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Three Feet Deep - Furthermore Beer

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158 Ratings
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Ratings: 158
Reviews: 119
rAvg: 3.67
pDev: 14.99%
Wants: 3
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 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.

Photo of SiphonKing
3.45/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours almost black with hints of red fairly visible on the fringes. Tastes a little thin on the mouthfeel but very quaffable. I could drink a few of these and still be reasonable. The peat adds a dryness that complements the style but does take away from the traditional roastiness finish.

Photo of botham
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a pub glass. pours near opaque black with very distant garnet highlights. two fingers of brown head top it off, with good retension (about six minutes). moderate lacings.

aroma is very roasted, with an earthy quality. a distant smoked character shows through, giving the brew a nice overall richness, while side notes of chocolate and dark fruit round out the profile.

taste is roasted and smoked, with a mellow quality and a rich profile. the same chocolate and subtle dark fruit notes are present, though not as pronounced. finishes with mild alcohol notes and residual roasted malts.

mouthfeel is full bodied with a smooth texture and a smoother finish. a bit of alcohol comes through upon finishing, imparting a light bite to the finish.

drinkability is good. this is a roasted and rich brew that is pleasant on the palate, without overdoing the malt or smoke. nicely proportioned.

Photo of gkatsoris
2.5/5  rDev -31.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: BLACK. Holy black. With a huge thick head. The head stayed for almost 5 whole minutes.

S: Nuts and alcohol up front. Nuts, coffee, chocolate and honey. Also some grass and wood. Even tho the alcohol is up front, it is pretty appetizing.

T: Smoke, smoke and smoke. Charred wood, charcoal, more smoke. Not yummy. Sorry.

M: It was creamy and smooth, but I can't get the smoke off of my taste buds.

D: Just not for me that's all.

Photo of Tilley4
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks go out to Lordsloth for this bottle!

Pours out an almost black with a very small head... Decent lacing on glass..

Aroma of most other dry stouts... Nice and dark and malty... Perhaps just a hint of
smoke..

Actually pretty dang tasty... The merest hint of chocolate lingers in the background behind the dark roasted malt and subtle smoke flavor..

I liked this brew... Very easy drinking..

Photo of malcontent
3.95/5  rDev +7.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Head could certainly be more plentiful but the color and consistency appear to be dead-on.

Softly peaty, mildly acrid nose rings true for the style with generous roasted notes on the back end.

Furthermore has done absolutely nothing original here. What they have done, however, is deliver a faithful interpretation of an often satisfying style. Bitterness, and almost sourness, are accentuated throughout with a strong peat roasted profile framing the taste. Dry finish combined with acidity lends itself to food pairing.

A touch thin but considering it's not a nitro, that can be expected. A smooth drinker that doesn't fill you up or put you half in the bag. Absolutely sessionable.

Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.78/5  rDev +3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to objectivemonkey for this one.

Looks like a soft black that reveals a touch of brown when held to the light. The head fell in time to a muddy brown collar.

Smells of an amusing blend of smoke and chocolate with only a touch of coffee between. There's an odd green pepper and celery behind the dryer notes that remind me of a rauch. I also detect the faintest sting of alcohol.

Tastes quite the same with a similar balance with a touch more coffee but it fades more to a dry CO2 sting. The celery is more present here too. This finishes out with a pleasant light smoke and a touch of tasty but weak coffee. Over all, the flavors seem a bit distant.

Feels glassy with a slight roughing up by a late emergence of carbonation. It also seems to sting my mouth a bit.

A neat take on the style for sure, but not my favorite. A great pairing with BBQ ribs.

Photo of mnstorm99
1.33/5  rDev -63.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

I might have let this beer go, but it was so bad I had to tell someone.
Into the glass a nice black pour, but a disappointing ghost white head.
Aroma is smoke malts and that is it, I try and try and I can maybe get some roast out of there, but not much.
Taste, here we go hopefully this will be better than the aroma, Nope. Smoke, smoke, smoke and that is it, I can't get past it far enough to try anything else.
Mouthfell was ok, but it is a stout, it better have a decent feel to it. I choked half of this beer down, let it warm and tried it at different incriment to give it a fair shake. But down the drain it went.

Photo of objectivemonkey
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into my pint glass, pours pretty much pitch black, a nice size tan head, ok lacing, pretty decent. The aroma is loaded with peat and smokiness, some coffee and maybe a little bittersweet chocolate. There is even more peat and smoke in the taste, roasty and toasty malts, very roasted coffee and a bit peppery spiced. The mouth is smooth, a little dry toward the end, good body and carbonation. I liked this beer since I first had it, and good smoky brew.

