Beer 306/365 – Furthermore Three Feet Deep

Furthermore Three Feet Deep

Style: Irish Dry Stout

ABV: 5.50%

Purchased at: 3 Sons Dogs ‘N Suds – Wexford PA

What makes this beer different: Lots of peat flavor, and lots of flavors going on for an irish dry

Will I be drinking this again: Yes this was better than expected.

Grade: A-

9/10/2010: I know know about Furthermore Beer company, or any of their beers, but I decided to pick one up on a recommendation from a friend. They had a few to pick from at my local 6 pack shop, and I decided to go for the stout since in my opinion a bad stout is still better than an average IPA.

The nose is just amazing for an Irish Dry Stout; a style which usually is pretty average in the smell department. Lots of chocolate malt, with some smoke on the side. The flavor is a lot more than i expected, mostly bittersweet chocolate, a good bit of peat (earthy/smoky type flavor), some grassy hops, and a splash of roasted coffee on the backend. Mouthfeel is average, carbonation average, and it finishes dry but pleasant.

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Published in: on September 10, 2010 at 8:06 am  Comments (4)  
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Beer 94/365 – Avery Out of Bounds Stout

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Purchased at: Vintage Estate – Boardman Ohio

What makes this beer different: Doesn’t seem very Irish Dry Stout to me, but very good.

Will I be drinking this again: Probably not

Grade: B-

2/10/2010: I’m always up for trying almost any beer that is brewed in Colorado. I have actually been thinking about taking a Friday off and flying out to try and do a balls out brewery tour like I did in Michigan. This nice thing is most of the breweries there are within a couple hours of each other, so I think I could hit up a good bit of them in three days for sure. Attn: My giant ginger friend Kevin from Denver, we need to coordinate this ASAP.

So maybe I am an amateur when it comes to classifying beers, but I wouldn’t consider Out of Bounds an Irish Dry Stout. When I think Irish Dry I think Guinness or Young’s. Even though this has some dry qualities, this still hits me more as an American Stout. The smell is mostly roasted malt, with a tiny bit of chocolate. There are a few distinct tastes to this one, mostly a roasted flavor, with some coffee and a touch of dry smoke. The problem is they just don’t transition very well into each other. Its kind of like hearing a song with a loud guitar riff, then a huge crashing symbol, followed by a loud trumpet. No fading in and out of each other. Also for a 5.1% the alcohol is not hidden very well. Mouthfeel isn’t as creamy as a typical Irish Dry. Overall was kind of let down by the Out of Bounds. Anyone else had this and agree with me on this?

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Published in: on February 10, 2010 at 11:55 pm  Leave a Comment  
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Beer 60/365 – Three Floyds Black Sun Stout

Style: Irish Dry Stout

Purchased at: Armanetti’s Wine and Beer – Chicago IL

What makes this beer different: PERFECT marriage of chocolate and hops

Will I be drinking this again: If I get lucky enough to find another one

Grade: A+

1/07/2010: I was going to make a reference to Black Hole Sun by Soundgarden, but this beer is way to good to get off topic with.

First off as a web/graphic designer I really appreciate the original artwork three floyd’s uses on their labels. This one is very cool also with a maniacal looking sun. You might not be able to read it but it says “IT’S NOT NORMAL” on the label, that statement could not be more accurate. I am a big fan off beers that break the mold, and have very different flavor profiles that is usually associated with the style.

This is my first experience with any type of Three Floyd’s beer and I just have to say this beer blew my mind. Admittedly I love stouts so my opinion might be a tiny bit skewed, but I think any of you that have had it can agree that its amazing. I shared this one with the girlfriend, and it was odd because the first pint glass poured out dark dark brown almost black, while the second one poured out more brown and chocolate looking. It also had come really funky chunks of yeast floating around that eventually dissipated. The smell of both were citrus/pine hops, with the some bakers chocolate. The taste of this is unreal considering how light of a beer it is (slightly heavier than Guinness, a typical Irish Dry Stout). It is a perfect mix of citrus/pine hops, and malty roasted bittersweet chocolate. It was odd though because my pint was slightly edged out with hop taste, while the second pint my girlfriend was drinking (from the bottom half of the bottle) was more on the chocolate side, but both were excellent. I gave this an A+ because it amazes me that they could pack this much flavor in a beer with this light of a mouth-feel.

Published in: on January 7, 2010 at 4:04 pm  Leave a Comment  
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