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

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RATINGS: 434   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
phfyysik (450) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 10, 2016
Pours golden with no head. Aroma is alcohol, fruits, some caramel, sweetness, hardwood. Taste is strong, hops, a lot of different fruits, lilac. Not very sticky and after taste does not last long. Interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoTheO (76) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2016
Interesting beer. Color reminding of an Oloroso sherry, copper red. No head and no lacing. Definitively void of any carbonation... Very salty salmiak taste and plenty of hop bitterness, somewhat surprisingly. OK, have tried this and fun to offer the rest of the 375 ml bottle to guests and friends, but nothing I will sip on on a Friday evening.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weordie (688) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2016
Pours clear copper like whisky. Aroma very toffee like aroma with ethyl alcohol. Taste is a syrupy toffee, some burning alcohol. Nicer than anticipated

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1954) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2016
Surprisingly it has aromas of hops with notes of pomelo and orange peel, mango. Lots of vanilla, cinnamon and resin. Very deep. I was expecting more alcohol. Still it’s 41% so ...there is enough but the thickness and huge hop burn makes you remember it isn’t a typical high abv distillate. It’s completely out of this world.

2.5
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
k92488 (387) - NORWAY - MAR 5, 2016
DWF. This is a crazy beer. This is just out of this world. Not good at all. But what can you expect. 41 % I really apreacheate having the appertunety to taste it. It’s a treat.. love having friends that spoil me withthis type of .... Clear brown no foam. Aroma just alkohol. Tast just alkohol . No co2 But whag a treat

2.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
StilleStorm (1311) - Stavanger, NORWAY - MAR 5, 2016
DWF; Bottle 375ml, from Vinmonopolet. Pours nothing, dark brown with no head. Nose is heavy, malt, dark dried fruit and alchol. Taste is tons of alchol and sweet with a bitter, hekken alkohol finish. Body is full, texture is creamy, carbonation is totaly flat. Interresting and enjoyable experiment! Dont run to Kvadrat.

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
dexcansino (570) - Andalucía, SPAIN - FEB 15, 2016
Una auténtica brutalidad. Aunque sinceramente no me gustó nada y es tan, tan fuerte que lo mejor es tomarse un chupito e incluso compartirlo. No volveré a pedírmela.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (1983) - CROATIA - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle pours at DogTap, Ellon. Pours brown orange with no head. Very thick and oily. Hops in aroma. Sweet malty, caramel, fruit, spices. Bitter. Full bodied. Warming alcohol. Leaves burning sensation in throat. Very interesting, and surprisingly good. Would like to try it again.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
StevieT (1385) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2016
From a bottle. Wow, heaps of aniseed mixed with the massive alcohol flavours that punch you in the face, not really for me. It’s a bit over the top.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
sir__v (1762) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 14, 2015
Bottle from Brewdog online shop. Color: dark caramel brown liquid with no carbonation and no foam. Very sweet liquor aspect. Smell: alcohol and plums alcohol nose. Nothing as a beer... I know it’s extreme and really far as a beer but I expected more beer notes... Taste: alcohol taste, alcohol domination... nothing more. Very nice beer if you want to relieve your wallet... none other interest !


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