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Shallow Grave - Heretic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

154 Ratings
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Ratings: 154
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.95
pDev: 9.87%
Wants: 17
Gots: 14 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
Heretic Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

Notes/Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Zorro on 12-16-2011)
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Reviews by bnes09:
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bnes09

Illinois

4.23/5  rDev +7.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark brown, near black color and mostly opaque. Finger and a half or cream color foam leaves behind sticky lace patches.

Roasted malt aroma with bourbon tones. Herbal hop character.

Solid biscuity malt backbone with roasted toffee and chocolate sweetness. Oakey. Cooked corn. Herbal, earthy hop character well balanced with the malt.

Medium bodied and well carbonated. Good texture.

Great porter. Complex and balanced.

Serving type: bottle

12-29-2012 14:50:08 | More by bnes09
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4/5  rDev +1.3%

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New Mexico

4.1/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

This porter almost had it all with great taste, balance and hints of chocolate, caramel, coffee. The color was deep and alluring with a slight foam on top. My only issue with this porter was it was just a shade on the thin side for body. This was not enough to ruin the beer for me as I would drink it again, but just a bit unexpected.

Serving type: on-tap

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4.8/5  rDev +21.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.75 | overall: 4.75

I had this on tap at the Fairfield tap room as a part of a sampler in December 2013. I was quite impressed.

A - Black, small head. About what you would expect from a porter.

S - chocolate, moderate roast. well balanced and a little sweetness to it.

T - This is where this beer hooked me. I tasted it and kinda went "that's a really nice beer, but nothing too special." Then the back end of the beer hit me and the depth was shocking. This is a flavor that sticks in your mind but eludes description. There was definitely chocolate, light roasted depth, a mild coffee like note, but then back to chocolate. This just kept going.

M - Silky and full with some sweetness, but not cloying. Definitely a little astringency from the dark malts, but well balanced. Quite impressive.

O - Wish I could have brought some home with me. Its on my list next time I visit the area. I've told the people I know passing through they have to go to the taproom and they have to try this beer.

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4.14/5  rDev +4.8%
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On Tap at Brewery

A - Dark, dark brown with a tan/mocha one finger head. Lacing is present but not very thick or heavy.

S - Roasted Malt, dark coffee, caramel, chocolate, with hints of toast and raisins.

T - Coffee was very upfront right off the bat followed by the caramel. Roasted malts rounded out the flavors.

M - Medium body with medium/low carbonation. Creamy finish with just a hint of bitterness.

O - A very good solid porter, while I am not going to give up drinking Black Butte Porters, this will find its way into my fridge on a regular basis.

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Shallow Grave from Heretic Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 154 ratings.