Graham Cracker Porter - Denver Beer Co.

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BA SCORE
86
very good

99 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 99
Reviews: 17
rAvg: 3.82
pDev: 12.04%
Wants: 11
Gots: 14 | 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!

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4.32/5  rDev +13.1%

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4.28/5  rDev +12%
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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Incredibly smooth. Not as sweet as the title would suggest. Similar to some vanilla porters like Psycho Penguin. Silky mouthfeel. Great winter beer without all of the usual holiday spices. Highly recommended.

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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.
86 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.