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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 MBABJJ
1.89/5  rDev -48.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 1.5 | overall: 1

A -

S - Nutty and fresh with some fruits behind but not really much of a scent

T - Tastes like an oil mixed with dirt. I'd rather eat worm meal off my work boots than drink a full bottle of this earthen torture.

M - The taste kills the feel and it just kind of burns till thankfully discipating quickly

D - Yup.

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Photo of Rennpferd
3.5/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It poured pitch black with a one finger head that quickly retreated into a lite lacing.

A mild scent of roasted malt mixed with hops. At first it seems well balanced, but at the last minute there is a scent of burned malt.

It had a robust flavor over roasted barley. There was a nice earthy undertone. It was medium bodied and had a bitter finish provided by the nearly undetectable hops. The flavor showcases the malt.

It's good and well worth a pint. I think there is much more potential for this to be a session beer if it could be served from a beer engine.

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Photo of Buebie
2.82/5  rDev -23.4%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3

poured from a 12 oz brown bottle with no freshness date.
Pitch black, no glowing, all black. 2 finger fizzy cola like off white head. Mild thin drapes of lace, no retention.
Smell is rich and malty with hints of smoke.

Taste is smokey with chocolate malt. Overcarbonated with more cola likeness in the mouthfeel. Overall not impressed.

More lace, less cola character, less carbonation. Maybe some oats to thicken things up?
Otherwise, this is not worth trying.

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Photo of nsmartell
4.02/5  rDev +9.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I enjoyed this beer from the comfort of my own living room. From the 12oz bottle to an imperial pint glass.

Appearance: Pours a nice black color with a thin off-white head that stuck around for a while.

Smell: Roasted malts, smoky and with a hint of sweet chocolate.

Taste: Just what the smell suggests; roasted malts and smoky with just a hint of chocolate.

Mouthfeel: Full-bodied and smooth with a nice bite at the finish.

Drinkability: This is a very drinkable beer. The smokiness gives this beer a nice added flavor.

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Photo of abedenbaugh
3.55/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: A dark brown color with a white head. Also the head didn't last long.
S: A light smoke aroma with some sweetness.
T: Bacon! The peat smoke is in the mid palate. Also there is some caramel flavors coming out. The smoke stays on the palate for a long time and it also finishes slightly tart, which is probably because of the smoke.
MF: Med body and med carbonation
D: A very drinkable beer. I liked the little bit of sweetness that happened to balance out with the smoke flavor. The smoke is strong but it isn't too overpowering, which makes it a very nice beer.

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Photo of sholland119
2.81/5  rDev -23.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.5

A-Pours a nice opaque black with a modest brown head and nice lacing.

S-Dominant smell of peat, very smokey and roasted.

T-A lot of bitterness and peat smokiness. Not bad, but I am not a big fan.

M-A little thin even for the style, I think.

D-One is about enough for me.


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Photo of edmedina
3.97/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a dark red almost purple. Got about 2 fingers worth of head from the pour. Aroma is mild but you get a bit of roasted malt in there. The first taste is earthy almost grainy. To be honest, I have no idea what peat moss taste like but I imagine it is similiar to what you get in here. You do get a smokey taste but it isn't at all over powering. If you are a fan of other smoked beers then you won't be disappointed. If however, you are like me and do not really go for smoked beers, you will find this is actually pretty pleasant. The flavors are all there but not anyone over powering. This is definitely worth a try

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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 SiphonKing
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Pours almost black with hints of red fairly visible on the fringes. Tastes a little thin on the mouthfeel but very quaffable. I could drink a few of these and still be reasonable. The peat adds a dryness that complements the style but does take away from the traditional roastiness finish.

