wilderthanyou (713) - 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 (135) - - 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 (1686) - 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.
fidemaster (251) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
This did not make me think of an IPA. It has a rich chocolate aroma. It pours a rich deep black. It has a rich chocolate flavor with malt and some hopps. It has a bitter, spicy finish. Not what I expected but good.
GMUcrew7 (576) - Mason, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour with a frothy light tan head that leaves behind a nice lacing. Aroma is a nice mix of roasted malts typical of a porter and the hoppiness of an IPA. Really smooth flavor/body, starts with the citrus hops and then transitions back to a rich roasted malt flavor. Really good beer.
jason1970 (143) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pleasantly surprised. Not sure what to expect. Kind of a hybrid between an IPA and a Porter (though leans more heavily towards the latter). Definitely drink it again.
haddon90 (1349) - Newport Beach, California, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark, copper color. Smoked hops in the aroma with a hint of malt. Smooth. Dark taste with some hops. Some smoked brown sugar. Interesting IPA but I like it.
crossovert (5627) - Illinois, USA - APR 17, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Dark brown, yogurty, berryish, nougat scent. Flavor is yogurty and fruity, mld bitterness, cocoa. Weird.
thomashall (17) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good dark IPA...great aroma and good ipa taste. Good hop taste...not bad for Sam Adams...if you like ipa give this a try.