Photo of tayner
3.38/5  rDev -7.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle obtained in the black booty bif

Poured pitch black with a sizeable tan foamy head. a black beauty

Smells overwhelmingly like smoke. Bottle mentions peat smoked malt, and there is no doubt of that on the nose

Taste is the same smoke flavor dominating, which is not my favorite, but not horrible either. I prefer my beer not be smoky, but if smoke is your thing this beer is for you. it does have a dry finish as an irish dry stout should.

Body is a little thin for a stout but at the same time it makes it more than drinkable. I do not know what the abv is, but if i had to guess i woul say somewhere around 6%.

A nice brew if you like smoky beers, but this one i wont get again just for that reason.

Photo of patrick16o
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Furthermore is another brewery whose package design I like. A big red arrow with the brewery name and beer name angles up across the label. Clean contemporary design.

Pours rich black with a good sized creamy tan crown. Some lacing occurs.

Aroma is rich, roasted malt, chocolate, with a nice touch of smoke.

The flavor has a good dose of smoked malt with a dry finish. It's got a light/medium body and the flavor is not overpowering. The smokiness lingers on throughout. Very drinkable.

Photo of brewcrew76
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

A - Black with aurburn highlights, a thin brown head and a thin layer of foam left behind.

S - Roasted malt, cocoa, coffee and a slight hint of smoky peat.

T - The peat smoked malt really comes out in the flavor in the beginning, not really bold but the dominant flavor that mellows as it warms. The roasted malt in the background blends nicely with the peat.

M - Mouthfeel is on the light side and just a touch thin, even for a dry irish stout, but I think it fits alright with the smoke.

D - I am not a fan of peat malt but it blends nicely in this beer.

Photo of Winter
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

3 ft. Deep pours black with auburn highlights and a nice creamy tan head. Straightforward aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. The mouthfeel is full-bodied. Burnt roasted malt starts things off and is quickly followed by an intriguing smokiness. The smoked malt is really noticeable - and in a good way. It adds a very unique twist to this Irish Stout. Finish is dry.

Very drinkable and if you're a fan of Dry Irish Stouts, I would recommend this. The smokiness adds an extra dimension to an already good beer.

Photo of FightingEntropy
3.15/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz bottle from France 44 in Minneapolis

A: jet black ale witha creamy light brown head that builds to about an inch thick and lingers before falling

S: light smoke, definate peat, not much malt at all, and no real hop aroma. Some buttery diacytl smell as well.

T: Light malt and smooth with a light smoke and peat. Not aggressive at all, but just present. Slickness from diactyl.

M: Light in the mouth. Irish Stout, so a little lighter is to be expected but this seems a bit watery.

D: Easy and smooth, but a bit thin.

Overall: The beer looks great in the class but doesn't seem to deliver. Decent beer, but a bit thin, lacks aggressiveness, and seems to have a brewing flaw, though nothing I'm not going to finish and enjoy.

Photo of cokes
3.73/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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.

Photo of Chaz
3.98/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a dark, chestnut-brown in color, with a medium tan head of good duration. Head consists of dense, almost tiny bubbles. Lacing is solid, and this is opaque when held up to the light.SMOKEY! The smoke fairly obscures the malts, but there are hints at the dark and chocolate malts that lie beneath, as well as a hint of sweetness. Very agreeable on the first sip, with a full-bodied impression. Smokey and a bit sweet, with all of the better qualities of the style coming to the fore, along with some bitter chocolate and light espresso notes. Closer to full-bodied than many of the stouts I've had in this style, and remarkably smooth. Although the smoke lingers, it doesn't totally obscure the finer malt and hop qualities present here; there's a roasted malt profile that hovers just undeneath the smoke, an assertive-yet forgiving hop bitterness, and a touch of oilyness that adds great depth to the malt profile. Top notch, folks. Now let's hope Furthermore sticks around a while.

Photo of Derek
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!

Photo of aforbes10
2.63/5  rDev -28.3%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 2.5

Pours dark brown, a deep walnut color. Small khaki head. Chocolate and smoked malt odor. Fairly pedestrian and a little sour smelling. Fizzy, aggressively better in an old coffee grounds way. Too biting and sour with not enough chocolate or malt flavor to back it up. A bit thin on the mouthfeel. I liked the Knot Stock a lot better.

Photo of Flyer
3.63/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

An above average but not great stout. If not for the hint of peat, it would be fairly unremarkable, and the peat really is just a hint. The nose has some nice toasty notes. Good, solid coffee stout flavors, with the peat and some vaguely sweet milky notes coming in late. Nice dry finish. This might grow on me.

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.

Photo of orbitalr0x
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 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.

Photo of terrabyte
3.43/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

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.

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.

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!

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...

Three Feet Deep from Furthermore Beer
83 out of 100 based on 158 ratings.