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

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RATINGS: 366   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4269) - Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Rated on 5-23-2010 - Batch 2 - Best Before 18 03 20. This beer poured into a snifter, forms a very, very small tan head that is long lasting, hazy reddish body, and very little carbonation. The aroma is malty, heavily hoppy, very fruity, spicy, and a big alcohol aroma. The taste is sweet, fruity, spicy, heavily bitter, hops, hot, alcohol burn, and a dry finish. The palate has a warming sensation and this beer is medium-full bodied. This beer is just insane! I enjoy drinking very strong beers, but this is a bit too strong even for me. I was barely able to finish my pour.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Buongiorgio00 (892) - - JAN 8, 2014
Paura e delirio con Brewdog! Ne avrei bevuto volentieri più di assaggino. Aroma di legno profumato e caramello. Gusto caldo e avvolgente, con varie stratificazioni di amaro, note di caramello, frutta e leggere di torba. Sembra quasi di bere una inconsueta rivisitazione di un cognac luppolato. E stranamente beverino, considerando il grado inquietante di cui fa vanto.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tony_gorilla (157) - Fiskum, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
Boozy unplessant smell...taste is ok. Ive had this beer for about two years. And those two years have helped it.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
llkc (480) - århus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
Brewdog sink the bismarck. 41 %. IPA. det første jeg kunne dufte da jeg åbne flasken var den her maltsødme som mange af de her stærke øl på over 13 % tit har. smagen er super god sød stærk og bitter

2.6
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 9/20
karstenejby (10) - - NOV 11, 2013
En udvanlig stærk sag, som kun bør nydes i små mængder. Sjovt indslag, men er smagt bedre.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
SirBruceWillis (10) - BANGLADESH - NOV 10, 2013
Could have been stronger. Shouldn’t have been able jump out of a moving helicopter afterwards, but here we are.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2013
This was a wild experience. Very warming with a heavy dark fruit flavor. Overall not as bad as I thought. Syrupy as well

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
danlo (1322) - Darlington, Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2013
375ml bottle. Ruby-brown colour, no head, visibly oily consistency and aroma of alcohol, orangey hop, malt, caramel. Taste is sweetish malt concentrate, molasses, caramel, toffee with a mellow orangey hop edge and grassy, warming boozy notes plus some bitterness. Thick oily mouthfeel, full bodied, low carbonation, alcoholy grassy bitter warming finish. Surprisingly drinkable.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
jonas (5842) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - JAN 15, 2014
Sampled at CBF 2011. Hops dissolved in alcohol, earthy notes, pine, orangepeel. Hazy brown, hop oil trace on top. Strawberries, chocolate, pipe tobacco, grass, earth layerd on. Alcohol burn - it is like drinking a aroma test set. Solid mouthfeel, jams the palate. Hardcore hop aftertaste. Crazy stuff

4.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
ComradeK (1052) - The Vale of Dundas, AUSTRALIA - JAN 24, 2014
375ml bottle. Pours a clear deep copper, viscous and with no head. It looks a bit like slightly carbonated whisky. Oily resinous hops, with orange and aniseed notes and a little roast almond make up the aroma. Whisky-like heat up front brings plenty of aniseed. Oily resin comes in next, with burnt caramel and orange in the mid-palate. Cointreau orange gives it a smooth finish. This is an interesting experience, a little like a blend of good Scotch and potent IPA. It certainly shows its strength more than Tactical Nuclear Penguin, but that means it is one to sip and savour. Nice.


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