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Three Feet Deep | Furthermore Beer

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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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Added by DaPeculierDane on 11-29-2006

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Photo of Knapp85
3.21/5  rDev -12.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This beer pours out as a deep brownish black color. The head was a light fan color. The lacing was pretty good at first then it trailed off in the end. The smell of some smoke and earth, a little roasted malt in there too. The taste is roasted and has a light creaminess to it. The mouthfeel is a bit thinner than expected. It's a decent stout but it wouldn't make menrun out of my way for more.

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Photo of emerge077
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Finally after trying three different Furthermore beers, the third time is the charm.

Pours a dark burnt umber, nearly opaque. Lacing spots the rim of the glass. Mild aroma of smoked malt and mineral water.

Taste is smoky malt and mild earthy peatiness. A distant runner-up to the smoky lagers from Bamberg, but this will do in a pinch. Not an Irish Dry Stout, more of a Scotch Ale, or leaning towards Rauchbier.

Thin mouthfeel, roastiness keeps the drinkability at moderate levels. A good interpretation of a smoky Scotch Ale.

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Photo of Phyl21ca
3.82/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle: Poured a deep amber color lager with a nice foamy head with good retention and some good lacing. Aroma of lightly caramelized malt is quite enjoyable. Taste of biscuit malt is very refreshing with limited complexity. Body is quite full for style with good carbonation as well. Well brewed and easily drinkable which I bet was the goal of this one.

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Photo of zeff80
3.67/5  rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - Poured out a semi-opaque, dark, dark brown color with a very small, tan, bubbly head. No lace.

S - It smelled smoky and of roasted malt. Not much else.

T - It tasted fairly smoky and of rich roasted malt. It was fairly bitter. The smoky flavored faded or mellowed as it warmed up.

M - It was pretty sharp and smooth. A light to medium-bodied beer with a dry finish.

D - This is an interesting irish dry stout. The smoky flavor is a unique twist on the style.

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Photo of zestar
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of NeroFiddled
4.22/5  rDev +15%
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 Thorpe429
3.65/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of BeerFMAndy. Served in a Hill Farmstead wine glass.

Pour brings forward a beer that is nearly black and has a thin tan head. Some spotty lacing and not so great retention, though there's a thin collar throughout. The nose brings a bit of coffee alongside a strong base of roasted malt. The flavor is a bit more complex, adding in some dark chocolate alongside the dark, dark coffee. Roasted malt is dominant and becomes a bit too dry and bitter in the finish. Pretty solid effort; I'd have this again.

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Photo of billab914
3.88/5  rDev +5.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Poured from a 12oz bottle into my Bruery tulip. It poured a dark brown color with a modest tan head to it. The head settled after a bit but left some excellent lacing on the glass as I drank it.

The aroma has a roasted malt and chocolate flavor to it with some roastedness and coffee coming through. I'm definitely getting some smoked malt as well, which I like a lot.

The taste shows even more of the smoked malt flavors in it. It has a very nice and not overwhelming smokiness to it. Besides the smoke, some chocolate comes through along with a roasted, slightly burnt, coffee flavor. It's pretty smooth overall though and the flavors all come together nicely.

The mouthfeel is medium bodied and moderately creamy. Carbonation is moderate. Drinkability is good, I really enjoyed it. I loved the smokiness it had to it. There aren't enough stouts that display smoke this nicely in my opinion. Very nice beer overall.

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Photo of XmnwildX12
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of woodychandler
4.27/5  rDev +16.3%
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 BuckeyeNation
4.07/5  rDev +10.9%
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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Photo of Slatetank
4.2/5  rDev +14.4%
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 WoodBrew
3.3/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Furthermore...never heard of them; furthermore, I certainly wanted to try the stout. Seemed like a good after dinner drink; furthermore, what the heck...why not. The was a deep rich dark beer, with creamy head. The scent gave way a sweet malt with roasty undertones. The taste was a little lacking to me...I want stouts that are fuller in body....sort of like chewy the beer!! Furthermore, the beer was very sweet...not to my liking. The mothfeel was fine, but a little too much going on....but nothing solid going on....futhermore, it is worth a try.

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Photo of WVbeergeek
4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
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 InspectorBob
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of ejimhof
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of jwc215
3.93/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to morimech!

Pours black with very dark brown highlights along the bottom when held to the light. A thick two-finger head settles to one-finger and stays. Some lacing sticks.

The smell is of roasted coffee, smoked peat, and dark chocolate.

The taste is of sweet chocolate, coffee, peat smokiness and a touch of anise and an earthy undertone. Peat smokiness grows as it progresses. It finishes with a smoky dryness.

It has a creamy medium-to-full body. Smokiness lingers.

A dry stout with a strong peat smokiness, though enough malt character still comes through. Smokiness does seem to grow as it progresses - think of a traditional Irish Dry Stout with more peat... Enjoyable, though smoky character does impact "drinkability" a bit, unless you are looking for a rather heavy peat character.

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Photo of feloniousmonk
4.05/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Utterly black under slim roasted tan head.

Espresso and blackstrap nose...anise and pepper...roasty and dry. And smokey!

All that returns on the tongue, the cracked pepper, the earthy coffee taste, subtle bitterness. smooth, refreshing, but deep and serious, decidedly dry.
Full bodied, dry, bitter finish.
And smokey!

Quite unique, actually, an interpretation unlike any I've encountered lately.
(And smokey!)
Bit of whisper of whiskey in there, too. Hmmm...was that intentional, he muses sarcastically...

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Photo of brandoman63
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of Derek
4.26/5  rDev +16.1%
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 BillRoth
3.75/5  rDev +2.2%

Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to jjfoodie for sharing this bottle.

The beer pours a dark brown color with a tan head. The aroma is earthy hops with some toffee, chocolate and nuttyness. The flavor is toffee with quite a bit of smoke. The smoke was a surprise since I didn't get any of it in the aroma. Medium mouthfeel and medium carbonation.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.87/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Appearance: Dark brown almost black. Tan off white head and some spots of lace.

Smell: Roasted malt, smoke, kinda has a fresh brewed coffee aroma as well. Standard for a stout, alittle bit of alcohol sneaks in at the end

Taste: Rich and peaty, roasted malt and charred grain adding a smokey/burnt flavor. Bitter coffee and hints of hop. Straight forward dry stout flavor.

Mouthfeel: Medium bodied a bit thin carbonation is good. Alittle watery.

Drinkability: A decent session stout.

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Photo of rodbeermunch
3.47/5  rDev -5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Black pour tan 3/4" head. Viscosity is strong, retention as well. Dry irish stout aroma, which is pretty much a little bit of roast, peat and smoke.

Taste was nice and sessionable, lacked bitterness, chewy, more peat and smoke but I have a low threshold for both and this was still enjoyable. Never heard of this one but it fits within all the style parameters and was enjoyable.

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Photo of pat61
4/5  rDev +9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Had on tap at the Bryant Lake Bowl
A: Dark brown to black, ½” tan foam collar.
S: Coffee, roast and a touch of smoke.
T: dark roast malt flavors, roast barley and black patent malt at the front there is a little caramel but not a lot
F: Medium full body, medium carbonation.
O: An easy to drink dry stout.

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