbia (Canada)

4.28/5  rDev +16.6%
look: 3 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: Black with a tan head, very little retention (especially considering it's a stout), but it initially leaves a light lacing.

S: Smoke, licorous, peat, black-strap molases, coffee, light spicing and hints of dark, fruity esters. It's not a huge aroma, but it's complex, balanced, interesting and inviting. I've grown to like smoked beers.

T: Pleasant spicy-smokeyness like a rauchbier (sausage-like); cocoa, coffee, molases, earthy-peatyness, roasted nuts; balanced bitterness. Wow.

M: Moderate body and carbonation, slight roasted acidity and hints of chalkyness. Well-attenuated, but thankfully not as dry as some dry stouts.

D: I find it engaging, but the big flavours could be a drawback for some people.

A wonderful smoked beer that's underrated in my opinion. More people need to give this a try!

Serving type: bottle

08-29-2007 01:50:41 | More by Derek
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billab914

Virginia

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.

Serving type: bottle

09-14-2010 00:28:46 | More by billab914
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dirtylou

Washington

3.9/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2006 01:56:06 | More by dirtylou
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