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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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.95/5  rDev +3.4%
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...

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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2.76/5  rDev -27.7%
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.

Photo of Rifugium
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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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.4%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.69/5  rDev -3.4%
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.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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2.5/5  rDev -34.6%

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3.2/5  rDev -16.2%
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?

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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4/5  rDev +4.7%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.8%

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3.6/5  rDev -5.8%

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Graham Cracker Porter from Denver Beer Co.
86 out of 100 based on 99 ratings.