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Dark Depths - Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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878 Ratings

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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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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

westcoastbeerlvr, Apr 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

HisBoyElroy, Apr 28, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

SpongeRuiner, Apr 28, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Hopheadjeffery, Apr 26, 2013
Photo of SportsandJorts
3.23/5  rDev -12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Appearance: a deep brown almost black. near opaque but lets a little light through. Three fingers of a foamy head that leaves a lacing behind.

Smell: citrusy hops along with roasted malts. smells good and fairly balanced

Taste: my first sip was good. but after that it started to fall apart. the roasted malts and citrus don't get along all to well. it seems balanced but as you get the taste built up in your mouth it kinda collides in a bad way.

Mouthfeel: it feels pretty creamy, which i like, but the bitterness lingers and eventually a dryness arrives and just leaves a bad taste

Overall: i definitely like the idea and know that it is doable, but this one falls apart. maybe its the hop choice maybe not.

SportsandJorts, Apr 23, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

Mattyb79, Apr 23, 2013
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2.75/5  rDev -25.7%

BlueMoon10, Apr 21, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

In_Control_Mike, Apr 19, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

fooziex, Apr 18, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

DaveAnderson, Apr 18, 2013
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3.46/5  rDev -6.5%
look: 4.75 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Pours, as expected, a deep dark ruby, with a rich head of off-white suds. Lace is exquisite and beautiful!

Nose is malty. I get some fruit tones, and caramel malts. Kinda "meh" here.

Taste is rich and malty, with plenty of the toffee/caramel malts, as well some fruit notes underneath. Body is light, but flavor is rich and full. I get a tinge of hops at the finish, but calling this one an "IPA" seems a wee bit off to me.

Overall, not bad, but not one I'd pursue again, either.

secondtooth, Apr 16, 2013
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4.5/5  rDev +21.6%

MilkManX, Apr 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

Hardcore, Apr 14, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -5.4%

djaeon, Apr 12, 2013
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4.06/5  rDev +9.7%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Appearance- dark ruby red with black tints with a tan head
Nose-earthy piney hops intertwining with roasted malts with a slight smokeyness
Mouthfeel- medium bodied and carbonation
Taste-piney grapfruit like hops on the forefront followed by a roasted malt and slight chocolate sweetness
Overall- my favorite Sam adams beer by far too bad its limeted

SSSBR1509, Apr 12, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

NickSMpls, Apr 11, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

David1492, Apr 09, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

cletusdog, Apr 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

PaulD, Apr 07, 2013
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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!

emerge077, Apr 07, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

sansho, Apr 07, 2013
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4.25/5  rDev +14.9%

zonker17, Apr 06, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

MikeIN, Apr 05, 2013
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4/5  rDev +8.1%

M1k3y, Apr 05, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +1.4%

animal69, Apr 05, 2013
Dark Depths from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
84 out of 100 based on 878 ratings.