Dark Depths - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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Reviews by mrasskicktastic:
3.08/5 rDev -16.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 2.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 4 | overall: 3
A - A dark brown beer, with a huge frothy head and lots of lacing. It is quite pretty.
S - Clean lager yeast, grapefruit flesh, pine, dough.
T - The taste is rather earthy. There is pine and a bit of an iron metallic taste. There is a bit of a dark fruit malt flavor with a slightly acidic bite to it. Aftertaste is more of the foretastes with a bit of a medicinal bitterness.
M - Smooth as silk, thin, refreshing.
D - Not bad. The beer has a lot of flavor, but I'm not terribly enthused about it. It is mostly loud without saying anything.
Serving type: bottle
05-12-2012 03:05:05 | More by mrasskicktastic
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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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