RateBeer
overall
97
98
style

bottled
common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

Add Distribution Data
RATINGS: 124   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
Share this beer with friends!
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


jazz88's rating

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
jazz88 (2542) - San Francisco, California, USA - FEB 1, 2012
Bottle. A dark brown color with a lush brown head. A chocolate malty aroma with a touch of sweetness at the end that is spot on for a porter. A sweet chocolate flavor with a nice balance of malty goodness, sweet flavors, and toasted malts. A nice smooth finish.


4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Storm_Warning (74) - Suffolk, ENGLAND - JUL 22, 2014
Currently drinking a bottle from Beers of Europe. Aroma is full of rich, dark, roasted malts with sweet chocolate. Appears as a black vessel with a short lived pillowy tan head on top. Tastes of sweet chocolate, rich roasted flavours, caramel malts and a herbal hop finish which adds to the solid dark chocolate bitterness. Silky smooth on the tongue, not too heavy but not too light either, very slight oily texture with a soft tingly carbonation. No doubt at all that this is a very tasty drop, would happily drink this again, and again, and again, and again....

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
minutemat (1349) - Ford, Shropshire, ENGLAND - JUL 10, 2014
Keg @ Port Street Beer House. Pours extremely dark brown with beige head. Very flavoursome chewy chocolate / toffee desert flavours, roasted malts and a touch of dark fruits. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Muggus69 (1139) - Yarram, Vic, AUSTRALIA - JUL 9, 2014
640ml bottle 12.03.12 Deep dark brown body, tan head holds as a small ring. Decent aroma packed full of dark chocolate, nuts, toffee, and dark fruits. Full bodied, quite chewy and creamy, not as thick as abv would imply. Body continues with plenty of dark malts; chocolate, toasted nuts, burnt caramels with subtle plummy undertones and boozy warmth on a reasonably bitter finish. Pretty good, rich yet not overly so.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (1659) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUL 4, 2014
Keg at the Hanging Bat. Pours black, nose of chocolate and burnt sugar, taste is dry, roast malts, chocolate, liquorice, bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
tmongoose (1203) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 21, 2014
16.9oz shared and poured a dark dark brown color initial aroma of roasted malts and chocolate and some smoke from the malts...nice on the nose and very well balanced on the tongue. nice roasted malt flavor with a nice touch of chocolate and the smoke was there as well and that’s what stood out for me. mild but very tasty.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
M_Sack (352) - Sydney, AUSTRALIA - MAY 21, 2014
Bottle. Dark black with no head, although it had been open for an hour when I poured it and the boys thought it was over carbonated on initial opening. Simplistic coffee, chocolate, cola and alcohol aromas. More complex flavour profile, encompassing chocolate, cherry cola and molasses leading into a roasted coffee and smoke finish. Beautiful thick, luscious mouth feel. In celebration of the birth of my mates first daughter, Avalee.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - APR 13, 2014
Bottle, courtesy to the invoice of Rilester, split at Bruce’s pad 08/04/14. Black with moderate tan spotting and edgework. Nose is roast malt, chocolate, toffee fudge, molasses, chocolate cake. Taste comprises milk chocolate, light roast, mineral twang, dark fruits. Medium bodied, fine carbonation, semi drying close. Solid porter.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
madmitch76 (14454) - , Essex, ENGLAND - APR 11, 2014
8th April 2014
Tasting at Bruce’s Pad. Thanks to Colin. Opaque black - brown beer, good mid-tan head. Airy palate. Mildly tangy dark malts. Touch of lactose. That’s about it. A pretty dull porter.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Leighton (10512) - 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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Scopey (6242) - 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.


We Want To Hear From You



Join us! RateBeer is made by beer enthusiasts for the craft beer community. Your basic membership is free and allows you to read all beer ratings. Click here to create your account... and give your opinion!

Join Us »



Page    1  2 3 4 5 6 7 8 9 10 11 12 13


Tick this beer

for your profile
  • Currently 0/5 Stars.
  • 1
  • 2
  • 3
  • 4
  • 5
Copyright © 2000-2014,
RateBeer LLC. All rights
reserved.
about us
About RateBeer
FAQ
Contact/Feedback
New Beers
add
Advanced Search
Add A Beer
Add A Brewer
Add A Place
Events
membership
Log In
Edit Personal Info
Buy Premium Membership
Your Messages
the best
RateBeer Best
100 Beer Club
The Top 50