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Three Feet Deep | Furthermore Beer

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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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Ratings: 166 |  Reviews: 121
Photo of Grebdioz
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of pavpav12
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of Beerandraiderfan
3.41/5  rDev -7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Hey imagine that, a stout that pours black with beige head. Looks serious, a good thickness on display, nice head retention. Couldn't pick up anything in the nose, so somewhat true to style, it was dry. Others said peat and smoke, neither of which was appreciable to my senses until I was literally drinking it.

Taste, not much going on, suspect there could have been a relatively sizeable amount of oats in this brew, because it was pretty smooth, lacked a hop or bitterness presence. Definitely stayed away from being a sweetish kind of stout, this one fits into style nicely, largely sessionable, dry yet smooth. Delivered a respectable amount of smoke and even more on the peat end.

Overall, a nice beer to check out, thanks to curtisloew for sending this beer out along with all the other Wisconsin goodness. Go Marquette 10-0.

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Photo of jera1350
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On-tap at Bryant Lake Bowl.

Solid black in color with a creamy little head of foam on top.

Roasted malts with a touch of creamy sweetness.

Pretty straightforward irish stout with roasted malt and light smoke and sweetness.

Very smooth with plenty of soft carbonation. A bit creamy, with a dry feel at the end.

A decent beer. The style doesn't do a lot for me, but this was quite drinkable and pretty tasty.

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Photo of BBnum3
3/5  rDev -18.3%

Photo of brandoman63
3.25/5  rDev -11.4%

Photo of touchmeimsac
4/5  rDev +9%

Photo of wallrock
3.83/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of bpfrush
3.5/5  rDev -4.6%

Photo of ncketchum
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Served in a Guiness Pint glass slightly chilled

A = pours a dark brown with a lot of head with long retention

S = Peaty like a scotch, smoky, malty

T = Peat, bitterness, followed by malt, chocolate, then a bit of alcohol

M = Dry, not too thick, minimal carbonation

D = overall this is a nice stout, I like the peat touch, smokier than I'm used to. Not a bad beer at all.

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Photo of warnerry
3.28/5  rDev -10.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours deep brown/black with two fingers of tan head. Head has good persistance and leaves some nice lacing.

S - Quite a bit of smoke up front in the aroma. Underneath the smoke comes some roasted malts and chocolate.

T - Smoke is again up front in the taste,but more balanced by roasted malt than in the aroma. A slight unpleasant acidic taste. Finish is quite smoky.

M - Light mouthfeel that finishes with a dry char feel.

O - This was okay, but I wouldn't get it again. The unpleasant acidity and char presence detract from the pleasant aspects of this smoked stout.

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Photo of Jeffo
3.68/5  rDev +0.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Bottle courtesy of thetomG. Thanks again for all your help!

From a bottle into a snifter.
Bottle is over a year old.

APPERANCE: A dark brown pour produces a 1+ finger, medium looking, fluffy, tan head with good retention. Head slowly fades to a good wisp and ring. Black body with next to no carbonation evident. A good ring and wisp remain until the end leaving some nice dots of lacing down the glass. Good looking brew.

SMELL: A medium nose of roasted malts, cocoa powder, chocolate and some smoky notes. Lighter notes of cream in the background work well.

TASTE: Roasted up front with smoky notes and caramel flavors. Cocoa, notes of coffee, and good dose of sweet cream ride through the middle into a rather big and lingering aftertaste. Roasted malts, sweet caramel and cream, as well as touches of bitter coffee linger on the palate. Flavorful and has definitely held up just fine for the year.

PALATE: Medium body and medium carbonation. Relatively light on the palate, but creamy enough. Goes down fine and finishes somewhat sticky.

OVERALL: Pretty good stuff really, and has held up nicely over the year. The flavor was very enjoyable and all the parts seemed to balance well together. One worth picking up if you see it. Thanks again thetomG! Recommended.

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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 BeerFMAndy
4.15/5  rDev +13.1%
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 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 IronCitySteve
3.85/5  rDev +4.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A: Pours a dark brown color, almost black with some reddish hues around the edges. Provides a tight tan foam head with nice retention and decent lacing.

S: Dark roasted coffee, smoke, peat and some chocolate.

T: Starts off with a smokey and peat flavor up front and pretty much lasts throughout the tasting. Not much other flavors going on, which was not expected given the smell.

M: Maybe just a tad on the thin side but nothing over the top. A medium bodied beer that for the most part leaves your tongue nice and dry.

O: This is one of the better Irish Stouts I have had. Would have thought there would have been more flavors in the taste given the smell, but overall a really nice brew.

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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 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 Blakaeris
3.62/5  rDev -1.4%
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 -14.2%
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 +5.4%
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 brewmudgeon
1.31/5  rDev -64.3%
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 +5.4%
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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Three Feet Deep from Furthermore Beer
Beer rating: 3.67 out of 5 with 166 ratings
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