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RATINGS: 123   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.64   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 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jmikolich (1427) - North Ridgeville, Ohio, USA - FEB 7, 2013
22oz bottle, from Trooper for a locals swap. First brew from heretic, wow this is good stuff, a really solid porter, only lacking in palate to me, and maybe a bit of hop profile but still a really darned good porter quite the surprise.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
PeteyGun84 (13) - Oxnard, California, USA - FEB 6, 2013
Good beer. Nice aroma like chocolate coffee with hopps. Good carbonation. Lite brown head almost black in color. Chocolaty malt taste not to sweet. Good

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
DedicatedToFun (2123) - Santa Monica, California, USA - JAN 23, 2013
Awesome dark pirtwr chcockate and taste robust Frank with friends with you know who yo

3.2
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
rtjone2103 (1) - - JAN 3, 2013 does not count
Tasty with notes of chocolate and caramel. Dark beer that’s really yummy. Aroma is coffeeish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
TwoSipDip (8880) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle @ Stephen’s house. Big thanks to Armin / arminjewell for sharing. Pours a dark brown/black appearance with a small brown head. Roasty dark chocolate, big cocoa, light coffee, vanilla aroma. Big chocolate, caramel, a bit woody, milk chocolate sweet flavor. Pretty tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Steve_0 (2526) - Denver, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Bottle at home, courtesy of Armin. Thanks man!! Pour is pitch black with a small brown head and good lacing. Vanilla, graham cracker, spice, potpourri, biscuit, and earthy hops in the aroma. Taste is cocoa, light coffee, vanilla, graham crackers, spice, and nutmeg with a lingering roasty finish. MEdium mouthfeel with high carbonation. Pretty nice!

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
arminjewell (5993) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - DEC 15, 2012
Pour out of 22 oz bottle, dark brownish black pour with thin tan head, aroma brought notes of caramel, toffee, brownie, some chocolate, hints of earth, nice graham cracker as well, slight vanilla. Taste is nice vanilla, biscuit, chocolate, coffee, nice graham, finishing fairly sweet, slightly bitter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cladinshadows (40) - USA - DEC 6, 2012
Very old 22 oz. bottle dated 4/16/12. Aroma is delicious - vanilla and chocolate with some dark fruit/raisin notes. Appears pitch black but brilliantly clear with ruby/garnet highlights at the edge of the glass. Head retention is nonexistent (I’ve had this beer three times now, always the same) and dissipates like I just poured a coca-cola. Taste is as promised by the aroma and is very nicely balanced. A very broad and complex palate of toasty/chocolate flavors mingle with vanilla/fruity/caramelized flavors. This is possibly the maltiest tasting porter I’ve had (which is sort of how this porter makes its mark on the style). The mouthfeel is medium to full with the appropriate balance of carbonation - it’s satisfyingly malty and sweet but not cloying. Overall this is an excellent robust porter that is certainly one of the best bottled porters you can buy. It would be nice to find a fresh one for comparison, but this beer seems to hold up to aging very well.

4.8
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
rgmundy (2) - Concord, California, USA - NOV 20, 2012 does not count
This porter is dark as midnight. This bold, rich, very dark ale has a rich dark toasted chocolate, coffee, and molasses character. It has the right balance of bitter chocolate and light sweet roasted malt taste. This has a dark ample head. I love this beer. Great job Heretic Brewing! ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chuckaduck (624) - Highland Heights, Kentucky, USA - NOV 12, 2012
Opaque brown-black pour with a thin tan-brown head. Aroma is cocoa, chocolate, creamy and nutty. Taste is chocolate, sweet, chalky, creamy, spicy. Some lacing; thin but oily mouth feel.


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