Sweetwater Dank Tank Mean Joe Bean

22 oz bottle in the usual Dank Tank presentation this time with a brown and yellow motif. The pour is basically black with a few brownish highlights at the extreme edges. Head is quite small and lacks any retention or lace, a little disappointing. Nose has a...

Tokyo Black

12 oz can from Hop City, Atlanta, GA, USA, a little while ago. Genuine import since the adhesive sticker that yields the Government warning obscures the original Japanese text that is printed on the can. Black pour with a few red highlights, largely in keeping with...

Anvil Porter

On Tap at Taco Mac, Prado, Sandy Springs, Atlanta, GA, USA. Nice to French Broad bringing out a new product. Requisite black pour but with a somewhat poor head – maybe as a result of some dodgy Taco Mac barstaff, but not sure. Pretty standard fare here. Light...

Chief BlackHawk Porter

12 oz bottle, usual stubbie presentation from Tyranena, thanks go out to Kevin for a chance to crack this one. Surprisingly black pour with little or no brown elements that one often sees with porters. Head and lace are frankly both a little disappointing even if they...

Thrilla Vanilla

Thanks go out to Scott for bringing this one back from TN. Cheers Bud. The beer looks great. Large, off-white head with some serious red highlights and good density of color. Nose gives the vanilla as expected but quite reserved. Plenty of vanilla in the taste too and...