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Three Feet DeepThree Feet Deep

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Furthermore Beer
Wisconsin, United States

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.50%

Availability: Year-round

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Photo of Schmidts
4.68/5  rDev +27.2%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Poured from a Bottle it is Coal Black no light can go through it.
Smells of sweet malts and chocolate
with a sort of Bourbon smell coming through
Its Taste is out of this world good, one of the Best stouts I have had in a long time,it is the perfect balence of malts and smoke, done just right.
It feels very refreshing in your mouth and goes down smooth.
It is a very drinkable Stout and one I will get again soon.
If you have never tried this one give it a try you will be very pleased.
It is a really Good Drink!

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Photo of Greggy
4.35/5  rDev +18.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

big thanks to SchellsBeer for this one.

A- Pours a pitch black color with a tan head that starts as 1.5 fingers in height then recedes toa thin cap leaving some lacing on the way down.

S- Subtle meatiness, some balanced smokiness and peat greet the nose along with some chocolate, and coffee.

T- Starts out with a nice smooth rich chocolate roastiness and coffee backed up by a nice balanced smoky meatiness. The finish is nice chocolate, some roastiness and subtle smoky meats.

M- Silky smooth and full bodied.

D- I was kind of hoping for in the face-over-the-top smokiness but what I got was pretty damn nice. The smokiness in the beer was classy and balanced. I will be drinking this again and hopefully soon! This beer is Sofa-King great.

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Photo of schellsbeer
4.33/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This was a Luck Beer. It was lucky that I picked it off of the shelf since I had never heard of it before. But...being from Wisconsin, I will give it a shot.

A - Dark. Black as midnight. Doesn't appear to be that thick though. Poured ok. Very small head.

S - Burnt grass. Smoke. Campfire. Soil. Damp earth. The deep forest.

T - Very unusual but I kind of like it. Different than anything I have ever tried before. Smoke flavor. Burnt Marshmallows. Bitter but not too bitter for a dry stout. You know what, I am really beginning to like this beer. Very Very different flavor. I think I may have found a new good beer to add to my list of "I would gladly drink again and again" beers. Growing up in northern Minnesota, this beer hits home. Reminds me of the great northern pine forests, deer hunting, sitting around a camp fire. This is not a "girly" beer that that is for sure. As I drink it, I may be turning into Paul Bunyan....come here Babe...

Taste is not that complex but it is just really good. I am very surprised. Excellent new beer.

M - Ok. What do you excect. Some cute words like some of my last reviews. Remember, I am now Paul Bunyan. This is a northern Minnesota/Wisconsin beer.

D - Heck yes!!! 2 or 3 at least. Since no alcohol percent is labeled on the bottle, there is none. Lets drink all night long.


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Photo of doubleshovels
4.33/5  rDev +17.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

Great depth in its pitch black colour, not a single ray of light shines through this obsidian brew. Below its light head lurks a hidden fizz, which accents its dryness and livens up the mouthfeel.

No sweetness and well balanced smoke makes this beer crave big cuts of dry aged beef, venison roasts, or smoked duck. While its dryness and crisp finish lets you enjoy one after another.

This was my first Furthermore brew, I will surely try another.

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Photo of wheatyweiss
4.32/5  rDev +17.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark cola almost black with a cream colored head that recedes to sticky lace.

Aroma is dark chocolate and dark roasted malt.

Flavor is a hit of smoky peaty grain with a finish of burnt grain, sour notes and a sweetness that is buried beneath the smokey peaty flavor. Hops are there to balance but are not prominent.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied and slick, oily on the tongue, it stays for the party.

Excellent, if you have a chance definitely try this one, especially if you like Rauchbier or smoked porters.

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Photo of morimech
4.3/5  rDev +16.8%
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.

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Photo of micromaniac129
4.3/5  rDev +16.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

This ebony brew pours rich and velvetty into my glass producing a tall dense mocha head.
Very aromatic with hints of roasted malts smoky peet coffee and dark chocolate. This beer is quite tasty too, it follows the nose.
Roasted malts are dominate here and richly so. Along with that you get some smoky peet and ash. I don't mind the ashen taste and feel at all if you consider how it tastes and the complexity of said taste.
Drinks smooth with a dry finish. It's good and well made and pleasing all around.

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Photo of woodychandler
4.27/5  rDev +16%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Perfect! If The CANQuest is going to deviate for a period of time, it might as well be to drink Irish beers! I am always getting asked "Irish, Jewish, Weirdo, or what?" Well, with a surname of Chandler, I have to cop to English, although Irish on my maternal grandmother's side. The students love me on St. Pat's and Halfway to St Pat's (next month - 17 Sept) when I am Mr. McChandler and Irish is on the menu. I've got some Beamish on standby, if the night does not take me elsewhere.

