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Shallow Grave - Heretic Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
89
very good

180 Ratings
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Ratings: 180
Reviews: 45
rAvg: 3.94
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 19
Gots: 18 | 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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4.13/5  rDev +4.8%
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.

BierJager89, Feb 05, 2014
Photo of Marco_Gtz
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Marco_Gtz, Jan 26, 2014
Photo of Daktah
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Daktah, Jan 20, 2014
Photo of random846
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

random846, Jan 18, 2014
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

mc4z, Jan 11, 2014
Photo of Zonian1
3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

Zonian1, Jan 05, 2014
Photo of Bung
4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

Bung, Jan 03, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

bigaltemple, Dec 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

XmnwildX12, Dec 05, 2013
Photo of Newbiebeer
3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Newbiebeer, Nov 21, 2013
Photo of caverog
3.25/5  rDev -17.5%

caverog, Nov 14, 2013
Photo of davegray
4/5  rDev +1.5%

davegray, Nov 10, 2013
Photo of Goblinmunkey7
3.91/5  rDev -0.8%
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.

Goblinmunkey7, Oct 16, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Madskill, Sep 21, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

casapy, Sep 19, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

Renegrenade, Sep 08, 2013
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4.75/5  rDev +20.6%

mwyeep, Aug 30, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -11.2%

GraduatedCashew, Aug 28, 2013
Photo of Takahiro
4.75/5  rDev +20.6%
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

Takahiro, Aug 27, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Spaz7, Aug 20, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +7.9%

nygannon, Aug 03, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev -4.8%

Jtrigonis, Aug 01, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

2GOOFY, Jul 30, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

lilsmizzul1225, Jul 24, 2013
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4/5  rDev +1.5%

TheMarkE, Jul 15, 2013
Shallow Grave from Heretic Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 180 ratings.