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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (17195) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Bottle shared in London - thanks to Colin. Pours clear, dark brown with a fine, creamy tan head. Tangy dark malts in the nose, a bit of cocoa, earth, dark berries. Light to medium sweet flavor with charred toast, burnt earth, mild tangy berries, moderate roast. Medium bodied with fine to average, massaging carbonation. Bittersweet cocoa on the finish with further dark bread, earth, burnt wood. Not bad.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (11343) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 8, 2014
Bottle thanks to Colin. It pours darkest brown with a small beige head. The nose is earthy, toast, cocoa, milk chocolate, dirt, almost oxidised nose and a touch of soy sauce. The taste is roasty, toast, watery, charred wood, ash, cocoa, soy sauce and peppery spice with a dry finish. Light-medium body and average carbonation. Pretty watery. Not real depth to it.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
IrishBoy (4060) - Bakersfield, California, USA - APR 5, 2014
Draft at Barrelhouse 101. Listed as Heretic Chocolate Hazelnut Porter. Nose is chocolate, hazelnut creamer, and a hint of coffee. Very dark brown with a small beige head. flavor is nutty and chcolatey.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
jonno (2405) - JAPAN - MAR 6, 2014
Great American porter. A little hoppier than some, smooth body lots of roast and chocolate. Excellent drinking.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2664) - California, USA - MAR 3, 2014
Dark brown in color... Aroma of chocolate, nutty malts... Flavor is sweet chocolate, nuts, caramel, moderately thick mouthfeel, palate is nutty with slight chocolate bitterness... Solid ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
scottypostal (5) - Grass Valley, California, USA - FEB 19, 2014 does not count
Chocolate aroma and taste, very smooth. Nice dark creamy head. Love this porter.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maekchu (3202) - Hirakata, JAPAN - FEB 5, 2014
Tap at dig beer baR. Fat pruney and burnt rubber phenolic nose. Translucent brown color. Rubber bands, chocolate, and wine-soaked raisins. Thin-medium body. This is thin, watery, and way too phenolic. The bar owner at Dig is well-known for taking good care of beer lines and serving beers in good condition. But I suspect that this one is not at its peak.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
KyotoLefty (8718) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 3, 2014
Tap at Dig. Nose or roasty chocolate, umami, wine ro port, and lots of phenols-berries and rubber. Flavor is super phenoloc, tons of black berry and burnt rubber, with chocolate and lots of umami. Nice silky body. This could be good but the phenolic character makes it almost impossible to drink.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JohnnyJ (5262) - San Diego, California, USA - JAN 30, 2014
On tap. Clear dark brown pour, with a light tan head. Roasted malt, caramel, mild chocolate sweetness, bread, and notes of coffee. Decent porter, a bit thin.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kaser (5103) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JAN 12, 2014
Dark pour from 22oz bottle from blackwells. Blueberry raisin and choclate flavor. Very good

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