Samuel Adams Dark Depths
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)

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From:
Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
 
Massachusetts, United States
Style:
Baltic Porter
ABV:
7.6%
Score:
83
Avg:
3.69 | pDev: 12.74%
Reviews:
296
Ratings:
622
Status:
Retired
Rated:
Aug 06, 2018
Added:
Jan 09, 2012
Wants:
  24
Gots:
  48
SCORE
83
Good
Samuel Adams Dark DepthsSamuel Adams Dark Depths
Notes: Combination between a Baltic Porter and an IPA.
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Rated: 4.2 by SargeC from California

Aug 06, 2018
 
Rated: 4.47 by MaltNPeppa from Virginia

Feb 08, 2018
 
Rated: 3 by 1971bernat from Virginia

Dec 29, 2017
 
Rated: 3.5 by jeffthepony from Georgia

Aug 03, 2017
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Reviewed by q33jeff from New Jersey

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.
**
Oct 22, 2016
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Reviewed by mvanaskie13 from Pennsylvania

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.
May 31, 2016
 
Rated: 3.75 by StoutAtTheDevil from Alabama

May 05, 2016
 
Rated: 3.37 by DioS from Georgia

Apr 29, 2016
 
Rated: 3.82 by Brewfocker80 from Kentucky

Dec 26, 2015
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Reviewed by rodbeermunch from Nevada

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.
Dec 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.69 by RBorsato from Virginia

Dec 17, 2015
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Reviewed by Fatehunter from Oregon

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.
Nov 14, 2015
 
Rated: 2.26 by Jcrampton94 from Illinois

Nov 06, 2015
 
Rated: 4 by BEER88 from North Carolina

Nov 06, 2015
 
Rated: 3.83 by hozersr from Pennsylvania

Oct 31, 2015
 
Rated: 4.16 by PJCarnell from Massachusetts

Sep 22, 2015
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Rated by ZinFanDave from Georgia

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.
May 31, 2015
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Rated by captainkrad from New Jersey

4.05/5  rDev +9.8%
look: 4.25 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 4
Nice dark Baltic style IPA.
May 24, 2015
 
Rated: 3.15 by connecticutpoet from Connecticut

Apr 30, 2015
 
Rated: 3.25 by Matt141 from Texas

Apr 25, 2015
 
Rated: 3.39 by brother_rebus from Maine

Apr 21, 2015
 
Rated: 3.67 by TheBeard89 from Alabama

Apr 01, 2015
 
Rated: 3.75 by ArkyVaughan from New Jersey

Mar 06, 2015
 
Rated: 3.71 by Clay9117 from Virginia

Feb 13, 2015
 
Rated: 2.96 by nathanmiller from New York

Feb 11, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by DrBier from Pennsylvania

Feb 08, 2015
 
Rated: 3.5 by JNForsyth from Pennsylvania

Dec 16, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by wrightst from Maryland

Dec 13, 2014
 
Rated: 3.56 by DuffMan23 from New York

Dec 07, 2014
 
Rated: 2 by olradetbalder from Sweden

Dec 05, 2014
 
Rated: 4.52 by TheFugerIsNow from Wisconsin

Nov 07, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by RavenForBeer from Georgia

Nov 05, 2014
 
Rated: 4 by Swane from Illinois

Nov 05, 2014
 
Rated: 3.55 by John_Squires from New York

Oct 30, 2014
 
Rated: 1.25 by Nichols33 from Massachusetts

Oct 29, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by kplooki from Illinois

Oct 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.84 by psweendogg from Connecticut

Oct 28, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by 1Nrwyscotch from Wisconsin

Oct 27, 2014
 
Rated: 3.5 by spycow from Illinois

Oct 25, 2014
 
Rated: 4.25 by Nightkota from Pennsylvania

Oct 19, 2014
Samuel Adams Dark Depths from Boston Beer Company (Samuel Adams)
Beer rating: 83 out of 100 with 918 ratings