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Three Feet Deep - Furthermore Beer

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Ratings: 157
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 4
Gots: 2 | 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 PrAndo
3.53/5  rDev -3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - opaque, dark brown body with an inviting capaccino head, poor head retention

S - roasty, toasty, malt, deep, and intense

T - like your typical dry stout

M - lighter body than I was expecting, but that's not necessarily what I'm looking for in my stout

D - decent, could belly up for a few on a cold day

PrAndo, Jun 04, 2009
Photo of roadhouse
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass

Pours a deep black color with a one and a half inch light tan head. It falls to a quarter inch after a few minutes and retains well throughout. Lots of lacing left on the side of the glass.

Aroma is quite mild but there are coffee notes, dark chocolate, and good amount of peat smoked malt.

Taste is a mix of coffee and peat smoke flavors. Not very complex and quite dry towards the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied, nice and creamy, very dry.

An interesting beer, but it just wasn't that good. It was worth a try if you like peat smoke flavor.

roadhouse, May 17, 2009
Photo of jwinship83
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

bottle given to me from turkob and crew at DLD. thanks. 12oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. website claims 5.5% abv.

A- black colored body with a good finger and a half of a beige colored head. decent retention and not much lacing left behind.

S- smells very dry and dark. roasted malts. some smoky earthy/peaty notes in here too. dark chocolate in bunches.

T- the taste follows the nose. very dry dark with lots of roasted malt and unsweetened chocolate. semi smoky, and peaty/earthy. the finish is very dry.

M- light bodied for a stout with a high level of carbonation. pretty creamy.

D- very good for a dry stout. something id like to check out again, and glad to try something from this brewery. very sessionable, and something i can see myself drinking a few of if given the opportunity.

jwinship83, May 05, 2009
Photo of robbyc1
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black color, nice tan head, looks nice.

Heavy malt nose, with chocolate notes and smoky grass.

Chocolaty goodness with a nice dry finish, not sweet at all, great for this style. Lots of flavor without it being overpowering.

Nice heaviness in the mouth, good carbonation, what it should be.

Not great, but a good drinker, and just nice as an Irish Dry Stout should be, another to replace anything coming from overseas. I'm thinking it's a session beer around 5.5% as their website says, no sign of it. Just a good drinker, could have a few if I had more than one. Oh well.

Update 10/2009: Now listed on the newish website at 5.5% abv, about right. Got another single thinking I hadn't tried this, on to another go with refinements only. The head has that Guinness look, like it's foaming up to explode slowly. Using a Sam Adams glass to try this one. No light comes through. A smoky nose reveals the peat smoked malt, almost dominates. All the aforementioned flavors are there, with the smokiness a bit more than I remember, very nice. It's not refined, but doesn't overpower making it sessionable. Still high drinkability deserved. I bump the smell .5 for more smokiness, well done here.

robbyc1, Apr 18, 2009
Photo of tavernjef
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ebon brown color with a medium dark tan capping of fluffy foam that resides for a bit before fading to a broken skim and a collar ring. Small patches of lacing stick fairly well.

Aroma is fairly smokey of some bacon and char and some notes to blackened, tarry malt, chocolate, and dark grains.

Taste is more of the same, quite blackened and hovered in a smokey charred sense with a tender sweet malt backing and semi sweet chocolate base underneath. Tenderly charred and cocoa drying in the finish, smidgeons of bitterings in there with lots of black tanged malts creating a nice melding balance.

Body grows nicely into a smooth rendering mediumness. Semi tangy and creamy with a tint to some smoke that adds a nice tone, flavor, and balance within the char and chocolate that seems to take up everything else.

Solid stout! I'll pick up more as its fairly cheap and well worth it.

tavernjef, Apr 16, 2009
Photo of marcobrau
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

marcobrau, Mar 13, 2009
Photo of MPLS
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Just ordered this one on a whim without even know what kind of style the beer was, shame on me. The waitress said it was kind of smokey, so I was hoping for a baltic porter or something.

A: Dark brown, nominal head (didn't see fill), and carbonation masked by it's dark color.

S: Smokey and roasted chocolate, nothing to write home about at all. Was hoping for more smoke damnit!

T: Decent smoked face followed by a chocolate body that's too thin, stop being overwhelming three feet deep. Finished with mild hopping.

M:Medium bodied enough to slide on the tongue.

D: I will take a lot of WI brews of this one, don't know the price of it around town, but for a $2 tap it was worth it.

MPLS, Mar 03, 2009
Photo of Thanby
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black with a ruby hue and little head. Smells of wonderful smoked malt, caramel, a unique scent from the peat, and a little bit of citrus to top it off. The flavor is predominantly the malt, warm and robust. It seems like there are about three distinct malts in the blend but I can't really separate them so easily. The peat does give it a wonderful smoky quality however. Fairly clean on the finish for such a dark brew, and very easy to drink. This is something I could get used to having around for when I'm not on a hop binge.

