Dark Depths - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by EkimGram:
3.7/5 rDev 0%
look: 3 | smell: 3 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4
Taken from my beer journal dated 2/12/12
Appearance: 22oz bottle poured into a standard pint. Colour is a deep adn rich brown with a two-finger, thick, and pillowy, toffee-coloured head.
Smell: A light mix of aromas of roasted /burnt malts, hops that are bitter and citusy, and a mild sense of alcohol.
Taste: A much more interesting mix of flavours than what the smell had to offer. The malts and hops hit the palette at once and with power. Following is a citrus malt flavour with a bitter bite to it.
Mouthfeel: Medium-full body, decent amount of carbonation, finishes sticky.
Overall: This tastes as if they poured a real hoppy APA in the same bottle as a dark, roasty porter. The flavours clash and mix at the same time and it just works so well. Another success for Sam Adams.
Serving type: bottle
06-06-2012 00:20:04 | More by EkimGram
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3.33/5 rDev -10%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25
I found this single 1 pint 6 oz bottle at the Binhny's store in Bloomingdale, IL for $5.99. When I saw it was a cross between a baltic porter and an IPA I had to try it, although I remain skeptical that these two styles make a good marriage.
Be careful with the pour. Even with a slow pour and a tilted glass, the head rises fast and fills over half the glass with beige colored foam. It takes about 3 mioutes for the head to subside, leaving behind a ton of nice lacing.
Very malty aroma along with touches of cocoa powder, plums, pine, and grapefruit hops.
It has both a caramel and bready malt sweetness to it along with some dark fruit flavors. Hop bitterness is mild despite the 55 IBU rating, but the hops do give it an herbal, pine, and grapefruit flavor. There is also a trace of cocoa powder in the finish.
Medium body with low to moderate carbonation.
It's an interesting experiment, but I still think I prefer my porters to be porters and my IPA's to be IPA's. It's drinkable, but it's not going to be one of my favorites.
Serving type: bottle
02-23-2014 09:28:22 | More by matjack85
Dark Depths from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 830 ratings.