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


on tap

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RATINGS: 449   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 1230   ABV: 41%
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.

   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
pekorte (6) - FINLAND - JUL 25, 2011 does not count
Tasted this at Tampere city. Surprisingly I didnít get those IPA hops nor bitterness. It had of course lots of alcohol but because of the full body, heavy sweetness and caramel I thought it was quite well balanced.. If you can use that word in this content. Mouthfeel was quite thick and beer was flat, tasted sweet malt and licorice. Appearance was clear, no head and colored brown. Props for doing it over the top!

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Enjoyit (3757) - Vadum, DENMARK - JUL 17, 2011
Unclear amber of color without a head. An aroma of alcohol, malt and hops. A flavor of citrus, hops, alcohol and citruspeel.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
17thfloor (2443) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - JUL 12, 2011
Pours a wonderful looking rich amber with zero head. Big piney hop aroma with seemingly less of an abrasive alcohol punch than the tactical but more a refined whisky aroma. Flavor follows, this is how I remember my first devil dancer with the piney resiny hop punch, oxidation is nice, residual sweetness is nice and fitting, palatable, fairly spicy and tongue bruising, hop flavors are quite nice, excellent job here.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
50belair (3426) - Florida, USA - JUL 11, 2011
Bottle thanks to darkguardian. Whoa, now thatís a hoppy boozy freakiní IPA. Are you for real, 41%??? WTF??? Aromas of booze and hops. The flavor follows suit. To be honest, it doesnít taste like 41%, great job by Brewdog on this crazy IPA.....

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
patrickfannon (1241) - Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, USA - JUL 3, 2011
Bottle. 2 oz sample courtesy of my good buddy Simon. Thanks Seeemoone. Split with Simon, Vinnie, and Sean. Das Juden. Pours out scotchy brownish maroon witth abosluely no head, no lacing, and no carbonation. Aroma is incredibly dense and smooth, with warm boozy notes arising accompanied by peaty scotch, oak, tangy citrus fruits, apricots, peaches, and subtle notes of honey and mead. Medium bodied, surprisingly loose and roomy, enjoyably warm, spicy, and playful on the tongue. The palate is slightly sticky and chewy, but not as much as one would expect of a 41% quadruple IPA. The flavors are primarily centralized around the booze, with subtle whiskey, oaky, and citrusy notes swirling on the front of the tongue, while an intense, cinnamony heat pervades the incredibley hot finish. This beer was way, way better than I ever imgagined it could be. Fucking hats off to these crazy fuckers for making such a cool beer. Cheers/

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Kavu (4187) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JUN 30, 2011
Pours clear amber with no head. Aroma is extremely strong, with alcohol, some fruits and hops. Flavor is malts, fruits and lots of alcohol and hops. Also extremely strong. Surprisingly good. By far the most over the top IPA Iíve had.

   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Benjii (3049) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 22, 2011
In bottle from Vino, thanks Sev! I like this beer, There is nothing subtle about it. It pours a thick, reddish-amber colour with no head. The aroma is of a very strong barley wine, lots of sugar and resinous hops. Tastes lovely. The hops are still present after having this bottle opened with the provided closure for several months. Lovely oily mouthfeel and lingering bitterness. We treat this like a malt whiskey. Very nice.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Ok fine it is novel. Tasted about 2 oz o f it. The aroma is actually not too bad, a bit of malt vinegar I would say but certainly no hops or pine. Flavor is just alcohol. Tastes like some badly done grain alcohol with no nuance. One and done.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
abemorsten (3565) - MosterÝy, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2011
Sampler at CBF 2011-05-27. Clear copper with no head. Floral, dried fruits, prunes and alcohol on the nose. Sweet, alcoholic and salty flavors. Full body. Thick, syrupy texture. Alco warmth. Light sickening.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Palme (4181) - Bergen, NORWAY - JUN 15, 2011
Sampled @ Copenhagen Beer Festival 2011 from 0.33l bottle: Pours a semi clear orange/golden body with some small floaters and absofrutley no head what so ever. The aroma feels like open-nosingly walking in to a flowering hedge - packed with bee-hives. This shit really stings if you nose it long enough! Sticky mouthfeeling, no carbonation and full-bodied. Tastes bitter alcohol (whatís that?) and I also get some notes of seeds, caramel and itís actually also somewhat fruity. Thatís some strong stuff this! Not so alcohol stingy before it hits the throat, but when it does itís warming like a hibernating grizzly and it really kicks a punch of bitter hopiness. Totally undrinkable in larger quantities of course, but really glad to have tried this extreme super concentrated IPA. If it hadnít been for the stiff price I would really not mind trying more of this.

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