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Dark Depths - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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868 Ratings
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Ratings: 868
Reviews: 291
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 24
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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Lifsabch

Maine

5/5  rDev +35.1%

03-08-2013 19:20:15 | More by Lifsabch
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MaddDogg84

Texas

5/5  rDev +35.1%

08-29-2012 23:53:56 | More by MaddDogg84
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Beamer83

Kentucky

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

11-03-2012 03:28:19 | More by Beamer83
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Durandal_777

Pennsylvania

4.75/5  rDev +28.4%

05-22-2014 03:47:31 | More by Durandal_777
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RonaldTheriot

Louisiana

4.73/5  rDev +27.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Samuel Adams Dark Depths has a medium-to-thick beige head and a dark, bubbly, reddish brown color with some thick lacing left behind. The aroma is of of sweet fruit, flowers, spice, and bread. The taste is also fruity, cherry, malt, hop bitterness, bread, syrup, and lots of other stuff. The mouthfeel is light to medium, and Samuel Adams Dark Depths finishes smooth, fairly crisp, and refreshing. The alcohol is just not there up front, but the burn comes in as one drinks it. Overall, another winner from Boston Beer Co. I rate it most excellent.

RJT

Serving type: bottle

08-04-2012 15:54:19 | More by RonaldTheriot
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acevenom

Louisiana

4.7/5  rDev +27%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a brandy snifter. The beer pours dark brown with a large, creamy tan head that dissipates slowly. Numerous bubbles can be seen collected along the side of the glass. Some lacing is left on the side of the glass as the head dissipates. There are aromas of pine and citrus hops as well as dark roasted malts. This is a very hop forward aroma that reminds me of an IPA rather than a porter. It leads me to believe the label on this beer that says "Baltic IPA" is very accurate. It's also a little sweet smelling.

The taste follows the nose. The citrus and pine hops burst in the mouth immediately. The roasted malts come in at the end to add some bready sweetness to this beer. The alcohol content is also well-hidden in this beer. I cannot detect it in the taste at all. There is a nice, bitter citrus aftertaste. The body is medium to full with adequate carbonation. The finish is dry. The drinkability is very high. Overall, this is an excellent beer. It is unique as a baltic porter in the sense that it is more like a black IPA. However, the label refers to it as a "Baltic IPA" and this is executed very well. This is a quality beer from Boston Beer.

Serving type: bottle

06-04-2012 01:06:23 | More by acevenom
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Huffs

New York

4.66/5  rDev +25.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

Poured into a tulip glass developed a tan, creamy head. Head lasted and laced greatly. Appearance was black with a hint of red/brown when held up to light. Aroma was malty with hints of smoke and coffee. Taste was of coffee and hints of smoke and chocolate and a slight hop note. mouthfeel was full with a dry, slightly smoky aftertaste. Great beer.

Serving type: bottle

01-27-2013 23:38:27 | More by Huffs
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Mounty4Life

Pennsylvania

4.65/5  rDev +25.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Poured from 22 to pint and head three fingers of light sticky head with dark porterlike look!
Roasty coffee but with subtle smell that reminds me of left hand milk stout
Really good if you like ipas and Porter's Great aftertaste of malt and mild hop love upfront to provide desired porter style flavor that is desired!
Great Carb and aftertaste of a beer you hope to drink again. Recommended with steak or seafood at dinner and won't disappoint!!
Will definitely revisit given opportunity ....can't wait to see this at a nice restaurant not 6er shop !
Closest Baltic Porter to my favorite beer that changed my life Papago brewing El Robusto!!

Serving type: bottle

03-25-2012 04:36:14 | More by Mounty4Life
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AtrumAnimus

Texas

4.58/5  rDev +23.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.75 | taste: 4.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4.5

This beer pours a delightfully dark color with with a rich tan head that is thick and settles slowly leaving a good amount of ,acing down the glass.

The nose is a rich spicy malt with a hint of the complexity in the hopping and that lager yeast and the roasted malt. The nose is complex and I really like it. The Boston Lager people outdid themselves on the nose.

The taste is rather pleasant and very complex. The malt is dominant and the flavor has spicy notes that match the nose. and is rather effervescent on the palate. There is a very distinctive hop finish that is pleasant as well. If I had to describe this beer in one word it would be balance. The complexity of the yeast, hops and malt are all very well balanced and pretty damn good. The 7.6% alcohol is there but doesn't detract from the flavor at all.

The mouthfell is a little bit more watery than I expected based on the visual inspection but is more than made up for with the complex and enjoyable flavors.

Overall I would rate this is a heavier darker beer that would be easy to enjoy on a summer day when I typically avoid these types of beers. The lighter mouthfeel combined with the rich nose, rich flavor make it a very versatile beer that is extremely enjoyable.

This one goes on my buy list.

Serving type: bottle

04-08-2014 00:30:23 | More by AtrumAnimus
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Milkysunshine

New York

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

02-01-2013 00:49:06 | More by Milkysunshine
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TCJosh

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

05-24-2012 23:06:28 | More by TCJosh
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HuntDaddy540

Virginia

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

05-08-2014 14:40:32 | More by HuntDaddy540
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Sazz9

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

07-06-2012 22:20:53 | More by Sazz9
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FreshmanPour77

Minnesota

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

08-19-2013 04:44:12 | More by FreshmanPour77
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Donsmitty

Connecticut

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

03-12-2012 11:04:42 | More by Donsmitty
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Tumble

Florida

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

03-04-2012 21:17:34 | More by Tumble
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irs

New Jersey

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

this is the first SA beer I've had that impressed me.
I love baltic porter, and that ain't exactly what this is, but its a nice twist on the style. When I grabbed it, I didn't notice Balic "IPA" on the label. I just saw Baltic and thought, ok, another attempt from SA to join the post SA Craft Beer World by making an attempt on my favorite style, prepare to be dissapointed, but I've got to try it.
First of all, it is black IPA meets Baltic Porter. Hoppy like Sublimely Self Rightous, yet, somehow having that counterintuitive lightness that I can't define, but it is what I love so much about Baltic Porter. I know that has to do with the lagering, and SA stayed true to the style here, but without underdoing the hops. There's a soapiness to this, which sounds like it should be bad, but its good. A nice chewyness, without leaning toward being an Impy, yet having more substance than most IPAs.
All I really should say is, its definitely worth trying and forming your own opinion

Serving type: bottle

03-26-2012 03:08:22 | More by irs
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grahambo

New York

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

02-15-2012 13:33:10 | More by grahambo
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BryantForestry

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

05-26-2013 02:00:13 | More by BryantForestry
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11millsown113

New Hampshire

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

05-20-2012 01:23:43 | More by 11millsown113
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Sheepdog2169

Illinois

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

07-15-2014 03:20:57 | More by Sheepdog2169
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electtodefer

New York

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

03-15-2012 18:52:50 | More by electtodefer
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jascott2112

Massachusetts

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

04-04-2014 18:07:59 | More by jascott2112
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MilkManX

Arizona

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

04-14-2013 20:41:08 | More by MilkManX
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JLapadura

New York

4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

08-18-2012 01:19:50 | More by JLapadura
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Dark Depths from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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