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Dark Depths - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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866 Ratings
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Ratings: 866
Reviews: 291
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 23
Gots: 40 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams) visit their website
Massachusetts, United States

Style | ABV
Baltic Porter |  7.60% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
Combination between a Baltic Porter and an IPA.

(Beer added by: Bierman9 on 01-09-2012)
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RickS95

Indiana

4.03/5  rDev +8.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Not sure what kind of beer it's supposed to be, the bottle says Baltic IPA while this site says Baltic Porter. Looks like a porter but smells like an IPA. Regardless, it's batch 1 in a bomber poured into a snifter.

Pours a thick black, almost struggling to exit the bottle. The head is a light beige a couple fingers thick. Head has characteristics of both an IPA and a porter. Good retention and nice lacing.

A strange smell in that it's dark and malty, but also fruity with dark ripe fruits AND with some citrus backnotes.

The site is wrong, it's clearly an IPA. Good hop flavor with both the savory hops, as well as the citrus variety. A lot of different fruit flavors, with some caramel maltiness to thoroughly confuse the taste buds. It's like a pineapple flavored coffee...strange but it works.

The feel is all over the board. Some sweetness and acid from the different fruits and malts and some bitterness from the hops. Some crispness from the carbonation and acid with a dry, bitter finish.

It's as crazy a beer as I've had, but I liked it. It's got a little bit of everything and keeps your palate completely guessing the whole time. Easy drinker despite being an IPA, if you can get past the workout from your nose, taste buds and palate.

Serving type: bottle

10-15-2012 01:56:48 | More by RickS95
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Dark Depths from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 866 ratings.