Shallow Grave | Heretic Brewing Company

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3.96/5
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287 Ratings
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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Heretic Brewing Company
California, United States
hereticbrewing.com

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.00%

Availability: Year-round

Notes / Commercial Description:
Shallow Grave Porter is dark as night, perfect for a cool evening out in the woods. This is a big, dark ale with a complex and rich chocolate and caramel malt character followed by a touch of warmth and light malt sweetness, leaving you ready for more after each shovelful. You will love this so much you won’t have time to dig a six-footer, so make it a Shallow Grave.

We’re sure you’ll dig it.

Added by Zorro on 12-16-2011

BEER STATS
Ranking:
#5,820
Reviews:
66
Ratings:
287
pDev:
9.34%
Bros Score:
0
 
 
Wants:
22
Gots:
52
Trade:
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Photo of Ghrymm
3.91/5  rDev -1.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

A nice under rated porter.

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Photo of Reidrover
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

32 oz. growler from "b2 tap house" in Salem OR $4( on sale). Black..very drk looking porter..lovely frothy /rocky tan head. Good toasty/roasty nutty malty aromas! A little milk chocolate and toast. Taste similar to the aroma..and excellent.maybe a bit more creamy and a touch of ash. Nice silky thick mouth feel..yet a nice biter end makes sure its not cloying. An excellent porter.

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Photo of 1971bernat
3.5/5  rDev -11.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of brentk56
4.02/5  rDev +1.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Appearance: Pours a translucent cola color with ruby highlights; the tan head, while rather thin, leaves splashy lacing all over, creating a cascade effect

Smell: Chocolate, toasted coconut, hazelnut, vanilla and chicory

Taste: Chocolate forward, with hazelnut, vanilla and toasted coconut developing; through the middle, there is a chicory and coffee tone that adds some bitterness but the finish brings a return to the sweeter elements on the front end

Mouthfeel: Medium to full body with moderate carbonation

Overall: Luscious, though just a little too sweet for my palate

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Photo of RHVC59
3.94/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of Bogdawg
4.21/5  rDev +6.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Tcsox
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Lone_Freighter
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

This was poured into a becher pint glass. The appearance was a black color with a one finger off white to tan foamy head that dissipated ever so slowly. Clingy semi-foamy lacing rings around the glass. The smell takes on roasty cocoa and coffee beans. Light caramel tones slide in underneath. The taste is roasty and sweet through a nice combination of the cocoa and coffee. Bitter and sweet with a nice robust figure of warmth laying down on my tongue in the aftertaste. Quick roasty finish. On the palate, this one sat about a light to medium on the body with a nice carbonation about it. Roastiness kicks in on the feel making it slightly dry. Overall, I’d say this was a pretty good porter that I would have again.

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Photo of Everydayoff
3.98/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

On-tap served in a mug at Wishbeer, Bangkok.

Very deep brown to oily black in color, it comes with thick creamy tan head that is here to stay with good retention before slowly collapsing to some bubble sheet on the surface and leaving some lacing patch and spot on the glass-side.

The aroma is mainly dominated by roasted malt with some smokiness, tobacco, and charred nuttiness as an obvious evidence. It also provides a touch of coffee with some sourness as well as chocolate, caramel, and some toasted dark bread. There is also a suggestion of dark fruit and some spicy yet citrusy hop.

Rich and rather complex taste of heavily roasted malt and smokiness in the lead, thereafter, it is closely followed by charred nuttiness, tobacco, coffee with some sourness, chocolate, caramel, light sweetness, and toasted dark bread, all from malt. Some suggestion of citrusy yet spicy hop too in the middle while the finish is wrapped up with moderate bitterness that is mostly from roasted profile.

The body is medium with smooth mouthfeel and rather low carbonation that is enough to carry all the things well. Finish is very dry. The overall feeling is pretty good but would be better with some more carbonation.

This one is a straightforward American Porter I would say but with some bold and complex arrangement upon the nose and taste buds. It is better and mellow more once it starts to warm, good offering.

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Photo of byronic
3.77/5  rDev -4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DJ-Hophead
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Tap @ Small Bar, Bristol - Pours jet black with a medium tanned head. Medium carbonation. Nice lacing. Aroma - coffee, dark chocolate, caramel, roasted malts. Taste - Sweet, malt notes, coffee at the front, dark chocolate, roasted malts, light bitter finish. Solid.

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Photo of pajfuwen
4.33/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of CYee
4.05/5  rDev +2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Photo of Dopen993
4.17/5  rDev +5.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Just won a medal at GABF and now I know why. Really well made Porter with great malt backbone and light chocolate taste. Great look, feel and taste.

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Photo of harpus
3.75/5  rDev -5.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of abeeronthebeach
3.87/5  rDev -2.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of far333
4.13/5  rDev +4.3%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Dark chestnut brown with a light brown head that settles out quickly. Aroma of cocoa and caramel, some toffee.

Flavors of cocoa and toffee, leather, caramel, subtle coffee. Mild offsetting bitterness, no hop flavor. Rich and complex flavors with a full and silky mouthfeel. Great beer.

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Photo of emptyglassagain
3.82/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of craftaholic
3.26/5  rDev -17.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Thin and forgettable

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Photo of mikel52588
4.15/5  rDev +4.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.25

Photo of stevoj
3.9/5  rDev -1.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Bottle from Brewer's Haven. Dark brown pour with soft beige head. Everything a porter should be, dark and toasty, touches of chocolate, mild coffee bitterness. Smooth and easy to drink.

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Photo of Molson2000
3.69/5  rDev -6.8%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of MIrvine
4.6/5  rDev +16.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Photo of YeastEnthusiast
4.25/5  rDev +7.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

Photo of Bwedwards
3.72/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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Shallow Grave from Heretic Brewing Company
Beer rating: 3.96 out of 5 with 287 ratings