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RATINGS: 508   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.55   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 55   EST. CALORIES: 228   ABV: 7.6%
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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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31211) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - OCT 17, 2012
1 pt 6 fl oz bottle at Dahlberg. Pours thick black with a small an head. Aroma is toasted malty and crisp hoppy. Bitter, dry and crisp hoppy. Grapefruity and light pine. Bitter and dry nto a toasted malty finish.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
oh6gdx (20333) - Vasa, FINLAND - OCT 10, 2012
Bottled@SBWF2012. Close to black colour, small off-white head. Aroma is spices, mild raisins, fruits, roasted malts and some alcohol. Flavour is very similar with some mild floral and winelike notes in the finish.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 9/20
omhper (19376) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - OCT 26, 2012
Bottled, from Systembolaget. Clear dark mahogany colour, mid sized head. Aroma of molasses and peppermint, slight grapefruit. Sweet with medium-full body and rounded mouthfeel. Molasses, caramel and soy sauce. Some salt and coffee. Resiny bitterness. Unpolished and sticky.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
anders37 (16691) - Malmö, SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2012
Bottle. Pours a black color with a longlasting off-white head. Has a roasted malty chocolate licorice and caramel aroma with some weak hoppy hints. Roasted malty chocolate and licorice flavor with hoppy hints. Has a roasted malty licorice and chocolate finish.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
madmitch76 (15073) - , Essex, ENGLAND - DEC 15, 2012
11th December 2012
The 0-65 tasting. Four guys, fourteen beers, average abv 12.9%, 65 mins! Clear dark red - amber beer. Fluffy pale tan head. Smooth palate, a little soft. Sweetish dark malt - light. Dark fruits underneath, slightly sour. Smooth and soft and a little unusual. Not bad in it’s own right, pretty weak as a Black IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11942) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - MAR 13, 2012
(22oz bottle) Pours an amber-brown body with a medium beige head. Aroma of roasted malt, grapefruit, pine, peat, and chocolate. Flavor of roasted malt, pine, caramel, light peat, and citrus.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Travlr (11867) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - SEP 1, 2012
Drat. Dark clear maroon color, small tan head, solid lacing. Aroma of peppery coffee grounds. Taste is bitter coffee and cocoa. Not bad.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
argo0 (11535) - Washington DC, USA - JUN 11, 2012
22oz bottle. Large tan head atop cola black body. Aroma is moderately sweet, orange/grapefruit, roast, some bittersweet chocolate, caramel, light toast. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, roast, some bittersweet chocolate. Chewy medium-full body, some resin.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (11201) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 8, 2014
Bottle @ Bishops Arms, Gustav Adolfs Torg, Malmö. Black with a light brown head. Aroma is sweet, malty, roasted malt, chocolate and moderate hoppy - grapefruit. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish. 080214

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
thewolf (11184) - Kolding, DENMARK - DEC 6, 2012
Bottle, bought @ Systembolaget, Hyltebruk. Pours nice black with a large, frothy, beige head. Aroma has caramel, dark chocolate, juniper, coriander, light pepper. Low carbonation, fine creamy mouthfeel. Flavour has sweet dark chocolate, mild roasted. Quite bitter with some grass, juniper, mild coffee, hazelnuts. Quite complex and lovely.


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