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Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 365   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.


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
onystrom (1321) - Magellan Hunter! - Skanderborg, DENMARK - MAY 9, 2010
Copenhagen BeerFestival 2010. Clear amber colour with small head. Super strong sweet licorice flavour. Hoppy too.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jesperhammer (2926) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2010
07-MAY-2010, @Beerfestival.dk. Wouw, this is alchohol. Bitter, and not just from the hops, but also from the alcohol. This is not beer. The TNP was (not being scientific here). I liked the TNP a lot, and I had hoped for something fantastic since I am an IPA guy. But dissappointed. Too sweet, too strong. BUT brewdog - I am with you all the way:)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
larsga (6240) - Oslo, NORWAY - MAY 8, 2010
No head. Deep golden body. Intense tropical fruit and hop oil aroma, not very complex, with mango notes. Can’t pick up the alcohol, interestingly. Taste: Intense hoppy mango and tropical fruit explosion. Probably the most intense thing I’ve ever tasted. Hot, oily mouthfeel. Can’t really tell about the body. Intense, intense grapefruit and alcohol aftertaste wth long lingering salty mango taste. Like pouring hop essence into vodka, except the alcohol is well hidden. Impresssive. I could actually drink a little bit of this with enjoyment. (Tiny sample, Håndverkerstuene, Oslo.)

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MiP (13663) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - MAY 6, 2010
From a small jam jar, thanks to yespr. Distinct piney hop aroma, also very caramelly. Clear dark amber colour. No head. The flavour is a lot like the aroma. Quite sweet and nicely hoppy, but very bitter. Distinct bitterness, but clean. I rate it rather highly, but only in 2 cl servings.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Ethereal (2417) - Los Angeles, California, USA - MAY 2, 2010
Thimble-sized taster courtesy of the Cad at the Abstrakt launch, 22nd April 2010. Clear copperish colour with a line of white head. Nose of sweet citrus, pineapple and (of course) alcohol. Starting to drink it, at first every sip made me twitch! It’s fierce stuff all right but it’s clear it’s not a spirit but something that’s closer to an IPA (but a way beyond it). In the mouth there’s alcoholic warmth, heated citrus and pine resin. The texture is no different from say a 10-15% beer. Smooth, with a similar aftertaste. Well worth sampling.

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (5202) - Bunnik/Utrecht, NETHERLANDS - APR 30, 2010
Bottled thx to Bullit. Lovely hoppy aroma, hint of alcohol. