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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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Takahiro

Netherlands

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

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

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

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

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

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

08-03-2013 22:29:03 | More by nygannon
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Jtrigonis

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

08-01-2013 18:29:21 | More by Jtrigonis
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2GOOFY

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-30-2013 00:53:12 | More by 2GOOFY
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lilsmizzul1225

Indiana

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-24-2013 04:25:57 | More by lilsmizzul1225
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TheMarkE

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

07-15-2013 19:31:49 | More by TheMarkE
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JamLand

Hawaii

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

07-03-2013 22:42:38 | More by JamLand
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StoutItOutLoud

Illinois

3.93/5  rDev -0.3%

22-oz bomber to tulip. Bottled 1-28-2013. Traded for at Bottlecraft in San Diego (North Park, thanks Brian!) 5-29-2013. Consumed 6-29-2013.

A: very dark chestnut-coffee brown. medium carbonation with large mocha head fading quickly, but 1/2-finger head lingers. very little lacing
S: the roasted malts appear here as dark chocolate, faint toffee and espresso, grape skin.
T: less impressive than the aroma - dark chocolate bitterness, smoke, not sweet
M: thin

06-30-2013 00:46:25 | More by StoutItOutLoud
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jbaakko

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

06-27-2013 15:50:14 | More by jbaakko
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DSkilling

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

06-25-2013 06:31:56 | More by DSkilling
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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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Liondiscs

California

3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

06-12-2013 06:55:39 | More by Liondiscs
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BGsWo22

New York

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-27-2013 00:56:12 | More by BGsWo22
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Chiefmanynames

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

05-24-2013 01:22:15 | More by Chiefmanynames
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visionaries

California

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

05-23-2013 17:42:04 | More by visionaries
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stealth

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +14.2%

05-21-2013 05:13:45 | More by stealth
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PHBoiler

Illinois

4.36/5  rDev +10.7%

22 oz bomber poured into Sam Adams perfect pint

Deep dark brown with a perfect 1/2 inch chocolate brown head

Inviting to drink with the eyes, but the nose isn't strong. Difficult to pick up what is on the way.

Deep, rich chocolate flavors with a nice roast that stays roasty but doesn't convert to coffee. Dark chocolate richness with only mild bitterness that balances the flavor. Perfect mouthfeel that is rich and satisfying but not overly thick.

This beer stands up with Midwest heavyweights like Edmund Fitzgerald and Founders Porter.

05-11-2013 03:23:26 | More by PHBoiler
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largadeer

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

04-30-2013 23:21:46 | More by largadeer
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Theosphere

California

4/5  rDev +1.5%

04-23-2013 18:52:42 | More by Theosphere
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4DAloveofSTOUT

Illinois

4.14/5  rDev +5.1%

thanks to archenemybrew for this beer!

poured into tulip glass.

Appearance: black bodied beer with 3 fingers of tan head that results from a hard pour. Spotty lacing and good head retention.

Smell: Chocolate and mild roast malts! This is a great smelling porter!

Taste: Exactly like the nose. Nice chocolate note with a mellow roast malt flavor. As you keep drinking this beer, the roast starts to build a little bit. A hint of sassparilla and light smoke in the finish.

Mouthfeel: medium bodied beer with moderate carbonation. Really nice and easy drinking porter. Mouthfeel is appropriate for the style with just a little bit of creaminess. Not a hint of 7% abv. A well made beer.

Overall: Great example of a porter. Great chocolate notes; thats definately my favorite part about this beer. Its a solid beer for sure.

04-12-2013 01:29:44 | More by 4DAloveofSTOUT
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DavidHume

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

03-31-2013 23:39:12 | More by DavidHume
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OMPH

California

4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

03-26-2013 19:11:18 | More by OMPH
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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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brotherloco

California

4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

03-15-2013 02:41:47 | More by brotherloco
Shallow Grave from Heretic Brewing Company
88 out of 100 based on 162 ratings.