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RATINGS: 507   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

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
sm5561 (118) - Kansas City, Alabama, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Pours dark amber color with small off white head. Mostly malty aroma with molasses and toffee notes. Flavor follows, with some molasses, maybe some licorice, and light citrus hops.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bth122 (1227) - Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, USA - MAY 13, 2012
Bottle, poured a dark brown color, medium head. Citrus hop really sticks out in aroma with some pineapple grapefuit notes. Slight roasted malt notes also. Medium bitter, light sweetness. Medium body, slight thick and creamy. Nice roasted malt flavor along with some not no subtle citrus hop balance. Pretty good.

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Patrickctenchi (3458) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Pours a reddish-brown, dark..good tan head. Scent is citrusy hops.....maybe a bit of toffee. Taste is old coffee, bitter roast chocolate, bitter hops. I’d call this a hopped-up porter rather than an IPA. Whatever the identity, it’s pretty good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Mat42m (160) - orlando, Florida, USA - MAY 12, 2012
Coffee like aroma. Black color with minimal head. Dry with sweety finish. Very good tasting. Easy drinkable

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
kjohns (131) - North Dakota, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Clear dark ruby red/brownish pour with moderate cream colored head. Aroma is primarily hops, lots of citrus and some floral with some very light malt notes. Taste reveals a lot more malt than the nose and much less of a focus on the hops. Chocolate and lightly roasted malt flavor with some faint citrus hoppiness. Lingering aftertaste of slightly bitter dark chocolate.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Suttree (5073) - Knoxville, Tennessee, USA - MAY 10, 2012
Black, big sturdy brown head. Surprisingly bitter aroma, with some creamy, milky notes, A bit of coffee and dark chocolate aroma in the background. I get a little bit of cedar and Euro-hop, as well. Flavor is a bit more coffee and chocolate forward than the aroma suggests, but still pretty hoppy. Crisp, cedery finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Gription79 (2236) - Bountiful, Utah, USA - MAY 9, 2012
22 ounce bottle. Poured dark, I was a bit surprised by how dark. Solid malt character, bready, toasty, grainy, and prune/plum. Some pine, earthy, and floral hop notes. This is a great, easy drinking beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DalzAle (1965) - Eden Prairie, Minnesota, USA - MAY 9, 2012
Bottle as part of the sampler 12 pack. Clear dark brown pour, very little carbonation and dark malt and a little nice sweet hops. Flavor is definitely more on the porter side, peat and dark malt, a little sweet burnt sugar and some noticeable hops. Good, but I probably wouldn’t buy it on it’s own

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
smashweights (29) - Ohio, USA - MAY 8, 2012
12 Oz. Bottle. Pours a dark black/amber/red with a tan head. Nose is strong pine. Taste starts off with a good helping of piney hops, not as strong as most IPAs though. Moderately thick mouth feel. Finish is crisp with the malty porter characteristics taking over as the hops fade. Not your typical IPA and the flavor morphing is a great combination. Unique taste that I would definitely snag in a six pack if it was available.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Scubatrip (596) - Annandale, Virginia, USA - MAY 8, 2012
From the bottle, pours black with a thick tan foamy head. Thick aroma of chocolate and alcohol, a little oaky, really exciting. Taste is thick as well, notes of chocolate and alcohol, roasted malts. Bitter aftertaste and finish. Pretty good, not perfect. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

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