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RATINGS: 234   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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3.8
Bacterial (3051) - Twin Cities, Minnesota, USA - OCT 5, 2014
At the brewery taproom. Dark brown pour with a thin tan head and some tan lacing. Chocolate and a hint of toffee in the nose. Big roasted malt and bitter character. Slight bitter finish that is very dry. Yummy.

3.8
nickd717 (4886) - San Francisco, California, USA - OCT 4, 2014
Bomber from PlumpJack. Black in color with a really nice tan head. Big chocolate aroma with caramel and toffee and molasses. Mildly sweet flavor with caramel yielding to a bitter coffee and cocoa finish. Soft palate with average carbonation. Really nice porter.

3.7
Fatehunter (2615) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - SEP 27, 2014
Pours a thin head on a black body. The aroma is roasted malt and chocolate, nice. The taste is a great balance of roasted malt, chocolate, coffee with a a slight bitterness. The texture is thick with lower carbonation. A superb porter.

3.8
glennmastrange (2922) - hobe sound, Florida, USA - SEP 26, 2014
UPDATED: NOV 15, 2014 Bottle. Moderate to heavy malt notes of dark toasted dark bread, dark chocolate and mild coffee, light resin and earth for the hops and yeast. Head is small, frothy/creamy, light brown with good lacing and is mostly diminishing. Color is very dark brown. Flavor starts lightly sweet and acidic, then finishes lightly acidic and moderately bitter. Palate is on the fuller side of medium, creamy with a carbonation between lively and fizzy and finishes very dry. A rich and tasty Porter with a dry and bitter finish.

3.5
slowrunner77 (12844) - Reno, Nevada, USA - SEP 24, 2014
UPDATED: FEB 9, 2015 "Starts out with a nice robust aroma of malted chocolate, dark fruit, caramel. Flavor is nice if a little muddled. More sweet, less roast than I’d like. But that said it was still Pretty nice." A brewery visit has me questioning the bottle quality from these guys as EVERYTHING including this was significantly better on tap. Not just a little. Nice rich robust porter. 3.2-3.8.

3.5
rlgk (18844) - Göteborg, SWEDEN - SEP 21, 2014
Sample at Great British Beer Festival 2014. Black beer with a small beige head. Chocolate and cocoa aroma, vanilla, licorice, cream, some tar. Chocolate flavor, raisins, vinous, cocoa, licorice, some biscuits and tar. Not bad.

4
Beese (3210) - 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
cgarvieuk (25987) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 25, 2014
Deep black... Big tan head..? Soft mellow chocolate malts... Dark roast... Dark chocolate... Mellow sweet toffee mslts

4.1
Benzai (16685) - 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
BenH (3434) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - AUG 17, 2014
Bottle. Black with tan head. Roasty aroma, slightly meaty and chocolatey. Taste is roasty with charcoal, coffee and chocolate.


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