Whoa! The finger of rocky, deep-tan/light-brown head appeared as if by magic. At first, I was getting nothing and then, Poof!, head. I love getting head. Mmm hmm. Color was a deep, dark, inky brownish-black noticeable only at the edges. nose had a pronounced dark-chocolate characteristic underlain by a mild smoky/charcoal scent. Mouthfeel was medium with a riot of smoke, charcoal, coffee and chocolate all vying for attention on the tongue and in the mouth. The finish was really smoky, where it counted. The label mentioned "With a hint of peat smoked malt, this stout is a return to County Cork and the warmth of the Irish hearth." I may soon need a lay-down.

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Photo of Derek
4.26/5  rDev +15.8%
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!

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Photo of NeroFiddled
4.22/5  rDev +14.7%
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!

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Photo of robbyc1
4.22/5  rDev +14.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pitch black color, nice tan head, looks nice.

Heavy malt nose, with chocolate notes and smoky grass.

Chocolaty goodness with a nice dry finish, not sweet at all, great for this style. Lots of flavor without it being overpowering.

Nice heaviness in the mouth, good carbonation, what it should be.

Not great, but a good drinker, and just nice as an Irish Dry Stout should be, another to replace anything coming from overseas. I'm thinking it's a session beer around 5.5% as their website says, no sign of it. Just a good drinker, could have a few if I had more than one. Oh well.

Update 10/2009: Now listed on the newish website at 5.5% abv, about right. Got another single thinking I hadn't tried this, on to another go with refinements only. The head has that Guinness look, like it's foaming up to explode slowly. Using a Sam Adams glass to try this one. No light comes through. A smoky nose reveals the peat smoked malt, almost dominates. All the aforementioned flavors are there, with the smokiness a bit more than I remember, very nice. It's not refined, but doesn't overpower making it sessionable. Still high drinkability deserved. I bump the smell .5 for more smokiness, well done here.

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Photo of DrDemento456
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Pours a deep dark brown. Not completely dark mind you but a decent shade. about an inch of head which is always great for a stout.

S - Very timid roasted coffee and very light chocolate malt. Very good.

T - Wow the coffee malt is balance yet good. The lacing is pretty good in the glass. Very mild chocolate as well with very little bitterness. Wow very balanced stout!

M - Medium to light. Wow this is succession-able.

D - This is my first furthermore and it really is quite good. I may purchase the variety and review it here. Damn good beer.

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Photo of Slatetank
4.2/5  rDev +14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

I picked this bottle up at Brass Rail Deli in Campbelltown, PA. Poured chilled in a la fin du monde tulip

A - A dark, almost mahogany color w/ 2 finger cream cap w/ tiny bead. The retention is good and lace sticks

S - Rich cocoa and smokey aromas w/ lots of caramel and nuts. The scent is both earthy and somewhat tobacco accented w/ mild dark dried fruit notes and dark toast

M - The feel is roasted and rich w/ smooth malt and mild carbonation w/ subtle smoky textures and dry finish

T - A flavor which has elements of cocoa, spice and dense touches of hazelnut and rich toffee w/ a mild nutty edge. The moderate smoke flavor is a nice accent w/ slight pepper and pine w/ a lighter roasted coffee and mild burnt edges of toast in the background

D - Very drinkable, actually a treat to drink w/ som much flavor- Furthermore is a brewery to take seriously. I have tasted 3 offerings so far and not a clunker yet

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Photo of kenito799
4.18/5  rDev +13.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle poured into a Fin du Monde chalice

Inky opaque black brew with a light tan foamy head that recedes to a ring.

Roasted malty smell with some lovely bacony smokiness.

Flvor delivers that same great smoky malt, almost in rauchbier territory, and I love it. The thing that makes this beer stellaar is the foamy, creamy, lively mouthfeel. The drinkability is awesome, this beer has a light frothiness that provides a surprising balance to the rich smoky malt. Not at all sweet. Great job!

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours with a dark black ruby highlighted body, head forms thick and billows mushroom cloud like above the rim of my glass. Aroma an air of smokiness from the peat smoked malts, dark chocolate bitterness, herbal hops and a touch of coffee. A nice dry Irish stout, dry smokey delicious drinkable offering, weighs in at session ale strength. A lot of character herbal hop additions, dark roasted coffee and bitter dark chocolate finishes nice and dry with a touch of sourdough bread. The peat smoked malts add a real nice complexity to it all. Mouthfeel is smooth medium bodied evenly carbonated dry finish to be expected. Drinkability is solid probably my favorite from the Furthermore beers thus far and I've had the pale ale, the Proper, and the Makeweight.

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Photo of BeerFMAndy
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle poured into a Sprecher nonic.
No date or info.

A - Clear through the pour, this stout is damn near as black as they come. A rather quiet pour still produces a two-finger light sand-colored head. Great retention and thick lace are caked on the glass.

S - Peat-smoked malt wafts into the air with an accompanying earthiness and spot-on Irish roast aroma. Dry and harsh around the edges, Three Feet Deep is unforgiving and in-your-face.

