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

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RATINGS: 436   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.


3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackEyePA (573) - USA - MAR 27, 2011
Very cool. Got a few sigs out of my buddies bottle. Its thick, syrup, sweet, coffee, hoppy, DIPA, roast malts and hop afterbite, its so distinct and over the top and strong its very bold, but different. Really cool. Oh, did I mention 41% ABV

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
altonbrownd (5290) - Chevy Chase, Maryland, USA - MAR 22, 2011
Small glass at Beer Temple. Dark amber with no head. Nose is medicinal and highly potent. Texture also very syrupy. Taste medicinal, sweet, alcy, with notes of licorice, port and chocolate. Quite warming. The hops were spotable but way to much drenched in alcohol. Reminds me a bit of an ijsbock. Anyhow, fun trying.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
dnstone (2516) - Las Vegas, Nevada, USA - MAR 19, 2011
Copper-orange in color with no head. It has a syrupy-sweet, hoppy, alcohol-tinged aroma...like a hoppy tequila haha. The taste starts sweet and IPA-like then quickly becomes aggressive with alcohol tones and a serious hop strength. The hop tones are floral. The alcohol is very warming and it lasts long after a sip...it actually boarders on a burn (in a good way!). I enjoy this one quite a bit, like a liqour. Notes: Pour from a bottle at the Beer Temple, Amsterdam.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Blairgus (4007) - California, USA - MAR 12, 2011
First sample was room temperature aromas of citrus hop, grapefruit, strawberries. looks like an amber ale, no head, no bubbles hops are in the background and there are a lot of fruity aromas thick but not as thick as TNP very bitter, long finish it should have been chilled second sample was chilled smells the same (great!) slightly fizzier and still burns my lips a bit (due to the alcohol) definitely nicer chilled maybe more strawberry flavour comes out and hints of orange now as well there is soooo much happening in this beer but the alcohol makes it hard to sift through. i could possibly buy the TNP again but not this. alcohol obscures the beer

4.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
wyzzywyz22 (2108) - Wirral, Merseyside, ENGLAND - MAR 12, 2011
Bottle at home from Carringtons, Chorlton. Slightly hazy burnt orange coloured pour with no head. Powerful, sweet, alcohol heavy and hop laden aroma with notes of vanilla and tropical fruits. Slightly sticky syrupy mouthfeel, but slid down silky smooth. The flavour had all the characteristics of the nose with some caramel malts and spice present too, plus of course a big warming boozy kick in the nuts. Whilst obviously being evident, overall the 41% ABV is very well masked. Immense hop bitterness that just goes on and on like the duracell bunny. In beer terms this is the personification of pushing the envelope. A fantastic drink.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (22307) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 9, 2011
Bottle. Pours a slightly hazy orange color with no head. Has a hoppy bitter aroma with hints of grapefruit. Sweetish malty and very hoppy bitter piney flavor. Has a warming malty hoppy bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
hellbilly (3249) - scottsdale über alles, Arizona, USA - MAR 7, 2011
baker with the oddity on 7/29/10. coppery amber color with no head. the nose is insane.... dank, resinous, wort sweetness, caramel grain, spicy alcohol and another bag of hops. the flavor is the same... super sweet but balanced by super intensified hop oils and bitterness. it feels like hop flavored whiskey. it is very hard to think of how to rate it. what evs, it’s good. 8/3/8/4/16/3.9

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
GRM (3644) - Aylmer, Quebec, CANADA - MAR 4, 2011
Sample, draught, at Saint-Bock’s 4th anniversary, savoured on October 16 2010; eye: orangey with a cognac hue, clear, no effervescence, no head; nose: alcohol, sweat, Cointreau; mouth: alcohol, Cointreau, malt, finale in Cointreau, full body, alcoholic texture, rather sweet, not much carbonation; overall: interesting FRANÇAIS Échantillon, en fût, bue au Saint-Bock, soirée 4ième anniversaire, savourée le 16 octobre 2010; œil : orangée avec une teinte cognac, claire, pas d’effervescence, pas de mousse; nez : alcool, sueur, Cointreau; bouche : alcool, Cointreau, malt, finale en Cointreau, corsée, texture alcoolique, plutôt sucrée, peu carbonatée; en résumé : intéressante

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JoeMcPhee (9244) - Toronto, ON, Ontario, CANADA - MAR 2, 2011
Bottle shared by rciesla - many thanks. Deep amber pour - almost still. The nose is massively hoppy. A huge resinous burst of hop oil and resin. Soft and hoppy with a lot of light bright ethanol. Thick and oily palate with a lot of booziness. As it warms up, the hoppiness becomes incredibly intense. It’s like a hop liquor - intense, unique but not at all unpleasant. It’s hard to compare it to beers or IIPAs, because it’s so unique.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
dantheman278 (1361) - SCOTLAND - FEB 27, 2011
Smells cheesy and boozy, some sort of sweet syrup too. Thick texture with sharp liqueur. Some musky funk with a strong alcohol burn and, incredibly, a hoppy aftertaste. Well-crafted and incredible, but not exactly... nice.


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