hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - JUL 26, 2010
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
bomber from dakine on 3/8/10.
clear coppery brown pour.
the nose is initially rubber band-y and slightly smoky.... when that clears notes of autolyzed yeast, raisins, dates and brown sugar show up.
the medium body is thinned by the alcohol but has a yeasty grittiness in it.
the flavor is the same... after it opens up a little tartness shows on the finish along with a boozy warming
Ibrew2or3 (7661) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - JUL 14, 2010
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 11/20
Courtesy of Blazer06. Pours mahogany with light tan head and spotty lacing. The aroma has dates, raisins, brown sugar and some molasses. The taste is rough with black pepper, plums, abrasive dates, raisins and plums mixing with brown sugar and fig juice. Hmm.
markwise (4898) - North of Tampa, Florida, USA - JUL 5, 2010
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Thanks to blazer06 for the share. Pours dark red amber with a soapy off-white head. Nose is malt, sugar, yeast, booze, and slight cherry. Flavor is heavy malt with yeast, sugar, booze, and some cherry. Finish of this medium-bodied quad is lingering yeast and booze. Best of the Dank Tank Series so far.
Gachupines (1144) - USA - JUN 23, 2010
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Dark brown appearance with a thin tan head. Aroma is malty, somewhat sweet. Flavor is sweet, but strong. Alcohol isn’t too heavy though. Malty with a strong yeast backbone, overall quite good.
hopdog (10255) - Lansdale, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
22oz bottle. Poured a dark brown color with a smaller sized off white head. Aromas of dark fruits, roasty, caramel, and citrus. Tastes of dark fruits, caramel, and roast.
corby112 (2689) - philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUN 7, 2010
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
22oz. bomber received in a recent trade with GatorBeerNerd. Thanks again man!
Pours a deep, dark chestnut/mahogany/plum color with dark mahogany edges when held to a light source. Completely opaque with half finger off-white head that quickly settles into a lasting ring. Minimal spots of lacing.
Slightly roasted malt aroma with estery fruit and yeasty notes along with some dark fruit and peppery spice. Hints of pepper, clove, raisin, fig, plum, chocolate and dark berries.
Spicy medium body that is slightly syrupy with noticeable alcohol heat/warmth. Slightly medicinal with peppery clove spiciness, sweet alcohol and dark fruit notes from the yeast. Hints of raisin, fig, plum and dark berries. Slightly roasty with chocolate notes but a bit too much of an astringent alcohol presence. Solvent and medicinal notes are also a bit too strong.
phaleslu (8006) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
22 oz. bottle as an extra from a trade with daknole- thanks again, Dak! Pours a hazy ruby-brown color with a small off-white head that settles into a little cap on the beer and leaves some sloppy lacing behind. Aroma of caramel malts, Belgian yeast, raisins, figs, plums, spices, nuts, toast, and alcohol. Flavor of Belgian yeast, caramel malts, raisins, black cherries, toffee, toast, brown sugar, candi sugar, earth, cocoa, banana, and alcohol. Medium-full bodied, with average carbonation and a malty mouthfeel. Lingering alcoholic aftertaste. Surprisingly nice quad.
Mungular (48) - Georgia, USA - JUN 6, 2010
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
The 6th installment in the Dank Tank series proved a solid effort from the Sweetwater Brewery. A hearty quad with a great finish. I just wish it had been a little less similar to the Festive Ale.
ChainGangGuy (4600) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - JUN 3, 2010
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Served up an opaque, dark brown body with a thin, unassuming layering of ivory-hued foam.
Smell: An aroma that’s sweet smelling, full of fruitiness, maltiness and given to some pops of ground spices and fusel alcohol set the stage for a big, punchy beer.
Taste: Presents a vivid dark maltiness that’s notably sweet. Liberally toasted bread conspiciously coated with brown sugar, candi sugar, and a glob of dark caramel. Modest pinch of earthy spices and cocoa. Resonant fruitiness displaying tastes of dates, ripe plums, and even a little bit of banana. Small hint of bitterness felt midway. Then, in comes a rush of alcoholic heat as you reach the sweet, fruity finish.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation.
Drinkability: A bold, soundly sweet Belgian-style brew with plenty of warmth from start to finish. A bit more sweetness than desired, but still fairly well done and a nice little tribute to the Brick Store Pub.
darkguardian (727) - Florida, USA - JUN 1, 2010
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
22oz bottle thanks to Phil. Pours a dark brown with a small whitish head. Nose is a bit of banana and spicy citrus yeast or hops. Can’t tell which. Malty think body with lots of bready notes and a undertone of hops. Something doesn’t quite gel here but its a solid beer nonethless.