Shallow Grave - Heretic Brewing Company
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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
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
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
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
Shallow Grave from Heretic Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.