Graham Cracker Porter
Denver Beer Co.

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Denver Beer Co.
Colorado, United States
American Porter
Ranked #306
Ranked #19,998
3.82 | pDev: 11.26%
Dec 27, 2022
Aug 13, 2011
Very Good
Graham Cracker PorterGraham Cracker Porter
Notes: Like a campfire in a glass, this robust beauty has seductive notes of vanilla, smoked cedar, and mulling spices on the nose. A dark pour with mild lacing, she is a rollercoaster of lush chocolate and fig fruits diving into a semi-dry finish of toast and biscuit.
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Rated: 4.24 by drstalker from Illinois

Dec 27, 2022
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Rated by JBDE16 from Minnesota

2.79/5  rDev -27%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 2 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5
The smell is incredible, the mouth feel is very watery and the taste is flat and dry.
I wish the flavor was more in-line with the nose
Nov 11, 2022
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Rated by NCSapiens from Indiana

3.84/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75
Vanilla, smoke, spices, burnt brown sugar sweet porter.
Oct 07, 2022
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Reviewed by zeff80 from Missouri

3.9/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
12oz can. Poured out an opaque, jet-black color with a small, light brown head of bubbly foam. It left sudsy trails on the glass. It smelled of chocolate, graham cracker, toffee and some coffee. Sweet chocolate, toffee, roasted malt and hints of vanilla.
Jul 12, 2022
Rated: 4.3 by hester7 from Texas

Jul 05, 2022
Rated: 4 by richj1970 from Alabama

Apr 30, 2022
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Reviewed by NeroFiddled from Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Denver Beer Co. "Graham Cracker Porter"
$8 / pint on tap @ Timberline Steaks & Grille, Denver, CO

Notes: Black in the full pint with ruby highlights when held to the light. Short head of tan foam. Decent enough head retention and lacing. Aroma of graham crackers and chocolate. It suggests brown sugar, vanilla, chocolate, and golden caramel. Not surprisingly, it tastes very much like it smells. It's more chocolatey but the brown sugar and vanilla remain. It's moderately bitter but balanced, and it finishes mostly dry and lingering. It's medium bodied and gently crisp-then-smooth. Overall I'm quite impressed with this. It's got enough Graham cracker character that it could serve as a dessert beer, and at the same time not so much that you couldn't have two or three of these in a row just hanging out with your friends.
Dec 29, 2021
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Reviewed by jadpsu from Georgia

3.79/5  rDev -0.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75
LOOK: Pours black with some brown hues with a light brown tight head. Retention is decent as is the glass lace.
AROMA: Pretty sweet, also get some graham cracker, followed by coffee, and chocolate milk.
TASTE: Still sweet, chocolate milk more prominent in the taste than the graham crackers.
Overall too sweet for my pallet.
Dec 29, 2021
Rated: 3.99 by jroof1 from Massachusetts

Oct 08, 2021
Rated: 3.91 by STOOOO from Wisconsin

Oct 01, 2021
Rated: 3.84 by Tbone2131 from Connecticut

Aug 11, 2021
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Reviewed by Sabtos from Ohio

3.45/5  rDev -9.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Coffee black with a short tan head.

This does indeed have a graham cracker nose, with a hint of milk chocolate. However, first taste is quite bitter and either ashy or woody.

Its cola feel is tingly crisp with a medium body that finishes semi-dry and kind of stinging, like cacao nib but more acidic and bitter, closer to burnt wood.
Aug 03, 2021
Rated: 4.31 by Mustela_Man from California

Jul 22, 2021
Rated: 3.74 by cbcrunch from Wyoming

Jun 18, 2021
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Reviewed by KT3418 from Colorado

3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Definitely solid, malty and overall what I was looking for. However I'm not sure I'd get another sixer in the foreseeable future. So many others to try.

UPDATE: had this on tap recently and was a much better experience for some reason than the 6 pack I had, got some good sweet vanilla amd Graham cracker flavor. This was way better this time so I'm upping rating
Mar 19, 2021
Rated: 4.44 by summitsippin from Colorado

Feb 28, 2021
Rated: 4.04 by FLBeerGuy from Florida

Dec 31, 2020
Rated: 3.78 by 22Blue from Kansas

Dec 19, 2020
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Reviewed by MAB from Canada (AB)

2.76/5  rDev -27.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.75
From the 2020 Advent Calendar

I had high hopes. Nice dark color, sweet aroma.
The flavor is all sugar, with a weird industrial nut oil and vanilla adjunct. Cloyingly sweet, although I can see the graham cracker comparison.

