durhambeer (2500) - Durham, North Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Good to see the boys (I’m sure) at Sweetwater still have a boy’s sense of humor. This was a bottle shared by my brother-in-law. Pours clear brownish red with a small beige head. Nose shows caramel, toffee, figs and prunes, burnt candied sugar, and some citrusy hop presence buried under it all. Taste adds a slight earthy character. Dry palate. Surprisingly good, and very drinkable for the abv. Good deal.
slang (654) - Columbia, South Carolina, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
bomber. Deep brown. Nose is sweet w/ hints of fermented fruits. Sweet malts, smooth mouthfeel/slick. Mild burnt brown sugar. Boozy but very easy.
SSSteve (3891) - - JAN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
bottle. clear rusty copper with a small, frothy, beige head. estery fruit nose with some intoxicating fusels. flavors include prune juice, sweet berries, unripe berries, light abv astingency. a warming beer that stays away from being too sweet or too bitter. i see it as more of a malty sweet beer balanced by the high abv rather than a huge load of hops. it falls on the lighter side of medium bodied. its like an american style old ale in the tradition of ameri versions of english barley wines. i’m enjoying it more with every sip!
Imaena (1943) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Bottle. Smells of sweet malt, aged hops, and citrus rinds. It pours a clear caramel color. It has a powerful bitterness through the flavor profile. Tastes like a a hoppy IPA left to age for a couple years. The palate is just full enough to avoid tipping over into the dreaded cloying and hoppy category. A great beer to mix it up on a sunday.
craftbeerdesign (2204) - Fort Collins, Colorado, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber. pours ruby with an off white head. sweet nose with layers of dark fruits, cereal and faint citrus hops. med to full body with more dark fruit, brown sugar, toffee, orange peel, light spices and a citrus bitterness. warming finish with spices, orange peel and light chocolate notes.
ellolovey (476) - Georgia, USA - JAN 5, 2013
3.6 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
bomber. Pours a Dark amber with ruby highlights with a creamy ivory colored head. Aroma of roasted malts,caramel, dark fruits, molasses, and burnt sugars. Burnt roasted malts, caramel, and dark fruits. Sticky on the palate. Good carbonation. Pretty boozy, but not warming. Sticky dry earthy finish.
jrob21 (2771) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - JAN 4, 2013
3.9 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
Dark brown with a ruby red tint. Nice tan almost brown frothy head. Caramel malt and candi sugar flavors. Chewy grain. Toffee. Kind of gritty texture on the finish. Alcohol is well hidden here which makes this entirely too easy to go down.
nathan30533 (817) - Clifton, Ohio, USA - JAN 4, 2013
4.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
mmmm Dank Tank!!!! This one is a hit. Pours a dark brown color with a wonderful forming head and good lacing. Smell the malts at first then the taste is of malt and then a little hop finish. Great balance. Great beer. Thank you sweetwater for another wonderful Dank Tank!!!
unclemattie (4320) - Georgia, USA - JAN 1, 2013
3.8 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
22oz bottle. Colbalt blue & Ruby Red label. Pours dark brown, tan head. Aroma oh citrus hops & dark malts. Tastes like an Americanized version of the Old Ale. Dark malts, dates/figs/raisins, burnt caramel, charred sugar. Sweet backbone with loads of citrus hops flavor. (3568)
kp (10884) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 31, 2012
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Name: The Gimp
Date: December 24, 2012
Source: Hop City, Atlanta
Appearance: clear dark ruby red
Aroma: lightly sweet aroma, earthy, touch of fruity sweetness
Flavor: rich malt flavor, nice fruityness bring a touch of sweetness, plenty of drying earthyness
Overall: chain me up in the cellar with this gimp anytime
Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 12/20
Score: ** /4