Sweetwater Dank Tank Mean Joe Bean | SweetWater Brewing Company

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Sweetwater Dank Tank Mean Joe BeanSweetwater Dank Tank Mean Joe Bean

Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: American Porter

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 8.50%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

Notes / Commercial Description:
No notes at this time.

Added by Mavajo on 03-01-2011

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

Bomber into a Weyerbacher tulip. Thanks to whoever it was who traded me this in-person at DLD '11.

A: Black body, 1" head of creamy light brown froth. Great retention, light lace. Solid.

S: Fairly mellow but highly pleasant aroma of woody coffee, chocolate, and an interesting hint of smoke. The smoky malt gets more prominent as it warms. I like it.

T: Opens with some coffee bitterness and dark chocolate roast, with plenty of creaminess on the way to a smoky, spicy finish. Quite tasty.

M: Creamy medium body, soft carbonation. Again, very nice.

O: Solid beer.


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Photo of vande
4.05/5  rDev +4.4%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4.5 | overall: 4

a - a nice, deep, dark black pour with a thin, sandy brown lacing head...

s/t - dark roasted chocolate coffee bean... a beer from caribou coffee if there ever was one.. delish!

m - somewhat thick, rich, creamy velvet... a pleasure to the palate thats for sure...

0 - a pretty darn good beer..

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Photo of chinchill
4/5  rDev +3.1%
look: 4 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 4 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle (2011) served in a pint glass.

Appearance: Black opaque body, with brown highlights at the edges; creamy beige-colored head. Head has decent retention before reducing to a thick and creamy ring. A nice coating slides down the sides with each sip.

S - boozy and moderately complex, with a tendency to reveal different nuances upon repeated sniffing, including coffee, dark malt, brandy, chocolate and dark fruit.

Taste: Roasted malt background with notable sweetness, some bitter [Nicaraguan] coffee, notes of chocolate, hops and caramel. A bit fruity and spicy too. Coffee and bitterness are most apparent in the finish, but even then this beer has a less pronounced coffee flavor than some other coffee beers (e.g., Pisgah Valdez).

Mouthfeel: Medium/full body. Medium carbonation. Near creamy smooth.

O: one of my favorite porters.

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of twiggamortis420
3.92/5  rDev +1%
look: 3.5 | smell: 4 | taste: 4 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 4

22 oz bottle courtesy of RocPorterFanatic. Pours a very dark brown color with a few highlights. Suds are light brown and show very little in the way of retention or lacing.

Nose is very nicely done on the coffee/chocolate interplay. Little bit of dusty minerality and vanilla rum give it a slight English flair.

Pretty damn fruity for a coffee porter, clashes a bit with the coffee. Chocolate is there and plenty sweet. Despite the coffee flavors, its not really that roasty. Mouthfeel is a bit on the thin side, but it seems to work fine here, its quite drinkable. Thanks for this tasty treat Chad!

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Photo of mikereaser
3.49/5  rDev -10.1%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.5

A - Pours a very dark brown that lets no light through it, there is a nice 2-3 inch cap that is tan and very frothy. Its just sitting there staring at me begging me to be the first one to flinch. Well it wins and its leaving a nice coated lacing down the glass.
S - I'm picking up coffee as expected, but not as strong as I was hoping for. There is also some vanilla and lactose to round it out. There is also some dried fruit along with a bit of burnt quaitly.
T - The taste is a bit weak compared to the aroma. There is some coffee, vanilla and a slight amount of burnt flavor. Its like its a well roasted coffee but not a very drinkable coffee. Its quite enjoyable but not as coffee as I was hoping.
M - smooth and creamy with a slightly higher amount of carbonation that I would hope for.
D - The beer is fairly enjoyable, but if you're looking for a COFFEE coffee beer, then this is not is. The flavors are slightly muted but still very enjoyable.

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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4.5/5  rDev +16%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

Photo of ATLbeerDog
3.5/5  rDev -9.8%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Kept in my fridge to keep the coffee from fading too much.

Pours pitch black, just a tad thin, with a thick frothy tan head that when it recedes leaves a thin layer of lacing. Smells mostly of rich coffee and deep roasted malts. First sip is coffee heavy but matched nicely with dark malts to give a balance that is much appreciated. A nice chocolate flavor adds and compliments this well rounded beer. It tastes fairly creamy for a beer that falls a tad on the thin side. The 8.5% ABV tastes right on and is extremely sessionable.

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3/5  rDev -22.7%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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4/5  rDev +3.1%

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3.5/5  rDev -9.8%

Sweetwater Dank Tank Mean Joe Bean from SweetWater Brewing Company
3.88 out of 5 based on 115 ratings.
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