Dark Depths - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by far333:
3.35/5 rDev -9.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3
Deep brown colored, nearly opaque, with ruby highlights. Frothy and firm oatmeal colored head full of dimples lingers a long while.
Low aroma of brown sugar and molasses, faint hop smells.
Malty flavor upfront, lots of molasses and crusty brown bread, some fennel seed, dark rich malt, roasty bitterness, faint hop flavors of grapefruit and pine, but an unpleasant metallic note lingers. Not enough hop aroma or flavor to say IPA on the label.
Rich and full mouthfeel, finishes a bit dry and tannic.
Overall, very average. High expectations not met.
Serving type: bottle
05-12-2012 03:47:33 | More by far333
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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.