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Sweetwater Dank Tank BSP Quad Ale - SweetWater Brewing Company

Sweetwater Dank Tank BSP Quad AleSweetwater Dank Tank BSP Quad Ale

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BA SCORE
90
outstanding

84 Ratings
THE BROS
94
outstanding

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Ratings: 84
Reviews: 63
rAvg: 4.08
pDev: 9.31%


Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Quadrupel (Quad) |  11.00% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes/Commercial Description:
This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: ugaterrapin on 02-20-2010)
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GregSVT

Texas

3.85/5  rDev -5.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

22oz bomber into a tulip - thank you santa!

A: Pours a muddy brown with a decent light tan head that fades to a ring and leaves a tiny bit of lacing on the glass.

S: The nose is immediately sweet and fruity with nice notes of cherries, prunes, toffee, and a touch of grape. It's pretty in your face and lets you know what's to come.

T: The taste starts with the fruity elements in the form of grapes, cherries, figs, and moves to the estery yeast flavors from the belgian yeast.

M: The feel is medium bodied and creamy. The booze is a bit evident here as well which knocks the score down a bit.

O: This has potential but everything is a bit over the top. I bet after a few years this thing would be damn good. Should have sat on it longer...

Serving type: bottle

04-06-2012 04:11:22 | More by GregSVT
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Thur123

Georgia

3.83/5  rDev -6.1%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

This beer pours a murky brown with a tinge of orange and very little head from ma somewhat heavy pour. Carbonation looks very present but moderate in speed. The smell is sugary malt with a slight spice edge and with a bit of orange scent and dark fruits. The aroma is restrained, not too scented.

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The taste is very sweet, brown sugar with coriander, pitted fruit with cake, many sweet flavors in this with less heat than expected. Complex malt underlies and supports the sugary top flavors. I detect wheat malt among many others. Over all this is a great Quad compared to many I've had in its drinkability. The flavor is overall less Belgian than many while retaining many of the positive qualities.

Serving type: bottle

09-17-2010 01:50:12 | More by Thur123
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akorsak

Pennsylvania

3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Thanks to gford217 for this bomber.

A: The quad is dark ruddy hue, equal parts crimson and dark chocolate. The reddish colors become more evident when the glass is held up to light. Despite an audible pssst on opening, here is little indication of any head here.

S: Following first pour there isn't much to remark on. Too cold and the quad has nothin' going on. As it warms, rich grains and coffee ground aromas waft out. I don't pick up much in the way of spices...

T: ...Luckily the first sip rectifies the lack of spiciness. Dark fruits, raisins and figs, run rampant. Candi sugars and syrupy spices follow. The flavor never gets cloying, just rich, VERY RICH. The dark malts, while not at a stout-level, are grainy enough to standout amongst the all the sweetness and keep things in check. Dark sweetness sees each sip away, a candi sugar wonderland.

M: The quad doesn't feel like an 11% whopper. The spices gradually emerge, and when they do they really stand out. The dark grains, surprisingly, are the lingering aspect of each sip.

D: I split the bottle with ksak. While the booze is hidden it does hit hard. Despite that, I like the spice profile, sweeter than it ought to be.

Serving type: bottle

05-02-2010 02:04:17 | More by akorsak
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harpus

Alabama

3.8/5  rDev -6.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

A: The quad is dark ruddy hue, equal parts crimson and dark chocolate. The reddish colors become more evident when the glass is held up to light. Despite an audible pssst on opening, here is little indication of any head here.

S: Following first pour there isn't much to remark on. Too cold and the quad has nothin' going on. As it warms, rich grains and coffee ground aromas waft out. I don't pick up much in the way of spices...

T: ...Luckily the first sip rectifies the lack of spiciness. Dark fruits, raisins and figs, run rampant. Candi sugars and syrupy spices follow. The flavor never gets cloying, just rich, VERY RICH. The dark malts, while not at a stout-level, are grainy enough to standout amongst the all the sweetness and keep things in check. Dark sweetness sees each sip away, a candi sugar wonderland.

