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RATINGS: 191   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Glouglouburp (6103) - Montreal, Quebec, - MAY 24, 2013
In short: A complex roasted porter with good hopping. Very nice.
How: Bottle 22oz. Consumed when approximately 4 to 6 months of age. Bottle sent to me by oakbluff, thanks a lot Scott.
The look: Black body topped by a small tan head.
In long: Nose is has a pleasant rich toasted malt character as well has green herbal hops. Taste has succulent cereals, highly roasted and wrapped in luscious caramel, nice mocha, roasted cashews, burnt oats, notes of bakery chocolate. A decent amount of herbal-spicy hops that distracts the taste buds and washes the sweetness away. Lively mouthfeel with a big body and generous but never aggressive carbonation. Nothing original here but the execution is flawless, it is flavorful, a good complexity, a high drinkability factor. A 22oz that went down like a 12oz. Very much above average take on the style. Another nice bottle I got in a trade that was gathering dust in my cellar, I have way too much good beer in my cellar, so if you are reading this I hereby invite any ratebeerian passing through Montreal to drop by house and watch me drink way too much good beer.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Davros (2535) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - FEB 4, 2016
Pours black with a large tan head. Nose shows some nutty, bready and toast malt. A fair bit of milk chocolate too. Flavours include more nutty malt and chocolate, reminiscent of Ferrero Rocher. A little sweet bready malt is present too followed by a subtle roasty bitterness.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
SeniorZozo (604) - Budapest, HUNGARY - FEB 1, 2016
Sharing session @ Budapest. Taste is sweet malt, with sweet espresso and mild licorice.,Finishes on the same tastings notes with a moderately long ending . Very descent Porter.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
sir__v (1463) - Lille, FRANCE - JAN 31, 2016
Bottle from Saveur-Biere.com - Color: deep dark black beer with no carbonation and small brown head. Smell: roasted malt with light sweet balanced. Vanilla notes. Very interesting nose, not so roasted. Taste: full body with roasted malt and sweet caramel balance. Good vanilla and sweet notes. Very good, good attenuation. Aftertaste: sweet roasted malt.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
punkska101 (1455) - Chambly, Quebec, CANADA - JAN 17, 2016
Bottle from craft beer cellar shared with dad A: chocolate, light coffee, light caramel App: pitch black minimal beige head some lacing. T/p: med to full body with moderate long bitter finish. Soft to moderate carbonation. O: a nice porter balanced by a nice bitter finish. A style sadly not brewed enough. Good job.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Bulk_Carrier (3159) - 1st Republic, Vermont, USA - JAN 15, 2016
This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a black color with a one finger off white to tan foamy head that dissipated ever so slowly. Clingy semi-foamy lacing rings around the glass. The smell takes on roasty cocoa and coffee beans. Light caramel tones slide in underneath. The taste is roasty and sweet through a nice combination of the cocoa and coffee. Bitter and sweet with a nice robust figure of warmth laying down on my tongue in the aftertaste. Quick roasty finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice carbonation about it. Roastiness kicks in on the feel making it slightly dry. Overall, I’d say this was a pretty good porter that I would have again.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
malrubius (2321) - Springfield, Vermont, USA - JAN 14, 2016
Bottle from Brewfest. Black with lasting tan head and lace. Earthy mildly spicy and smoky and chocolate chip cookie aroma. Medium chocolatey roasted caramel sweetness with mild dark fruit and spicy dry finish enhanced by lively fine carbo. Medium body. Delicious and sessionable even at a relatively high abv. Should be drunk warmer than I am having it though.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (9503) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2015
22 oz bottle. Bottled 08/13/15. Courtesy of olio. Black color with a small tan head. Licorice, dark malt and some dryness in a mild aroma. The flavor is dark malt, licorice, mild bitterness and dryness. A bit fizzy. I'm a bit disappointed. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
olio (8470) - Tampere, FINLAND - DEC 2, 2015
65 cl bottle @ Timo A. Bottled on 03.08.2015.
Pours dark mahogany color with a small head. Nutty aroma, licorice, dark chocolate and faint vanilla notes. Flavor is chocolate and vanilla, accompanied by licorice and roasted malts. Dry malty palate, short dry finish too. Pleasant and quaffable, a bit too light, I like the licorice though.
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3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bigericsports (45) - Berkeley, California, USA - NOV 21, 2015
Bomber poured in a pint glass. Pours black with a thin mocha brown head and a bit of lacing. Chocolate aroma with burnt caramel, dark fruits, toffee, molasses and finishes with a black licorice note. A very nice porter.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
JohnGalt1 (1213) - , Idaho, USA - NOV 18, 2015
he brew is dark brown but still has great clarity. drapes of lace as the brew drops... Wow.. the nose on this one is fantastic .. it just smells "brown" ... chocolate ... brownie batter ... deep caramel essence ... great malt profile without too much hop presence messing up a good thing. Flavor begins with a nice dark malt bite.. chocolate/carob... lite coffee and roasty malt.. a bit of malt sweetness makes the roast components linger for a bit.. long lasting finish.. almost like a liqueur.. Body is medium and nicely coating.. sorta lighter carbonation lends to a higher drinkability with the overall brew... I dig this one for sure.


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