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BrewDog Sink the Bismarck

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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 1230   ABV: 41%
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Sink the Bismarck! is beer, amplified. With the volume turned full up, it is important you that you be careful with this beer and show it the same amount of sceptical, tentative respect you would show an international chess superstar, clown or gypsy. Sink the Bismarck is a quadruple IPA that contains four times the hops, four times the bitterness and frozen four times to create at a staggering 41% ABV. This is IPA amplified, the most evocative style of the craft beer resistance with the volume cranked off the scale. Kettle hopped, dry hopped then freeze hopped for a deep fruit, resinous and spicy aroma. A full out attack on your taste-buds ensues as the incredibly smooth liquid delivers a crescendo of malt, sweet honey, hop oils and a torpedo of hop bitterness which lasts and lasts.


4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hallinghansen (1737) - Odense S, DENMARK - APR 18, 2014
Bottle at home. Clear amber body with a tiny head. It’s almost like a barley wine, lots of dark fruit like raisins, dates, figs. Light citrus. Flavour is dark fruit, raisins, figs, dates, licorice notes, burnt caramel, booze. I really love the nose, and it gets better the warmer it gets.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimplySike (698) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - MAR 29, 2014
UPDATED: MAR 30, 2014 33cl. Bottle.
Poors clear dark ruby, no head.
Aroma port, malt, alcohol, toffee, chocolate, raisins.
Taste alcohol, some sweets, really harsh alcohol bitter.
Mouthfeel oily.
Bottle was old so not sure how reliable this rating is.

2.6
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 8/20
vtafro (2465) - Wayne, New Jersey, USA - MAR 27, 2014
(backlog) Close to a 1oz pour from a bottle. Orange pour with a scant amount of head. Very dank hop aromas. Flavor is intense, closer to a hop liquor than a hopped up beer.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattiasA (622) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2014
Backlog. Tried at a tasting arranged by Ölbutikken at Örestedst Ölbar 6/11/2010.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
POLK (1944) - Hørning, DENMARK - MAR 4, 2014
there is no foam or carbon dioxide in the beer. the smell is strongly hoppy, malty and strong. the taste is not surprisingly very strong alcohol, but has strong hop flavor and a sweetness which dampens shock of alcohol. They classifies itself as a Quadrupel ipa. a truly extreme beer experience. drinking only a few cl. the most surprising enough that it tastes like beer, not spirits hops

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bax (1050) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
(bottle 22 /02-2014) no head, clear amber color, intense hoppy aroma, very bitter but still drinkable, intense hoppy taste. Extreme beer but still a beer. Batch #917, BB date 28-09-17.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (3954) - Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Rated on 5-23-2010 - Batch 2 - Best Before 18 03 20. This beer poured into a snifter, forms a very, very small tan head that is long lasting, hazy reddish body, and very little carbonation. The aroma is malty, heavily hoppy, very fruity, spicy, and a big alcohol aroma. The taste is sweet, fruity, spicy, heavily bitter, hops, hot, alcohol burn, and a dry finish. The palate has a warming sensation and this beer is medium-full bodied. This beer is just insane! I enjoy drinking very strong beers, but this is a bit too strong even for me. I was barely able to finish my pour.

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ComradeK (922) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2014
375ml bottle. Pours a clear deep copper, viscous and with no head. It looks a bit like slightly carbonated whisky. Oily resinous hops, with orange and aniseed notes and a little roast almond make up the aroma. Whisky-like heat up front brings plenty of aniseed. Oily resin comes in next, with burnt caramel and orange in the mid-palate. Cointreau orange gives it a smooth finish. This is an interesting experience, a little like a blend of good Scotch and potent IPA. It certainly shows its strength more than Tactical Nuclear Penguin, but that means it is one to sip and savour. Nice.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5484) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2014
Sampled at CBF 2011. Hops dissolved in alcohol, earthy notes, pine, orangepeel. Hazy brown, hop oil trace on top. Strawberries, chocolate, pipe tobacco, grass, earth layerd on. Alcohol burn - it is like drinking a aroma test set. Solid mouthfeel, jams the palate. Hardcore hop aftertaste. Crazy stuff

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Buongiorgio00 (582) - - JAN 8, 2014
Paura e delirio con Brewdog! Ne avrei bevuto volentieri più di assaggino. Aroma di legno profumato e caramello. Gusto caldo e avvolgente, con varie stratificazioni di amaro, note di caramello, frutta e leggere di torba. Sembra quasi di bere una inconsueta rivisitazione di un cognac luppolato. E stranamente beverino, considerando il grado inquietante di cui fa vanto.


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