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RATINGS: 132   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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Shallow Grave Porter is dark as night, perfect for a cool evening out in the woods. This a big, dark ale with a complex and rich chocolate and caramel malt character followed by a touch of warmth and light malt sweetness, leaving you ready for more after each shovelful. You will love this so much you won’t have time to dig a six-footer, so make it a Shallow Grave. We’re sure you’ll dig it.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
XmnwildX12 (2078) - Farmington, Minnesota, USA - JUL 13, 2012
Has some really nice roast notes with woody character scents. Taste is some really nice oak/wood flavors with some nice blending smokey characters. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ComradeK (1027) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JUL 5, 2012
650ml bottle. Pours an opaque black, with a moderate tan head which fades fairly quickly and does not leave much lacing. Dark chocolate and hazelnut notes combined with a lighter, slightly fruity sweetness make up the nose. The hops are quite strong for a porter, with mild citrus and spice notes up front. These give way to a rich, smooth blend of dark chocolate, slightly bitter cocoa and hazelnut. There is a slightly lighter note of caramel towards the end and a smooth milk chocolate finish. This is a nice porter, and great on a freezing winter night.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
douglas88 (6018) - Portland, Oregon, USA - JUN 27, 2012
22 ounce bottle. Pours a almost pure black color with a small off-white head after a bit. The aroma is light chocolate and roast notes. The flavor is nice: vanilla and coffee beans, lighter milk, roast, metallic hops, very smooth. A nice brew, spot on for the style. A bit earthy for sure. This would be amazing on cask.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
billshmeinke (13) - USA - JUN 26, 2012
Poured into a Nonic. Smells of chocolate, rich and sweet cocoa, perhaps a hint of vanilla extract, and just the slightest touch of raisin. Splash of char/coffee. Malt and yeast are more or less neutral. Nearly pitch black with some ruby highlights in the light. Off white head that dies down to a layer of foam on top. Head isn’t impressive at first, but the retention is quite good. No lacing though. A bit dryer than the nose would suggest, and definitely more roasty. Baker’s cocoa, chewy dark malts with a lightly coffee like roasted malt character, then a touch of indistinct dark fruits. Dry, smooth carbonation, medium bodied. Spot on. Definitely gonna get this again. Wish I could try it on cask. I wouldn’t go too far out of my way to try it, but if you like porters, it’s a good one.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mrmartin (669) - New York, New York, USA - JUN 11, 2012
Black ppour with creamy quickly disappearing head. Nose is feint notes of chocolate. Watery body,Smooth. Chocolate and nutty. quick finish. very drinkable porter.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerChaser0078 (909) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - JUN 11, 2012
Bottle. Very dark brown pour, almost completely black, with a lasting creamy tan head. Aroma is very roasty and fairly hoppy as well with notes of coffee, smoke, liquorice, dark chocolate and pine. Flavour is still pretty roasty but less hoppy with some extra malty sweetness that comes through nicely in the chocolate, caramel and liquorice notes. Light, slightly oily mouthfeel with prickly carbonation and a lingering roasty, bitter finish. Light and tangy, this is certainly a little bit different but really rather good overall.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
marcus (6493) - Sacramento, California, USA - JUN 8, 2012
Bottle from City Beer. Pours nearly black with a nice tan head and a chocolate and treacle aroma. There is an intense milk chocolate and dark molasses flavor with a dry finish. Very tasty.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluevegie (3053) - Perth, AUSTRALIA - JUN 7, 2012
Dark brown body with short lasting tan head. Chocolate, coffee and a little bit of vanilla in the aroma, smooth taste, coffee comes through a little more, some pencil shavings, warming alcohol towards the end of the bottle.

3.5
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
aaron_bossart (33) - Idaho, USA - JUN 5, 2012
Poors very dark, goes down very smooth. Not much of a foamy top, but rich in flavor. Great for a rainy day.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Gription79 (2263) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - JUN 4, 2012
Poured from a 22 ounce bottle. Chocolate, caramel, fruity, chewy, toasty, roasted malts. This was a big, tastes a little out of balance, coats the tongue.


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