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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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   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.


4
FrankZappa7 (554) - GERMANY - SEP 29, 2017
2017-9-29 bottle 0,65l Aroma: chocolate, coffee, App.: black, beige head light sweetness, full body, creamy,

4.1
Dervock (1445) - AUSTRALIA - SEP 29, 2017
Bottle - pours black with an off white head. Aroma is roast malt, chocolate and caramel. Taste is caramel malt with a building dry roast malt finish

4
IndianaRed (5030) - Boise, Idaho, USA - AUG 16, 2017
On Tap at Growler Guys Meridian Dep dark brown with a brief thin light tan head and spotty lacing. Very nice rich chocolate and light roast aromas. Smooth and balanced toasted dark caramelized malt flavors. Lots of chocolate and a touch of campfire. None of the stinging sour notes that come with many porters. FG feels a litel high and the bitterness is a little low. Makes or a smooth very nice porter that is a bit on the the big side.

3.6
jmgreenuk (9978) - Kuala Lumpur, MALAYSIA - AUG 10, 2017
Tap at Hair of the Dog, Phrom Phong, Bangkok. Poured a clear dark brown with a frothy off white head. The aroma is roasty malt, caramel fudge, liqourice, dry smoke. The flavour is moderate to light sweet with a silky smooth rich, creamy, chocolate, liqourice hop bitter palate. Medium to full bodied with soft carbonation.

3.6
MiP (15972) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - JUL 31, 2017
Bottle at KØ17. Creamy aroma. Almost black colour, seems cloudy. Small light brown head. The flavour is roasted and bready. Mild coffee note, not bitter.

2.9
Finn (8149) - Tromsø, NORWAY - JUN 1, 2017
Fra keg på Small Bar Cardiff 2 Mai 17. Svart. Lavt skum med litt farge. Blir raskt film. Aroma av røstet malt. Smaken rosin & røstet malt. Tørr avslutning.

3.6
Svesse (8777) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - MAY 28, 2017
(Draught at Delirium Hoppy Loft, Brussels, 17 May 2017) Black colour with frothy, beige head. Malty, roasted nose with notes of chocolate, hazelnuts and coffee. Malty, roasted taste with dark rye bread, coffee, dark chocolate, hazelnuts, dark fruit and a balanced roasty bitterness. More than medium body, with a touch of sweetness. Tasty and well balanced porter. Nice one.

3.5
Rune (13503) - Tromsø, NORWAY - MAY 28, 2017
Keg at Small Bar Cardiff. Patchy beige head, spotty lacing, near-black coloured body. Dark malty aroma, doughy and with hints of dark fruits. The taste profile follows suit with doughy dark malts, chocolate and hints of dark fruits towards the finish. Roasted endnotes. Fine bodied and balanced. Likable. (02.05.2017).

3.4
gunnar (9695) - Sandnes, NORWAY - MAY 22, 2017
On tap at Cardinal, Stavanger. Pours almost black with a small creamy off-white head. Aroma is inviting, malty, chocolate and coffee . Taste is light sweet dark malty, liquorice, very nice.

3.6
thewolf (12797) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 19, 2017
Bottle, [email protected]Ølfestival 2017. Pours deep opaque black with a small, staying creamy beige film head. Aroma has sweet malts, licorice, chocolate, raisins,. Medium carbonation, fine dry and quite light mouthfeel. Flavour has roasted malts, chocolate, coffee, light nutty, a touch vinious and warming. Lovely balance.


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