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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

63 Ratings
THE BROS
85
very good

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Ratings: 63
Reviews: 12
rAvg: 3.89
pDev: 11.31%
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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djrn2

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10%

10-09-2013 19:17:13 | More by djrn2
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nmann08

District of Columbia

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

10-11-2013 22:00:53 | More by nmann08
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acurtis

New Jersey

3.5/5  rDev -10%

10-09-2013 19:17:11 | More by acurtis
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jaydoc

Kansas

4/5  rDev +2.8%

11-13-2013 02:52:34 | More by jaydoc
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Jason

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-24-2014 02:56:24 | More by Jason
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Rifugium

Pennsylvania

4.28/5  rDev +10%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

08-13-2011 05:48:28 | More by Rifugium
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StonedTrippin

Colorado

3.95/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

unique porter here from denver beer co. pours a dark chocolate soily brown color with a one inch tan head. smells sort of graham crackery i suppose, with some buscuity malts and honey type sweetness. also lots of roast in the aroma. flavor is good, with a very similar malt profile to wynkoop's b3k schwarzbier, which is funny because apparently this guy used to brew the b3k, but i guess that is beside the point here. some sweetness in the finish, but nothing overbearing. feel is fine, if a bit thin on the body. good carbonation and very sessionable. it isnt as similar to a graham cracker as i thought it might be, but then again the graham cracker was invented by religious conservatives to supress sexual urges, so maybe thats a good thing...

Serving type: on-tap

05-06-2012 20:23:45 | More by StonedTrippin
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mactrail

Washington

2.76/5  rDev -29%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A peculiar flavor that goes downhill, and not in the usual Colorado way. Dark brown, not much of a foam, though adequate carbonation in the mouth. Interesting aroma of burnt toast.

This starts with a slightly sweet mellow note and descends into a darker, dishwatery region. I guess you can tell your taste buds it's graham crackers. Seems to get oddly bitter like juniper twigs. Surprising winey flavor full of tannins. Not pleasant, and leaves a medicinal aftertaste. On tap at the brewpub in lower downtown Denver.

Serving type: on-tap

12-16-2013 05:10:02 | More by mactrail
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-24-2013 23:49:22 | More by XmnwildX12
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MarkyMOD

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.8%

02-16-2013 23:00:02 | More by MarkyMOD
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duceswild

Maryland

3.5/5  rDev -10%

06-18-2012 00:58:42 | More by duceswild
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Mebuzzard

Colorado

3.69/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This won bronze (I think) at the 2011 GABF and it's well worthy of it. A dark, dark brown pour. It does look black with some ruby hints on the sides. But it's more brown. Sticky, soft chocolate malt like head. A bit thin on the lacing, but hey I'm being picky

Dark aroma. Chocolate, caramel, toffee, toasted biscuit. Spices come and go. Malty

It I think about graham cracker I can taste it. It's toastiness is quite evident. Throw in some nutmeg, black cardamom, maybe cinnamon sprinkled in there. Chocolate and toffee/molasses fight it out. A very slight hint of smoke on the end gives it a campfire feel.

For the flavors, it seems a bit thin.

Serving type: on-tap

10-09-2011 06:34:19 | More by Mebuzzard
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afsdan

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

04-04-2014 04:36:04 | More by afsdan
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claspada

New Jersey

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

05-28-2013 19:26:40 | More by claspada
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Haybeerman

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-08-2014 01:36:57 | More by Haybeerman
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ArrogantB

Colorado

3.2/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

On tap at Fire on the Mountain, $4 a pint. Dark, dark brown but not quite black. Aroma is sort of like a graham cracker with a hint of honey and malts coming together, was ok. Flavor was something different than the aroma, a bit astringent with some maltiness but not great. I can't believe this won a medal at GABF because the pint I had was unremarkable. Maybe these guys are inconsistent?

Serving type: on-tap

05-12-2013 01:32:48 | More by ArrogantB
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birchstick

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.8%

12-21-2013 17:11:23 | More by birchstick
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DrinkSlurm

Connecticut

4/5  rDev +2.8%

07-20-2013 10:42:57 | More by DrinkSlurm
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WDJersey

Colorado

4/5  rDev +2.8%

06-22-2014 03:59:41 | More by WDJersey
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CoryR

Oregon

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

10-12-2012 18:53:11 | More by CoryR
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vermilcj

Ohio

4/5  rDev +2.8%

10-09-2013 02:42:20 | More by vermilcj
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goblue3509

Pennsylvania

4.25/5  rDev +9.3%

06-14-2012 22:57:00 | More by goblue3509
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thebigredone

Wisconsin

3.75/5  rDev -3.6%

11-19-2013 01:01:20 | More by thebigredone
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

4.5/5  rDev +15.7%

01-13-2012 04:18:28 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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Oxymoron

Colorado

4.03/5  rDev +3.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: on-tap

01-24-2012 20:59:20 | More by Oxymoron
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Graham Cracker Porter from Denver Beer Co.
87 out of 100 based on 63 ratings.