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Denver Beer Graham Cracker Porter



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RATINGS: 49   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   EST. CALORIES: 168   ABV: 5.6%
Like a campfire in a glass, this robust beauty has seductive notes of vanilla, smoked cedar, and mulling spices. A dark pour with mild lacing, she is a rollercoaster of lush chocolate diving into a semi-dry finish of roasted malt and biscuit. 5.6% ABV

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
commonmac (669) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - JUL 3, 2015
On tap at Union Station in Denver. Really cool communal space. Consumed with willyP and wanderkate. Dark black with minimal head. Off white in color. Little bit of graham cracker on the nose and roasted malts. Maybe some marshmallow sugary notes. Taste has some sweetness but the flavor is definitely more mild than I would like. If youíre going for a graham cracker, I want you to really go for it. Some mild chocolate bitterness at the end. Overall itís approachable but not very memorable.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
nearbeer (4156) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 23, 2015
12 oz. can. Pours opaque brown-black with a disappearing foam above. Nose is roasted grain, wheat and vanilla. Taste is coffee, berry, dusty grain and vanilla. A light touch of herby hop on the finish. Near-medium body is a little to the sweet side but overall balanced in a drinkable way. Low carbonation level is nice.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
JMurph72 (22) - - MAY 2, 2015
Aroma - cocoa and and vanilla, but not getting much nose off of this beer Appearance - dark mahogany/brown with nice brown head Taste - initial bitterness, balanced by sweetness and light bitterness at the end Mouthfeel - light/medium bodied. Very carbonated and sticky Overall - it's decent. Not sure I follow the Graham Cracker claim. Tastes a lot more like what I'd expect out of a vanilla porter, which isn't a bad thing.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HuskerTan (766) - Kearney, Nebraska, USA - APR 7, 2015
Can. A- Roasty, cocoa, slightly woody, slightly smoky, spice. A- Black color, dark liquid, light brown head. T- Cocoa, roasty, slightly smoky, slightly bitter, malty, dry. P- Medium body, thin texture, soft carbonation, dry finish. O- This certainly didnít taste anything like graham cracker or the likes. Mostly a roasty dry bland porter. Standard at best.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
haddon90 (1561) - Costa Mesa, California, USA - MAR 26, 2015
Draft at Denver Beer Co. Pours a deep, dark brown color with a nice, tan head. Vanilla aroma with some graham cracker notes. Robust, smoked vanilla flavor. Some spices that linger. Could use a bit more punch. But not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
cpetrone84 (1705) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 23, 2015
Pour is deep chocolate brown with a tan colored head and solid retention. Nose has a bit of creamy chocolate and vanilla, light roast, over cooked barley, and stale bread crust. Taste is similar, actually much more roasted, some over cooked barley, less creamy chocolate, still some notes of vanilla mix with the light chocolate. Light body, a touch thin in the finish, moderate carb.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Block (1706) - Indianapolis, Indiana, USA - MAR 8, 2015
Not too bad. A dark pour with a tan head. Aroma of chocolate, caramel, some roastedness. Pretty typical on the porter side but maybe just a bit more spice than usual. Dry finish.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
doctordd8 (16) - Louisburg, Kansas, USA - MAR 5, 2015
I really wanted to like this one. Very metallic off taste. Looks good coming out of the can, but taste is odd.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
alandis01 (8) - Denver, Colorado, USA - JAN 7, 2015 does not count
This is one of my favorites from DBC. The appearance is a dark brown with a light tan head. The aroma is a toasty chocolate and vanilla. The taste is of chocolate and vanill. Itís like a malty símore.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Dogbrick (9439) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - DEC 8, 2014
This beer pours a dark brown color with a medium foamy tan head that recedes gradually. Patchy lacing on the glass. Aroma of roast malt, chocolate and vanilla. Light-bodied with flavors of roasted malt, graham crackers and chocolate. The finish is sweet with a chocolate malt and graham cracker aftertaste. Decent overall.

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