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

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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 1230   ABV: 41%
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.


2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Gerbeer (2681) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - NOV 7, 2015
Pours a deep orange mahogany with no head. Aromas of herbal spicy liqueur. Flavors of bitter toffee and a ton of alcohol. Novelty.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
__Rb81 (487) - NETHERLANDS - NOV 1, 2015
Small tasting glass at Thornbridge bar, den Bosch. Reddish amber with no head. Aroma is resiny hops, medicinal, herbal, lots of alcohol, sweet malts, cookies, caramel. Taste is sweet alcohol, malts, raisin, caramel, burning towards the end, warming alcoholic aftertaste with hoppy bitterness. Way too boozy, but nice to finally had this.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Bobhund (151) - - OCT 23, 2015
Köpt på Stockholm Beer & Whiskey festival. För mycket alkohol i doft och smak tyvärr. Stor skillnad mot lillebror Penguin t.ex. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (1976) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2015
25cL at Brewdog Bristol. Poured dark caramel gold with no head. Aroma concentrated hop syrup sweet booze pine. No carb med bod. Tastes a little harsh pine resin booze. ONLY DRINK IS SMALL SIPS.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GothGargoyle (1951) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2015
Rusty brown with no head. Aroma is soy sauce, alcohol, dirt, burning. Pain on the palate, unpleasant to every sense. Taste is burning plastic, battery acid, pain. Beware

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DerGantzel (215) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2015
Difficult beer to rate, because of the lack of comparable brews. High viscosity and taste like whisky. Liquirice and hoppy. No carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenkiGonzo (818) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2015
Draught at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours like a ruby whisky. Super malty aroma. Really surprised that it actually tastes like a beer rather than a spirit. Loads of burnt orange. Very smooth.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7374) - Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2015
2/21/15. Sampled during RBWG 2015. Small sample thanks to Homer321 via phaleslu. Brown pour. Huge booze aroma, hints at citrus, mint, and lots of caramel. Rich flavor, boozy as all hell, as expected, mild citrus, mint, pine, but I’m really searching beyond all the booze. Essentially a liquor. Glad to try, but definitely something to sip and share.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tarmok (773) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 12, 2015
Clear amber liquid without head. Aroma of hops malt and alcohol. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Full body, long bitter finish

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nordic (353) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 8, 2015
2cl @ Keller, Tartu. Dark amber color. Full body. Aroma: spicy, caramel, nuts, toffee, liquorice. Taste: warming, alcohol, medium bitter, some sweetness. Complex. Good.


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