Dark Depths - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by JoeAmerican77:
3.98/5 rDev +7.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4
Bomber poured into a DC Brau tulip glass, much love. Comes out like a root beer float, intense creamy vanilla bean head three fingers thick on top of a liquid akin to an 8balls paint job. The nose throws some citric and hemp notes at you as well as some spicy black pepper and sea brine as well.
Large bold flavor profile. Black coffee and dry tannic bitterness followed by sweetness and a touch of salt. Black licorice and and taro root help the malt side. The heavy body is complimented by a creamy texture and small bubble carbonation.
Overall I continue to be impressed by SA's series of bombers, a very nice large Baltic Porter which I would revisit again and again.
Serving type: bottle
09-16-2012 01:17:36 | More by JoeAmerican77
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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)
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