Thanby, Feb 25, 2009
Photo of CHSLBrew
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into an imperial pint glass.

A-Brown, large-bubbled head, lower retention, but retains a flim of bubbles on top. Darkest or dark brown beer, and it actually appears a bit transluscent.

S-Heavy roasted malts with some light smokiness. Slight slight chocolate coming through.

T-Initial smoke on the middle-back of the tongue, then a big black malt batter ram barrels through, leaving only a dry smokiness in its wake. And there's even some lingering chocolate in there, too.

M-Medium-high carbonation overpowers a medium but forgettable body.

D-Good, but with this pronounced smokiness, this one is not a session beer. However, the smokiness is not overpowering, and this beer is probably one of my favorite smoked brews, because it showcases the smoke effectively while allowing the other beer elements their times to shine.

CHSLBrew, Jan 29, 2009
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 Greggy
4.38/5  rDev +19.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

big thanks to SchellsBeer for this one.

A- Pours a pitch black color with a tan head that starts as 1.5 fingers in height then recedes toa thin cap leaving some lacing on the way down.

S- Subtle meatiness, some balanced smokiness and peat greet the nose along with some chocolate, and coffee.

T- Starts out with a nice smooth rich chocolate roastiness and coffee backed up by a nice balanced smoky meatiness. The finish is nice chocolate, some roastiness and subtle smoky meats.

M- Silky smooth and full bodied.

D- I was kind of hoping for in the face-over-the-top smokiness but what I got was pretty damn nice. The smokiness in the beer was classy and balanced. I will be drinking this again and hopefully soon! This beer is Sofa-King great.

Greggy, Nov 26, 2008
Photo of ncvbc
4.13/5  rDev +12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A deep brownish hue, near black with shades of rust. Frothy tan head that falls slowly to a ring. Smell is huge in the smoked meat department. Whoa now. Not really offensive but huge. Taste is great. The smoke is complimented well by other flavors. Some chocolate, light caramel and coffee, and an earthy hop presence. It's like a dry stout with a smoke addition that is on a larger scale than usual, similar to what you'd find in a Rauchbier. Very good. Mouthfeel is light to medium and silky smooth with a light smoke edge. Damn, I really liked this beer. At first I thought it was overwhelming but it definitely grew on me through the glass. Wish I had more but this is it. Thanks goes to maximum12 for the extra in a recent trade...yet another nice surprise.

ncvbc, Nov 08, 2008
Photo of schellsbeer
4.35/5  rDev +18.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a Luck Beer. It was lucky that I picked it off of the shelf since I had never heard of it before. But...being from Wisconsin, I will give it a shot.

A - Dark. Black as midnight. Doesn't appear to be that thick though. Poured ok. Very small head.

S - Burnt grass. Smoke. Campfire. Soil. Damp earth. The deep forest.

T - Very unusual but I kind of like it. Different than anything I have ever tried before. Smoke flavor. Burnt Marshmallows. Bitter but not too bitter for a dry stout. You know what, I am really beginning to like this beer. Very Very different flavor. I think I may have found a new good beer to add to my list of "I would gladly drink again and again" beers. Growing up in northern Minnesota, this beer hits home. Reminds me of the great northern pine forests, deer hunting, sitting around a camp fire. This is not a "girly" beer that that is for sure. As I drink it, I may be turning into Paul Bunyan....come here Babe...

Taste is not that complex but it is just really good. I am very surprised. Excellent new beer.

M - Ok. What do you excect. Some cute words like some of my last reviews. Remember, I am now Paul Bunyan. This is a northern Minnesota/Wisconsin beer.

D - Heck yes!!! 2 or 3 at least. Since no alcohol percent is labeled on the bottle, there is none. Lets drink all night long.


schellsbeer, Nov 06, 2008
Photo of madtowndmb1
4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours black! Very small head and a tan head.

S: Smells of peat and malt. I could sniff this all day.

T: Taste te peet in there, and sweet maltiness. Theres almost no smoke taste in he actual original sip, but that's what lingers on your tongue, very nice!!

M: Nice and coating in your whole mouth. But not overly thick either.

D: I really like this stout, some can get fairly thick and leave you not wanting another, but not this one!

madtowndmb1, Nov 03, 2008
Photo of demcorhip
4.08/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A great looking stout. Black and opaque with a nice, well retained two finger tan coloured head. Mildly carbonated, and leaves an intricate web of sticky lace.

I like the nose from this one. A touch of peat and charred malt give way to mellower roasted aromas of expresso and chocolate. Hints at dark pitted fruit as well, and a decaying, leafy touch from the hops.

A well made stout. Taste is much like the nose, all the above elements, including mild tarry hints are overtop of a nice roasted, nutty malt backbone.

A nice mouthfeel on this one, the touch of peat smoked malt works very well with the charred malts. Not quite medium bodied, its smooth and almost slick feel is interrupted by the fine, tiny, fuzzy explosion as the carbonation leaves the liquid phase to join the atmosphere.

