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Dark Depths - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BA SCORE
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878 Ratings
THE BROS
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Ratings: 878
Reviews: 292
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 25
Gots: 41 | 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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52P48, Mar 01, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Inglewood, Feb 25, 2014
Photo of matjack85
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.

matjack85, Feb 23, 2014
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

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3/5  rDev -18.9%

zbkai189, Jan 02, 2014
Photo of Ozzylizard
3.9/5  rDev +5.4%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No date bottle but 'Batch 1", cellared in a bottle shop's reefer, 40-42 degrees, into a goblet.
Aroma figgy
Head small (1.5 cm), light brown, creamy, mostly diminishing
Fair rings of lacing
Body dark brown
Begins moderately sweet with a fig/date flavor - no diacetyl, no hops, no maltiness
Ends the same.
Body is medium to full with a creamy texture and lively carbonation.

Actually better flavor than I remember from the first time I tried it a couple of years ago - don't recall the figginess.

Ozzylizard, Jan 01, 2014
Dark Depths from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 878 ratings.