Graham Cracker Porter | Denver Beer Co.

BA SCORE
85
very good
183 Ratings
Graham Cracker PorterGraham Cracker Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Denver Beer Co.
Colorado, United States
denverbeerco.com

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

BEER STATS
Ratings:
183
Reviews:
39
Avg:
3.8
pDev:
11.84%
 
 
Wants:
23
Gots:
44
For Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 183 |  Reviews: 39
Photo of holder1422
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Zach122
3.58/5  rDev -5.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of brentk56
3.82/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Appearance: Pours coffee brown with a massive beige head; strong retention and copious lace

Smell: Graham cracker dominant with just a hint of chocolate

Taste: Graham cracker, up front, with modest chocolate malt and marshmallow tones building through the middle; the finish is rather sweet

Mouthfeel: Medium body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Not quite sure what to make of this as the graham cracker dominates but the overall impression is a bit too sweet

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Photo of RBuckley73
3.84/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of williamphelps
4.31/5  rDev +13.4%
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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Photo of jewellrunner
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

12 oz. Can

Pours a pretty nice dark brown color, nice carbonation, with a pretty nice one-finger light tan head, which leaves some sticky lacing behind. The nose is malty, with some chocolate/toffee notes, vanilla. The taste is malty, chocolate/toffee, with some vanilla. Medium body. Overall, a pretty tasty brew.

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Photo of Tigerbrau
4.5/5  rDev +18.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of dshansen1184
4.06/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BrownAleBollocks
3.11/5  rDev -18.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Pours a light black with brown and red highlights and a one finger khaki color head that disappates quickly. Aroma is vanilla, roast, chocolate, smoke, and biscuit malt with a definite grahm cracker note. Taste follows with vanilla, light roast and smoke, some chocolate, general sweetness, and graham cracker. Mouthfeel is thin and could use more heft for a porter. Overall, this is an average porter that comes through on its name, but could use some work.

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Photo of John_M
4/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

For such a low akcohol beer, this is remarkably tasty.

The beer pours a fairly black brown color, with decent head retention and lacing. The nose is pretty attactive, as I get milk chocolate, coffee, a hint of burnt toast, and I guess some noticeable graham cracker. The flavor profile replicates the nose in this moderately sweet beer, and the finish is light, clean and relatively dry. Still, for such a low alcohol beer, there's a surprising amount of flavor. The Mouthfeel is a tad thin, but that's to be expected in such a low abv. beer. Otherwise, drinkability is terrific, and this beer is quite enjoyable and easy to drink.

Pretty impressive beer, all things considered.

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Photo of vfgccp
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Beaver13
2.63/5  rDev -30.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 2.5

12 oz can. Pours amber brown with a big fluffy light tan head that retains well and leaves a little lacing.

The aroma is sweet acidic smokey roast chocolate malt.

The flavor is very sweet roasted chocolate malt with some metallic bitterness in the finish. The mouthfeel is light bodied and watery.

Overall, too sweet and kind of flawed.

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Photo of bwood06
4.19/5  rDev +10.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

This was a beer that I just had to have based off of the name itself. I love porters and I love graham crackers, so to put those two things together into one beer just sounds amazing. This beer is a beautiful opaque black color with a dark khaki head that is creamy in appearance and dissipates nice and slowly to a thin lacing that is retained throughout the entire experience. 4.25/5 The aroma is heavy on the sweet side of things with notes of molasses, dark chocolate, milk, vanilla, cinnamon, and graham cracker. There is really nothing noticeable in the way of hops due to the amount of sweetness present here. 4/5 The taste, just like the aroma, is very sweet and features a nice cookies and cream opening before moving to stores, vanilla, and dark chocolate. Once again, there is nothing in the way of hops and there is subsequently next to no bitterness. 4.25/5 The mouthfeel is full bodied and wet with a very light dryness but this dryness does not linger. Surprisingly this beer is not as viscous as I expected, rather targeting more of the English porter style of mouthfeel. 4.25/5 Many times I order beers that sound amazing but just don't live up to the hype in my head. Luckily this one is not one of those. I expected sweet and dark and received sweet and dark. The flavor profile really lives up to the name as well which is very nice. Very flavorful and layered. Really an enjoyable drinking experience. 4.25/5

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Photo of GRG1313
3.25/5  rDev -14.5%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of needMIbeer
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Photo of godawgs
3.78/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.75

Photo of kkarimi
3.68/5  rDev -3.2%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ControlVolume
4.25/5  rDev +11.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Changing my review because its less acidic and more thick these days. Better than black butte

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Photo of 322wingedfoot
4.24/5  rDev +11.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of lemmy187
4.04/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of JustinSparks
3.88/5  rDev +2.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Photo of BigAl18
4.16/5  rDev +9.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of evanwoertz
4.48/5  rDev +17.9%
look: 4.75 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.5

Photo of Zaktcc
3.9/5  rDev +2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

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Graham Cracker Porter from Denver Beer Co.
3.8 out of 5 based on 183 ratings.
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