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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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Added by DaPeculierDane on 11-29-2006

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Photo of GeezLynn
3.76/5  rDev +2.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Poured into a Guinness pint glass - dark brown, nearly black with an ample and resilient head of tan foam sitting atop. Good looking stout! Earthy roasted malt aromas wafting out of the glass. Also some dry, hoppy components. Tasty, slightly sweet dark roasted malts coupled with intense smokeyness. Dry and slightly bitter finish. Creamy mouthfeel, with plenty of fine carbonation.

A beer I would only occasionally drink, but one of the more flavorful Irish Dry Stouts I have had the privilege of trying. The mouthfeel is spot on. Pretty interesting that they brew this using peat smoked malt. Credit to Furthermore for another unique beer.

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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 Wisconsin
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

12 ounce bottle into a pint glass

A - Pours a jet black body that omits no light whatsoever. A tan, frothy, one and a half finger head rises slowly and recedes just as quick. Ten minutes after pouring this beer still holds a nice quarter finger thick head. Impressive looking beer.

S - Smokey malts, rich chocolate and cream are present. But there is something more. A rich bourbon like aroma also stands out quite well and I assume that is the peat. Quite a unique and pleasant surprise.

T - Smokey malts, chocolate and cream all standout initially. Upon further analysis, there is a nice hint of coffee notes that is ever so faint, but noticeable nonetheless. Overall quite a bit of things going on here but I would like it to be a bit fuller.

M - Medium bodied with a carbonation level that is a bit low for my liking. Smooth and creamy entering the mouth with the chocolate and cream notes standing out early. A faint amount of carbonation ensues cleansing the palate and finishing the beer with the burnt smokey peat flavor. Finish is slightly dry as expected with the style. I would like to see a this beer cranked up a notch or two because it has the characteristics to be great.

D - Pretty solid offering with only minor complaints. For this being my first Irish Dry Stout I have to say I am quite intrigued by the way the Furthermore folks worked the peat into the beer. Very interesting and definitely something I would like to try again, just not too frequently.

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Photo of KarlHungus
3.94/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 3 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

This beer pours a semi-clear black color. The head is half and inch in height, and recedes within seconds into almost not lacing. The aroma is of roasted malt, milk chocolate, and a hint of beat. It is a very pleasant aroma, and quite strong for a Dry Stout. The taste is like the aroma, but with more peat. The peat isn't overpowering or what I would call strong, but there is enough of it that it is very noticeable. The mouthfeel is medium bodied with appropriately low carbonation, and a creamy texture. Overall, this is a nice beer that I will certainly drink again.

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Photo of ckeegan04
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

A - Flat black color with a tan espresso like head. Head is a little thin ut has excellent retention.

S - Roasted malts with a very light smokiness. The smoked aroma does not really come through until the beer warms a bit. Light floral hoppiness as well.

T - A lot more smoke comes through in the taste and is by far the most dominant taste. Hints of rosted cocoa beans as well. Light bitterness as well.

M/D - Medium bodied with a somewhat creamy feel. Moderate carbonaion. Easy drinking....if you like smoke. The smoke could be a little overwhelming if it isnt your thing.

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Photo of supercolter
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Appearance is good, very opaque dark brownish, with almost no head or lacing. Smell and taste are pretty good. A slight amount of dry malt and bitter chocolate/coffee. There is actually a slight amount of hops here. Very light body for a stout in my opinion but the right level of carbonation is there. Drinkability is pretty good.

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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 Pauly2X
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

A- Nearly pitch black with minor ruby highlight along the bottom. Full finger tan head.

S- Mainly roasted aromas with an underlying sweetness and a hint of smoke.

T- The assertive roast character couples well with the smokey flavor, as it adds some nice depth. There's just enough dark caramel sweetness with very mellow hints of dark fruit to keep the roast and smoke from running a muck. Hop pressence is mild but does it's job well. There's just enough roasted bitterness in the finish to keep things interesting.

M- Just enough body to keep pace with the flavors but not so much that it loses any refreshing ability. Mild, smooth carbonation.

M- This is a go to stout for me.

Just bold enough to keep your interest yet it remains very drinkable. Can't wait to try this one in a roast.

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Photo of JohnQVegas
3.98/5  rDev +8.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Bottle into Sam Adams lager glass. Big thanks to (Jason) MBABJJ for this one!

Pours black, showing through as a dark ruby brown at the thinnest point in the glass, with a dense, creamy brown 2-finger head that took a long time to settle into a 1/4" cap and actually grew after pouring for a long while before finally leveling off. Thick, solid lacing.

Nose is smoky and peaty, some light roasty and chocolate notes underneath, even a bit of caramel.

Taste is smoky first and foremost - lots of peat-roasted malt goodness. Underneath, there are layers of caramel and chocolate, some light roasty coffee, and and a bit of an acrid, burnt note on the finish that both dries and balances nicely. Surprisingly delicious beer. Smoky, rich, and sweet. Maybe a bit too sweet as the beer wears on, but this beer is more rauchbier than dry stout at lower temps. A bit warmer, the great balance tends to fall off a bit, so definitely try this one fresh out of the cellar or even a bit cooler.

Mouthfeel is good - creamy and just a bit lush, full bodied and smooth.

Drinkability is pretty good. Nicely balanced, and the smoke isn't overbearing at all. My one wish would be a bit less caramel and a bit more chocolate, which would bump this one up a bit, as the caramel meeting the smoke, while quite tasty, does tend to wear on me in terms of drinkability.

