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RATINGS: 522   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

cooplander's rating

   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 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 9, 2016
Pours a deep dark orangish amber color. Aromas of big hop action, sweet malts, and more hops. Flavor has some caramel malty tastes with nice grapefruit and floral hop taste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
hayduke (4629) - Eureka, California, USA - MAR 24, 2016
Pours dark brown with a creamy tan head a good lacing. Nose of citrus. Medium body. Flavor is Aromas of resin and grapefruit. Med+ body. Flavor is coffee and chocolate with a lot of citrus. Dry bitter finish. Quite tasty.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Fatehunter (2148) - Corbett, Oregon, USA - NOV 13, 2015
Pours a finger of head on a dark brown body. The aroma is roasted malt and bright lemon, grapefruit and pine. The taste is creamy and citrus bitterness, an interesting, but good mixture. The texture is soft and smooth. It’s really enjoyable.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jjgmd (1960) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2015
With Z, a 22...pours a rich deep dark black pour with a nice Java head. Nose is malt wth hops and some licorice notes. Taste is hoppy , with nicely balanced malt , and mild bitterness. Finishes on the dry tasting notes with an abrupt ending . Solid ! Quaff Score 7 / 10

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
zgaier (1884) - Coral Springs, Florida, USA - NOV 2, 2015
Bomber. Pours brown with a tan head and aroma of hops and roasted malt. Taste is hoppy as well with pine and citrusy notes finishing with roasted malt and toasty notes into the bitter finish.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Narnad (1518) - Wonder Lake, Illinois, USA - OCT 22, 2015
Pours a very deep brown/black color with an amazing tan, very cream head that has very strong staying power. Nose is very well balanced between a heavily toasted malt and a pungent citrus and bitter hoppiness. Flavor starts off a sweet caramel note but quickly transitions to a toasted Baltic porter flavor with a good dose of citrus and resiny hops. Body is very dense and high but very fine carbonation which is perfect. This beer had been aging a bit and seems really, really good with a little age (1-1.5 years). Overall a very good offering by sam.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
rollinsr (552) - Atlanta, GEORGIA - AUG 15, 2015
Pours midnight brown with fluffy tan head. Aroma is strong dark and figgy with mainly dark fruit notes. Flavor carries the fruits with some chocolate nutty dark malts as well with a smoky aftertaste.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JMerritt (1940) - Macomb, Illinois, USA - JAN 23, 2015
Bottled. Pours a very dark browned amber with a medium sized tan head. Nose is slightly piney atop caramels, charred wood and a touch of balsamic vinegar and brown sugar. Caramels and toffees dominate the initial flavor, but it quickly turns into spicy and earthy hops. Finish is toasty breads and cocoa.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Beerdedone (3204) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - JAN 8, 2015
Bottle. Pours dark brown with a frothy tan head. Aroma of roasted malts, pine, coffee and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malts, chocolate, pine, molasses, citrus and light caramel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Svesse (7724) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - DEC 14, 2014
(Bottle) Brownish black colour with lasting, frothy, beige head. Roasted, hoppy nose with notes of black rye bread, pine needles, orange peel, dark chocolate, prunes, coffee and hints of mint. Malty, roasted taste with black rye bread, orange peel, prunes, dark chocolate, roasted nuts, black coffee, molasses and a generous piney bitterness in the finish. More than medium body, with a certain sweetness. Quite sweet for a black IPA, making it more like a hoppy brown porter (which seems to be some of the idea here). Not the most refined in the style, but still a nice one.

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