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RATINGS: 523   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 thats bold, mysterious, and full of flavor. Batch #1

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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
LearninBeer (530) - Sterling Heights, Michigan, USA - NOV 15, 2013
The aroma is malty - caramel; hops - citrus; yeast - earthy. Pours a dark brown/black with big light brown head, mostly diminishing; clear; excellent lacing. The taste is bitter, sour and I guess umami (trying to figure that one out). The body is medium-full; the texture creamy and slick; the finish bitter with a long astringent (not something I usually like). Good but comes up short after having a Stone IPA.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
joeworrall (86) - USA - OCT 11, 2013
Tough to be objective drinking this head to head against North Coast Old Rasputin stout. Its good, with an interesting blend of 6 different hops & 2 malts. Its touted as a Baltic Porter, but the hops aroma & flavor make me think its a dark IIPA

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
SpongeRuiner (1114) - Michigan, USA - OCT 3, 2013
Thanks to HisBoyElroy for the split. Most of my Sam Adams will probably come from this Sam Adams lover. Im not the biggest fan. I remember it being very mediocre.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
viyh (73) - San Luis Obispo, California, USA - OCT 2, 2013
This beer is definitely unique and has a lot of character. Its not like anything else Ive ever tasted. The immediate flavor was a strong fig/grape aroma which quickly changes into a caramel sweetness on the back of the tongue. Definitely a beer that should be on everyones bucket list.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
jgentgesdo (694) - Tulsa, Oklahoma, USA - SEP 27, 2013
Pours brown with small tan head. Nose is dasrk fruit and caramel, roasted malts, marmalade. Fairly sweet, slightly oily mouthfeel that is very enjoyable.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
DedicatedToFun (4000) - Santa Monica, California, USA - SEP 26, 2013
Very good black ipa, thank you bevmo, bomber, roasty, hoppy, nice tan head, dark pour, good

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BOSSbrewer (2705) - Arkansas, USA - SEP 22, 2013
I'm not a fan of black ipas. The mix of hops and roast doesn't always work. It does here though. Nice smooth beer.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
halfonit (1343) - Fall River, Massachusetts, USA - SEP 21, 2013
On tap at Battleship. Deep brown color with a reddish hue and tan head. Aroma has thick dark malt, cream, no roast bitterness, pine spice and light licorice. It has a medium / full body thats a bit slick with lots of semi-soft carbonation. Flavor starts with dark roasted un-bitter malt, light licorice, spice, dry citrus and pine. The finish has some roasty bitterness, earthy hops, pine, grapefruit and a fruit juice aspect. Pretty good stuff. Its nice to see that Sam Adams can actually still make a good beer.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mcclainc50 (217) - New York, USA - AUG 23, 2013
Pours a dark amber brown color with and off white head that leaves a decent lacing. Aromas of molasses, brown sugar and a little spice. Flavors of molasses, a little dark chocolate and malt. A great dark IPA definitely recommend this one.

   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 11/20
Justin_Carrie (1) - Salem, Virginia, USA - AUG 12, 2013 does not count
This might be an okay beer if we werent expecting an IPA. Yes, it is supposed to be a Baltic IPA, but the beer was a complete let down. 1.5 out of 10 overall in stars.

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