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Sweetwater Dank Tank The Gimp - SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater Dank Tank The Gimp
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100 Ratings
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Ratings: 100
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.64
pDev: 10.71%
Wants: 5
Gots: 24 | FT: 0
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:
No notes at this time.

(Beer added by: Kromes on 12-22-2012)
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MCDub

North Carolina

4/5  rDev +9.9%

02-27-2013 03:45:26 | More by MCDub
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oberon

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +16.2%

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.

01-04-2013 01:36:02 | More by oberon
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chinchill

South Carolina

2.95/5  rDev -19%

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.

02-16-2013 18:53:51 | More by chinchill
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Beer21

Florida

3.61/5  rDev -0.8%

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!

05-19-2014 00:33:57 | More by Beer21
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seavercm

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-03-2014 14:59:45 | More by seavercm
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.49/5  rDev -4.1%

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.

01-22-2013 04:17:04 | More by Sammy
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +10.7%

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.

01-18-2013 22:53:32 | More by tdm168
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Gonzoillini

Illinois

3.25/5  rDev -10.7%

03-24-2013 22:31:53 | More by Gonzoillini
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gr8zehaman

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

09-08-2013 21:18:23 | More by gr8zehaman
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Omensetter

Minnesota

3.75/5  rDev +3%

03-17-2013 04:54:05 | More by Omensetter
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Vonerichs

Illinois

3.58/5  rDev -1.6%

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.

04-09-2013 00:14:11 | More by Vonerichs
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Keith_R

Georgia

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-19-2013 20:40:00 | More by Keith_R
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GRG1313

California

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

02-24-2013 02:29:43 | More by GRG1313
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brudz2134

Michigan

4.5/5  rDev +23.6%

05-04-2013 04:44:26 | More by brudz2134
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JeffreyJDavis

North Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

03-05-2013 13:46:36 | More by JeffreyJDavis
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Segelstrom

Pennsylvania

4/5  rDev +9.9%

01-28-2013 00:18:24 | More by Segelstrom
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KevinGordon

North Carolina

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

03-28-2013 02:39:41 | More by KevinGordon
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crownrl28

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

01-08-2013 00:56:41 | More by crownrl28
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jsanford

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +3%

11-22-2013 22:49:10 | More by jsanford
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tjkramer95

Ohio

3/5  rDev -17.6%

01-26-2013 12:33:58 | More by tjkramer95
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mendvicdog

Maryland

3.75/5  rDev +3%

07-14-2013 13:59:53 | More by mendvicdog
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jerefreakinmiah

North Carolina

3/5  rDev -17.6%

08-13-2014 01:01:35 | More by jerefreakinmiah
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -3.8%

01-13-2013 04:09:07 | More by FUwolfpacker
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richardflyr

Virginia

4.25/5  rDev +16.8%

08-03-2013 02:53:52 | More by richardflyr
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ShanePB

Pennsylvania

3/5  rDev -17.6%

03-09-2014 15:30:40 | More by ShanePB
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Sweetwater Dank Tank The Gimp from SweetWater Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 100 ratings.