The picture above, folks, is the current extent of my beer cap collection. It’s growing rapidly and I’ve been trying to come up with a creative idea for what to do with them. What do you think? Any good ideas out there? Help me out here!
Tonight I’m trying out Sammy Adams Dark Depths. This beer is one of their limited series. It comes in at 7.6% ABV and is sold in 1 pint 6 ounce bombers. The label calls the beer a “baltic IPA”. Officially it’s classified as a Baltic porter. I’m expecting some kind of hybrid of porter and IPA.
The pour: Looks like a porter.
Smell: Smells like an IPA.
Taste: PINE! PINE! I’m licking pine sap! Face….melting.
OK, I’m slightly exaggerating. Besides the color and the head on the beer, this sucker has zero qualities of a porter. In a blind taste test I would guess that this is an American IPA every time. It’s brutally bitter, and I wasn’t kidding about the level of pine flavor – it’s overpowering.
Not my favorite offering from Boston Beer Co. If you’re a hop-head I recommend you give this a try.