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RATINGS: 132   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.


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4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cladinshadows (44) - 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
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Beese (1707) - Watford, Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 26, 2014
Bottle share at GBBF 2014 (thanks Ian). Poured a very dark brown, with a thin tan head. Massive aroma of molasses, dark fruit and big roasted malt. Lightly smoked flavours, with sweet prunes and grassy hops in the back. Finish was burnt malt, cooked fruit and treacle.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cgarvieuk (14194) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Deep black... Big tan head..? Soft mellow chocolate malts... Dark roast... Dark chocolate... Mellow sweet toffee mslts

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Benzai (8145) - Oirschot, THE NETHERLANDS, NETHERLANDS - AUG 18, 2014
Sampled @ GBBF. Bottle shared. Opaque pitch black color, average sized beige to light brown head. Aroma is malts, roasted malts, dark chocolate, lightly vanilla. Taste malts, roasted malts, lightly vanilla, chocolate, sweet-bitter. Medium body, soft yet suitable carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
BenH (2262) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. Black with tan head. Roasty aroma, slightly meaty and chocolatey. Taste is roasty with charcoal, coffee and chocolate.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
mR_fr0g (2941) - Hertfordshire, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle at GBBF thanks to ian. Dark caramel coloured beer. Aroma is sweet nutty berry and choc raisin. Flavour is nice clean nutty chic and raisin. Clean cal ale ferment. Bit too clean and refined. Palate is medium bodied with moderate carbonation. Solid. Good work jamil.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Ferris (3926) - Burnaby, British Columbia, CANADA - AUG 12, 2014
Bottle - Dark sweet chocolate. Jet black with a brown head. Dark sweet chocolate and a long finish. Simple, but good.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
harrisoni (13632) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - AUG 12, 2014
At GBBF 2014. Bottle. Black dark brown colour thin tan head. Chocolate sponge cake aroma. Good chocolate in the mouth. good chocolate on the aroma. Just a tad thin in the mouth. Too carbonated. its ok but a little lacking on the swallow and finish. Ok. Good choc. Lacked a something.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1772) - Espoo, FINLAND - AUG 7, 2014
Draught at Nova. Black color, white head. Bitter taste with hops, roasted malts, licorice, coffee, nuts and chocolate. Bitter finish with roasted malts, nuts and licorice. Excellent porter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Storm_Warning (77) - 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 (1572) - 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.


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