bigbish (493) - California, USA - JUN 12, 2013
3.6 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Pours a beautiful black color, nice thick tan head. Hoppy, almost citrus aroma. Great flavor. Lots of roasted malts, burnt notes, with a good bitterness. Great beer.
Ed5388 (1742) - Forked River, New Jersey, USA - JUN 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
22oz bottle. Pours a clear reddish brown color with a thick inch and a half of off white head. Aroma of sweet roasted malt, and a hint of pine. Taste is light sweet chocolate, roasted malt, pine, with a light bitter finish for an ipa.
ICEatALAMO (873) - Troy, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2013
3.7 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. The aroma is faint hops with some malt. The taste is solid. A very good blend of hops and maltiness.
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
BigHonkey (1) - Auburn Hills, Michigan, USA - MAY 31, 2013 does not count
4.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 19/20
Reminds me of Edmund Fitzgerald, but with a kick. Smooth and easy to drink.
badpuppy69 (185) - orange, California, USA - MAY 27, 2013
4.8 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 19/20
UPDATED: MAY 28, 2013 Pours a dark amber Brown with thick tan pillowy head great lacing on the glass. Aroma black licorice hoppy with some dark fruit notes figs and dark chocolate and roasted malt Carmel. Taste follows the nose perfect with a medium smooth mouth feel. Awesome beer!!
allfreej (550) - Louisville, Kentucky, USA - MAY 25, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown pour with coppery highlights. Dense light tan head.
Aroma is grassy hops and caramel maltiness. A little bit of cattiness in the hop aroma.
Flavor is rich caramel, chocolate, and treacle toffee balanced by a delicate bitter hop finish. Balance is excellent between sweet and bitter. Little to no hint of alcohol though the beer is quite strong.
Rich full mouthfeel. Medium-high level of carbonation. Bitter aftertaste without astringency.
Rich, satisfying beer. The alcohol is well concealed in this extremely well balanced offering from Sam Adams. A roasty malt backbone with a nicely bitter hop balance. Excellent.
---Rated via Beer Buddy from my iPad.
wilderthanyou (752) - Guelph, CANADA - MAY 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a motor oil black with a thin, lightly sticky beige head. Aroma a bit citrus, but mainly dominated by a strange malty profile, coffee, chocolate, desk drawer, islay single malt. The flavour again has some citrus hop balance mingling throughout, but is mainly dominated by a mish mash of strange matly oddness, I canít even really put my finger on a specific flavour, itís good, glad I tryed it, but I probably wouldnít buy this again.
dzimm27 (136) - - MAY 6, 2013
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Big malty aroma, medium-light brown color. Taste is malt, toast, and rather rough. Hops are muddy and not very peasant. Donít really care for this.
rubbishystuff (1761) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to iNBe. I enjoyed the end result although Iím not sure how you would classify it, Black IPA works and doesnít. Almost if a porter/dunkel/IPA all had a baby. But a rather mildly hopped IPA as the malt and roasted flavor subdue the hops. Nice minerally taste too. Serving: Bottle
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Samuel Adams Dark Depths is a very dark, reddish brown beer with a thick, lumpy, beige head that decorates the glass with lacing. It smells dark, roasty and kind of smokey. Thereís a lighter, semi-sweet malt aroma that almost smells like sorghum. There may be a hint of lemon peel. Itís smooth, soft and pretty full bodied. It has a pretty neat finish and leaves the teeth a little gritty. Itís a bit sweet, but less so than Iíd expect from a Baltic porter. The bitterness balances it out well and hints at grass, wood and fruit. There are notes of prunes and coffee. There are a quite a few flavors going on. Iím a fan of both Baltic porters and IPAs, but this is a very strange mash up. That said, they pulled this off better than I would have imagined possible.