Sweetwater Dank Tank BSP Quad Ale - SweetWater Brewing Company
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4.43/5 rDev +8.6%
Drank this beer on Friday night out of the bottle, not as preferable as off tap, but had to do. Pours dark, the head was a little thin, but that to me was the worst part of this beer. For the ABV which is 11% this beer went down very VERY easy. Dangerous, but a great problem to have. Another great offering from the fellas over at Sweet Water.
05-03-2010 19:17:35 | More by jeddsp
3.98/5 rDev -2.5%
A- Pours a cloudy dark brown with thin head that quickly recedes. Leaves the tiniest ring of carbonation around the trusty Duck-Rabbit snifter
S- Raisins, cinnamon and pumpkin spice, some fruity alcoholic notes, bready,malty begian-esque notes.
T- Sweet fruity candy and a big malty alcoholic flavor. Hints of charred oak or woody flavor, raisin and dark fruit flavors abound. Bready ending with a somewhat spicy twinge on the
M- Thick and creamy, goes down nicely and can feel the warmth from the akkahol. Maybe a tad bit too much carbonation
D- Pretty drinkable considering I finished the bottle by myself. I wouldn't recommend much in the way of physical activity afterwards though.
07-25-2010 06:23:11 | More by Rbald42
4.28/5 rDev +4.9%
A - Color is a terracotta brown with a beige 1/2 finger width head that fades to a frothy film after a couple of minutes.
S - First a fruity and brown sugar aroma that has a warming quality aobut it. A second whiff offers the characteristic "dark fruits" - dried figs, dried raisin, dates. A third and fourth whiff locates a complex and crisp malty aroma. I just love the aroma of a good dark Belgian style Ale! A whiff after writing my thoughts on "Taste" and "Mouthfeel" renders that sticky caramel with notes of apple, pear, cherry, and clove.
T & M - Full flavored, medium bodied, creamy texture with an emerging warming sensation that begins and lasts long after you swallow this down. The complex malt flavor strikes first. There seems a nice complex blend of the dried fruits and something like an Asian pear. Spicy notes - clove and allspice. I'm also getting a mild but noticeable licorice notes. The finish is like that bitter aftertaste left by dark chocolate. Not a very smooth finish.
D - The creamy texture and the flavor makes this very drinkable but the finish slows things down.
I found limited release quad at my local package store. I bought one last Friday. After trying it, I bought four more on Monday. Today, Wednesday, I bought the last two on the shelf. The price point is awsome - 5.99. It comes close to some of the other Quads and Dubbels. I am so happy I have five more of these in my cupboard.
03-04-2010 02:37:36 | More by AlFromBayShore
3.98/5 rDev -2.5%
I shared a pint of this with some friends at Stillwater Pub, and it really hit the spot. The head was thin, and the portion was enormous. The rich dark belgian color was true to style, and the sweetness was not over powering. I think it's really cool that the Brick Store Pub can get in on that kind of thing. Community is a great attribute of the beer world. This beer went down a little too easily for it's strength in alcohol. Danger zone. Another achievement for Sweetwater.
05-03-2010 00:41:29 | More by reeverbythespeak
4.63/5 rDev +13.5%
Poured this into a Westmalle goblet. It shows as a deep red/brown color with a light creamy head. The head stays around and spreads itself unevenly across the surface of the beer.
Smells particularly strong. However, the booze is offset by a number of fruits - they vie for contention but I am not getting dominant odors from one in particular. Lots of brown sugar and tons of lighter spices to round the beer out.
Fruits and malt disguise whatever alcohol is lurking in this monster. At 11% that is no easy task. The brown sugar and other spices keep it well balanced.
Mouthfeel is great.
Drinkability is exceptional for a beer this high in alcohol. If I had bought more than one bottle, I could see myself losing track of my intake very easily.
02-25-2010 04:36:05 | More by PhillipJFry
4.63/5 rDev +13.5%
A: pours a dark brown,almost black with ruby hues across the brew
S: a strong mixture of dark fruits(plums,figs) & alcohol
T: slight chocolate followed by those figs & dates with the warm alcohol following it up
M: feel is exactly what I'm looking for out of a quad. Not to heavy or sweet,just subtle carbonation to compliment the earthy tones of this brew.
D: other than the 11% on the side of this bottle,everything else leads me to believe I could drink 2, maybe 3 of these
03-17-2010 02:18:00 | More by gabeerman
4.3/5 rDev +5.4%
Have had this both in 22 oz bottle and at the brewery on tap. Both taste very similar so all the tasting notes apply to both.
Pours a nice deep brown with hints of read. You can get head off the pour but it dissipates almost immediately because of the high ABV. At 11%, this guy is a monster.
Nose is rich. I can't identify any particular fruits, but it's very sweet and caramel, but there are also strong notes of alcohol because of its content. It's a Belgian style, so expect some spices.
Taste is amazing. Brown sugar is very prominent, there are dark fruit notes, and a heaping portion of malt and spices. Normally a beer with this high ABV would be strong tasting, but this one is not at all strong tasting. Spices are wonderful, it's very well balanced. Absolutely a wonderful beer.
It's very drinkable. It's strong, but the flavors make it drinkable. The mouthfeel is part of this: it's so syrupy that you can't help but enjoy it over and over again. I spent 4 tickets on this beer at my last Sweetwater tour and it was absolutely worth it. Definitely one of the best Sweetwater brews that I've had.
02-27-2010 04:18:53 | More by cliffhagner407
Sweetwater Dank Tank BSP Quad Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
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