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RATINGS: 516   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jeremytoni (3018) - Swedesboro, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2012
From a bottle poured a dark brown color with a good amount of head. Malty hoppy flavor with a lingering aftertaste.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
Volsconti (21) - - MAR 11, 2012
Perfect mix of an IPA and porter. My new favorite Sam Adams. Straight amazing ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
cooplander (543) - Florida, USA - MAR 11, 2012
black with tan head, aroma is pine, grapefruit, roasted malt, caramel, flavor is pine, citrus hops, chocolate, caramel, nice bitterness, dry finish, very solid CDA

   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
sethbreaker (176) - New York, Greater London, USA - MAR 11, 2012
From the bottle. Slightly metallic aroma from the yeast, looks good, some roast on the palette followed by some bitterness. it’s ok but not something I’d drink again.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
pineypower (2789) - Ocean County, New Jersey, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Pours out almost black with a 2-finger head. Aroma is of light roast, caramel, some chocolate and light earthy hops. Taste is better than aroma, nice deep roasty notes, light chocolat, with a solid citrusy hop bitterness going on throughout. Well done.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
baraciisch (2393) - California, USA - MAR 11, 2012
Dark red in color... Aroma is citrus hops... Flavor is caramel and munich malts with large citrus hop character.... Very enjoyable IPA

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
fiercepanda (614) - Missouri, USA - MAR 10, 2012
A dark red beer with a thick tan head. The aroma is floral, pine, and fruity. The flavor is floral and fruity with sweet malt, a really good beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Nephilium (1550) - Ohio, USA - MAR 10, 2012
(Batch Number 1) Per the label, a Baltic IPA. This starts with a nice blend of roasted notes and hop notes. Pours a clear, dark, ruby red, with a huge tan head. This is one tasty beer, full roasted notes with a long lingering finish. The hops are not as predominant as I expected, just making a token experience. There’s a slick mouthfeel, and the alcohol is really well hidden. I will definitely be picking up more of this beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
deyholla (8558) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - MAR 10, 2012
Bottle. Pours a clear dark brown with a dark brown head that dissipates to the edges. Aroma has a good amount of roasted malt with a nice green hop note and a bit of grass. Flavor has roasted malts throughout with a bit of bitter chocolate and is backed by a nice fresh grass/pine hop note.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexanderj (3426) - Branson, Missouri, USA - MAR 9, 2012
Bottle; poured acdark brown cOlor with a huge light brown head. Aroma of earth, cocoa, roasted malt and pine. Flavor had alot chocOlate and caramel; a touch of hops, but definitely more Baltic than ipa. Still a fairly tasty brew.

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