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RATINGS: 215   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66/5   IBU: 33   EST. CALORIES: 210   ABV: 7%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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 wont have time to dig a six-footer, so make it a Shallow Grave. Were sure youll 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 (Ive 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 Ive 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 - its 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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (11026) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - OCT 30, 2016
Bottle 650ml @ home
Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma has notes of roasted malt, chocolate, nuts and caramel. Taste is medium sweet and medium bitter with a long chocolate, caramel and light nutty finish. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
poisoneddwarf (2328) - Coeur d Alene, Idaho, USA - OCT 21, 2016
Good sized sample from The Fedora. Pours black with tan lacy foam. Aroma is chocolate, roast, some light smoke. Taste starts out lightly sweet and roasty before finishing dry and lightly bitter. Flavors of chocolate, light coffee and smoke, some light licorice notes. Mouthfeel is velvet. Really nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DwarfeD (2885) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - OCT 17, 2016
650ml bottle shared at home. Dark brown with a medium off-white head. Low to medium body with moderate carbonation. Subtle bitter and sweet tones. Malts, caramel, chocoalte and subtle coffee. OK brew.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Borup (12402) - Albertslund, DENMARK - OCT 11, 2016
From tap at Taphouse. Black with a beige head. Aroma and flavour of roasted malt, coffee, chocolate, bread, caramel, bitterness and fruit.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ungstrup (34945) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 8, 2016
Draft. A black beer with a huge brown head. The aroma has notes of roasted malt and chocolate. The flavor is sweet with notes of chocolate, bread, and roasted malt, leading to a bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sigmund (6894) - 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 (5077) - Stavanger, NORWAY - SEP 13, 2016
Fra flaske p Mi2 Cardinal sep-16: brunsvart med ok skum. Mmm, her er det mange fornyde fjes rundt bordet. Mrk sjokolade, kaffe, brent malt og et snev av ryk. Supersmud og balansert, lekker og tilbakelent slik de beste portere skal vre. Ingen skarpe kanter. N er det bare Chesterfielden som mangler.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen2 (3068) - 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 (1249) - 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 (1171) - 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.


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