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Sweetwater Dank Tank The Gimp - SweetWater Brewing Company

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97 Ratings
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Ratings: 97
Reviews: 23
rAvg: 3.66
pDev: 9.02%
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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avalon07

South Carolina

3.48/5  rDev -4.9%
look: 3 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

A: Poured from a bottle to a pint glass. Had a brown color and a clear consistency. There was a small amount of foamy head that quickly dissipated. Sparse lacing.

S: A decent, but not spectacular, aroma of malt, spices, and a little hops.

T: Tasted of malt, light hops, a light fruitiness, and some spices (cinnamon, e.g.). Definitely a very boozy beer. Not the most focused flavor. A little overdone.

M: A good amount of carbonation with a harsh finish. Full-bodied.

O: Certainly not a session beer. This is a big, powerful beer. It's also very uneven. Not undrinkable, but I doubt I'd try it again.

Serving type: bottle

01-25-2013 14:24:53 | More by avalon07
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Sammy

Ontario (Canada)

3.49/5  rDev -4.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Germany

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-21-2013 13:26:27 | More by pixieskid
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josephwa

Minnesota

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-20-2013 16:28:17 | More by josephwa
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MAJ85

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

01-20-2013 13:59:19 | More by MAJ85
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tdm168

North Carolina

4.03/5  rDev +10.1%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-16-2013 04:49:26 | More by sendbeer
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nickfl

Florida

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-16-2013 00:31:40 | More by nickfl
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Lovely85

Florida

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-16-2013 00:31:14 | More by Lovely85
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dunn4040

Georgia

3/5  rDev -18%

01-15-2013 01:57:11 | More by dunn4040
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twizzbeatz

Florida

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-13-2013 17:23:09 | More by twizzbeatz
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FUwolfpacker

South Carolina

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

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


3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-12-2013 18:52:05 | More by Lantern
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justinm4bama

Alabama

4/5  rDev +9.3%

01-12-2013 17:35:50 | More by justinm4bama
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PorterLambic

Florida

2.96/5  rDev -19.1%
look: 4 | smell: 2 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 2.75

Arrives a clear chestnut brown with red throughout. A light tan head with good retention and decent lace for the style.
Smell is very weak with just a little sweetness and malt to be found after a lot of searching.
Taste is malty with spice, juniper and a medicinal aftertaste.
Full body, fairly smooth and lightly effervescent. Slight drying. Good but just barely.

Serving type: on-tap

01-10-2013 03:44:31 | More by PorterLambic
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crownrl28

Georgia

4.25/5  rDev +16.1%

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

Tennessee

3.5/5  rDev -4.4%

01-08-2013 00:14:50 | More by AlexFields
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superdedooperboy

Georgia

3.65/5  rDev -0.3%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22-ounce brown glass bottle poured into an oversized snifter glass. Served at approximately 45 degrees F and allowed to warm as consumed.

Pours a deep mahogany hue with an excellent clarity. A thin beige head shows itself for a brief moment before falling away back into the dark recesses from whence it appeared. There's a fairly significant body underneath, as some thick legs peek out of the folds as the beer is swirled in the glass.

Rum-soaked fruitcake shows through heavily on the nose, with a big whiff of dark dried fruits and a slight bit of boozy alcohol. Figs, raisins, and dates are evident, along with a bit of caramelized brown sugar and some faint vinous notes.

The body is indeed full and rich, with just a mild-to-moderate hit of carbonation to wipe the slate clean between sips.

On the palate, things begin sweet up front, with notes reminiscent of those in the nose. The gimp begins to show himself in the middle, where richer dark fruit notes are intertwined with harsher viniferous notes and a bit of herbaceous hoppiness which melds into a dry, slightly astringent bitterness on the back of the palate. Around the edges the sweet malts seem to dance and linger before it all heads into a rather bittersweet finish, with dark fruit and burnt sugar notes that seem to linger on for an eternity.

Overall, this is one of the more straightforward beers to appear in the Dank Tank series, and is really a showcase of malt rather than hops -- something rather surprising coming out of the kettles of SweetWater. This could certainly do with some age to soften it up a bit, but right now it is still a good winter sipper and one that will likely remain so for a few years to come. Grab a few bottles, drink one or two and sit the rest in the cellar for just those right occasions to unleash The Gimp.

Serving type: bottle

01-07-2013 04:47:27 | More by superdedooperboy
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oberon

North Carolina

4.23/5  rDev +15.6%
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.

Serving type: on-tap

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

Georgia

3.75/5  rDev +2.5%

01-02-2013 13:39:42 | More by ohtheguilt
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420drinker

Georgia

3.25/5  rDev -11.2%

12-29-2012 02:13:09 | More by 420drinker
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Kromes

Georgia

3.95/5  rDev +7.9%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 3.5

I know this should be cellared, but I'm going to open it anyway. At $6 a bottle, I'll try one now and cellar the rest. Poured into a snifter. A hazy dark brown with a thin tan colored head. Spots of lacing remain on the glass.

Toffee, caramel malt, lots of herbal hop, and grape seed.

Tons of caramel malt. Very sweet with l large dose of bittering hop thrown in. There is also a very vinuous, grape seed like flavor to the beer. This one is very green and like it says on the label, it is bred to be stashed in a dank dark cellar.

Full body, smooth feel to it. Burn in the finish.

Obviously it is way too strong right out of the gun. Still it does stand up on it's own as is. Looking forward to trying this after a good cellaring.

Serving type: bottle

12-22-2012 23:52:27 | More by Kromes
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Sweetwater Dank Tank The Gimp from SweetWater Brewing Company
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