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Graham Cracker Porter | Denver Beer Co.

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85
very good
32 Reviews
Graham Cracker PorterGraham Cracker Porter
BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Denver Beer Co.
Colorado, United States | website

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
Reviews:
32
Ratings:
166
Avg:
3.81
pDev:
26.77%
 
 
Wants:
21
Gots:
38
For Trade:
0
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Reviews: 32 | Ratings: 166
Photo of SkeeterBoganski
3.94/5  rDev +3.4%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

I love that no one knows what the ABV is on this. Does DBC?

Real dark in color; nice half-inch head; solid lacing; good coffee aroma; very minimally sweet; good light porter flavor; very drinkable, although I desire a bit more taste in a "graham cracker" beer. Accessible beer for newbies that left me craving for something bigger.

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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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Photo of Oxymoron
4.03/5  rDev +5.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Sampled at Denver. A midnight black color with good viscous when swirled. A soft tan had with good retention but a bit thicker bubbles.

The nose is a bit unique. The graham cracker/bready quality comes out very nicely. Some noticeable darker malts, chocolate and a hint of toffee. Some what a light yeasty note with a light rose peddle quality (im sensitive to that). Some minor alcohol notes but over all pretty clean.

The taste was balance between the graham cracker flavor and a nice astringency from the darker malts. Came out more of a malt ball-esk type of taste. Some biscuit/nutty notes that was a bit of a distraction. But good chocolate notes. Some yeast notes, maybe a minor coconut flavor. Some rose peddles, but less so versus the nose. For the most part very clean

The body is moderate but leaves a lingering sweetness. Not necessarily under attenuation, but sweetness lingers. This does balance though with the astringent notes from the dark malts. Very drinkable. Carbonation is a bit light. Overall pretty good, with some minor changes that are probably more personal than anything else.

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Photo of MsRif
4.42/5  rDev +16%
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 Mebuzzard
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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Photo of BeerZack
4.19/5  rDev +10%
look: 4 | smell: 5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Pitch black with small tan head, little bit of lace.
Smells excellent. Sweet, spicy graham cracker, hints of nutmeg, cocoa powder, vanilla, tootsie rolls and malt. A+
Tastes like a beer version of a chocolate malt. Smooth bready vanilla and chocolate flavors balanced by subtle hop bitterness and hint of roastiness.
Would be nice if this beer was a bit richer and fuller in mouthfeel.For a regular porter its nice, but I'd love to see an "imperial" version of this brew.

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Photo of Rifugium
4.25/5  rDev +11.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

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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Graham Cracker Porter from Denver Beer Co.
85 out of 100 based on 32 ratings.
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