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RATINGS: 210   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
cladinshadows (49) - 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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (6719) - Tau, NORWAY - SEP 15, 2016
650 ml bottle, Cardinal Pub & Bar, Stavanger. ABV is 7.0%. Black colour, moderate tan head. Pleasant roasty aroma, notes of chocolate and mild coffee. Medium sweet and smooth flavour, again with moderate roasty notes of coffee and chocolate, hints of caramel, vanilla and sweet liquorice. Very nice to drink.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (4816) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2016
Fra flaske på Mi2 Cardinal sep-16: brunsvart med ok skum. Mmm, her er det mange fornøyde fjes rundt bordet. Mørk sjokolade, kaffe, brent malt og et snev av røyk. Supersmud og balansert, lekker og tilbakelent slik de beste portere skal være. Ingen skarpe kanter. Nå er det bare Chesterfield’en som mangler.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (2873) - NORWAY - SEP 12, 2016
Shared bottle at Mi2 at Cardinal 12.09.16. Ebony. Diminishing pale brown head. Aroma of vanilla, dark chocolate, star anise and a hint of smoke. Fine taste, with plentiful vanilla and dark chocolate. Creamy mouthfeel.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tandembrauer (1147) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 12, 2016
Shared bottle at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours black with beige head. Aroma of chocolate, vanilla, smoke, caramel. Tastes slightly sweet with roasted bitterness. Well balanced, slightly bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
DroolYeast (1058) - Aalborg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2016
Tap @ Fermentoren Aarhus. Aroma of chocolate, roasted coffee. Very dark brown, tan head, mostly diminishing. Taste is light+ sweet and moderate- malt bitter. Medium+ body, oily feel, malty finish.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Desverger (8337) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2016
Tap@Fermentoren, Aarhus - black pour with tan head. Roasted and sweet malty with some chocolate, caramel, some burnt malty notes, decent porter overall. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (4035) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - SEP 2, 2016
Tap. Deep brown body close to black with a small tan head. Aroma of roasted malt, dark chocolate and some caramel notes. Sweet flavor that ends up being more dry and slightly bitter. Medium bodied, oily texture and soft carbonation. A very nice Porter. 🌟🌟🌟🌟

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (10201) - Hasselager, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2016
Draught @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Pours black with a small brown head. Aorma of roasted malt, coffee, dark chocolate. Flavor is light sweet, malty, coffee, dark chocolate, dark fruit. Medium body, average carbonation, light sweet finish. 010916

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (17539) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - SEP 1, 2016
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, roasted malt and chocolate. Flavor is quite sweet and moderate bitter. Sweet and roasted moderate bitter finish. Oily. 010916

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
chrisv10 (15289) - DENMARK - SEP 1, 2016
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus, 7%. Aroma is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, caramel and liquroice. Flavour is roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, liquorice, dark chocolate, medium sweet, nuts, little vanilla and medium bitter.


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