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Sweetwater Dank Tank Mean Joe Bean - SweetWater Brewing Company

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very good

113 Ratings

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Ratings: 113
Reviews: 69
rAvg: 3.88
pDev: 10.57%
Wants: 16
Gots: 20 | 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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Photo of woosterbill
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber into a Weyerbacher tulip. Thanks to whoever it was who traded me this in-person at DLD '11.

A: Black body, 1" head of creamy light brown froth. Great retention, light lace. Solid.

S: Fairly mellow but highly pleasant aroma of woody coffee, chocolate, and an interesting hint of smoke. The smoky malt gets more prominent as it warms. I like it.

T: Opens with some coffee bitterness and dark chocolate roast, with plenty of creaminess on the way to a smoky, spicy finish. Quite tasty.

M: Creamy medium body, soft carbonation. Again, very nice.

O: Solid beer.


woosterbill, Mar 04, 2012
Photo of vande
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..

vande, Feb 19, 2012
Photo of chinchill
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.

chinchill, Feb 18, 2012
Photo of Pencible
4/5  rDev +3.1%

Pencible, Feb 11, 2012
Photo of UAyeroc2425
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

UAyeroc2425, Feb 05, 2012
Photo of twiggamortis420
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!

twiggamortis420, Jan 30, 2012
Photo of jnjander
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

jnjander, Jan 28, 2012
Photo of lwoods7
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

lwoods7, Jan 26, 2012
Photo of jriggins6
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

jriggins6, Jan 18, 2012
Photo of mikereaser
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.

mikereaser, Jan 16, 2012
Photo of LadyOfMuchBeer
4.5/5  rDev +16%

LadyOfMuchBeer, Jan 14, 2012
Photo of gratefulbeerhead
4.5/5  rDev +16%

gratefulbeerhead, Jan 11, 2012
Photo of IrishColonial
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

IrishColonial, Jan 06, 2012
Photo of dowen44
4/5  rDev +3.1%

dowen44, Dec 21, 2011
Photo of grandimperialc
4/5  rDev +3.1%

grandimperialc, Dec 16, 2011
Photo of jcone17
3/5  rDev -22.7%

jcone17, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of CSQ1111
4/5  rDev +3.1%

CSQ1111, Dec 09, 2011
Photo of pwoody11
4/5  rDev +3.1%

pwoody11, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of ATLbeerDog
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.

ATLbeerDog, Dec 05, 2011
Photo of planbee
3/5  rDev -22.7%

planbee, Nov 26, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Rochefort10nh, Nov 22, 2011
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4/5  rDev +3.1%

cadaugherty, Nov 18, 2011
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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

coreyfmcdonald, Nov 17, 2011
Photo of EasyReader
4/5  rDev +3.1%

EasyReader, Nov 16, 2011
Photo of westcoastbeerlvr
2.5/5  rDev -35.6%

westcoastbeerlvr, Nov 15, 2011
Sweetwater Dank Tank Mean Joe Bean from SweetWater Brewing Company
87 out of 100 based on 113 ratings.