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Three Feet DeepThree Feet Deep

Brewed by:
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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Reviews: 121 | Ratings: 165
Photo of Blakaeris
3.62/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Pours brown-black with ruby highlights and a dense creamy head.

Aroma is intensely peaty. There is only a hint of underlying sweetness.

Taste is roasted dark grain. Dark fruit sweetness that is quickly overwhelmed with the charred dark grain bitterness. Finishes with a leafy tobacco hop bitterness, a tart fruit quality, and lingering peaty smoke.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied.

An American hopped version of an Irish stout. Worth a try.

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Photo of bashiba
3.15/5  rDev -14.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a deep dark black with a creamy tan head.

The smell is dominated by peaty goodness with minor black malt smells creeping through.

The flavor is very light for a stout, minor notes of black patent and chocolate come through with the big peat smokiness quickly dominating the overall flavor. Has a stange tartness in the finish.

The mouthfeel is light and dry.

I really like Peat beer, but I found this to be a bit one dimensional and relying on the peat a bit to much, plus has a bit of and off flavor in the finish.

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Photo of Stinkypuss
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
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 brewmudgeon
1.31/5  rDev -64.4%
look: 2.5 | smell: 1.5 | taste: 1 | feel: 2 | overall: 1

subsequent bottles have been very disappointing--like drinking cardboard that was doused to put out a chemical fire.

prior impressions (from 2009):

3-4 totally opaque very dark brown. sturdy tan head. leaves a little jagged lace.

4-4.5 dark chocolate brownies, some smokyness, touch of leafy hop. after the initial hit of brownies i'm having trouble .

3.5-4 smoked peat is apparent in the flavor. the beer is dry and not very astringent (had feared it would be overly astringent for some reason). another thing i'm enjoying in the negative is the absence of an overwhelming coffee presence. i suspect they wanted to showcase the peat and so kept the roasted barley to a reasonable level. more chocolate malt would be nice here though.

3.5 body is definitely on the light side, but this is a dry stout so I guess that's ok. the natural carbonation is acceptable.

3.5-4 this is one of the most enjoyable stouts i've had, but could use a little more something--chocolate malt, dextrins, something.

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Photo of TheKingofWichita
3.87/5  rDev +5.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Pours a deep black coffee color with a thin brown head and a little bit of lacing. Smells of coffee and some malt as well as a little peaty smoke. Tastes smoky from the peat with big roasted malt flavors, and little hints of chocolate and coffee. Mouthfeel is medium with a tiny carbonation Drinkability is medium.

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Photo of samie85
3.53/5  rDev -4.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

A-Pours a deep black with a two fingers of mocha colored head and thick lacing.

S-Roasted malt and some mild notes of smoky peat with some soap on the finish.

T-Smoky and almost bacon-like with some roasted malt and a little dark chocolate.

M-Medium bodied with a moderate amount of carbonation and dry, bitter notes.

D-Not my favorite, but the smoky peat makes this an interesting one to try... but only once.

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Photo of herman77
3.85/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Black pour with a small light tan head that looks pretty creamy. Good lacing.

S: Wow, there is way more smoke on this one than I thought there would be. They say just a hint of peat smoked malt, seems more than that. Lots of smoke, peat, a bit of roasted malt and a lot of cured smoked meat. Bacon and charred wood?

T: Again, the smoke is the first thing that gets your attention. Its not strong, but you know its there. You can still tell its an Irish Dry Stout by that classic finish that is slightly bitter, clean and watery. The smoke and peat is all on the front end of this one, next to no smoke in the aftertaste. There is a bit of roasted malt and a touch of coffee too.

M: Lighter body. Soft carbonation. A bit thin and a bit creamy.

D: Decent. Not a huge fan of this style, but its a good twist on it.

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Photo of BuckeyeOne
3.3/5  rDev -10.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Poured a dark black with a thin off-white head that left a good lacing down the glass.

The aromas was of peat smoke and roasted malt. Just the suggestion of bitter chocolate and fresh roasted coffee beans.

Very dry and astringent in the taste. Disappointingly, the taste did not follow the aroma. I didn't pick up the peat smoke (except in a rather harsh aftertaste) and sorely missed the chocolate and coffee. It's sweet in the middle and bitter in the back. Good amount of hop character.

Quite thin mouthfeel and heavily carbonated. Very dry. Not the dry stout I was expecting. While it was dry, the carbonation was unpleasant. Like a more smooth stout.

I did like the hop bite of the brew but it's not something I'll come back to in the future.

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

Out of the bottle into a pint glass. I have not been impressed with any Furthermore beers, so hopefully this one is in check.

A very dark 'black Irish' stout here with a midnight hue and about a inch of loose dark tan head that did not feel like sticking around. Becomes a ring around the collar and no stick on the glass.

Smell is big roasted malts with some smoke, peat integrated with scents of chocolate and weak coffee. A dash of vanilla comes out along with cream and faint traces of licorice root. Some dark fruit with warming.

Taste is roast up front followed by a melange of cocco, slight chocolate, smoke, coffee and vanilla in that exact order, with the vanilla upping it's ante with some warming. Faint traces of dark fruits but I could be imagining that.

