Dark Depths | Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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BEER INFO

Brewed by:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Massachusetts, United States
samueladams.com

Style: Baltic Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 7.60%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
Combination between a Baltic Porter and an IPA.

Added by Bierman9 on 01-09-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

BEER STATS
Ranking:
-
Reviews:
297
Ratings:
916
pDev:
12.74%
Bros Score:
3.61
 
 
Wants:
24
Gots:
46
Trade:
0
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Ratings: 916 |  Reviews: 297
Photo of jeffthepony
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of q33jeff
3.47/5  rDev -6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 2 | overall: 3.5

**
04/04/13
Bottle to Pint Glass

AROMA earthy aromas. Vegetables, Carrot, Toasted Barley.
LOOK: Dark Brown Color, light white head.
TASTE: Slightly odd aftertaste, but a good toasty barley/hops/beer flavor throughout.
FEEL: Little carbonation and thin, but a little murky.Not Bad.
**

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Photo of mvanaskie13
3.61/5  rDev -2.2%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured into a shaker pint glass, color is dark brown, head is tan with fine bubbles and presents about 1/2 inch thick.

Smell is heavy towards the ipa side of this style with moderate grass and earthy hops; roastier malts follow with notes of the caramel.

Taste seems to teeter between the lines of baltic porter and ipa, not sure if it enhances either style in this version. The taste leans more toward hoppy baltic porter, maybe bitter baltic porter, which seems to be more in line with what they were trying to do: make baltic porter add hops/make darker ale with lager yeast.

Mouthfeel is on the ipa side with a bitter, sharp finish with lingering sharpness on tongue.

Overall, its decent attempt at a blended style but not sure if the blend works.

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Photo of StoutAtTheDevil
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of DioS
3.37/5  rDev -8.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Brewfocker80
3.82/5  rDev +3.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

Photo of rodbeermunch
2.84/5  rDev -23%
look: 3 | smell: 2.75 | taste: 2.75 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Dark brown, yet thinner viscosity, almost half inch of beige head. Aroma was burnt licorice, malt, toffee and chocolate malt.

Taste was very bitter, dark fruit stuff and licorice. Lots of roast. I don't dig the style, but this is prolly an average representation of a style that I would be ok with if it went away.

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Photo of RBorsato
3.69/5  rDev 0%
look: 5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of Fatehunter
3.94/5  rDev +6.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours a finger of head on a dark brown body.
The aroma is roasted malt and bright lemon, grapefruit and pine.
The taste is creamy and citrus bitterness, an interesting, but good mixture.
The texture is soft and smooth.
It's really enjoyable.

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Photo of Jcrampton94
2.26/5  rDev -38.8%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 1.75 | feel: 2 | overall: 2

Photo of BEER88
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of hozersr
3.83/5  rDev +3.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of PJCarnell
4.16/5  rDev +12.7%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4.25 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Photo of ZinFanDave
4/5  rDev +8.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Dark. Advertised as a Baltic IPA. Seems more like a Baltic Porter. Rich, chocolate, long lasting foam.

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Photo of captainkrad
4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4

Nice dark Baltic style IPA.

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Photo of connecticutpoet
3.15/5  rDev -14.6%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Photo of Matt141
3.25/5  rDev -11.9%
look: 3.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.25

Photo of brother_rebus
3.39/5  rDev -8.1%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Photo of TheBeard89
3.67/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 4 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of ArkyVaughan
3.75/5  rDev +1.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of Clay9117
3.71/5  rDev +0.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.75

Photo of nathanmiller
2.96/5  rDev -19.8%
look: 2.75 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 2.75 | overall: 3

Photo of DrBier
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of JNForsyth
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

Photo of wrightst
3.5/5  rDev -5.1%

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Dark Depths from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 3.69 out of 5 with 916 ratings
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