Not sure if i got a good batch here or if i am just a bigger fan of this brew than most previous reviewers. This is my kind of stout, and something that will be purchased again. This is my first brew from this brewery, and it has me looking forward to more. Its easily drinkable, full of flavour, and likely low enough in abv to be sessioned.

demcorhip, Oct 25, 2008
Photo of Soneast
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a tan colored, half inch head. Recedes to a thin layer with minor lacing.

Smells of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate and a hint of smokiness detected.

Tastes of roasted grains, chocolate malts, subtle smoky flavor which only accentuates the nice combination of bitterness and sweetness.

Medium body, medium carbonation, tad thin. I like this beer, it brings something new to the table. The mix of your standard stout with the peat smokiness is awesome.

Soneast, Oct 24, 2008
Photo of MBABJJ
1.75/5  rDev -52.3%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A - Black...cool

S - Nutty and fresh with some fruits behind but not really much of a scent

T - Tastes like an oil mixed with dirt. I'd rather eat worm meal off my work boots than drink a full bottle of this earthen torture.

M - The taste kills the feel and it just kind of burns till thankfully discipating quickly

D - Yup.

MBABJJ, Oct 17, 2008
Photo of Rennpferd
3.55/5  rDev -3.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It poured pitch black with a one finger head that quickly retreated into a lite lacing.

A mild scent of roasted malt mixed with hops. At first it seems well balanced, but at the last minute there is a scent of burned malt.

It had a robust flavor over roasted barley. There was a nice earthy undertone. It was medium bodied and had a bitter finish provided by the nearly undetectable hops. The flavor showcases the malt.

It's good and well worth a pint. I think there is much more potential for this to be a session beer if it could be served from a beer engine.

Rennpferd, Oct 08, 2008
Photo of Buebie
2.78/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

poured from a 12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date.
Pitch black, no glowing, all black. 2 finger fizzy cola like off white head. Mild thin drapes of lace, no retention.
Smell is rich and malty with hints of smoke.

Taste is smokey with chocolate malt. Overcarbonated with more cola likeness in the mouthfeel. Overall not impressed.

More lace, less cola character, less carbonation. Maybe some oats to thicken things up?
Otherwise, this is not worth trying.

Buebie, Sep 19, 2008
Photo of nsmartell
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this beer from the comfort of my own living room. From the 12oz bottle to an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a nice black color with a thin off-white head that stuck around for a while.

Smell: Roasted malts, smoky and with a hint of sweet chocolate.

Taste: Just what the smell suggests; roasted malts and smoky with just a hint of chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied and smooth with a nice bite at the finish.

Drinkability: This is a very drinkable beer. The smokiness gives this beer a nice added flavor.

nsmartell, Sep 08, 2008
Photo of abedenbaugh
3.6/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A dark brown color with a white head. Also the head didn't last long.
S: A light smoke aroma with some sweetness.
T: Bacon! The peat smoke is in the mid palate. Also there is some caramel flavors coming out. The smoke stays on the palate for a long time and it also finishes slightly tart, which is probably because of the smoke.
MF: Med body and med carbonation
D: A very drinkable beer. I liked the little bit of sweetness that happened to balance out with the smoke flavor. The smoke is strong but it isn't too overpowering, which makes it a very nice beer.

abedenbaugh, Aug 31, 2008
Photo of sholland119
2.78/5  rDev -24.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A-Pours a nice opaque black with a modest brown head and nice lacing.

S-Dominant smell of peat, very smokey and roasted.

T-A lot of bitterness and peat smokiness. Not bad, but I am not a big fan.

M-A little thin even for the style, I think.

D-One is about enough for me.


sholland119, Jul 21, 2008
Photo of edmedina
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark red almost purple. Got about 2 fingers worth of head from the pour. Aroma is mild but you get a bit of roasted malt in there. The first taste is earthy almost grainy. To be honest, I have no idea what peat moss taste like but I imagine it is similiar to what you get in here. You do get a smokey taste but it isn't at all over powering. If you are a fan of other smoked beers then you won't be disappointed. If however, you are like me and do not really go for smoked beers, you will find this is actually pretty pleasant. The flavors are all there but not anyone over powering. This is definitely worth a try

edmedina, Jul 12, 2008
Photo of wheatyweiss
4.33/5  rDev +18%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark cola almost black with a cream colored head that recedes to sticky lace.

Aroma is dark chocolate and dark roasted malt.

Flavor is a hit of smoky peaty grain with a finish of burnt grain, sour notes and a sweetness that is buried beneath the smokey peaty flavor. Hops are there to balance but are not prominent.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slick, oily on the tongue, it stays for the party.

Excellent, if you have a chance definitely try this one, especially if you like Rauchbier or smoked porters.

wheatyweiss, Jul 12, 2008
Photo of morimech
4.3/5  rDev +17.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

morimech, Jul 09, 2008
Three Feet Deep from Furthermore Beer
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