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Sweetwater Dank Tank Ghoulash - SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater Dank Tank GhoulashSweetwater Dank Tank Ghoulash

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BA SCORE
93
outstanding

136 Ratings
THE BROS
90
outstanding

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Ratings: 136
Reviews: 60
rAvg: 4.21
pDev: 11.4%
Wants: 25
Gots: 12 | FT: 0
Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
American Black Ale |  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: BeerDawgs on 10-09-2011)
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Reviews by UnderPressure:
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4/5  rDev -5%

UnderPressure, Dec 07, 2011
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Only my second Dank Tank brew I have tried...I need to get on the ball here.Poured into an imperial nonic deep near black except for some dark brown light when held to the light,a large sticky beige head atop,globs of froth was left behind as it settled into a frothy mass.Leafy and citric hops are the main component aroma wise,light sweet malt came thru as well,not much roast wich surprised me a little.Mellow in the mouth with light carbonation,quite smooth.Dark roast flavors play a big role along with earth and resiny hops in the finish,not much sweetness to be found here.A good ABA,its roasted with big hop presence,not much sweetness here,a little raw but in a good way.

oberon, Nov 12, 2011
Photo of Jason
4/5  rDev -5%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz brown bomber with no freshness date.

LOOK: Impressive tan head, black as black.

SMELL: Herbal, grassy hops, charred grain, ripe plums, burnt currants, slight citric tone, faint estery alcohol.

TASTE: Mildly roasted grain, citric rind, peppery alcohol, rose water, burnt fruit cake, minty, warming alcohol, hint of charcoal, drying finish.

Good balance here, easy to drink which is probably not so good for me ;-) being its is 8.5%. Definitely a step above the middle of the pack if you want to talk style. Truthfully, it took several sips and then it started to grow on me.

Jason, Nov 10, 2011
Photo of KWally
4.6/5  rDev +9.3%
look: 5 | smell: 4 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

I had tried Goulash at a Taco Mac on draft, and was very please with it. I then tried in at their brewery tour on a Thursday (few pwople, so no lines). I went to a local store and purchased a case of 22 ouncerzs. I absolutely love this beer. It has a chocolate finish with a rich mouth. I have only lived in Georgia for about 4 years, and Sweetwater has surprised me time and time again. I am a beginner, but my palette is dense with flavors from around the world. Goulash is in the top 5 of all time beers in my book.

If you haven't had a chance to get you hands on some, hit me up and I will support you in a chance to taste this mix of chaos called Goulash.

KWally, Dec 30, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5%

wo87810, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of mocktm
4.25/5  rDev +1%

mocktm, Dec 06, 2011
Photo of lnashsig
4.68/5  rDev +11.2%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

Many thanks to ahlthe3rd (Hugh) for the chance to taste this one. A new Sweetwater brew I haven't had or heard of before. And, much needed to soothe the pain of my Texans losing today. Poured from bottle into Brooklyn tulip glass. Pours a deep dark pitch black color, no light gets through at all. Medium body pour. A couple fingers of tan head builds on the top. Smell- Dank indeed! Incredible pine, citrus aromas. The roasty malt intertwines nicely. This is normally a confused style that lives somewhere between hoppy stout, to hoppy porter, to a black ale with some hoppy bitterness. This beer stands out with the hops presence through the citrus aromas and stand out pine presence. I likey. Taste- apricot! citrus! pine! my god, where is the cocoa and the roastiness that I would normally get with this style? I feel like this is pretty much a DIPA that is just colored black. The fruitiness on the palate is just awesome and unexpected. This is a juicy, hoppy, awesome IPA in black color. This is a great brew. Really enjoyed it, changes my mind about this muddled style.

lnashsig, Jan 15, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

pgr2ferrari, Mar 03, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

Stigs, Dec 14, 2011
Photo of twowheelssoar
5/5  rDev +18.8%

twowheelssoar, Nov 15, 2011
Photo of RocPorterFanatic
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Pours rich, dark brown with about an inch of creamy, tan head. Leaves thick lacing along the edge of the glass as the head subsides.

The aroma is full of pine and grass clippings. Very fragrant and very appealing.

First sip has just a touch of roast up front, but the tastebuds are bombarded with blast after blast of pine, citrus, herbs and grapefruit pith. The alcohol warmth is present from the get go. As the beer sits on the palate, there's a good dose of green apple and some charcoal as I swallow.

Mouthfeel is like a very crisp, dry IPA. This beer is the epitome of why I love this style. My mind is prepared to drink a stout due to the appearance, but is sent on a total mindfu*k with the blast of hops.

Great beer!! As always, the Sweetwater Dank Tank series pulls off another amazing beer.

