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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 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
SPDickerman (1239) - Texas, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Pours dark brown with a rocky tan head. Smells roasty with hints of flowers. Taste is bitter, rather piney, with some strong roast characteristics and a touch of citrus. Medium-bodied with a wet texture and mild mouth-carbonation, Samuel Adams Dark Depths finishes with a soft, lingering bitterness.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PorterPounder (7764) - Tallahassee, Florida, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Tallahassee, Fl - Market Square Liquors - 22 oz bomber. Dark, tar black pour, medium thick khaki colored head, decent web-like lacing. Spruce-like aroma with some earthiness and some fresh black dirt accents. Flavor has some brief licorice notes, some chocolate accents, muted citrus and an earthy back end of fresh potting soil. Mouthfeel is sufficiently thick and chewy. All in all, very solid as all from this series have been.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
keepersj12 (3088) - Sicklerville, New Jersey, USA - MAR 3, 2012
Decent beer. it has a nice black color with a small slightly off white head. The aroma has bread and caramel, very little hops. The flavor has some roast malts and some caramel. The hops come through at the end of the sip. The finish is dry and bitter.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (15925) - , 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 (5215) - 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 (14890) - 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 (1378) - 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 theres 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)

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