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BrewDog Sink the Bismarck

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

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common

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 390   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 1230   ABV: 41%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GreatDane1632 (875) - USA - JUN 27, 2015
On tap at Brewdog Bristol -- given as a 25mL pour into a snifter. This is beer in liquor form. Hops are concentrated but not harsh. The alcohol is concentrated but not harsh. An intense beer throughout. Quite the experience.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DwarfeD (1558) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - JUN 13, 2015
Small sample from my own 375ml bottle. Clear syrupy amber / maroon with no head. Full complex body with no carbonation. Quite sweet and bitter. Pine, malts, caramel, lots of booze (of course), apricots and some licorice. Amazing that this still tastes like an IPA!

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjp12 (750) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2015
An imperial ipa, no it’s a spirit ! Although there are hop notes, it’s the sweet candied booze that dominates. It’s an experience !

2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SilverfoX (678) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
malt, alcohol very very faint whiff of grapefruit, mahogany colour with no head, just tastes like a whiskey hints of cherries with the malt and harsh alcohol overtones, burn in the finish. but you didnt really come here expecting a decent flavour did you?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4060) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 3, 2015
tons of cherries and madera and massive alcohol burn in the nose. Syrupy sweet mouth with lots of breadienss . Harsh alcohol finish with bread, apricots and cherries. Strong as hell. Wow. Won’t drink again

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barrelbelly (700) - BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2015
Over the top. Like eating a ho High alcohol hop pellet. Great taste but liquorish as hell. Slow drinker but still great taste

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SlackerMads (2052) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle. Clear light brown with no head. Booze, caramel, dried hops. Hot alcohol dominates the flavour with some syrup, dried hops, golden raisins. Full body, sticky texture, heavy sweet, salty, no carbonation, hot alcohol. There is a lot I would rather drink than this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (1461) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 18, 2015
4cl sample @ Pudel, Tallinn. Pours amber without head. Aroma is sweet, malt, caramel, alcohol, hops. Flavor is alcohol, sweetness and bitterness, malt, caramel, acidic touch. Finish is long bitter, caramel and alcohol. Overall: interesting strong liquor, but not a beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
linusb (104) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
A: Raisins, plum, T: Salt, salmiak O: Jeez! Thats a hardcore "beer"! It's extremly salty! I didn't expect that!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (1699) - Järvenpää, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2015
2cl from bottle at brewdog, helsinki. Aroma is sweet, whiskey, wood, licorice. Taste is like whiskey, wood, licorice notes. Its bomb but its good.


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