Graham Cracker Porter | Denver Beer Co.

Graham Cracker PorterGraham Cracker Porter
BA SCORE
68.5%
Liked This Beer
3.81 w/ 184 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
Ranking:
#14,875
Reviews:
39
Ratings:
184
Liked:
126
Avg:
3.81/5
pDev:
11.81%
Alströms:
4.22
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
44
Trade:
0
User Ratings & Reviews
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Ratings: 184 |  Reviews: 39
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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

Photo of Texasfan549
3.85/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of StonedTrippin
3.95/5  rDev +3.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

unique porter here from denver beer co. pours a dark chocolate soily brown color with a one inch tan head. smells sort of graham crackery i suppose, with some buscuity malts and honey type sweetness. also lots of roast in the aroma. flavor is good, with a very similar malt profile to wynkoop's b3k schwarzbier, which is funny because apparently this guy used to brew the b3k, but i guess that is beside the point here. some sweetness in the finish, but nothing overbearing. feel is fine, if a bit thin on the body. good carbonation and very sessionable. it isnt as similar to a graham cracker as i thought it might be, but then again the graham cracker was invented by religious conservatives to supress sexual urges, so maybe thats a good thing...

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of brentk56
3.82/5  rDev +0.3%
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 LXIXME
3.98/5  rDev +4.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4

Photo of mothman
3.47/5  rDev -8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Tan head with a lot of lace. Dark brown color.

Taste is like a campfire with a decent amount of roast. Silky chocolate. Smooth and creamy. Lactose like flavors. Caramel.

Lighter bodied. Easy to drink. Decent.

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2.81/5  rDev -26.2%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 2.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 2.5

A peculiar flavor that goes downhill, and not in the usual Colorado way. Dark brown, not much of a foam, though adequate carbonation in the mouth. Interesting aroma of burnt toast.

This starts with a slightly sweet mellow note and descends into a darker, dishwatery region. I guess you can tell your taste buds it's graham crackers. Seems to get oddly bitter like juniper twigs. Surprising winey flavor full of tannins. Not pleasant, and leaves a medicinal aftertaste. On tap at the brewpub in lower downtown Denver.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.15/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

First had: on tap at their brewpub

A great porter! Poured into a signature pint glass, a dark opaque brown with a thin layer of tan bubbles for a head. Roasty aroma, with lots of dark malts, semisweet chocolate, a touch of coffee bitterness, and notes of vanilla, cinnamon and sugar, and just a hint of smoke. The flavor truly came out when I let the beer get closer to room temperature. Big roasty malts, dark chocolate, brown sugar, mild sensation of figs, toasted marshmallow, and a defined graham cracker taste that tantalized all senses and lingered pleasantly in the aftertaste. Nearly full-bodied, and very drinkable. I had no problem ordering another.

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

Photo of vfgccp
3.25/5  rDev -14.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 2.5 | overall: 3.25

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -8.1%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

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4/5  rDev +5%

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3.56/5  rDev -6.6%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Wasatch
4/5  rDev +5%
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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3.69/5  rDev -3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

This won bronze (I think) at the 2011 GABF and it's well worthy of it. A dark, dark brown pour. It does look black with some ruby hints on the sides. But it's more brown. Sticky, soft chocolate malt like head. A bit thin on the lacing, but hey I'm being picky

Dark aroma. Chocolate, caramel, toffee, toasted biscuit. Spices come and go. Malty

It I think about graham cracker I can taste it. It's toastiness is quite evident. Throw in some nutmeg, black cardamom, maybe cinnamon sprinkled in there. Chocolate and toffee/molasses fight it out. A very slight hint of smoke on the end gives it a campfire feel.

For the flavors, it seems a bit thin.

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3.84/5  rDev +0.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Had a pint at the brewery. Yup, the first sip is chocolate and graham cracker. There are vanilla and sweet lactose notes as well, and while it's a tasty beer, I wouldn't follow it with a second pint. It's a little thick for summer heat. Cool beer.

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3.75/5  rDev -1.6%

Photo of John_M
4/5  rDev +5%
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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Graham Cracker Porter from Denver Beer Co.
Beer rating: 68.5% out of 100 with 184 ratings
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