jake65 (2317) - Williston, North Dakota, USA - DEC 3, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottle: Dark brown color with a finger of beige head. Nice level of citrus hops and the malt character reminds me of the Boston lager. The heavier roasted malt presence integrates very well... nicely done.
wilderthanyou (669) - Guelph, CANADA - MAY 21, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a motor oil black with a thin, lightly sticky beige head. Aroma a bit citrus, but mainly dominated by a strange malty profile, coffee, chocolate, desk drawer, islay single malt. The flavour again has some citrus hop balance mingling throughout, but is mainly dominated by a mish mash of strange matly oddness, I canít even really put my finger on a specific flavour, itís good, glad I tryed it, but I probably wouldnít buy this again.
dzimm27 (133) - - MAY 6, 2013
1.7 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 2/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Big malty aroma, medium-light brown color. Taste is malt, toast, and rather rough. Hops are muddy and not very peasant. Donít really care for this.
rubbishystuff (1565) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - MAY 5, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Thanks to iNBe. I enjoyed the end result although Iím not sure how you would classify it, Black IPA works and doesnít. Almost if a porter/dunkel/IPA all had a baby. But a rather mildly hopped IPA as the malt and roasted flavor subdue the hops. Nice minerally taste too. Serving: Bottle
yesyouam (1016) - Fairport, New York, USA - MAY 5, 2013
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Samuel Adams Dark Depths is a very dark, reddish brown beer with a thick, lumpy, beige head that decorates the glass with lacing. It smells dark, roasty and kind of smokey. Thereís a lighter, semi-sweet malt aroma that almost smells like sorghum. There may be a hint of lemon peel. Itís smooth, soft and pretty full bodied. It has a pretty neat finish and leaves the teeth a little gritty. Itís a bit sweet, but less so than Iíd expect from a Baltic porter. The bitterness balances it out well and hints at grass, wood and fruit. There are notes of prunes and coffee. There are a quite a few flavors going on. Iím a fan of both Baltic porters and IPAs, but this is a very strange mash up. That said, they pulled this off better than I would have imagined possible.
fidemaster (217) - Naperville, Illinois, USA - MAY 4, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
This did not make me think of an IPA. It has a rich chocolate aroma. It pours a rich deep black. It has a rich chocolate flavor with malt and some hopps. It has a bitter, spicy finish. Not what I expected but good.
GMUcrew7 (572) - Mason, Ohio, USA - APR 28, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Dark pour with a frothy light tan head that leaves behind a nice lacing. Aroma is a nice mix of roasted malts typical of a porter and the hoppiness of an IPA. Really smooth flavor/body, starts with the citrus hops and then transitions back to a rich roasted malt flavor. Really good beer.
jason1970 (139) - Illinois, USA - APR 27, 2013
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pleasantly surprised. Not sure what to expect. Kind of a hybrid between an IPA and a Porter (though leans more heavily towards the latter). Definitely drink it again.
haddon90 (1302) - Newport Beach, California, USA - APR 25, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Bottle. Pours a dark, copper color. Smoked hops in the aroma with a hint of malt. Smooth. Dark taste with some hops. Some smoked brown sugar. Interesting IPA but I like it.
crossovert (4567) - Wisconsin, USA - APR 17, 2013
1.5 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 3/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 5/20
Dark brown, yogurty, berryish, nougat scent. Flavor is yogurty and fruity, mld bitterness, cocoa. Weird.
thomashall (16) - New Hope, Minnesota, USA - APR 17, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good dark IPA...great aroma and good ipa taste. Good hop taste...not bad for Sam Adams...if you like ipa give this a try.