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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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
beerisgoodforu (992) - Nørresundby, DENMARK - MAY 7, 2012
Bottle. Pours a dark brown color with a beige head. Aroma is of toasted malt, nuts, earthy hops, lots of onion, floral notes and coffee. The flavor follows the nose with an almost caramelized onion flavor, floral, earthy and grassy hops too, coffee, toasted malts and nuts. The body is medium with a dry mouth feel. Overall a pretty interesting brew.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 19/20
pras (437) - Maryland, USA - MAY 6, 2012
Deep dark color and nice aroma. Flavor is layered with dark full flavor and a hop punch. This beer was great. Need to get my hands on more of it!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
jercraigs (7782) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - MAY 6, 2012
2012-05-04. Ruby tinged black body, small beige head. Leafy green hop aroma, mild dark malt, muted roast. 7+ Flavour is similar, leafy green hops, modest bitterness throughout, light herbal character comes out in the finish and lingers with the hops in the finish. 7+ Smooth average palate is pleasant and suits it with soft carbonation. 3+ Decent. Bottle shared by Blankboy.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
PhatB420 (623) - Pittsfield, Massachusetts, USA - MAY 5, 2012
12oz into a pint from the new hopology mix pack. I liked last years single hop pack better, but this is cool. A hopped up porter here, thats what Im getting. And a nice one at that. Pours a fluid tar black that turns shades of purple after it sits. Head is medium and continuous. Taste is hoppy, fresh malty goodness, and quite similar to a dark ale as well. Theres some roasty choco, licorice, and ripe fruit in there as well. This is more a cold front brew than a spring enjoyment, but the time was right.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4854) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - MAY 5, 2012
Bottle sample at the Sam Adams Hop-o-logy tasting at Blacklick Wine & Spirits on 5/3/12. Dark brown pour with a thick tan head. Aroma of dark malt and spicy and oniony hops. Malty and caramelly flavor with a bit of a nutty character before a grassy hop finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
boozedude (1732) - Des Moines, Iowa, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Pours black...brown head..aroma of pine and light cofde. ?and malts..taste is different. ?has citrus. And almost a licorice grapefruit taste....not like anything ive had..not bad at all..would do again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
garthicus (2661) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAY 4, 2012
Thanks to Blankboy. Appearance: very dark cola black, thick off white head. Aroma: coffee, floral, grassy, lots of hops, malt. Flavour: Malty, lots of malt, grainy, thick, quite hoppy with a lot of spice and coffee, long chocolate finish. Quite nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
UDBeernut (1652) - Moving to Jax, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2012
Look! Its a baltic Porter! Look! Its a swartzbier! Look! Its not an Ipa! Dark off white tan head. Nose of light roast a caramel. Creamy body, with lots of malt, caramel, bittersweet chocolate. Well balanced and just a bit of citrus and flower.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
poisoneddwarf (1703) - Rathdrum, Idaho, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Bomber. Aroma is more hoppy than roasty. There’s some caramel in here to go along with the citrusy notes. Also some bread. Pours black with ruby red highlights and a medium collapsing beige head; falls into a blanket of foam after a few minutes; nice lacework sheets the glass. Taste is sweet, roasty, a touch sour and finishes bitter. Flavors of anise and molasses come out as it warms. Creamy mouthfeel with a medium-full body. A strange beer that doesn’t know what it is. Is it a black IPA or an extra hoppy baltic porter? It borrows from both styles equally. This is unique and quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AWISLguy (1224) - Wisconsin, USA - MAY 3, 2012
Bomber from Breeze Thru. Pours cola colored with a bit of a foamy brownish head. Terrific lacing coating the glass and leaving its presence all the way to the end. Aroma has roasted caramel and teryaki, some dark fruits Taste brings caramel, coffee, a bit of dark fruit. some soy with a bit of chocolatey presence. Quite thick. Very little hop presence. Syrupy. Slight sweetness but finishes mostly salty/bitter with some length. Not a bad beer with some taste, but I am not getting black ipa as the style. More a weak bock-y porter??

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