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

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RATINGS: 440   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 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 (3674) - 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 (9268) - 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.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
kermis (9985) - The Hague, NETHERLANDS - FEB 26, 2011
Bottle from Klooster, shared of course! What more can be said about this beer? It’s simply a crazy experience that any beer lover should try once.

1.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 6/20
cyrenaica (1126) - Milton, Ontario, CANADA - FEB 11, 2011
1.5oz snifter
41.0% ABV
I tried this beer on January 17, 2011 at "The Beerbistro" in Toronto, Ontario, Canada. The beer was a translucent golden red with no head. The aroma was alcohol, pine, and hops. The mouthfeel was full bodied with no carbonation and burned going down. The flavour was citrusy hops and tons of alcohol.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odland (137) - NORWAY - FEB 10, 2011
Bottle shared at home. Pours golden amber. Oily texture and smells of hops and toffee. Described by the taste panel as a well balanced hop liqueur. Prominent alcohol but not to disturbing. A fantastic IIPA. Meant to be shared.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
beerfest5 (1207) - Cloneen, IRELAND - FEB 8, 2011
WOW!!!! I really didnt expect this to taste like a beer after sampling sam adams utopias which tastes like a brandy. If someone handed to me and said it was a new DIPA from Brewdog but didnt say it was 41%, I wouldnt know until I was on the floor. Thank you to my lovely cool wife for getting me a 12oz beer for $100 against her better judgement. Poured into a snifter, amber color, and smells as most DIPA’s do, citrus, floral, hoppy. Tastes is complex hops, definitely the abv comes through, difficult to make it disapear. very enjoyable and for someone who is sick of the imperials and crazy abv beers out there, this was an experience ill never forget.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
ante (3374) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - FEB 6, 2011
Bottle. "Pours out in a shiny clear reddish amber colour with a snall creamy whute head. Big dense aroma of resin, caramel and peppery alcohol. Full-bodied with hot sticky flavours of resin, caramel, over-riped oranges, alcohol and burnt sugar. Long hot and sticky finish of resin, candied oranges and apricots, big time pine, burnt sugar and quite hot booze. Crazy stuff but we have to take a nap now. Bye.

4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2011
[330ml bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk] Copper coloured shot, looks like a brandy served in the wrong glass. When swirled, legs appear on the glass like a single malt. Quite something on the nose – enormous alcohol aroma, combined with a massive hop presence. Really strong, oily hop aroma. It tastes of burning heather honey, pine air freshner and Dettol. Extremely oily and astringent, more liqueur than beer – it’s incredibly fascinating [28012010]


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