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RATINGS: 510   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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Another entry into Sam Adams Small Batch Series – Dark Depths. Depths is a IPA or a hoppy porter ( Need some clarification) brewed with a lager yeast for an interesting mesh of styles. Across the cold and brackish waters of the Baltic, the English Porter was transferred, from a mild ale to a dark and complex lager that confounds definition. Immersed in dark, roasted malts and a bold citrus hop character, these big and contrasting flavors are brought together with the smoothness of a lager for a brew that’s bold, mysterious, and full of flavor. Batch #1


4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
viyh (73) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
This beer is definitely unique and has a lot of character. It’s not like anything else I’ve ever tasted. The immediate flavor was a strong fig/grape aroma which quickly changes into a caramel sweetness on the back of the tongue. Definitely a beer that should be on everyone’s bucket list.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgentgesdo (673) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Pours brown with small tan head. Nose is dasrk fruit and caramel, roasted malts, marmalade. Fairly sweet, slightly oily mouthfeel that is very enjoyable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (2716) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Very good black ipa, thank you bevmo, bomber, roasty, hoppy, nice tan head, dark pour, good

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (1696) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
I'm not a fan of black ipas. The mix of hops and roast doesn't always work. It does here though. Nice smooth beer.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
halfonit (1170) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2013
On tap at Battleship. Deep brown color with a reddish hue and tan head. Aroma has thick dark malt, cream, no roast bitterness, pine spice and light licorice. It has a medium / full body that’s a bit slick with lots of semi-soft carbonation. Flavor starts with dark roasted un-bitter malt, light licorice, spice, dry citrus and pine. The finish has some roasty bitterness, earthy hops, pine, grapefruit and a fruit juice aspect. Pretty good stuff. It’s nice to see that Sam Adams can actually still make a good beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcclainc50 (186) - New York, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Pours a dark amber brown color with and off white head that leaves a decent lacing. Aromas of molasses, brown sugar and a little spice. Flavors of molasses, a little dark chocolate and malt. A great dark IPA definitely recommend this one.

1.5
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Justin_Carrie (1) - Salem, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013 does not count
This might be an okay beer if we weren’t expecting an IPA. Yes, it is supposed to be a Baltic IPA, but the beer was a complete let down. 1.5 out of 10 overall in stars.

3.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
GreatLibations (1854) - Last Supper, Arizona, USA - AUG 5, 2013
Richly ambered with a tall lasting frothy. Smells of busty hops and sweet malt. This is more like a hopped up amber with all the caramel going on. Smooth and very easy to swallow. The finish is surprisingly mellow with a touch of citrus rind.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
porkdiggity (108) - Ohio, USA - AUG 1, 2013
Dark, ipa. Decent, but nothing to write home about. Licorice flavors and black color. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
trujahwarrior (509) - Monroe, Washington, USA - JUL 28, 2013
12oz. bottle poured in my Ipa glass. Pours a clear dark brown color with a thick fluffy khaki head that leaves great lacing. Smells of pine, citrus, roasted malt, and caramel. Tastes of all the same things in the smell with a good hop presence in the back end. Tastes better as it warms also. Mouthfeel is medium bodied and creamy with good carbonation and a dry finish. I really like the special batch beers Samuel Adams have been doing recently. This is a nice baltic porter with great ipa elements. Both blended well together in my opinion. I will definitely buy this again.


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