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 (3760) - - 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 (1817) - 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 (2175) - 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 (453) - 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 (2533) - 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 (593) - Dahlonega, Georgia, 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 (4170) - 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 (10886) - 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
Westmeister (1738) - Atlanta, Georgia, USA - DEC 30, 2012
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 13, 2013 22oz bomber - Before rating this brew, I just want to say that I appreciate Sweetwater for making affordable brews. Also, nice name to this one. Pours a clear, but dark ruby/brown with off-white head that quickly diminishes to a bubbly ring. Smell heavy on the caramel malts with swirling dark fruits and some booze and earthiness. Taste is chalkly caramel malts, sweet hard candy, dark fruits, bitter than most old ales I’ve had, a vinous note creeps in. The booze is just noticable which is not a bad thing in my opinion. I also think this has to be one of the biggest beers Sweetwater has made (research shows 2nd biggest taking out the Quad’s variations). Medium with fine carbonation. Overall, at the price, I will most likely be buying a couple more to hold on to for a bit. I think this one shows some characteristics that could become more pronouced as it ages. (plus we don’t get to many ageable beers around these parts).