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

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RATINGS: 391   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 1230   ABV: 41%
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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 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2010
Two, 1/15 ounce samples at Chancey Smith’s. Turbid orange with no head. Doesn’t look good at all. Nose is surprisingly appealing, with pine, pineapple, some alcohol, citrus, resiny hops. Taste is very strong. Really like a scotch. Intense alcohol with pine and sweet candy, some butterscotch, pineapple. This really kicks you in the ass. My mouth puckered with each sip. It is also very hot, but at this alcohol percentage, that isn’t surprising. Hot, piney finish. Wow.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
maniac (3800) - Baltimore, Maryland, USA - SEP 17, 2010
Bottle at Mekong for the St Feuillien/Green Flash Collaboration Tapping on 08/05/2010. Clear golden amber body with a small white head. Sweet caramel and alcohol aroma. Very sweet alcohol flavor with lots of caramel. Medium full body with no carbonation. Way too much booze overall.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hankchinaski (14) - Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2010
The first super high gravity beer I’ve had that actually tasted like beer. Massive hops on the nose, orange, grapefruit and peach come through. You defiantly get the alcohol but it doesn’t overwhelm the overall flavor which has brandy like tones with serious bittering and flavor hops.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (13835) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2010
Bottle at the Ginger Man, NYC. Pours a cloudy, amber-red with very little head. Strong hop aroma with pine, citrus and alcohol. Flavor has some sweetness like caramel and lots of earthy, fruity, resiny bitterness. The body is thick and full, with slight carbonation and tons of warmth. Finishes hoppy with lingering bitterness and boozy burn. Not too shabby.

1.3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
dmac (4629) - Toms River, New Jersey, USA - SEP 15, 2010
Bottle shared by jtclockwork at the jimmack Invitational ’10. Holy booze bomb Batman. My rating should stop right there but I will continue. Poured a clear lifeles, headless brown body. Aroma is soooooo boozy that it’s ridiculous. There are some hidden traces of honey, maple syrup and citrus. The body is hotter then any alcohol I have ever tried and the only redeeming quality was that there was a hint of carbonation to signify that this was supposed to be a beer. Amazingly after the gasoline flavor passes you can actually pick up some notes of hops, citrus rind, wood, caramel and toffee. Maybe this is a ber after all, a bad never should be made again beer but a beer none the less.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbcfd (7) - USA - SEP 14, 2010 does not count
Whew, don’t try to drink the whole thing. With all the alcohol, it will drink like brandy or whiskey. That being said, it still has some great IPA flavors, just amplified, overemphasizing some of the piney/hoppy nature. Grab about 10 friends, some shot glasses, and add it to the tasting list.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (12299) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle at Patricks. Dark golden colour with no head. Aroma is alcohol, sirup, hop, pine, citrus. Flavour is alcohol, sirup, hop, pine, citrus. Intense and strong hop drink nearly tto much in my opinion.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12150) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2010
(Bottle, ericandersnavy) Pours a deep amber-ruby body with excellent legs. Aroma of caramel, grapefruit, bread, earth, grass, and alcohol. Flavor of pine, alcohol, and resin with dry, extremely bitter finish.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Sparky (2244) - Phoenix, Arizona, USA - SEP 5, 2010
Bottle shared by wavers1 – thanks Baker! Pours clear amber with no head. The nose is hop oils and booze. The taste is oily hops, pepper, spiked grapefruit and booze. Slick mouthfeel. Very unique.

0.7
   AROMA 1/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 1/20
boamr (310) - Allentown, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 23, 2010
Bottle from Jimacks. Pours a orange color with no head just a few bubbles. Has a hop and nail polish remover smell. Wow this smells aweful. At first taste you get vanilla followed but a massive burn. One sip sits with you a while to. This beer is fucking terrable. I’m not sure what I was expecting but I should of known this was going to be shit when I knew it was brewed by Brewdog.


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