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Shallow Grave - Heretic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

162 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 162
Reviews: 41
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 17
Gots: 15 | FT: 1
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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Philousa

California

2.4/5  rDev -39.1%

Pours an inky black with a half finger tan head. Chocolatey, roasty, and sweet aromas. Some phenolic plastic characteristics. I get some fresh coffee as it warms up. Dark chocolate hits the tongue first. Thick caramel flavor turns to bitter chocolate and coffee. Phenol is not as pronounced in the taste, but still there. Good mouthfeel, quite creamy. Balanced, drinkable.

Just not very impressed. Obviously the plastic aroma isn't appetizing and it stuck with me throughout, even though it wasn't that pronounced. Hopefully I got a bad bottle, because the other reviews show this can be a great beer.

02-03-2012 05:17:30 | More by Philousa
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jmarsh123

Indiana

2.88/5  rDev -26.9%

Pours black with a thin off white head that fades immediately with minimal lacing.

A little bit of chocolate and some roasted malt, but really struggling to find any substantial aroma to this.

Flavor is similar. A little chocolate and roasted malt. Not overly flavorful. Just a standard porter.

Thin for the style. I'd prefer a bit more creaminess. A tad too much carbonation as well.

I thought this one was pretty bland. There are no huge off flavors, but it kind of lacks flavor in general.

03-12-2012 22:33:52 | More by jmarsh123
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -23.9%

07-29-2012 01:19:35 | More by ejimhof
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whatsajessica

California

3/5  rDev -23.9%

08-09-2014 03:49:41 | More by whatsajessica
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crbooher

California

3/5  rDev -23.9%

02-11-2012 01:37:29 | More by crbooher
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KnowYourCraft

California

3/5  rDev -23.9%

08-10-2014 22:38:48 | More by KnowYourCraft
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shleepy

California

3.23/5  rDev -18%

Had on tap at Gourmet Haus Staudt in Redwood City on 3/8/2012.

A: Dark brown. Small, off-white head.

S: Chocolate, faint toastiness.

T: Roasty chocolate milk. That about sums it up.

M: Medium to heavy body. Not as velvety smooth as some better porters/stouts (even something like Velvet Merlin).

O: OK for the style (I don't remember ever having an awful porter, though), but nothing too interesting.

04-01-2012 22:25:33 | More by shleepy
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caverog

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

11-14-2013 02:54:14 | More by caverog
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Docrock

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

08-28-2014 05:01:37 | More by Docrock
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bh123

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

07-04-2012 04:24:54 | More by bh123
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srandycarter

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

A - Almost black, brown. Tan head, fast to ring. Lots of cling.

S - Cocoa, choc chip cookies, very pleasant.

T - Not so nice. Astringent, harsh, no sweetness. Dry as all get out.

M - Good carb, medium body, balance is hard when it's so one sided.

D - Liked it up to smell!

04-19-2012 04:46:22 | More by srandycarter
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Arbitrator

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

02-01-2013 08:39:26 | More by Arbitrator
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Liondiscs

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

06-12-2013 06:55:39 | More by Liondiscs
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mxchap

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

06-19-2013 15:23:04 | More by mxchap
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Zonian1

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-05-2014 18:38:42 | More by Zonian1
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-02-2012 20:01:50 | More by GRG1313
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XicanoBeerRun

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

08-21-2014 01:21:54 | More by XicanoBeerRun
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JoshTellez

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

03-25-2013 01:50:55 | More by JoshTellez
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IPAbastard760

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

06-07-2014 01:11:52 | More by IPAbastard760
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Phyllisia

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

11-10-2012 04:09:09 | More by Phyllisia
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

01-11-2013 21:47:39 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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t0rin0

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

10-14-2012 01:24:38 | More by t0rin0
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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

08-28-2013 22:41:05 | More by GraduatedCashew
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pajeff

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

06-01-2012 23:46:42 | More by pajeff
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Smarty_Pints

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

05-05-2014 01:58:08 | More by Smarty_Pints
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Shallow Grave from Heretic Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.