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Sweetwater Dank Tank The Gimp - SweetWater Brewing Company

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103 Ratings
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Ratings: 103
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 10.68%
Wants: 5
Gots: 26 | FT: 2
Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company visit their website
Georgia, United States

Style | ABV
Old Ale |  10.30% ABV

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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

No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kromes on 12-22-2012)
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Reviews by BeerDawgs:
Photo of BeerDawgs
4.1/5  rDev +12.3%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 4.25

A - A rich dark amber color, with 1 finger of head and some nice sticky lace left on the top of the beer and glass

S - Toffee and caramel, lots of malts. Brown Sugar. Sweet, maybe some nectarine. No hop aroma, but an Old Ale, so not expected

T - Sweet, marmelade. Not very much hops, but big on the barleywine/old ale front. Brown sugar again.

M - Full bodied, well carbonated

O - An excellent Old Ale. Tasty just a few months old. I will cellar my other one for a a few years. I think this one will grow with age..

BeerDawgs, May 04, 2013
More User Reviews:
Photo of oberon
4.23/5  rDev +15.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Sticks and Stones here in G-boro.Poured into a standard pint glass a deep amber/brown with a thinner off white head atop.Aromas of sweet dark fruit,brown sugar,and a smattering of leafy hops.The hops are a little more assertive on the palate but the big cakey and fruity malt base is the main component,there is a leathery element to the flavor profile that is very true to form,the hops give a big drying leafy sharpness in the finish.I had no idea the ABV was so big while drinking this,a damn good old ale with a bigger hop profile compared to most.

oberon, Jan 04, 2013
Photo of chinchill
2.95/5  rDev -19.2%
look: 4 | smell: 4.25 | taste: 2 | feel: 4 | overall: 3

22 oz. bottle to glass, just a few miles from the brewery.
Light tan head over a dark, more-or-less clear, red-amber body.

Aroma: rich with traces of yeast, hints of caramel and faint booze, somehow giving the impression of a literally old ale.

Taste: definitely does NOT "follow the nose". It is interesting but, to me, unappealing and hard to describe. It is lightly spicy and somewhat bitter, with some off-tastes including too much charcoal.

Mouthfeel is good, with a medium+ body and medium carbonation.

O: Not worthy of recommendation, but maybe with some age? Bear in mind that I've never had an unspiced old ale a liked a lot.

chinchill, Feb 16, 2013
Photo of Beer21
3.61/5  rDev -1.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This particular beer has been in my fridge for about a year. It is a dark brown ale that resembles a brown ale. The head is very creamy and thick (2 fingers). It lingers for quite a while.

The smell is quite malty with notes of caramel, biscuit, and a little chocolate. No hop aroma to speak of.

The taste is very sweet and malty with a slightly metallic aftertaste. It is bready with mild bitterness.

The mouthfeel is thick with moderate carbonation. The alcohol comes through rather strong, but is well balanced.

Overall it is a good old ale, but I really don't like the metallic aftertaste. That my just be my sample. I'll try the Dank tank again!

Beer21, May 19, 2014
Photo of seavercm
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

seavercm, Mar 03, 2014
Photo of Sammy
3.49/5  rDev -4.4%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.25 | overall: 3.5

On tap at engine 15. Dark brown with a little floating head. Lacey. Mild hop aroma. Brown style, licorice taste muddled flavours. A little cloying, well more than a little. Assertive carbonation. Not a strong example of what an old ale can be. More like a strong brown ale.

Sammy, Jan 22, 2013
Photo of tdm168
4.03/5  rDev +10.4%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

On tap at Wine 101 in Wake Forest

A - dark amber with a thick, brownish head that has great retention

S - cinnamon, caramel, candy sugar

T - cinnamon, nutmeg, candy sugar, bread, sweet, faintly bitter finish

M - medium bodied, well carbonated, warm

This is an intriguing beer. It's complex and is definitely a nice stray from the typical winter warmer type beer. There are some spices that come through, but there is also an Old Ale/Barleywine-like sugary sweetness to the malt character that is actually very nice. The sugar could have been cloying, but the spices actually balance it out. This is definitely a beer that you should try if you're looking for something beyond the mundane this winter.

tdm168, Jan 18, 2013
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3.25/5  rDev -11%

Gonzoillini, Mar 24, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

gr8zehaman, Sep 08, 2013
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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Omensetter, Mar 17, 2013
Photo of Vonerichs
3.58/5  rDev -1.9%
look: 4 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Dark brown body that does allow some passing light. Tall off white to tan head. No lacing.

Smells of walnut, russet potato, and neutral spirits (ie vodka.)

Real nutty flavor with some earthy hops and wet leaves. Slightly hot, as expected.

Mouthfeel is medium bodied with sufficient carbonation.

It's an ok beer, but nothing that stands out. There's really no depth and its bland. It tasted more like a big brown ale than anything else.

Vonerichs, Apr 09, 2013
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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +23.3%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

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4/5  rDev +9.6%

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4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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3/5  rDev -17.8%

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3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Sweetwater Dank Tank The Gimp from SweetWater Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 103 ratings.