Shallow Grave - Heretic Brewing Company

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Ratings: 191
Reviews: 46
rAvg: 3.96
pDev: 10.35%
Wants: 19
Gots: 20 | FT: 1
Brewed by:
Heretic Brewing Company visit their website
California, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  7.00% ABV

Availability: Year-round

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(Beer added by: Zorro on 12-16-2011)
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look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On Tap at Brewery

A - Dark, dark brown with a tan/mocha one finger head. Lacing is present but not very thick or heavy.

S - Roasted Malt, dark coffee, caramel, chocolate, with hints of toast and raisins.

T - Coffee was very upfront right off the bat followed by the caramel. Roasted malts rounded out the flavors.

M - Medium body with medium/low carbonation. Creamy finish with just a hint of bitterness.

O - A very good solid porter, while I am not going to give up drinking Black Butte Porters, this will find its way into my fridge on a regular basis.

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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.

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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.

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Shallow Grave from Heretic Brewing Company
89 out of 100 based on 191 ratings.