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Photo of PrAndo
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A - opaque, dark brown body with an inviting capaccino head, poor head retention

S - roasty, toasty, malt, deep, and intense

T - like your typical dry stout

M - lighter body than I was expecting, but that's not necessarily what I'm looking for in my stout

D - decent, could belly up for a few on a cold day

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Photo of roadhouse
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz. bottle into a pint glass

Pours a deep black color with a one and a half inch light tan head. It falls to a quarter inch after a few minutes and retains well throughout. Lots of lacing left on the side of the glass.

Aroma is quite mild but there are coffee notes, dark chocolate, and good amount of peat smoked malt.

Taste is a mix of coffee and peat smoke flavors. Not very complex and quite dry towards the finish.

Mouthfeel is medium-light bodied, nice and creamy, very dry.

An interesting beer, but it just wasn't that good. It was worth a try if you like peat smoke flavor.

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Photo of jwinship83
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

bottle given to me from turkob and crew at DLD. thanks. 12oz bottle poured into a standard pint glass. website claims 5.5% abv.

A- black colored body with a good finger and a half of a beige colored head. decent retention and not much lacing left behind.

S- smells very dry and dark. roasted malts. some smoky earthy/peaty notes in here too. dark chocolate in bunches.

T- the taste follows the nose. very dry dark with lots of roasted malt and unsweetened chocolate. semi smoky, and peaty/earthy. the finish is very dry.

M- light bodied for a stout with a high level of carbonation. pretty creamy.

D- very good for a dry stout. something id like to check out again, and glad to try something from this brewery. very sessionable, and something i can see myself drinking a few of if given the opportunity.

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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 tavernjef
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Ebon brown color with a medium dark tan capping of fluffy foam that resides for a bit before fading to a broken skim and a collar ring. Small patches of lacing stick fairly well.

Aroma is fairly smokey of some bacon and char and some notes to blackened, tarry malt, chocolate, and dark grains.

Taste is more of the same, quite blackened and hovered in a smokey charred sense with a tender sweet malt backing and semi sweet chocolate base underneath. Tenderly charred and cocoa drying in the finish, smidgeons of bitterings in there with lots of black tanged malts creating a nice melding balance.

Body grows nicely into a smooth rendering mediumness. Semi tangy and creamy with a tint to some smoke that adds a nice tone, flavor, and balance within the char and chocolate that seems to take up everything else.

Solid stout! I'll pick up more as its fairly cheap and well worth it.

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Photo of marcobrau
3.93/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3 | smell: 5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pretty much pitch black with a light tan head that is fairly compact and somewhat persistent. Very earthy, peaty nose. Earthy notes mix with a bit of coffee, baker's chocolate and caramel. Mouthfeel is a touch prickly, perhaps a little over-carbed? Chocolate flavors in the dryish finish. A little watery upfront, but it is an Irish Stout after all. Overall, a very peaty, earthy stout and I approve. I purchased this up in Wisconsin. A town nearby was called Black Earth. This should be the town's official beer.

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Photo of MPLS
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Just ordered this one on a whim without even know what kind of style the beer was, shame on me. The waitress said it was kind of smokey, so I was hoping for a baltic porter or something.

A: Dark brown, nominal head (didn't see fill), and carbonation masked by it's dark color.

S: Smokey and roasted chocolate, nothing to write home about at all. Was hoping for more smoke damnit!

T: Decent smoked face followed by a chocolate body that's too thin, stop being overwhelming three feet deep. Finished with mild hopping.

M:Medium bodied enough to slide on the tongue.

D: I will take a lot of WI brews of this one, don't know the price of it around town, but for a $2 tap it was worth it.

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Photo of Thanby
3.73/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pitch black with a ruby hue and little head. Smells of wonderful smoked malt, caramel, a unique scent from the peat, and a little bit of citrus to top it off. The flavor is predominantly the malt, warm and robust. It seems like there are about three distinct malts in the blend but I can't really separate them so easily. The peat does give it a wonderful smoky quality however. Fairly clean on the finish for such a dark brew, and very easy to drink. This is something I could get used to having around for when I'm not on a hop binge.

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Photo of CHSLBrew
3.95/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Poured into an imperial pint glass.

A-Brown, large-bubbled head, lower retention, but retains a flim of bubbles on top. Darkest or dark brown beer, and it actually appears a bit transluscent.

S-Heavy roasted malts with some light smokiness. Slight slight chocolate coming through.

T-Initial smoke on the middle-back of the tongue, then a big black malt batter ram barrels through, leaving only a dry smokiness in its wake. And there's even some lingering chocolate in there, too.

M-Medium-high carbonation overpowers a medium but forgettable body.

D-Good, but with this pronounced smokiness, this one is not a session beer. However, the smokiness is not overpowering, and this beer is probably one of my favorite smoked brews, because it showcases the smoke effectively while allowing the other beer elements their times to shine.

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Photo of zeff80
3.67/5  rDev -0.3%
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 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 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 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 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 Soneast
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours black with a tan colored, half inch head. Recedes to a thin layer with minor lacing.

Smells of dark roasted malts, dark chocolate and a hint of smokiness detected.

Tastes of roasted grains, chocolate malts, subtle smoky flavor which only accentuates the nice combination of bitterness and sweetness.

Medium body, medium carbonation, tad thin. I like this beer, it brings something new to the table. The mix of your standard stout with the peat smokiness is awesome.

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