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

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RATINGS: 396   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sledutah (6044) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2015
Wow, didnt expect to see this one. Small tast at the RBWG grand tasting in Tampa
Clear brown, no head or lacing. Aroma is malty and vanilla. Flavor of vanilla and sweet. Hot alcohols
Wow, glad I got to try this

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (2759) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Micro bottle sent by Peter. Thanks bro. Nose is super booze and grassy. Still some hop character. Some resin. Taste is peppermint bt juice and bitter. My ears are on fire. Lots of caramel and fuck Im frunk.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rdixon77 (1583) - Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2015
Thanks to homer321 for the taste at RBWG. Pretty crazy brew. Murky brown color. Booze in the nose. Piney minty (mostly)!boozy taste. Ridiculous alcohol burn. Sunk me.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlasgowTAD (590) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2015
Pours a clear bronze with no head. Aroma is packed with mango and tropical fruits. Tropical fruits are picked up on the taste rather quickly bt soon the alcohol heat/burn overwhelms everything. Great as a spirit and as an example of brewing achievement but apart from aroma it does not possess much beer qualities

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fluxing (561) - POLAND - APR 21, 2015
Kolor bursztynowy, klarowne, brak piany, brak wysycenia, wyglada jak rasowy destylat. W aromacie bardzo intensywny slod karmelowy, ale taki swiezo wrzucony do gara - chleb, karmel, troche sliwek, slowem pachnie jak zacier, jest tez troche alkoholu, ale nie jest go az tyle by mozna stwierdzic rzeczywista zawartosc alkoholu - pilem RISy, ktore mialy cztery razy mniej alkoholu, ale zalatywaly nim cztery razy bardziej niz to. Jezeli doleje sie troche wody, zaczynaja wychodzic chmiele i przypomina to juz bardziej imperial IPA niz destylat. Konsystencja jest bardzo gesta, kisielowata, a nawet kluchowata, prawdopodobnie najgestsze piwo jakie pilem do tej pory. W smaku od poczatku uderza przeogromna ilosc chlebowo-karmelowego slodu (jest bardzo slodkie), ktory szybko miesza sie z wysoka goryczka, ktora z charakteru jest mocno ziolowa i zywiczna, ale jednak mimo tej goryczki piwo stoi wyraznie po slodkiej stronie mocy. Alkohol jest, ale absolutnie nie objawia sie tutaj jak 41%, odczuwalnie jest go maksymalnie z 15%.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
drsordr (1547) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2015
Sample shared by alexsdad06 (through phaleslu) . Pour cola brown no head or carbonation. Nose definitely alcohol, toffee and caramel malt, some sweet but overpower by alcohol. Taste, well here it goes, starts off promising as a liquor, burnt caramel, molasses, some almost candied fruit. Then here comes the alcohol. Mid palate to the end super strong ethanol. Feel the heat. Coating mouth feel. Ill give it a couple extra tenths for the rarity.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrewFace (947) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Share thanks to petersluhale. Sweet, huge booze, tons of caramel, some dark fruit. Brown color. Huge booze flavor, straight alcohol, and then a face full of caramelized molasses. Warming alcohol (obviously). Lingering heat.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
alexsdad06 (7031) - Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2015
375 ml bottle sample thanks to phaleslu. Pours a murky amber brown color with a few scant bubbles that coats the glass and lasts for seemingly hours. The aroma exploded from the glass even though there was no carbonation. Big, boozy, caramel, toffee, molasses, dark fruit, and wood. The flavor is very similar; big caramel, molasses, dark fruit and intense ethanol booze, not something I would have wanted to pursue, but I am happy that I was able to try this finally.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Tmoney99 (11911) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2015
Sample shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy dark copper color with a small frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with slick texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.This was a solid beer.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
nihtila (1727) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2015 A nip at Brewdog Edi. Pours dark ruby. Aroma is like concentrated IPA, strong sweet caranel malts and fruity hops. Taste is like liquor, still reminds of the concentrated IPA. In absolute terms it is quite horrible but just a thing to try. Points are just something.


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