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Shallow Grave - Heretic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
88
very good

152 Ratings
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Ratings: 152
Reviews: 40
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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Ratings: 152 | Reviews: 40 | Display Reviews Only:
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Jeffreytmoore

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

02-08-2014 03:28:23 | More by Jeffreytmoore
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BeerNoobNC

North Carolina

4.5/5  rDev +13.9%

02-07-2014 04:02:41 | More by BeerNoobNC
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BierJager89

California

4.13/5  rDev +4.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A: Black with a mocha head.

S: Dark roast coffee, earthy espresso, bittersweet chocolate and roasted malt in the nose.

T: Cocoa powder is the dominant flavor, with some espresso, coffee, bittersweet chocolate and roasted malt.

M: Medium-full bodied and smooth.

O: A great example of the style, quite tasty, robust, roasty and coffee-forward.

Serving type: bottle

02-05-2014 23:36:27 | More by BierJager89
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Marco_Gtz

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

01-26-2014 03:14:00 | More by Marco_Gtz
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Daktah

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

01-20-2014 06:32:51 | More by Daktah
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random846

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

01-18-2014 04:55:33 | More by random846
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mc4z

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

01-11-2014 06:13:16 | More by mc4z
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Zonian1

Ohio

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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

Michigan

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

01-03-2014 02:16:08 | More by Bung
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bigaltemple

Colorado

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

12-05-2013 05:10:37 | More by bigaltemple
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XmnwildX12

Minnesota

4/5  rDev +1.3%

12-05-2013 03:01:29 | More by XmnwildX12
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Newbiebeer

Connecticut

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

11-21-2013 23:39:04 | More by Newbiebeer
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caverog

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.7%

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

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

11-10-2013 05:00:05 | More by davegray
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Goblinmunkey7

Massachusetts

3.91/5  rDev -1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Thanks to Arbitrator for the bottle.

Appearance: Deep dark brown. Starts with a decent sized dark tan head. Drops to a small creamy collar and cap. Nice smooth pour. Minimal to moderate carbonation on the pour.

Smell: Solidly roasted with some faint hints of cocoa. Chocolate malt with some underlying caramel malt. Slightly sweet with some creamy, almost oat-like backing. Very knightly hopped. Small hint of coffee and a nice milky chocolate. A touch of smoke on the back of it all.

Taste: A hint of old coffee under a deeply roasted malt base. A hint of ash and char in the back as well. Chocolate malt in abundance tempered by a little caramel malt sweetness. Some cooked and caramelized sugars as well. Dark chocolate, cocoa, and bitter baker's chocolate. Some dark fruit and a hint of raisin. A touch grassy with some distinct alcohol on the back. Lots of roasted malt and increasingly sweet as it warms. Some grassy notes as well.

Mouthfeel: Creamy medium leaning toward full body with a moderate carbonation. Nice and clean with a slick finish.

Overall: Dig a foot, take a sip. Rinse and repeat.

A decent enough porter. Heavier on the roasted malt than is typical, but crushes the chocolate aspect of it all.

Serving type: bottle

10-16-2013 20:39:46 | More by Goblinmunkey7
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Madskill

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

09-21-2013 17:36:41 | More by Madskill
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casapy

Idaho

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

09-19-2013 03:30:26 | More by casapy
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Renegrenade

Texas

4/5  rDev +1.3%

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mwyeep

California

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%

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GraduatedCashew

California

3.5/5  rDev -11.4%

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

Netherlands

4.75/5  rDev +20.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 5

Just popped open a 6months old bottle
I did not intend age it, but ended up in my fridge for a very long time.

A: pitch dark black, heavy whipping tan foam that lasts several minutes
S: roasted malt, coffee, dry prune
T: rush of roasted malts, very well balanced with the malty back bone. very dark fruit taste (figs and prunes). some alcohol warming on tongue.
M: nice and dry finish. some alcohol sweetness

a great beer! this is one of the best porter/stout! highly recommend it

Serving type: bottle

08-27-2013 03:49:45 | More by Takahiro
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Spaz7

California

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

08-20-2013 02:43:52 | More by Spaz7
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California

4.25/5  rDev +7.6%

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California

3.75/5  rDev -5.1%

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2GOOFY

California

4/5  rDev +1.3%

07-30-2013 00:53:12 | More by 2GOOFY
Shallow Grave from Heretic Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 152 ratings.