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

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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
Beerdedone (2573) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2013
Bottle. Pours dark amber with no head. Aroma of alcohol, caramel, toffee and some fruit. Flavor was intense and strong with caramel, raisins, toffee and had a grain alcohol burn. Full bodied with a sticky oily texture and had no carbonation. Bottle procured from statelineliquors.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1592) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2013
41%! Quadruple IPA, 65 SEK for 1 cl at Brewdog Stockholm. Amber gold pour, no head. Made with hardcore IPA & frozen at minus 18C four times. Boozy floral aroma vs. Tactical’s boozy oaky malts. Wow, a punch of hops & a nostril burning waft of booze! Sweet malts, caramel but the power of the hops & booze really clears the sinuses. Tactical becomes something close to other liquors but this is off on it’s own unique journey. Try it if you can.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
djd07 (3282) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
Bottle thanks to Joey. Pours a clear brown with no head. The aroma is a strong smoke, booze, and hairspray. Thin mouthfeel with strong smoke and alcohol burn.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (878) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2013
had a shot at a local bar. what could I expect from this experiment. I was surprised to see carbonation at this strong ’beer??’ aroma of caramel. dark fruits, overwelming alcohol smell. citrus, caramel, sugar malt. burns a lot. and a verry dry aftertaste. why should you even call this beer.... anyway, this is far from drinkable. nice to try it for one time.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (633) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2013
Very sweet and concentrated. Boozy in a good way, like a good avec or something like that.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 9/20
gEUS (982) - Linden, BELGIUM - JUL 21, 2013
330 ml bottle at home, shared with close family and shared from a sniffer glass. This beers pours deep dark amber. Nose is alcohol burn and soy sauce, completed with chocolate and slight vanilla. Body is even worse; despite the initial salty caramel, hopiness is just too too much, not to mention the alcoghol buuuuuuuuurn... Worth the try... for once, just because of the experiment... *SIGH* nothing beats the Struise Messy...

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
to14go (29) - ISRAEL - JUL 20, 2013
Nice ice-beer. Really sweet and concentrated. almost no memory for the hops in the original beer.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brystmar (1189) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Thanks Fern! Smells like petroleum, tastes not bad honestly. Kinda sweet before booze overwhelms. Caramel up front, hints of Utopias-esque notes for an instant, then turns to fire as it descends. Much better than expected, especially given my experience with Tactical Nuclear Penguin, but Utopias blows it away.

2.6
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
Cool_Bond (1217) - Kung av Öl @ Facebook, SWEDEN - JUL 13, 2013
Very strong aroma. Aromas of caramel. The taste is good, not too much alcohol. The taste is of licorice. The aftertaste is left for a while. Very heavy beer drinking. It was enough 3cl at me. Drank it at Brewdog Bar Stockholm. Follow me @ Kung av öl @ Facebook for more pictures and ratings.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (366) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2014 Bottle. Whiskey with no head appearance. Smells alcohol, sweet, grain. Full mouth feel with stingy alcohol. a lot of licorice, some hops, and nice alcohol burn in the stomach. Overall: super nice, But why not buy whiskey?


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