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RATINGS: 233   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65/5   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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3.5
rlgk (18847) - 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 (2673) - 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 (24236) - 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 (15486) - 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 (3439) - 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
mR_fr0g (11918) - 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
Ferris (15027) - 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
harrisoni (18437) - 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
Tide (3830) - Helsinki, 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
Storm_Warning (83) - 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....


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