Not for me, I'm afraid.
Dec 18, 2020
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Rated by staubot from Canada (MB)

3.92/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Day 15 on the beer advent calendar
Dec 16, 2020
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Reviewed by stcules from Italy

3.26/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
Black, cappuccino colored foam, beautiful.
In the smell, a lot, but a lot, of cocoa and vanilla.
Same for the taste. A bit too sweet, almostr pastry. But not bad.
Light body, light toasted, peanut butter.
A bit boring.
Dec 15, 2020
Rated: 3.82 by funku2 from Colorado

Dec 13, 2020
Rated: 3.53 by irishkyle21 from Canada (ON)

Nov 03, 2020
Rated: 4.1 by Eltrandos from France

Oct 08, 2020
Rated: 4.44 by MacStinson from Michigan

Sep 19, 2020
Rated: 4.12 by Can_if_you_can from Minnesota

Aug 08, 2020
Rated: 3.25 by DerwinWentworth from Utah

Mar 25, 2020
Rated: 4.83 by BoodahMoogle from Arkansas

Dec 28, 2019
Rated: 3.81 by sjones5045 from Pennsylvania

Dec 15, 2019
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Reviewed by metter98 from New York

3.64/5  rDev -4.7%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5
On-tap at Terminal Bar, Denver, CO

A: The beer appears black when viewed from afar and when held up to a light there are traces of dark red near the edges of the glass.
S: Moderate aromas of vanilla are present inn the nose along with notes of graham crackers.
T: The taste follows the smell, although the graham crackers are stronger than those of the vanilla. Notes of dark malts are also perceptible.
M: It feels medium-bodied and a little smooth on the palate with a moderate amount of carbonation.
O: This beer is a lit more flavorful than other porters with all of the graham crackers in the malt bill.

Serving type: on-tap
Aug 25, 2019
Rated: 3.94 by Bandi from New York

Aug 25, 2019
Rated: 3.85 by OKbrew89 from Oklahoma

Jul 25, 2019
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Reviewed by VoodooBear from Puerto Rico

3.93/5  rDev +2.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4
Presentation: 12 oz. can with the canning date printed on the bottom. Served in a Rastal Craft Master Grand.

Appearance: The pale tan, two finger head stays around for a while and leaves behind a lot of lacing that covers the entire glass. It's a deep, dark brown, almost black color.

Smell: It's a warm and sweet scent of graham crackers, milk chocolate, brown sugar and a hint of coffee.

Taste: There's some bready, graham cracker at first and a hint of milk chocolate and sugary marshmallow. It finishes with an almost imperceptible hint of bitterness in the background of dark chocolate and roasted malt.

Mouthfeel: It's smooth, slightly creamy and medium to light bodied so it stays easy to drink. Carbonation is medium, it's not cloying at all and it finishes dry.

Overall A rich, easy to drink porter that's sweet but not in an overwhelming way. There's balance between the different elements and the 12 oz. can serving size is just right.
Jun 10, 2019
Rated: 3.87 by Blazer22 from Colorado

May 24, 2019
Rated: 3.8 by kmanjohnson from California

May 24, 2019
Rated: 3.96 by zotzot from Vermont

May 24, 2019
Rated: 3.42 by jeschaefer from Texas

May 20, 2019
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Reviewed by Bitterbill from Wyoming

3.29/5  rDev -13.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.25
On draught at Frontier Brewing and Taproom.

It pours almost black, got some red highlights, decent head of foam and lacing.

I get a cookie smell, I guess it is graham
Crackers. Pretty much over powers the Porter qualities. Little roasted malt peeks through.

Taste wise, I do get more roasted malt than in the smell. Graham cracker is an okay flavour but it wears on me as the session goes on. Even in a 6 ounce taster glass.

Good mouthfeel so there's that.

Pretty gimmicky brewery.
May 09, 2019
Rated: 3.85 by BobsBrewReview from Missouri

Apr 30, 2019
Rated: 3.67 by Kolb from Montana

Apr 25, 2019
Graham Cracker Porter from Denver Beer Co.
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