M: The quad doesn't feel like an 11% whopper. The spices gradually emerge, and when they do they really stand out. The dark grains, surprisingly, are the lingering aspect of each sip.

D: I split the bottle with ksak. While the booze is hidden it does hit hard. Despite that, I like the spice profile, sweeter than it ought to be.

Serving type: bottle

12-09-2010 02:33:14 | More by harpus
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yourefragile

District of Columbia

3.74/5  rDev -8.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

2010 22 oz bottle.

Pours a dark brownish amber with a thin film of light tan head and a thick ring of small bubbles. Sweet nose of plum, grape, bubblegum, candi sugar and light yeast. Medium thick body with light carbonation and a clean fruity finish. Plum, dark fruit skin, green apple and sweet chocolate dominate flavor. Not quite as complex as the best of the style, and getting a little muddled with age, but still enjoyable.

Serving type: bottle

09-08-2013 17:51:42 | More by yourefragile
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Lukafer

Michigan

3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a 22oz.

Opened and poured kind of slowly and still got a 4+ finger head, which died down after about 2 minutes. Pours a very dark ruby color that can only be seen when held up to light. The head retention is pretty good, with decent lacing. Smells like malt, alcohol and some dark fruits including plum, but mostly malts. Taste is malty upfront, with some slight banana in the middle and some raisins and tobacco in the end. Mouthfeel is good, a bit chewy and a lot of carbonation, but not too much much carb for this style. Drinkability, hmmm... If I split a bomber with 2 other people this would be high, but 1 bomber for 1 person, I would say low, I couldn't do more than 1 by myself. Overall, a really great brew that I would love to have/trade for again!

Serving type: bottle

07-01-2010 04:00:16 | More by Lukafer
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brentk56

North Carolina

3.68/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Appearance: Pours a rather dark mahogany with an inch or so of foam; leaves quite a few strands of lace but doesn't have the classic Belgian look

Smell: Dates and figs, with a strong undertone of toffee

Taste: Dates and figs, up front, with almonds and toffee building by mid-palate; brown sugar and cinnamon spices enter, after the swallow, but the flavors fade into the finish

Mouthfeel: Full bodied with moderate carbonation

Overall: As a Quad, the beer falls short and will not have the longevity one would expect from the style; it lacks the yeasty Belgian complexity and, in many ways, is more like a Barleywine than a Quad; still, it is an enjoyable brew, just not up there with the best examples of the style

Serving type: bottle

11-29-2011 01:35:53 | More by brentk56
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ugaterrapin

Georgia

3.65/5  rDev -10.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

It poured a nearly opaque deep dark brown color. About about half finger of light tan head didn't hang around too long. It dissipated to leave a slight amount of lacing. It has a very complex rich smell. There are notes of dark fruit mixed in with some sugary smells. The aroma makes me very intrigued about what is next. The taste steadily increases. It starts out fairly light then grows into taste of dark fruit and malts combined with a warming effect. I am assuming the warmth is from the alcohol, but it masks the alcohol well in terms of flavor. The biggest surprise is how thin the mouthfeel is on this beer. I was expecting a little more body. Overall a decent beer. Not one I am going to run back to, but I love the whole concept of the Dank Tank Series and definitely respect this beer. I am not the biggest Belgian fan so my personal preferences may bring down the score on this one.

Serving type: bottle

02-20-2010 02:00:13 | More by ugaterrapin
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rhoadsrage

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -12.3%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

(Served in a low ball glass)
A- This beer has a dense opaque brown body wit a glow of warm brown at the base. There is a very thick light tan head that fades after a bit and it is a bit to dense to see any carbonation. S- This beer has an aroma of cream that gives way to a dark fruit aroma with hints of yeasty esters. There is a faint banana hint in there also. The soft dark toffee finish has an almost burnt aroma to it.
T- The taste of raisins and dark roasted malt has a bitter finis with some yeast qualities coming through as the beer warms. The finish has some full bitter hops and char notes lingering. M- The light mouthfeel has a tight fizz finish with no alcohol heat noted.
D- This beer has a big bitter and char flavor with some softer yeast notes that get covered up. It taste like a nice beer underneath the hops and char but that just covers to much.

