Sweetwater Dank Tank BSP Coffee Quad Ale - SweetWater Brewing Company
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Reviews by GeezLynn:
4.45/5 rDev 0%
Stopped by the Brick Store yesterday and jumped at the chance to try this. Appearance was a lighter brown with a frothy tan head. Smell was fairly light, mainly dark and caramel malts. Flavor was in one word, excellent. Initially a slight coffee ground bitterness with a lot of caramel/toffee flavor. Further into things the coffee/caramel contributed some milk chocolate flavor. There was also plenty of raisin and date character. Pretty sweet, but enjoyably so and the ABV was barely noticeable. The mouthfeel was impressive - light yet full and very smooth. Great example of why we need more cask offerings.
I'd had the BSP before and while the coffee was a nice addition here, the cask is really what really made this beer for me. One time offering? I hope there's something similar stashed away in someone's cellar.
05-18-2010 02:11:19 | More by GeezLynn
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4.15/5 rDev -6.7%
Cask at the brewery - it was supposed to be aged on cocoa but it was unquestionably coffee.
Pours a hazy brownish-amber color with a one-finger tan head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.
Smells of roasted coffee upon roasted coffee. Lurking in the background are sweet malts with booze-soaked dates and raisins.
Tastes similar to how it smells, although the coffee is a bit more subdued. Sweet malts with good amounts of smooth coffee flavors kick things off. Midway through the sip the coffee fades a bit, allowing sugar-coated pear and date flavors to seep out. The fruit flavors carry through to a solidly sweet finish. As the beer warms the flavors sweeten.
Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a smooth thickness with soft carbonation.
Drinkability is good. I finished my glass without much problem and could have another.
Overall I wasn't sure how the coffee would affect this beer but I was pleasantly surprised. It certainly comes through more in the nose but blends nicely in both aroma and flavor. Worth a shot if it ever surfaces again.
05-26-2010 03:03:42 | More by glid02
4.28/5 rDev -3.8%
the only one ever, tapped for 1st atlanta beer week.
pours a deep amber with a thick, rich head of foam.
aroma is of fresh brewed coffee. not much roastiness, but a nice earthy note and some caramel sweetness.
taste is dominated by the coffee but it is not like espresso, not bitter at all. toffee all up in there, like a candy lozenge. grassy, mildly fruity finish. raisins, kalua, prunes, licorice.
absolutely lovely texture. silky and smooth. warming alcohol rises up deep into the pint.
drinks like a nice liqueur, but not as strong, but still big and bold. very nice.
05-16-2010 18:04:16 | More by firkinhophead
Sweetwater Dank Tank BSP Coffee Quad Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
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