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Photo of botham
3.43/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

12 oz bottle poured into a pub glass. pours near opaque black with very distant garnet highlights. two fingers of brown head top it off, with good retension (about six minutes). moderate lacings.

aroma is very roasted, with an earthy quality. a distant smoked character shows through, giving the brew a nice overall richness, while side notes of chocolate and dark fruit round out the profile.

taste is roasted and smoked, with a mellow quality and a rich profile. the same chocolate and subtle dark fruit notes are present, though not as pronounced. finishes with mild alcohol notes and residual roasted malts.

mouthfeel is full bodied with a smooth texture and a smoother finish. a bit of alcohol comes through upon finishing, imparting a light bite to the finish.

drinkability is good. this is a roasted and rich brew that is pleasant on the palate, without overdoing the malt or smoke. nicely proportioned.

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Photo of gkatsoris
2.65/5  rDev -28%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 1.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2

A: BLACK. Holy black. With a huge thick head. The head stayed for almost 5 whole minutes.

S: Nuts and alcohol up front. Nuts, coffee, chocolate and honey. Also some grass and wood. Even tho the alcohol is up front, it is pretty appetizing.

T: Smoke, smoke and smoke. Charred wood, charcoal, more smoke. Not yummy. Sorry.

M: It was creamy and smooth, but I can't get the smoke off of my taste buds.

D: Just not for me that's all.

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Photo of Tilley4
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Thanks go out to Lordsloth for this bottle!

Pours out an almost black with a very small head... Decent lacing on glass..

Aroma of most other dry stouts... Nice and dark and malty... Perhaps just a hint of

Actually pretty dang tasty... The merest hint of chocolate lingers in the background behind the dark roasted malt and subtle smoke flavor..

I liked this brew... Very easy drinking..

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

Head could certainly be more plentiful but the color and consistency appear to be dead-on.

Softly peaty, mildly acrid nose rings true for the style with generous roasted notes on the back end.

Furthermore has done absolutely nothing original here. What they have done, however, is deliver a faithful interpretation of an often satisfying style. Bitterness, and almost sourness, are accentuated throughout with a strong peat roasted profile framing the taste. Dry finish combined with acidity lends itself to food pairing.

A touch thin but considering it's not a nitro, that can be expected. A smooth drinker that doesn't fill you up or put you half in the bag. Absolutely sessionable.

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Photo of DarkerTheBetter
3.82/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

Thanks to objectivemonkey for this one.

Looks like a soft black that reveals a touch of brown when held to the light. The head fell in time to a muddy brown collar.

Smells of an amusing blend of smoke and chocolate with only a touch of coffee between. There's an odd green pepper and celery behind the dryer notes that remind me of a rauch. I also detect the faintest sting of alcohol.

Tastes quite the same with a similar balance with a touch more coffee but it fades more to a dry CO2 sting. The celery is more present here too. This finishes out with a pleasant light smoke and a touch of tasty but weak coffee. Over all, the flavors seem a bit distant.

Feels glassy with a slight roughing up by a late emergence of carbonation. It also seems to sting my mouth a bit.

A neat take on the style for sure, but not my favorite. A great pairing with BBQ ribs.

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Photo of mnstorm99
1.35/5  rDev -63.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 1 | taste: 1 | feel: 3 | overall: 1

I might have let this beer go, but it was so bad I had to tell someone.
Into the glass a nice black pour, but a disappointing ghost white head.
Aroma is smoke malts and that is it, I try and try and I can maybe get some roast out of there, but not much.
Taste, here we go hopefully this will be better than the aroma, Nope. Smoke, smoke, smoke and that is it, I can't get past it far enough to try anything else.
Mouthfell was ok, but it is a stout, it better have a decent feel to it. I choked half of this beer down, let it warm and tried it at different incriment to give it a fair shake. But down the drain it went.

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Photo of objectivemonkey
4/5  rDev +8.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Into my pint glass, pours pretty much pitch black, a nice size tan head, ok lacing, pretty decent. The aroma is loaded with peat and smokiness, some coffee and maybe a little bittersweet chocolate. There is even more peat and smoke in the taste, roasty and toasty malts, very roasted coffee and a bit peppery spiced. The mouth is smooth, a little dry toward the end, good body and carbonation. I liked this beer since I first had it, and good smoky brew.