Serving type: bottle

03-17-2010 14:49:41 | More by rhoadsrage
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corby112

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -14.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3

22oz. bomber received in a recent trade with GatorBeerNerd. Thanks again man!

Pours a deep, dark chestnut/mahogany/plum color with dark mahogany edges when held to a light source. Completely opaque with half finger off-white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Minimal spots of lacing.

Slightly roasted malt aroma with estery fruit and yeasty notes along with some dark fruit and peppery spice. Hints of pepper, clove, raisin, fig, plum, chocolate and dark berries.

Spicy medium body that is slightly syrupy with noticeable alcohol heat/warmth. Slightly medicinal with peppery clove spiciness, sweet alcohol and dark fruit notes from the yeast. Hints of raisin, fig, plum and dark berries. Slightly roasty with chocolate notes but a bit too much of an astringent alcohol presence. Solvent and medicinal notes are also a bit too strong.

Serving type: bottle

06-07-2010 07:06:19 | More by corby112
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mikereaser

Pennsylvania

3.43/5  rDev -15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Sweetwater Dank Tank BSP Quad
Poured on Jan 2, 2010 into my Reinaert tulip.

A - Pours a deep rich brown, almost black with an inch of off-white foam that seems to be going nowhere.
4
S - i'm getting faint whiffs of fig, chocolate, caramel and a bit of vanilla. Its very light and not too noticable at all.
3
T - I'm picking up raisins, chocolate, plums and fig. The chocolate seems to come through most in the finish and lingers on the palate along with some dark fruit. Its very nice to drink, maybe just not one of my favorites.
3.5
M - low carbonation, medium to heavy bodied, i don't really taste the alcohol, but you can tell its there.
3.5
D - Goes down easy but the alcohol will catch up to you. A bit heavier than I am looking for but still enjoyable.
3.5

Serving type: bottle

01-03-2011 05:27:37 | More by mikereaser
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ShogoKawada

Rhode Island

3.2/5  rDev -21.6%
look: 5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.5

Thanks for the extra! 22oz into Newport Storm tulip w/ a few friends. From notes:

A- Dark purplish pour- I swear it's got purple/sea blue color in it. Kind of sandy off-white head that settles into an outter ring of bubbles quickly.

S- Loads of booze- brandy, plums, and miscellaneous spice. A bit of vanilla.

T- Solvently alcohol, a bit of earthy/grassy hops, some unsweetened chocolate and plums. Interesting, if not 100% on point. Heavy malts, a bit of rasins.

M- Hot, low carbonation, a sipper. No way around it- this is a boozy beer.

D- Good, but big and boozy, glad I had some amigos to split this with. a 22oz bottle dolo might be a tall order. An interesting american take on the style.

Serving type: bottle

10-30-2010 13:08:45 | More by ShogoKawada
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Thorpe429

Illinois

3.1/5  rDev -24%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3

Big thanks to AleWatcher for sending this as an extra in the Barleywine BIF. Served in a SAVOR snifter.

Pours a clear tawny-copper color with a short off-white head and no real lacing on the way down. The nose carries a bit of caramel and some really light dark fruits. Mild brown sugar and a bit of raisin. The flavor features dark fruits, but not nearly enough of them. It's more toward the malt. Medium body and light carbonation with a light sweetness. Not a terribly interesting quad.

Serving type: bottle

06-13-2011 22:06:59 | More by Thorpe429
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Sweetwater Dank Tank BSP Quad Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
90 out of 100 based on 84 ratings.