Sweetwater Dank Tank The Gimp - SweetWater Brewing Company
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Ratings: 101 | Reviews: 24 | Display Reviews Only:
3.54/5 rDev -2.7%
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.
03-22-2013 23:53:35 | More by kylehay2004
3.61/5 rDev -0.8%
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.
03-08-2013 02:12:14 | More by mntlover
3.51/5 rDev -3.6%
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
02-23-2013 00:37:35 | More by bigfnjoe
3.99/5 rDev +9.6%
A-a slightly hazy amber brown color with about a fingers worth of cream head that
S-lots of malt in this one, raisins, caramel, light dark fruit, and a bit boozey
T-similar to the smell in that it is a malt heavy beer with some spices, but there is also a fair amount of hops in it as well so its not super sweet. Finishes with some peppery alcohol.
M-medium body, medium carbonation, a spicy finish
Overall I agree this probably would be better with age, but it is still drinkable now. Interesting spices and lots of malt make this a good winter beer.
02-21-2013 22:36:03 | More by ksimons
3.76/5 rDev +3.3%
Pours a mostly clear reddish dark brown, one finger thick khaki colored head that quickly fades to a thin ring, with spotty lacing. Smell: dark brown sugar, date bread.. sugary with dark fruit and mild breadiness with a very mild earthy + spicy hopping. Taste: caramel, date, toasty nutty and vinous notes, with enough spicy hopping to keep this sugar bomb from being too sweet. Not very interesting, but definitely enjoyable.
02-20-2013 05:01:57 | More by babaracas
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
3.18/5 rDev -12.6%
22 ounce bottle - $5.99 at Total Wine & More in Kennesaw, Georgia.
Appearance: Pours out a very dark, russet-toned body with a medium-small, brief, off-white head. Near nil lacing.
Smell: Lightly nutty caramel and brown sugar with a edge of burnt grain. Pinch of spiciness. Low fruitiness. Slight leafy hop scent. Punchy booze in the nose.
Taste: Dark caramel, a bit nutty, and brown sugar, not nutty, with a decent amount of sweetness. For me, there's certainly a roasty element present. Just as I'm left wanting some more malt depth, then, in comes some leafy hop character and bitterness along with some peppery alcohol. Noted spicy character. Slight dark fruitiness, but it's a tad obscured by the spicy alcoholic qualities. Spicy, charred nutty finish with a good amount of alcoholic warmth to it.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: Frankly, it didn't strike me as an Old Ale, though, perhaps it could benefit from some aging.
02-15-2013 00:28:08 | More by ChainGangGuy
3.76/5 rDev +3.3%
A: Poured from a bottle to a snifter glass. Had a brown, slightly hazy color. There was a small amount of head, left slight ring around glass as I finished it.
S: Boozy, fruity, slight hoppy.
T: Tasted of malt, stone fruitiness, and some spiciness. Full flavor, but very boozy feel.
M: Sharp carbonation with a harsh alcohol finish.
O: Good beer, but definitely needs some aging. I need to get another one for cellaring.
02-14-2013 15:58:46 | More by watsonmd
Sweetwater Dank Tank The Gimp from SweetWater Brewing Company
83 out of 100 based on 101 ratings.