BadAprilia1000 (401) - Sevierville, Tennessee, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.5 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Pours darker than the advertised red, deep dark brown. The aroma isn’t very intense, but it is pleasant. Just the hint on the nose of the centennials to come. The taste is much stronger than the aroma would suggest. Sweet and slightly roasty, but balanced by nice hop bitterness. Nice body compliments the caramel and dark fruit notes. Well balanced beer, glad the flavors outstrip the aroma.
ChainGangGuy (4755) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - OCT 25, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Appearance: Pours a very dark reddish-brown body, clear, with a growing, foamy, sandy-beige head.
Smell: Spicy fresh herbs, florals, and fruity with a ripple of incorporated heat-giving alcohol paired with the sugar-coated, toasty maltiness.
Taste: A surprising pop of well-caramelized sugars (a little light brown sugar, too) with toasted malts with an initial, early-breaking fruitiness embedded in it. Sip of still mineral water. Floral, fruity, citrusy hops with a growing orangey presence. There’s bitterness, sure, but not nearly what I was anticipating. Way less than anticipated, actually. Spicy herbs, altogether gentle pine on the backhalf, still rather malty. Finishes bittersweet and soft on the tongue with a little alcohol showing.
Mouthfeel: Medium-plus body. Medium-plus carbonation.
Overall: Frankly, this caught me off guard; I was expecting just another hoppy ale.
suprchunk (2945) - Crestview, Florida, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
Deep brown colored pour with big red highlights. Huge khaki colored head that slims down quickly. Lots of lacing. Peppery hop aroma. Taste if malty right up front followed by a nice floral bouquet of hops and pepper. Very good beer.
drfabulous (6330) - Lexington, Kentucky, USA - OCT 24, 2013
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Draught at The Beer Trappe. Malty strong ale/red ale. Deep brown/red color. Citrusy. Overall fairly taste and not too heavy on the malty side.
Cybercat (4991) - Georgia, USA - OCT 21, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours a nice clear sienna with a thick and rather persistent buff head. Malty aroma has a strong hoppy and woody overtone, more like an IPA. Flavor fills the mouth with woody hops, fresh malt, resin and earthy notes. Watch out, ol’ Red Hot Mama will sneak up on ya! Some sips have a whisper of caramel, varnish or even cloves. Texture is quite firm and somewhat fizzy. Get dank in this tank, y’all.
Westchesterco (1790) - mclean, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.6 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 11/20
Poured from a bottle it is a dark deep.amber with s flight head. The aroma is citrus and the taste is strong citrus and there are overtones of pineapplethat lingers bitter on the palate.
Iphonephan (5984) - McLean/Jackson Hole, Virginia, USA - OCT 21, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
From a 22 oz bottle shared in Avon NC. Pours a clear amber with an ecru head. Feint malty nose. Flavors of pine and toasted grain. Medium bodied, moderate carbonation, slight bitter finish.
ellolovey (483) - Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.2 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 12/20
22 oz bottle. Dark brown pour with tan frothy head. Loads of thick lacing. Aroma of citrus, pine, roasted malts, cocoa, herbs, and floral hops. A lot going on in the nose. Palate is hit with citrus rinds, herbs, pine, roasted malts, and burnt cocoa. Bitter dry finish. Def not my favorite Dank Tank.
jrob21 (3395) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 18, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Brown with a red tinge. Would have put a lot of money on this being some sort of red ale. Fruity and full of hops and really nice. One o my more favorite dank tanks I can remember. Sweet caramel malt flavors. Aroma is grassy and citrusy and getting me all excited for the sip to come. And it comes with full body and a lot of malt backbone. Lots of toffee leading into a smooth finish with a touch of bitterness citru on the back end. A big hippy beer that doesn’t scrape the enamel off your teeth. Well done. Burping some lemon citrus. Mmmm
Westmeister (2129) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - OCT 16, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Dark brown pour with medium off white head. Nose gives out big citrus, pine, tropical and some floral notes with some roasted notes. Taste continues with some juicy fruity hops, notes of roasted chocolate malts, hint of coffee, medicinal. The hops definitively dominate in the nose , but the malt profile makes this an interesting one in the taste. There is a battle for dominance between hops and malt and I am not sure who wins. Some alcohol does poke through in the finish. Centennial is certainly coming off fresh. Not my favorite dank tank series, but nice enough.