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Photo of tayner
3.41/5  rDev -7.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 4

12 oz bottle obtained in the black booty bif

Poured pitch black with a sizeable tan foamy head. a black beauty

Smells overwhelmingly like smoke. Bottle mentions peat smoked malt, and there is no doubt of that on the nose

Taste is the same smoke flavor dominating, which is not my favorite, but not horrible either. I prefer my beer not be smoky, but if smoke is your thing this beer is for you. it does have a dry finish as an irish dry stout should.

Body is a little thin for a stout but at the same time it makes it more than drinkable. I do not know what the abv is, but if i had to guess i woul say somewhere around 6%.

A nice brew if you like smoky beers, but this one i wont get again just for that reason.

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Photo of patrick16o
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Furthermore is another brewery whose package design I like. A big red arrow with the brewery name and beer name angles up across the label. Clean contemporary design.

Pours rich black with a good sized creamy tan crown. Some lacing occurs.

Aroma is rich, roasted malt, chocolate, with a nice touch of smoke.

The flavor has a good dose of smoked malt with a dry finish. It's got a light/medium body and the flavor is not overpowering. The smokiness lingers on throughout. Very drinkable.

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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 Winter
3.91/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

3 ft. Deep pours black with auburn highlights and a nice creamy tan head. Straightforward aroma of chocolate and roasted malt. The mouthfeel is full-bodied. Burnt roasted malt starts things off and is quickly followed by an intriguing smokiness. The smoked malt is really noticeable - and in a good way. It adds a very unique twist to this Irish Stout. Finish is dry.

Very drinkable and if you're a fan of Dry Irish Stouts, I would recommend this. The smokiness adds an extra dimension to an already good beer.

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Photo of FightingEntropy
3.16/5  rDev -14.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Presentation: 12 oz bottle from France 44 in Minneapolis

A: jet black ale witha creamy light brown head that builds to about an inch thick and lingers before falling

S: light smoke, definate peat, not much malt at all, and no real hop aroma. Some buttery diacytl smell as well.

T: Light malt and smooth with a light smoke and peat. Not aggressive at all, but just present. Slickness from diactyl.

M: Light in the mouth. Irish Stout, so a little lighter is to be expected but this seems a bit watery.

D: Easy and smooth, but a bit thin.

Overall: The beer looks great in the class but doesn't seem to deliver. Decent beer, but a bit thin, lacks aggressiveness, and seems to have a brewing flaw, though nothing I'm not going to finish and enjoy.

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Photo of cokes
3.75/5  rDev +1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Generally black with just the tiniest glints of auburn at the edges. The head is short and ashy brown.
Smoked peat nose with a dusting of cocoa and coffee grounds.
Enters with a chocolate maltiness that dries abruptly towards espresso. From this point onward, it's all smokiness via the peat. Almost rauchbieresque with its smoked pork meatiness. Cigar ashes dot the close.
Medium-light bodied, with stunted carbonation. I know it's a dry stout, and the body thus befits the style, but the smokiness begs for a plumper, malt-accentuated body to cling onto.
This is a good beverage, but it is ever so close to being truly remarkable.

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

Pours a dark, chestnut-brown in color, with a medium tan head of good duration. Head consists of dense, almost tiny bubbles. Lacing is solid, and this is opaque when held up to the light.SMOKEY! The smoke fairly obscures the malts, but there are hints at the dark and chocolate malts that lie beneath, as well as a hint of sweetness. Very agreeable on the first sip, with a full-bodied impression. Smokey and a bit sweet, with all of the better qualities of the style coming to the fore, along with some bitter chocolate and light espresso notes. Closer to full-bodied than many of the stouts I've had in this style, and remarkably smooth. Although the smoke lingers, it doesn't totally obscure the finer malt and hop qualities present here; there's a roasted malt profile that hovers just undeneath the smoke, an assertive-yet forgiving hop bitterness, and a touch of oilyness that adds great depth to the malt profile. Top notch, folks. Now let's hope Furthermore sticks around a while.

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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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