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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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Ratings: 107
Reviews: 24
rAvg: 3.65
pDev: 10.41%
Wants: 6
Gots: 27 | 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:
Beer added by: Kromes on 12-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 107 | Reviews: 24
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.

Photo of PaulMc
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Dope
3.96/5  rDev +8.5%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

No bottling date that I can discern.

A: A nice mahogany pour with a big, frothy tan head. Head fades at a decent pace, leaving pretty decent fluffy lines of lacing behind. Good head retention.

S: Significant toffee with decent caramel backing it up. Kind've has a dark breadiness to it too. Very malty in general. No real sign of hops, maybe a little onion/garlic seeping through.

T: Again, loaded with toffee and caramel. Has a spicy element to it, like spicy rye bread or something along those lines. Again, malty from beginning to end. A little bit of onion/garlic in the finish - or is that the spices? Hard to tell.

M: Fairly heavy, smooth.

O: A nice old ale. Interesting complexity and variety of flavors. Not fruity like a lot of old ales. Reminds me more of a barleywine, a slightly hoppy barleywine in fact. Actually, it reminds me of a mellowed out, lighter Bolt Cutter (which I enjoyed). Unique, I enjoyed it.

Photo of Brianito
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of DaPan
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +16.4%

Photo of Gonzoillini
3.25/5  rDev -11%

Photo of Andrew4321
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of kylehay2004
3.54/5  rDev -3%
look: 4.25 | smell: 3.25 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Single finger thick off white head with nice lacing in a murky brown body. Aroma of sour malt, caramel, some dark fruit mostly plum and raisin, some wood notes. The aroma is a little off putting. Flavor of semisweet caramel, raisin, breads, yeast, nuts and resins. Medium to thick body which coats the palate with moderate carbonation. The booze is well hidden. It's fairly drinkable and I just don't really think its memorable except for the aroma which is sour and almost smells infected.

Photo of Keith_R
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Omensetter
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of michaeljstraub
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of Axnjxn
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of mntlover
3.63/5  rDev -0.5%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

Pours a deep mahogany color with a nice two finger tan head that leaves some lace behind.

Aroma is lots of chewy caramel mingled with some toffee along with good dark fruit notes plums raisins. Some light pine notes for the hops not a huge nose but pleasant.

Taste is close to the nose deep rich caramel notes dominating not much toffee in the taste as the nose. This one is close to cloying loads of caramel even appear in the finish but the pine notes barely keep it from being to sweet.

Mouthfeel is good a heavy medium with medium carbonation level.

Overall good brew just not as good as I was expecting especially from SweetWater as they brew some good stuff.

Photo of JeffreyJDavis
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of Bcarson7287
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of coreyfmcdonald
3/5  rDev -17.8%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of jpro
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of MCDub
4/5  rDev +9.6%

Photo of GRG1313
3.5/5  rDev -4.1%

Photo of BrownNut
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.52/5  rDev -3.6%
look: 3.75 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Poured from a bottle into a pint glass

A- pours a dark brown with a one finger light tan head. About what I expected, nothing too crazy

S- light resinous hops, tons of sweet-smelling malt

T- slightly bitter, very sweet overall. Lingering alcohol comes through as well. Tastes almost leathery as well

M- medium bodied on the thick side

O- not really in love with this....just seems pretty bland overall and not sure of what it wants to be

Photo of Morockm
3.75/5  rDev +2.7%

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Sweetwater Dank Tank The Gimp from SweetWater Brewing Company
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