Sweetwater Dank Tank The Gimp | SweetWater Brewing Company

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Brewed by:
SweetWater Brewing Company
Georgia, United States

Style: Old Ale

Alcohol by volume (ABV): 10.30%

Availability: Limited (brewed once)

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Added by Kromes on 12-22-2012

This beer is retired; no longer brewed.

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Ratings: 109 |  Reviews: 24
Photo of mrn1ceguy
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3.5 | feel: 3.5 | overall: 3.5

Photo of avalon07
3.47/5  rDev -3.3%
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.

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Photo of Axnjxn
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of iL0VEbeer
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of Dope
3.96/5  rDev +10.3%
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.

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Photo of KevinGordon
4.25/5  rDev +18.4%

Photo of khargro2
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of FLBeerGuy
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of DrMindbender
3.2/5  rDev -10.9%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.5 | taste: 3 | feel: 3 | overall: 3.25

Photo of Lovely85
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of RochefortChris
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of buckyp
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of DaPan
4/5  rDev +11.4%

Photo of PorterLambic
2.92/5  rDev -18.7%
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.

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Photo of baybum
3.25/5  rDev -9.5%

Photo of Keith_R
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of ncstateplaya
3/5  rDev -16.4%

Photo of jsanford
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of einman
3.74/5  rDev +4.2%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 3.75 | overall: 3.75

Photo of babaracas
3.76/5  rDev +4.7%
look: 3.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.75 | feel: 4 | overall: 3.75

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.

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Photo of duff247
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of UltimateLivewire
3.75/5  rDev +4.5%

Photo of josephwa
3.5/5  rDev -2.5%

Photo of bigfnjoe
3.52/5  rDev -1.9%
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

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Photo of Beer21
3.65/5  rDev +1.7%
look: 4.5 | smell: 3.75 | taste: 3.25 | feel: 4.25 | overall: 3.75

This particular beer has been in my fridge for about a year. It is a dark brown ale that resembles a brown ale. The head is very creamy and thick (2 fingers). It lingers for quite a while.

The smell is quite malty with notes of caramel, biscuit, and a little chocolate. No hop aroma to speak of.

The taste is very sweet and malty with a slightly metallic aftertaste. It is bready with mild bitterness.

The mouthfeel is thick with moderate carbonation. The alcohol comes through rather strong, but is well balanced.

Overall it is a good old ale, but I really don't like the metallic aftertaste. That my just be my sample. I'll try the Dank tank again!

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Sweetwater Dank Tank The Gimp from SweetWater Brewing Company
3.59 out of 5 based on 109 ratings.
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