Sweetwater Dank Tank Mean Joe Bean - SweetWater Brewing Company
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4.05/5 rDev +4.4%
a - a nice, deep, dark black pour with a thin, sandy brown lacing head...
s/t - dark roasted chocolate coffee bean... a beer from caribou coffee if there ever was one.. delish!
m - somewhat thick, rich, creamy velvet... a pleasure to the palate thats for sure...
0 - a pretty darn good beer..
02-19-2012 05:25:09 | More by vande
4/5 rDev +3.1%
22 oz bottle (2011) served in a pint glass.
Appearance: Black opaque body, with brown highlights at the edges; creamy beige-colored head. Head has decent retention before reducing to a thick and creamy ring. A nice coating slides down the sides with each sip.
S - boozy and moderately complex, with a tendency to reveal different nuances upon repeated sniffing, including coffee, dark malt, brandy, chocolate and dark fruit.
Taste: Roasted malt background with notable sweetness, some bitter [Nicaraguan] coffee, notes of chocolate, hops and caramel. A bit fruity and spicy too. Coffee and bitterness are most apparent in the finish, but even then this beer has a less pronounced coffee flavor than some other coffee beers (e.g., Pisgah Valdez).
Mouthfeel: Medium/full body. Medium carbonation. Near creamy smooth.
O: one of my favorite porters.
02-18-2012 20:10:44 | More by chinchill
3.93/5 rDev +1.3%
22 oz bottle courtesy of RocPorterFanatic. Pours a very dark brown color with a few highlights. Suds are light brown and show very little in the way of retention or lacing.
Nose is very nicely done on the coffee/chocolate interplay. Little bit of dusty minerality and vanilla rum give it a slight English flair.
Pretty damn fruity for a coffee porter, clashes a bit with the coffee. Chocolate is there and plenty sweet. Despite the coffee flavors, its not really that roasty. Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side, but it seems to work fine here, its quite drinkable. Thanks for this tasty treat Chad!
01-30-2012 00:28:43 | More by twiggamortis420
3.5/5 rDev -9.8%
A - Pours a very dark brown that lets no light through it, there is a nice 2-3 inch cap that is tan and very frothy. Its just sitting there staring at me begging me to be the first one to flinch. Well it wins and its leaving a nice coated lacing down the glass.
S - I'm picking up coffee as expected, but not as strong as I was hoping for. There is also some vanilla and lactose to round it out. There is also some dried fruit along with a bit of burnt quaitly.
T - The taste is a bit weak compared to the aroma. There is some coffee, vanilla and a slight amount of burnt flavor. Its like its a well roasted coffee but not a very drinkable coffee. Its quite enjoyable but not as coffee as I was hoping.
M - smooth and creamy with a slightly higher amount of carbonation that I would hope for.
D - The beer is fairly enjoyable, but if you're looking for a COFFEE coffee beer, then this is not is. The flavors are slightly muted but still very enjoyable.
01-16-2012 04:46:11 | More by mikereaser
3.5/5 rDev -9.8%
Kept in my fridge to keep the coffee from fading too much.
Pours pitch black, just a tad thin, with a thick frothy tan head that when it recedes leaves a thin layer of lacing. Smells mostly of rich coffee and deep roasted malts. First sip is coffee heavy but matched nicely with dark malts to give a balance that is much appreciated. A nice chocolate flavor adds and compliments this well rounded beer. It tastes fairly creamy for a beer that falls a tad on the thin side. The 8.5% ABV tastes right on and is extremely sessionable.
12-05-2011 01:35:01 | More by ATLbeerDog
Sweetwater Dank Tank Mean Joe Bean from SweetWater Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.