The feel is bigger than expected, while this remains less than medium it just feels a bit larger going down. Perhaps this is because im used to thinner irish stouts. Carbonation is minimal and hardly felt on the tounge, but it is there. Somewhat bitter, but nothing I cannot handle.

I finally found a Furthermore beer that I may come back to time to time. The flavor comes off well and the body is spot on. With a lowish ABV, this is one I can see drinking a few of on a fall/winter night. While being unphased by this breweries light beers, maybe they shine in the dark spectrum of beer.

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Photo of billab914
3.88/5  rDev +5.4%
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 thetomG
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown almost blackish color with a bit of tan head. VERY smoky malty aromas which are even more potent in the flavor. Definitely dry in the mouthfeel, and surprisingly light considering how dark and rich the flavors are.

Not my favorite style, but this is a tasty brew, and something I would definitely drink again.

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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 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 JackieTH
3.71/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Poured from bottle into a pint glass. Dark brown/black, almost totally opaque when held to a light with subtle ruby red only at the edges of the glass. Substantial, lasting head.

I wasn't getting much of a nose at first, yeast and grain. Really attacking the nose got a little bit of new oak and chocolate.

The palate was oatmeal, grain, oak and very slightly sweet perhaps slight coffee notes, too, but overall the flavors were quite lightly applied in the backdrop of malt and the finish did have the promised subtle peaty smoke.

Mouthfeel was medium at best, a little light for my taste and slightly over-carbonated.

Overall it does have drinkability with a good blend of flavors that are lightly applied and so are not angry or challenging to the palate.

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Photo of Mora2000
3.58/5  rDev -2.7%
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 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 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 stout...one 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 akorsak
3.8/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to eyncognito for this 12 oz bottle.

A: The stout is dark, black, midnight on a new moon. The head is, at best, a thin band. At worst, it is nonexistent.

S: The peat smoking is evident from first sniff, adding a unique depth to the dry stout. The smoke has a dash of cured meat along for the ride. The Irish dry stout side of the ale never makes it through the peat.

T: I wasn't expecting much and was pleasantly surprised. The peat is like background noise, lingering around but not in the forefront. Instead the roasted malts are evident, chocolatey with more sugary sweetness than I expected. Roasted flavors, grainy breads, mix with the peat near the end of each sip and linger. The subtle smoke (as compared to the nose) goes nicely with the dark malts.

M: The ale has a lower carbonation level, allowing the roasted, smoked malts to linger longer.

D: The smoked malts are a nice addition, adding depth to the roasted malt side. A sessionable stout.

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Photo of katan
3.49/5  rDev -5.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

12 oz into a pint

A - Extremely dark brown color. Only a few amber highlights. Strong stout like head. 1/2" in size, and slow to break down to a 1'4".

S - Light grainy scent - some 2 row, small amounts of chocolate, coffee. Yeasty at times. Some peppery notes are present.

T - Starts off light, malty. Mid-stream gets more smooth, some sweetness, some grainy husky notes. Lots of oatmeal texture. Finishes with a roasted and smoky note - almost burnt. Very oaky.

M - Moderate beer body - carbonation is strong enough to be artificially noticeable.

D - Moderate drinkability. Not filling. ABV is in line. Burnt notes are just a bit overwhelming to the palette.

A very flavorful beer - just what I would expect from this brewery.

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

Thanks alot to supercolter for this great brewski!

12oz bottle into a pint glass.

A- Pours a super dark brown/black with a tan almost light brown 1 finger head on top that leaves fair lacing on the side.

S- Sweet dark roasted malts with a slight smokiness. Also getting some decent chocolate and coffee notes in the backround.

T- The strong roasty malts overtake your palate leaving trails of coffee and chocolate behind. Pretty solid basic stout.

M- Probably one of the better feeling irish dry brews I've had. Mostly because It's not dry at all haha. Medium bodied with higher carbonation and suprisingly not not bitter or dry in the finish.


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Photo of AmberMan22
4.05/5  rDev +10.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Had this on tap last night. I've been venturing into stouts more often as of late, this one didn't disappoint.

Pours a dark Mud color with a solid mocha head.

Smells of roasty dark malt, coffee, a slight sweetness...maybe vanilla.

Taste is overwhelmingly of dark malt. Coffee pokes through, some chocolate, and a wonderful creamy flavor pokes it's head in too.

Mouthfeel is nice and full, wonderful experience for my first 'Irish Dry'

Edit: taste not quite as exuberantly exciting as I initially remember. Still darn good though.

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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 head...is 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 solid...you 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.

Wow...is 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 GregSVT
3.83/5  rDev +4.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

12oz bottle into a pint glass

A: Pours a deep black with a light tan head that fades leaving some lacing on the glass.

S: The nose is all chocolate malts and a sweet milk aroma.

T: The taste is the same with a roasty coffee element as well. Pretty tastey.

M: The feel is slightly creamy but a bit thin on the carbonation.

D: I could drink this on a regular basis. Pretty good American/Irish Stout.

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

Pitch black colored beer with a slowly fading creamy head.Aroma is smoked malts.Taste is a bolder smokey malt,chocolate and coffee.Very creamy and flavorful.This is my first smokey Irish Dry Stout and I liked it.I would recommend and purchase again!!

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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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