Graham Cracker Porter | Denver Beer Co.

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Graham Cracker PorterGraham Cracker Porter

Brewed by:
Denver Beer Co.
Colorado, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 5.60%

Availability: Rotating

Notes / Commercial Description:
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.

Added by Rifugium on 08-13-2011

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5/5  rDev +30.9%

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5/5  rDev +30.9%
look: 5 | smell: 5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Photo of rachelblee
4.83/5  rDev +26.4%
look: 5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.75

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.75/5  rDev +24.3%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

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4.5/5  rDev +17.8%

Photo of GrumD
4.48/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

Great balance and a slightly unusual but tasty take on the porter. Pours with a small beige head that soon disappears to leave an inviting glass of darkness. The nose is a heady mix of chocolaty malts and hops, with hints of coffee and vanilla. The taste brings it all together, with Graham crackers melding well with deep rich (and a tad spicy) coffee notes. The mouthfeel is relatively thin, as you would expect with a porter but the overall impression of this beer is long-lasting. Sweet as Graham crackers but not too much so! Go get some.

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Photo of evanwoertz
4.48/5  rDev +17.3%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

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4.42/5  rDev +15.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I was fortunate enough to be out in the Denver with my husband on the day that Denver Beer Company opened. Had on-tap in signature glassware (taster and pint)...poured a beautiful deep, dark brown color with a small tan head that largely receded, though not completely. I knew this brew was going to be delicious as soon as I smelled it...roasty, sweet, smokey...the complexity of aroma was astounding. Once I tasted this delicious porter my palate was overwhelmed by chocolate, vanilla, cinnamon, sweetness and an undertone of smoked flavor that became a bit more pronounced as the beer came up in temperature (definitely a good thing!) Honestly...this beer is best described as a campfire in a glass...I actually got a visual of sitting around and making s'mores by a campfire as I was drinking this. Unlike many brews that advertise a unique taste, this beer actually lived up to its name. I tasted everything they had on tap that day, but this was the only one I ordered a pint of...or two...or...did I mention how tasty this porter is? I only hope I can get back to Denver soon to have another!

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Photo of Jeffreysan
4.4/5  rDev +15.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

12 oz bottle, poured into a pint glass

Appearance: Pours a beautiful , completely opaque, pitch-black color with a quarter of a finger of white-colored head that quickly dissolved away into a thin lacing of foam that completely covered the top of the beer.

Aroma: Nice aromas of bready, toasted malt, the eponymous graham crackers, followed by some brown sugar, cinnamon and honey.

Taste: Very nice! Strong, bready flavors of toasted malt up front, imparting notes of bicuits, graham crakers, honey-bicusuits, followed by lots of brown sugar-like sweetness, a touch of vanilla, and a touch of milky, lactose.

Mouthfeel: Medium-bodied and extremely smooth and creamy as there is not carbonation, and quite a bit of milky, lactose. With an ABV of 5.6%, there is no alcohol on the palate.

Overall: Wow! What a great, creamy, malty, sweet, porter! Delicious! I wish we could get this on the east coast!

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4.33/5  rDev +13.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.5

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4.32/5  rDev +13.1%

Photo of williamphelps
4.31/5  rDev +12.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.75

Thin head with minimal lacing. Aroma of delicious, deep bittersweet chocolate; and fatty walnuts, not much coffee or bitterness. Palate confirming bittersweet chocolate, graham cracker, cinnamon toast into bitterness finishing with roasty sweetness. Less roasty notes, coffee, much more spice and malt then yeti Great Divide we had earlier in the night. 93/100. Pros delicious, spiced, complex, graham crackers! Cons varying balance- bitter than pretty sweet (too sweet).

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4.28/5  rDev +12%

Photo of SD-Alefan
4.25/5  rDev +11.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.25

Pours from the can a deep, dark brown with a tan, fast-fading head.
The aroma is chocolate with some brown sugar, a little smoky char and sweet whole grain.
Taste is chocolate and graham cracker, a little smoke and a bit of an acidic sharpness on the tongue.
Mouthfeel is medium with a smooth and creamy finish.
Really tasty.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

Incredibly smooth. Not as sweet as the title would suggest. Similar to some vanilla porters like Psycho Penguin. Silky mouthfeel. Great winter beer without all of the usual holiday spices. Highly recommended.

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4.25/5  rDev +11.3%

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Graham Cracker Porter from Denver Beer Co.
Beer rating: 3.82 out of 5 with 189 ratings