Cybercat (6155) - Georgia, USA - MAR 12, 2010
Pours a lovely dark and slightly hazy cinnamon-brown with a decent and not too persistent tan head. Aroma is quite strong, yeasty and fruity, slightly sweet with malty and caramel undertones - seriously tempting. Flavor is lively, yeasty and malty with strong caramel and fruity undertones - WHOA! This has quite a fierce alcohol bite! Texture is rough, tingly and sassy, leaving a lively and fizzy feeling on the tongue and inside the lips. A must! merc7186 (3160) - North Tonawanda, New York, USA - NOV 14, 2013
A: Dark Brown/Reddish Hue, Passes No Light, Off White Head, Great Lacing
S: Plums, Cherries, Sweet Bready Malts
T: Sweet Bread, Plums, Apple
M: Great Carbonation, Medium Bodied, Mildly Sweet
Overall, pretty solid quad that hides the boozy flavor pretty well. elgiacomo (747) - Ringgold/Fort Oglethorpe, Georgia, USA - FEB 19, 2010
UPDATED: SEP 13, 2010 Update Sept 13, 2010. About 7 months old now and progressing nicely. Very strong aroma with gobs of fruit and diminished alcohol, chocolate also prominent. This gets an easy 8.5 on the nose and almost a 9, a joy to inhale. Flavor stays about the same but the alcohol is noticeably dropping off, still quite sweet though which which contributes to some stickiness on the mouthfeel, although it still remains very creamy and full. Excellent, already getting better (and it was great fresh) and I’m looking forward to following this for a couple of years. rajendra82 (1103) - Alpharetta, Georgia, USA - FEB 20, 2010
22oz bottle. Served cool room temp into a Duvel glass. Pours somewhat thin dark brown with a one finger beige head that leaves spotty lace and holds a moderate cap. Aroma is fruity, cherries, sour apple, alcohol prominent, yeast, bread, caramel malts, big & sweet smelling aroma. Flavor is sweet, cherries, dark fruit, caramel, a little chocolate, brown or candy sugar, bread and yeast really picks up as it warms, some bitterness on the finish, alcohol is there but doesn’t burn. Long sweet aftertaste. Mouthfeel is full, sticky and sweet. This is a pretty damned good US-brewed Belgian Quad, pretty young though...I’d like to revisit in a year.
Aroma 8/10, Appearance 4/5, Taste 8/10, Palate 3/5, Overall 17/20
The deep burgundy color, and the small head looked very nice in the goblet, and the smell of cherry, orange, and banana was a very authentic touch. The taste was sweet and rich, and reminded me of some fruit jam or some type of dessert topping. The sweetness was backed with a spicy yeast note, and followed by drying and warm finish. The heavy sweetness made this quite a sipper. The alcohol was evident but restrained. This was a very authentic take on the style. Maybe a tad sweeter than the real deal, but very close. LtDan (1808) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - MAR 10, 2010
Appearance: Pours a dark, reddish brown with a cap of white frothy film.
Aroma: Bubble cum, banana, flowers, dark fruit.
Taste: Dark fruit, booze, vanilla and banana.
Mouthfeel: Thick, creamy and fizzy.
Overall: Simply awesome. This beer was bold and focused. I enjoyed it fresh, but could see liking it a lot more after a year. SweetWater is doing some big things with this Dank Tank Series.
jhumphries69 (1034) - Tyrone, Georgia, USA - APR 10, 2010
22oz bomber. Deep mahogany pour, hazy and red, with a medium light tan head. Aroma is rich with toasted malt, soft fruit, and spice -- cloves, hints of banance, some chocolate. Flavor starts spicy with cloves and light touches of ethanol with growing presence of chocolate and caramel malts. Soft fruit with strong yeasty spiciness and chocolate in the dry finish. Mouthfeel starts with a little thinness and light alcohol astringency, but evolves into spritzy, highly-bubbled, and medium-full body. Overall, delicious and dangerously drinkable. Very rich - malty and spicy - like a weizenbock without the wheat... yum! Onenote81 (1002) - Winston-Salem, North Carolina, USA - MAY 1, 2012
Originally reviewed: 5/9/10. Glad to see that this Dank Tank release made it up to these parts. Bomber poured into a snifter.
Pours a dark mahogany with a thin tan head resting on top. This head is pretty faint and fleeting. It’s gone in about a minute. Leaves little-to-no lace behind. Big sweet candy-like scents coming out. Some strawberry and fig notes. Slightly resiny on the back end. Nice.
The body is thick and smooth, but not filling as much as I thought. This actually is my first Quad, so I’m not sure how the flavors match up to the style. But I for one LOVED the flavor. Great molasses-sweet malts up front, some bready feel in the middle and a nice sweet punch on the end. Some dark fruits noted as well, but not bittering at all. This is sweet and enjoyable. I thought this was going to be a sipper, but it ended up being a ’gulper.’ Dangerously drinkable with this ABV. I want more. I’m going to grab a few more of these and set some away. I bet this’ll just get better and better with age. Recommend. bhensonb (15765) - Woodland, California, USA - MAR 11, 2010
Bomber from craftbeerdesign. Thanks guy. Really looking forward to this. Pours a very dark brown with a 1 finger foamy beige head. Aroma is formidible. Dark malt. Strangely floral aroma. Full bodied with foamy carbonation. Flavor has a lot of smooth dark fruit, and there’s a lot of roasted malt for backbone. This stuff can almost be chewed. Mildly sweet, mildly bitter. Full of flavor. Heat is not detectable. Big heavy brew with great taste. Maybe a treacle/toffee finish. Great ale.