cladinshadows (47) - USA - DEC 6, 2012
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
suprchunk (2607) - Crestview, Florida, USA - JUL 24, 2015
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
Black pour. Big off white head. Little lacing. Creamy coffee aroma. Taste is a little bit coffee and molasses. Dry finish. Metallic.
TH28 (254) - - JUL 17, 2015
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
750ml bottle. 4/3/15 production date. Appearance: Deep brown/ black and opaque, with a light brown, thick bubbled foam cap.
Aroma: Light roasted coffee, chocolate, with a light touch of fruitiness
Taste: Rich malt sweetness, light roasted malt, dark chocolate, caramel, and toast.
Mouthfeel: Light to medium body, with moderately low carbonation.
Finish: lingering roast and bitterness, but very smooth and pleasant
Overall: A very smooth and roasty American Porter. Strong, flavorful malt showcase without any harsh or acrid flavor. Well done.
thorongil2 (1667) - , Ontario, CANADA - JUL 16, 2015
3.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
(tap) clear, very dark brown colour with a small beige head; aroma of roast, coffee, smoke; rich somewhat sour flavour with a long, medium sour finish
fonefan (38879) - VestJylland, DENMARK - JUL 11, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
[ As Heretic Shallow Grave Porter ].
Clear dark black brown color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, roasted, sweet chocolate, bitter coffee. Flavor is moderate to light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, chocolate sweet, roasted - coffe bitter. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft. 
biirusaikou (1263) - - JUL 6, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Draught at Keyaki. Average porter with a dark chocolate profile, some burnt malt, bitter finish. Not too impressive, just another porter really.
j12601 (7955) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - JUN 16, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle at James’ 10k tasting. Pours a deep black with a thin to medium sized tan head. Roast, cocoa, chocolate, soft toffee. Medium bodied, cocoa, chocolate. Roast, cocoa, big fuzzy carbonation. Cocoa and soft roast into the finish.
kalki (22) - - JUN 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 2/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Nice, smoky porter. A Texan bbq in beer form. Aroma is lacking, which is a real shame.
katrinaez (586) - norristown, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 4, 2015
3.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Very smooth and refreshing. Deep flavor that lingers. Nice rich black. Aroma is lacking. Tap
tillmac62 (423) - Gaffney, South Carolina, USA - MAY 26, 2015
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
BOD 3/2/15. Pours dark as a starless night. Slightly below normal head volume and retention, normal lacing.
Light nose of roast and cocoa.
Medium body with a texture that is quite smooth and has strong creamy notes. Excellent carbonation with a mild burst of effervescence from the middle on.
The very nice flavor profile is reasonably intense, a bit complex and superbly balanced. It begins with a mild blend of roast and cocoa. Chocolate is hinted at, at best. The middle brings a mild balancing hop bitterness with a hint of sweetness. The finish is a slow fade of hop and roast bitterness. This offering is certainly not bad, it is quite good actually, but lacks the flavor intensity and complexity of world class porters such as Victory at Sea or an outstanding one such as Founders.
drsordr (1545) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - MAY 23, 2015
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Draft to taster at Thirsty Monk pour opaque black with moderate tan head. Nose light roast and chocolate. Taste some dark fruit then roasted malt. Light chocolate flavors mid to late. A little muted compared to others in my flight.