T - Heavily roasted black patent malts add flavors of black coffee, bitter chocolate, and burnt toast while the peat smoked malt follows through with a great, complimentary, mild smoke finish.

M - As bitter as they come, 3FD is a fairly harsh-feeling beer with a full smoky body and a dry, acrid bitter finish. But ironically it's also almost creamy on the palette.

O - This Irish Dry Stout is a good, solid brew that captures the style very well while adding something a bit different that remains very complimentary of the other components. Great juxtaposition. 3FD should have been my St. Patty's pick this year.

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Photo of mgbickel
4.15/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a Perfect Pint glass. Formed a massive 2 finger cookie dough a color? The head dissipated down to a 1/2 finger layer of thick, thick foam, which lasted throughout the drink. The body is dark and have to force light through it in order to see some amber edges.

The nose has lots of coffee and chocolate characters up front. You can detect some licorice and molasses in the background. Everything sits on a roasted malt backbone. this smoked (actually, it is...should read the labels first!)? I feel like I am drinking black coffee at a campfire! Some milk chocolate and toasted malt flavors blend with the coffee-smoke to round out the palate.

The mouth feel is thick and creamy with mild carbonation.

This is very drinkable! I will not hesitate to buy this one again!

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Photo of drizzam
4.1/5  rDev +11.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A - Poured a nice deep opaque black topped by a light tan one finger head. Moderate head retention that left spotty lacing.

S - Dark malts with a background of bitter chocolate and a bit of smoke.

T & M - The taste and the nose go hand in hand...but it seems that the taste is even a bit more powerful. A roasted malt body is first and foremost, followed by just a bit of bitter chocolate and that same smoky presence I smelled in the aroma. It also has a slight hop bitterness at the end that adds an incredible complexity to this brew. Medium bodied and smooth, it has a nice creaminess to it.

D - This is one helluva good that I would recommend to anybody that enjoys a good flavorful dark beer. Two thumbs up to Furthermore on this one!

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Photo of madtowndmb1
4.09/5  rDev +11.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A: pours black! Very small head and a tan head.

S: Smells of peat and malt. I could sniff this all day.

T: Taste te peet in there, and sweet maltiness. Theres almost no smoke taste in he actual original sip, but that's what lingers on your tongue, very nice!!

M: Nice and coating in your whole mouth. But not overly thick either.

D: I really like this stout, some can get fairly thick and leave you not wanting another, but not this one!

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Photo of demcorhip
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A great looking stout. Black and opaque with a nice, well retained two finger tan coloured head. Mildly carbonated, and leaves an intricate web of sticky lace.

I like the nose from this one. A touch of peat and charred malt give way to mellower roasted aromas of expresso and chocolate. Hints at dark pitted fruit as well, and a decaying, leafy touch from the hops.

A well made stout. Taste is much like the nose, all the above elements, including mild tarry hints are overtop of a nice roasted, nutty malt backbone.

A nice mouthfeel on this one, the touch of peat smoked malt works very well with the charred malts. Not quite medium bodied, its smooth and almost slick feel is interrupted by the fine, tiny, fuzzy explosion as the carbonation leaves the liquid phase to join the atmosphere.

Not sure if i got a good batch here or if i am just a bigger fan of this brew than most previous reviewers. This is my kind of stout, and something that will be purchased again. This is my first brew from this brewery, and it has me looking forward to more. Its easily drinkable, full of flavour, and likely low enough in abv to be sessioned.

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Photo of ncvbc
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A deep brownish hue, near black with shades of rust. Frothy tan head that falls slowly to a ring. Smell is huge in the smoked meat department. Whoa now. Not really offensive but huge. Taste is great. The smoke is complimented well by other flavors. Some chocolate, light caramel and coffee, and an earthy hop presence. It's like a dry stout with a smoke addition that is on a larger scale than usual, similar to what you'd find in a Rauchbier. Very good. Mouthfeel is light to medium and silky smooth with a light smoke edge. Damn, I really liked this beer. At first I thought it was overwhelming but it definitely grew on me through the glass. Wish I had more but this is it. Thanks goes to maximum12 for the extra in a recent trade...yet another nice surprise.

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Photo of scruffwhor
4.08/5  rDev +10.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Pours an almost pitch black, but with some dark brown highlights. Great two finger head and a thick foam that retains through almost all 12 ounces. The aroma is smokey and peety with just a little coffee, chocolate, and cream. his stouts hits the palate smooth, silky, and full of smoke at the start. The peet and roasted mlt mix for the middle. The finish has the smoke, peet, roasted malts, faint coffee, and light chocolate powder. Great flavored Irish stout with flavorable sessionability.

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Photo of orbitalr0x
4.07/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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Photo of brewcrew76
4.07/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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Photo of BuckeyeNation
4.07/5  rDev +10.6%
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.

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