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RATINGS: 145   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.

   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

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Chuckaduck (669) - 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.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3332) - Branson, Missouri, USA - OCT 27, 2012
Bottle; poured a very dark brown color with a large light brown head. Aroma of caramel, roasted malt, chalk, must and fruit. Flavor was more roasted than the aroma; some sweetness, fruit and caramel too. Drinkable, but fairly packed with flavor. For a porter, quite good.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
monk191 (1084) - California, USA - OCT 24, 2012
A very good porter. Pours an amazing deep black, with almost no head. Can't see anything through it. Smells of nuts and caramel. Taste is very chocolate and caramel, with a slightly sweet aftertaste. Very good. Had in the bottle. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sledutah (5100) - Utah, USA - OCT 19, 2012
GABF 2012
Appearance: Black with a medium sized tan head
Aroma: Roasted malts, chocolate and coffee
Taste: Toasted malts, grainy, coffee and milk chocolate
Nice and tasty

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
BBB63 (6154) - La Porte, Indiana, USA - OCT 12, 2012
Bomber bottle and served in Stone IRS snifter: Medium brown hue with some amber and ruby highlights topped by a fizzy head and minimal lace. The aroma has notes of a developing lactic character and some soapy off-notes too. You can still find some chocolate, hazelnut, toast, bread, fig and tobacco vapours. The taste is more of the same, developing lactic sourness over sweet cocoa and nut bread. Some ripened fruit and earthy tobacco notes. The mouth feel is too carbonated and ashy, does improve as the beer warms. Overall, a big disappointment based on what I was told about this beer and brewery. While still drinkable at this moment, the oncoming lactic nature is off-putting. (bottled in 04.16.12 so it is a bit long in the tooth)

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
barn0216 (421) - California, USA - OCT 6, 2012
Very dark brown, nearly black, little head. Lots of chocolate on the nose with some coffee. Chocolate comes first in the palate, followed closely by light coffee and a somewhat bitter roasted finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
callmemickey (3005) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - OCT 5, 2012
UPDATED: MAR 2, 2013 Deep brown-black body, with a moderate sized khaki head. Spotty lacing. Nose consists of a healthy dose of chocolate and some accompanying roasted malts. Flavor is similar with the addition of some caramel. Medium to full bodied, smooth, gentle carbonation, light earthy bitterness, fairly sweet.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
DeliriumT (367) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - OCT 3, 2012
Pours inky black. Smells of melted bitter chocolate. Tastes impossibly sweet on the first sip and then the rest of the flavours (other than milk chocolate) make their way through. Very chocolatey porter

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bytemesis (3503) - Sunnyvale, California, USA - SEP 27, 2012
Bottle - Heretic tasting at Artisan Wine Depot. Pours clear deep brown with a small tan head and some lacing. Aroma is coffee, chocolate, dark roasted malt, molasses and a bit of tobacco. Flavor is much the same, medium sweet with a light bitter coffee finish.

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