Beer: Samuel Adams Dark Depths
Brewery: The Boston Beer Company
Style: Baltic IPA
Serving Style: Bottle
Glassware: Drinking glass
Primary Consumer: Kerensa
Sight: Cola-colored body with a thin, frothy, beige head.
Smell: Charred malt with a slight lemon/pineapple aroma. Almost unpleasant.
Flavor: Charred malt, a little coffee, a little toffee, and a little raisin. Feels bitter, but you don’t get much hops out of it.
Feel: Very thin with high carbonation.
Concluding Remark: Samuel Adams’s Baltic IPA is more like a Porter or a Black Ale; there’s nothing IPA about it. It’s sweet and roasted, but with very little hops. It would make for a decent Porter, but nothing more. But I guess that’s why the brewery says it “confounds definition”?