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RATINGS: 520   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.56/5   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 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (11783) - , New Jersey, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle. Pours black with brown head. Nose/taste of burnt black malt, chocolate, light hops and resin. Medium body. Dry chocolate finish.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Aurelius (4773) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Great looking bottle and label. Inky beer, pours 5:1 foam to brew in a tall tumbler. Cool cascade effect in the tannish foam. Big malty IPA aroma - notes of raisins, orange peel and molasses in with the hops. Heavy body, strong roast/alcohol/hop bitterness. Chalky mouthfeel, chocolate notes, sweet, dark dried fruit flavors. Long, pleasant roast finish. Very enjoyable and complex. Market Square Liquors, Timberlane.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
bhensonb (12947) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle from Beverages 4 Less in Santee, CA. Pours dark brown with a 3 finger creamy tan head which does some lacing. Aromas of resin and grapefruit. Med+ body. Flavor is very resin, with some creamy coffee/chocolate, followed by some grapefruit rind. Lots of rind. Excellent flavor; bitter, dry chocolate finish. Very tasty.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dyetube (1373) - Hurst, Texas, USA - MAR 2, 2012
Bottle from Choice Beverages McKinney. Pours black with a medium tan head. The aromas are Black Pepper, light citrus, hints of chocolate. The mouthfeel is dry, bitter and slightly roasty with a medium body and medium carbonation. Great beer! Cheers!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
craftbeerdesign (2254) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - MAR 2, 2012
bottle. pours black with a 1 finger tan head. big roast nose with citrus. med body with roast, light citrus bitterness, molasses, dark fruits, light chocolate and black malt. semi-dry finish with roasted malts, chocolate, light coffee, and a lingering citrus bitterness that sticks around.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
RollinHard (1024) - Fort Worth, Texas, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Pours black with plenty of red highlights and a fluffy beige head. Aroma of pepper, grass, lemon, and a slight roastiness. Flavor of pepper, lemon, black coffee, toast, and a bit of toffee. Bitterness is building already. Finishes kind of acidic with pine, lemon, black coffee, and there’s a lingering burnt and slightly ashy finish. Medium bodied, nice creamy mouthfeel and no noticeable heat. Decent beer, but I wish the replaced "IPA" with "Porter" on the label. Baltic porter = exciting, black IPA = ehhh.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Hophead22 (2879) - Redlands, by way of Wisconsin,, California, USA - MAR 1, 2012
Bottle. Rating #44. Dark, dark brown pour with a spotty tan head. Light roast and a bit of hoppiness with a touch of dark fruits. Nice flavor, mild bitterness with a touch of toast, nice mouthfeel and pretty smooth with a pleasant finish. (2201)

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
cbkschubert (2900) - BFE, Arizona, USA - FEB 29, 2012
22 oz. bottle from Beverage House (S.V.) - Pours a dark brown color with a one and a half finger thick light tan head. nice lacing. Aroma is fruit, floral hops, and lightly toasted malt. Flavor is roasted malt, licorice, pine hops, and light chocolate. The roasted malt and licorice linger in the finish. medium body. A nice beer.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
FROTHINGSLOSH (5768) - GREENSBURG, Pennsylvania, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Yet another in a long list of blah Black IPAs. +++ Sampled from a 22 oz brown bottle this beer poured a black color with an enormous creamy brown head that lingered and left good lacing. The aroma was gritty floral and fruity hops with light roasty dark malts underneath. The flavor was bitter anise, roasty malts and gritty floral hops. The finish was long roasty and floral. Fairly full bodied. Eh.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
dwyerpg (4918) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - FEB 28, 2012
Has a fairly roasty hoppy aroma. Very opaque. Looks like an imperial stout with a lighter colored head. This is good. Plenty of hops with some strength/bite in the finish. A little funk at the very end.

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