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Dark Depths - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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861 Ratings
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Ratings: 861
Reviews: 291
rAvg: 3.7
pDev: 12.43%
Wants: 23
Gots: 37 | 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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cletusdog

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-07-2013 23:29:54 | More by cletusdog
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PaulD

Massachusetts

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-07-2013 22:15:58 | More by PaulD
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emerge077

Illinois

3.54/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Dark body, bright clarity with a ruby red glint in the light. Persistent creamy tan foam, leaves a bunch of lace and an ever present layer of skim on top. Thick rings of lacing form as the beer disappears.

Dry roasty grains, carob sweetness.

Tastes a bit sweet, carob and a dry herbal bitterness. Not much distinctive hop character besides the bitterness on the back end. Comes off more like a straight Baltic Porter than IPA as listed on the bottle. Medium bodied, a little too sweet and full to tackle a bottle solo. Thanks Wayne for sharing this one!

Serving type: bottle

04-07-2013 01:13:23 | More by emerge077
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sansho

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-07-2013 00:18:07 | More by sansho
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zonker17

Texas

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

04-06-2013 03:37:42 | More by zonker17
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MikeIN

Indiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-05-2013 22:03:22 | More by MikeIN
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M1k3y

Tennessee

4/5  rDev +8.1%

04-05-2013 04:57:41 | More by M1k3y
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animal69

Louisiana

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-05-2013 04:28:41 | More by animal69
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Nugganooch

California

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

12 oz bottle as part of the IPA Hopology pack
*Notes from 04/02/13 - FW Snifter glass

A: Pours a deep dark porter brown with a creamy top of dark sand colored suds. Collects rather dark and near black once in the glass. Some light bubbling action and a few light dots and squeak of lace upon the glass after each sip.

S: Smells of citrus zest and toasted bread. Has a bit of charcoal to it from the blackened malts with some light brewers licorice coming through. Very clean Lager yeast sort of void of any esters. Interesting aroma although a bit muted overall.

T: Tastes of tangerine, citrus peel, and pine with some real dark roasty malt character to it. I get mostly charcoal and black licorice to a lesser degree. A little toast with some burnt sugars. There is a nice encompassing bitterness to the beer and not much alcohol noted. Very clean and pretty smooth drink. I do like the selection of a Lager yeast here as it provides a nice clean canvas but I don’t think the flavors quite come together for me.

M: Pretty creamy texture overall with a moderate to lighter feel. Not bearing on the palate at all. Nice consistency from the carbonation. Clean finish that is somewhat wet.

D: Nice brew overall. Has a nice malt roastiness with a decent hop presence. Very smooth, clean, and easy to drink. Flavors probably won’t mesh with every palate but this one was somewhat enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

04-04-2013 23:22:12 | More by Nugganooch
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Vigilante

Nevada

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-04-2013 04:58:22 | More by Vigilante
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Skarod

Maine

3.25/5  rDev -12.2%

04-03-2013 08:06:49 | More by Skarod
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milkbone_underwear

Massachusetts

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

04-03-2013 00:38:50 | More by milkbone_underwear
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wedge

North Carolina

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

Pours a very dark chestnut color, topped off with a sizable off-white head of slowly receding, creamy foam. Smell is a balance of malt and hops, as expected. Roasted, dark chocolaty malts meet earthy, leafy, piney hops and a bit of raisin. Sweet, roasty flavor quickly gives way to grapefruit and pine resin. Some molasses and coffee. Not super bitter, but there is some bite. Nicely carbonated and decently crisp, making it quite drinkable, despite a little warmth. The lager yeast doesn't really come through at all for me, so I would put this in the Black Ale/Black IPA/Cascadian whatever category. An interesting concept and decent stuff overall.

Serving type: bottle

04-03-2013 00:04:50 | More by wedge
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dlin0sbb

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-02-2013 01:02:40 | More by dlin0sbb
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Rast

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

04-01-2013 22:48:43 | More by Rast
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MidwestBA

Illinois

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-31-2013 23:19:43 | More by MidwestBA
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lovindahops

New York

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-31-2013 21:07:40 | More by lovindahops
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AleWatcher

Illinois

4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

03-31-2013 17:18:42 | More by AleWatcher
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bmwats

Louisiana

3.74/5  rDev +1.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Poured from a 12 oz. bottle into a handglass.

A: Dark brown. Pours about a 1 finger, foamy, brown-white head. Settles slowly, leaving a thick foam blanket behind in its wake, and a nice ring of foam around the rim. Spotted lacing.

S: Peaty malt, and roasted espresso.

T: Roasted coffee and peat, with a nice punchy hop character and a little dark unsweetened chocolate.

M: Hearty, but thin. Pungent finish lingers throughout.

D: Sip and enjoy.

Atmosphere is very nice. Good coloration, solid head, and some persistent lacing. Nose is simple but full. Flavor is an odd combination of coffee and peat with a decent hop bite. Overall, this is a really solid quaff.

Serving type: bottle

03-31-2013 06:45:43 | More by bmwats
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ejimhof

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -18.9%

03-30-2013 04:23:53 | More by ejimhof
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kjkinsey

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-30-2013 00:02:59 | More by kjkinsey
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irishgreensoda

Washington

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-29-2013 13:51:16 | More by irishgreensoda
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TaylorK

Virginia

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-29-2013 01:14:32 | More by TaylorK
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jminch

Ohio

3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

03-28-2013 23:46:36 | More by jminch
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MadScientist

New York

3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

03-27-2013 03:07:54 | More by MadScientist
Dark Depths from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
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