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RATINGS: 196   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 306   ABV: 10.2%
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The biggest farm animal to come out of the SweetWater Barn! We bucked up and threw everything, including the kitchen sink, into this "Jackass" concoction. At 10% ABV and over 90 IBU - You’ll know it when it hits you in the back of the head!


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (35220) - VestJylland, DENMARK - NOV 19, 2009
Bottle 75cl. w. swing top @ LCRBM09 - Low Countries RateBeer Meeting V, Kulminator, Antwerpen, Belgium.
Clear dark orange amber color with a average, frothy, good lacing, mostly lasting, off-white head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, moderate fruit hoppy. Flavor is light heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration. Body is medium, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is moderate alcoholic. [20090905]

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
yespr (31470) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - JUL 23, 2009
22 fl oz bottle as Sweetwater Dank Tank #4. Pours hazy orange with a small off white head. Aroma is sweet fruity and light caramelish. Sweet caramelish flavoured with nice fruity hops note coming through. Dry bitter yet persisting fruity sweet impression throughout.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ungstrup (29474) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - OCT 18, 2007
Bottled. A hazy amber beer with a thin orange head. The aroma is sweet hoppy combined with notes of grapefruit, while the flavor is sweet malty with strong notes of hops, alcohol, and grapefruit. The alcohol carries all the way to the finish.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Papsoe (25085) - Frederiksberg, DENMARK - AUG 10, 2009
Bottle 65 cl. Courtesy of kp. Comes as "Sweetwater Dank Tank #4". Slightly hazy amber golden with an off-white head. sweet citrus and caramel in the nose. Quite full-bodied with lots of caramel and roasted malts - some fruitiness also. Subdued bitterness. A delicious classic American Barley Wine. 110709

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
harrisoni (13844) - Ashford, Kent, ENGLAND - OCT 12, 2009
Bottle at LCRBM5. Hoppy aroma, sweet in mouth. Too sweet really. Good grapefruit hop. Nice DIPA/barley wine cross over, but a bit uncultured.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
bu11zeye (11971) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - OCT 21, 2007
(1L Bottle) Pours a hazy amber body with a medium-sized beige head. Aroma of cherry, caramel, and grapefruit. Flavor of citrusy hops, caramel malt, toffee, and light pine with a dry, bitter finish.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
argo0 (11562) - Washington DC, USA - OCT 21, 2007
(10/18/07, 1L, thanks artusory) Medium beige head atop hazy dark amber body. Aroma is medium sweet, grapefruit, caramel. Taste is moderately sweet, grapefruit, caramel, light herbal. Medium-full body.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
jcwattsrugger (11104) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 1, 2007
@Twains-on tap-pours a thin retaining light tan head and mahogany color. Aroma is sweet/syrupy fruity-medium malt. Taste is sweet/syrupy fruity-medium malt-nutty/roasty, some hops bite.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - SEP 30, 2007
UPDATED: AUG 9, 2009
Name: Donkey Punch
Date: September 22, 2007
Mode: Draft
Source: Brewfest, Asheville
Vintage: 2007
Appearance: clear dark amber, fine beige head
Aroma: huge dark caramel aroma with lots of earthy and citrus hops
Body: sticky body
Flavor: rich dark caramel flavor, lots of earthy hops for balance keep it pretty dry, the caramel sweetness comes in the second wave but the hops keep it under control

Name: Donkey Punch
Date: October 01, 2007
Mode: draft
Source: taco mac
Vintage: 2007
Score: 3.9 to 4.1
Appearance: cloudy dark amber, wispy beige head, layers of scattered drippy lace
Aroma: the aroma has more sweet fruity character and less of the huge hop presence until it warms and picks up a citrus grapefruit rind character
Flavor: the caramel sweetness is more up front in the flavor this time with a nice fruity character that keeps getting richer as it warms, the hops are still present and balancing but mostly in the background
Overall: swinging back to the fruity malty side on this sample

Name: Donkey Punch
Date: November 11, 2007
Mode: bottle
Source: sherlocks
Vintage: 2007
Aroma: sweet fruity aroma has a grassy hop character
Body: creamy body
Flavor: flavor is much more like the double ipa a lot of people see, sweet crystal malt and lots of balancing citrus hops, lasting bitter finish, just a little fruity character to be found in the bottle
Overall: bottle is an iipa whereas draft is a barley wine

Aroma: 8/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 8/10; Palate: 7/10; Overall: 16/20
Rating: 4/5.0
Drinkability: 7/10
Score: **4

Name: Donkey Punch
Date: July 10, 2009
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting
Vintage: 2009
Appearance: clear gold, frothy off white head
Aroma: sweet bready malt aroma, lots of floral and earthy hops
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, lots of hoppy bitterness

Name: Donkey Punch
Date: July 20, 2009
Mode: draft
Source: summits woodstock
Vintage: 2009
Appearance: clear dark copper, fine off white head, drippy lace
Aroma: sweet caramel aroma, caramel candy, floral hops, light spicyness
Flavor: sweet malt flavor, candy caramel, sweet bread, light fruity character, light earthyness, light balancing bitterness leaves a lot of sweetness, light peppery alcohol

Aroma: 6/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 6/10; Palate: 6/10; Overall: 11/20
Rating: 3/5.0
Drinkability: 6/10
Score: *4

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Koelschtrinker (10831) - Köln (Cologne), GERMANY - MAY 5, 2011
Hefiger und alkoholischer Antrunk, der sonst eher leer wirkt. Auffallend mild, kaum würzig, einfallslos. Zum Ende hopfiger. Komisches Bier, das mich nicht überzeiugen kann. /9/9/7/11/8


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