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Graham Cracker Porter - Denver Beer Co.

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Graham Cracker Porter
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BA SCORE
87
very good

62 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 62
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 11.08%
Wants: 5
Gots: 2 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Denver Beer Co. visit their website
Colorado, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  5.60% ABV

Availability: Rotating

Notes/Commercial Description:
Like a campfire in a glass, this robust beauty has seductive notes of vanilla, smoked cedar, and mulling spices on the nose. A dark pour with mild lacing, she is a rollercoaster of lush chocolate and fig fruits diving into a semi-dry finish of toast and biscuit.

(Beer added by: Rifugium on 08-13-2011)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was fortunate enough to be out in the Denver with my husband on the day that Denver Beer Company opened. Had on-tap in signature glassware (taster and pint)...poured a beautiful deep, dark brown color with a small tan head that largely receded, though not completely. I knew this brew was going to be delicious as soon as I smelled it...roasty, sweet, smokey...the complexity of aroma was astounding. Once I tasted this delicious porter my palate was overwhelmed by chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, sweetness and an undertone of smoked flavor that became a bit more pronounced as the beer came up in temperature (definitely a good thing!) Honestly...this beer is best described as a campfire in a glass...I actually got a visual of sitting around and making s'mores by a campfire as I was drinking this. Unlike many brews that advertise a unique taste, this beer actually lived up to its name. I tasted everything they had on tap that day, but this was the only one I ordered a pint of...or two...or...did I mention how tasty this porter is? I only hope I can get back to Denver soon to have another!

Serving type: on-tap

10-24-2011 18:54:23 | More by MsRif
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4.28/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

First had: on tap at their brewpub

A great porter! Poured into a signature pint glass, a dark opaque brown with a thin layer of tan bubbles for a head. Roasty aroma, with lots of dark malts, semisweet chocolate, a touch of coffee bitterness, and notes of vanilla, cinnamon and sugar, and just a hint of smoke. The flavor truly came out when I let the beer get closer to room temperature. Big roasty malts, dark chocolate, brown sugar, mild sensation of figs, toasted marshmallow, and a defined graham cracker taste that tantalized all senses and lingered pleasantly in the aftertaste. Nearly full-bodied, and very drinkable. I had no problem ordering another.

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08-13-2011 05:48:28 | More by Rifugium
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Pitch black with small tan head, little bit of lace.
Smells excellent. Sweet, spicy graham cracker, hints of nutmeg, cocoa powder, vanilla, tootsie rolls and malt. A+
Tastes like a beer version of a chocolate malt. Smooth bready vanilla and chocolate flavors balanced by subtle hop bitterness and hint of roastiness.
Would be nice if this beer was a bit richer and fuller in mouthfeel.For a regular porter its nice, but I'd love to see an "imperial" version of this brew.

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Sampled at Denver. A midnight black color with good viscous when swirled. A soft tan had with good retention but a bit thicker bubbles.

The nose is a bit unique. The graham cracker/bready quality comes out very nicely. Some noticeable darker malts, chocolate and a hint of toffee. Some what a light yeasty note with a light rose peddle quality (im sensitive to that). Some minor alcohol notes but over all pretty clean.

The taste was balance between the graham cracker flavor and a nice astringency from the darker malts. Came out more of a malt ball-esk type of taste. Some biscuit/nutty notes that was a bit of a distraction. But good chocolate notes. Some yeast notes, maybe a minor coconut flavor. Some rose peddles, but less so versus the nose. For the most part very clean

The body is moderate but leaves a lingering sweetness. Not necessarily under attenuation, but sweetness lingers. This does balance though with the astringent notes from the dark malts. Very drinkable. Carbonation is a bit light. Overall pretty good, with some minor changes that are probably more personal than anything else.

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Graham Cracker Porter from Denver Beer Co.
87 out of 100 based on 62 ratings.