Sweetwater Dank Tank BSP Coffee Quad Ale | SweetWater Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: Quadrupel (Quad)

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 11.00%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by firkinhophead on 05-16-2010

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Reviews: 3 | Ratings: 8
Photo of glid02
4.17/5  rDev -3.5%
look: 4 | smell: 4.5 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

Cask at the brewery - it was supposed to be aged on cocoa but it was unquestionably coffee.

Pours a hazy brownish-amber color with a one-finger tan head. The head recedes into a thin layer on top leaving decent lacing.

Smells of roasted coffee upon roasted coffee. Lurking in the background are sweet malts with booze-soaked dates and raisins.

Tastes similar to how it smells, although the coffee is a bit more subdued. Sweet malts with good amounts of smooth coffee flavors kick things off. Midway through the sip the coffee fades a bit, allowing sugar-coated pear and date flavors to seep out. The fruit flavors carry through to a solidly sweet finish. As the beer warms the flavors sweeten.

Mouthfeel is very good. It's got a smooth thickness with soft carbonation.

Drinkability is good. I finished my glass without much problem and could have another.

Overall I wasn't sure how the coffee would affect this beer but I was pleasantly surprised. It certainly comes through more in the nose but blends nicely in both aroma and flavor. Worth a shot if it ever surfaces again.

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Photo of GeezLynn
4.43/5  rDev +2.5%
look: 4.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 5 | overall: 4.5

Stopped by the Brick Store yesterday and jumped at the chance to try this. Appearance was a lighter brown with a frothy tan head. Smell was fairly light, mainly dark and caramel malts. Flavor was in one word, excellent. Initially a slight coffee ground bitterness with a lot of caramel/toffee flavor. Further into things the coffee/caramel contributed some milk chocolate flavor. There was also plenty of raisin and date character. Pretty sweet, but enjoyably so and the ABV was barely noticeable. The mouthfeel was impressive - light yet full and very smooth. Great example of why we need more cask offerings.

I'd had the BSP before and while the coffee was a nice addition here, the cask is really what really made this beer for me. One time offering? I hope there's something similar stashed away in someone's cellar.

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Photo of firkinhophead
4.25/5  rDev -1.6%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4.5 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

the only one ever, tapped for 1st atlanta beer week.

pours a deep amber with a thick, rich head of foam.

aroma is of fresh brewed coffee. not much roastiness, but a nice earthy note and some caramel sweetness.

taste is dominated by the coffee but it is not like espresso, not bitter at all. toffee all up in there, like a candy lozenge. grassy, mildly fruity finish. raisins, kalua, prunes, licorice.

absolutely lovely texture. silky and smooth. warming alcohol rises up deep into the pint.

drinks like a nice liqueur, but not as strong, but still big and bold. very nice.

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Sweetwater Dank Tank BSP Coffee Quad Ale from SweetWater Brewing Company
4.32 out of 5 based on 8 ratings.
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