nick76 (4140) - Tampa, Florida, USA - MAR 18, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
The aroma is very tasted with chocolate, coffee, and tones of hops. The appearance is brown with a tan head. The taste is like the aroma with a bitter finish. The palate is smooth. Overall a nice beer.
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: Dark Depths
Date: March 03, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: black, ruby edges, creamy beige head, scattered icy lace
Aroma: sweet roasted aroma, dark chocolate, citrus hops
Flavor: rich roasted flavor, caramel sweetness, touch of citrus, balancing hop bitterness
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4
PapaMick (41) - Jacksonville, Arkansas, USA - MAR 17, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark pour with long lasting head. Pours dark. Medium mouthfeel. Good balance of chocolate and coffee flavors. Odd to think of as an IPA
beernovice39 (3076) - Montana, USA - MAR 16, 2012
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle pours a deep red/brown with a thick tan head. Scent is roasted malt, dark sugar, pine and chocolate. Taste is pine, caramel and roasty.
KAggie97 (3529) - Ugly, Hot, and Humid Spring, Texas, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a decent mahogany with a nose of chocolate hops and cocoa grapefruit. Taste is upfront malted and roasted hops with a light charred orange peel finish. Average mouthfeel. Another good Sam Adams beer.
Strykzone (4403) - Wood River, Illinois, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
22 oz. bottle. A black pour with a tan head. A fairly bold aroma of chocolate and roasted malts and citrus hops. This is interesting at the start. Swampy and citrus flavors. Dark fruit and yeast. Some of that Baltic darkness is tasted. This is interesting and enjoyable. A bit of spice in the hops is nice. Some chocolate fudge pops up from somewhere. This is as good a Black IPA as I have had. Cudos to Sam Adams.
puboflyons (1831) - Allenstown, New Hampshire, USA - MAR 15, 2012
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
From Batch Number 1. The pour was a slightly agitated and heady dark brown with ruby red highlights when held to the light. The head eventually settles down. The aroma is full of dark malts and vibrant hops. It smells clean. The body is is bold. Thy taste is sharply bitter swith a lingering bite on the end.
scottw86 (1055) - Maryland, USA - MAR 14, 2012
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Poured a very dark brown almost black with a light-tan frothy head. Aroma has chocolate malts, sprice, pine and other malty flavors. Some raisins as well. Taste is very creamy and smooth with some dry hoppy tastes. Quite earthy with chocolate. Some caramel and plums in the finish. Aftertaste of toast.
SudsMcDuff (5645) - .....Manchester United.........., Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.4 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
that was a pirates way of saying -you’ve had your chips! .. . Pours a deep plum .. large to medium head, lacing is impressive .. . burnt maple, dark spices, light burnt to a crisp vanilla, deep earth, and dark resin .. . gave a pint of blood today .. . decent feel to it, this is just a fancier black ipa- but it was nice .. . . Oh..ah..there was...there was a ghost! The..Ectoplasm. Did you see the ghost? Ran through here and slimed me.
r464 (1738) - Earth, Pennsylvania, USA - MAR 13, 2012
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark with a hint of ruby red and a thick tan head. Roasty but punchy with a malty toast flavor that leads to a slightly bitter hoppy finish. Very full.