RocPorterFanatic, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5%

hyoung41, Nov 29, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5%

jmhart, Nov 14, 2011
Photo of Janderson91
5/5  rDev +18.8%

Janderson91, Nov 14, 2011
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4/5  rDev -5%

WillyMac, Nov 21, 2011
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4.75/5  rDev +12.8%

brudz2134, May 04, 2013
Photo of Bung
4.18/5  rDev -0.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4.5

22 oz. The usual black/brownish pour, nice fluffy finger of light tan head. Retained very well.

Aroma, pine/citrus hops, roast coffee/malt.

Taste, Hops more citrus than pine up front, toasted malt and fruitcake. More earthy, herbal spice notes and light chocolate. Finishes with a light anise/coffee bitter. Really nice nothing over the top.

It has a creamy carbonation to it, but lighter side of medium body. Goes down way to easy for the size.
Thought this was really well done.

Bung, Nov 24, 2011
Photo of CooperEllis
3.4/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Extra from CurtisMcArthur - excellent choice!
22oz into moonlight glass.

Very dark, no light escapes. Very thick billowy head that sticks to the side of the glass.

The aroma out of the bottle is tops, bees knees, cats pajamas. But in the glass this languishes. Mostly malty, richer/resin hops notess while the bottle has a lot of chocolate, floral hops and citrus pith.

Solid body, a touch more of 'something' would be nice but I can't put my finger on what. Still this is a decent brew. 14 hop varieties may be lost in the mash - there is a nice bitterness at the end and the malty component provides a solid backbone here.

(173rd)

CooperEllis, Feb 14, 2012
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4/5  rDev -5%

stampfler07, Feb 05, 2012
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4.35/5  rDev +3.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4.5

A: Pours black with four fingers of billowing khaki head that recedes into a foamy cap with good lacing.

S: Roasted malts up front followed by lots of grapefruit, orange, and pineapple aromas from the hops. There are some creamy chocolate notes mixed in there as well, but the hops dominate.

T: Similar to the aroma, some hop notes at first followed by a big blast of orange, grapefruit, and some piny hop flavors. The finish is citrusy with some char notes and a light bitterness. Slight alcohol burn.

M: The body is on the high side of medium with a good amount of carbonation as well so that this beer feels nice and crisp. The carbonation provides a nice bite for the hops and roasted malts.

O: Definitely a good beer. I'd like a bit more roasted malt presence, but the hop characters are wonderful and the beer manages to avoid being too bitter like many black IPAs.

n2185, Oct 21, 2011
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5/5  rDev +18.8%

acsprouse, Feb 21, 2013
Photo of abar22
4.1/5  rDev -2.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Quick review...

Brownish body, big head, solid cap, thick ring.

Dark malty sweetness against bright citrus hops in the nose. Pine at the end. Nice...

Sweet, caramel, citrus, and piney-bitter as hell. This is tasty.

Great beer that doesn't have a category to fall in. Double BIPA maybe? Either way it's a damn good, damn hoppy beer.

abar22, Oct 15, 2011
Photo of jsanford
4.03/5  rDev -4.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22oz bottle into a Pint Glass.

A - Pours a lovely dark black with slight brown edges and a creamy mocha-colored head that settles to a thick haze, leaving lots of sticky lacing.
S - Hop-forward, with pungent aromas of grapefruit, peach, orange peel, and grass with a slightly charred dark chocolate and roasted malt backbone. Very clean hop aromas, surprising considering all the different varieties in here.
T - Lots of hops in the front end, with flavors of grass, pine resin, grapefruit and peach dominating, followed by a good amount of chocolate and coffee. Very long-lasting finish that smacks of bitter baking chocolate and grapefruit pith.
M - Smooth and creamy, with a medium-full mouthfeel and good, crisp carbonation.
O - Really tasty Black IPA that gives Stone a run for it's money. Nice work!

jsanford, Nov 11, 2011
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4.13/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 5 | overall: 4

1 pint 6oz bottle
Served in a pint glass

A - It pours very dark, letting no light through. It is topped with three inches of mocha head. It looks like a stout.

S - The aroma is a mixture chocolate and hints of coffee with citrus featuring grapefruit.

T - I get some of that roasted malt up front. The bitterness of the hops creeps in the more I drink. I get a combination of black coffee and grapefruit.

M - Full and creamy

O - This is a very enjoyable beer. Between the wonderful combination of aromas and flavors to the thick and creamy mouthfeel to the ABV, I thoroughly relished this experience.

buschbeer, May 06, 2012
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3.95/5  rDev -6.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

appearance: Very dark with some cola like red highlights if you put it directly in light. Pretty fat tan head with big bubbles.
smell: Wow. Candy and citric hops up front. Smells like a sweetened juice with a buttload of hops.
taste: Very interesting. Much like expected from the nose. Some malts in there too.
mouthfeel: Medium body with pretty high carbonation.
overall: Interesting brew.

cindyjeffsmith, Jan 07, 2012
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Sweetwater Dank Tank Ghoulash from SweetWater Brewing Company
93 out of 100 based on 136 ratings.