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Sweetwater Dank Tank Mean Joe Bean - SweetWater Brewing Company

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BA SCORE
87
very good

112 Ratings
THE BROS
73
okay

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Ratings: 112
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 15
Gots: 19 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Porter |  8.50% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Mavajo on 03-01-2011)
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vande

Illinois

4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 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..

Serving type: bottle

02-19-2012 05:25:09 | More by vande
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chinchill

South Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

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.

Serving type: bottle

02-18-2012 20:10:44 | More by chinchill
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Pencible

Virginia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

02-11-2012 19:44:20 | More by Pencible
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UAyeroc2425

Alabama

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

02-05-2012 21:35:55 | More by UAyeroc2425
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twiggamortis420

Texas

3.93/5  rDev +1.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

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!

Serving type: bottle

01-30-2012 00:28:43 | More by twiggamortis420
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jnjander

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-28-2012 00:32:46 | More by jnjander
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lwoods7

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-26-2012 21:32:08 | More by lwoods7
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jriggins6

Colorado

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-18-2012 17:12:53 | More by jriggins6
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mikereaser

Pennsylvania

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

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.

Serving type: bottle

01-16-2012 04:46:11 | More by mikereaser
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LadyOfMuchBeer

Texas

4.5/5  rDev +16%

01-14-2012 04:28:23 | More by LadyOfMuchBeer
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gratefulbeerhead

Indiana

4.5/5  rDev +16%

01-11-2012 23:29:53 | More by gratefulbeerhead
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IrishColonial

Texas

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

01-06-2012 19:04:29 | More by IrishColonial
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dowen44

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-21-2011 03:18:06 | More by dowen44
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grandimperialc

Georgia

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-16-2011 03:47:48 | More by grandimperialc
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jcone17

Georgia

3/5  rDev -22.7%

12-09-2011 22:38:59 | More by jcone17
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CSQ1111

Kentucky

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-09-2011 22:25:48 | More by CSQ1111
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pwoody11

Delaware

4/5  rDev +3.1%

12-05-2011 19:29:51 | More by pwoody11
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ATLbeerDog

Georgia

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

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.

Serving type: bottle

12-05-2011 01:35:01 | More by ATLbeerDog
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planbee

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -22.7%

11-26-2011 05:55:16 | More by planbee
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Rochefort10nh

New Hampshire

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-22-2011 18:47:50 | More by Rochefort10nh
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cadaugherty

Illinois

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-18-2011 05:07:22 | More by cadaugherty
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coreyfmcdonald

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

11-17-2011 02:25:07 | More by coreyfmcdonald
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EasyReader

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-16-2011 21:16:06 | More by EasyReader
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westcoastbeerlvr

California

2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

11-15-2011 17:26:38 | More by westcoastbeerlvr
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thebouch01

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +3.1%

11-15-2011 02:05:18 | More by thebouch01
Sweetwater Dank Tank Mean Joe Bean from SweetWater Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 112 ratings.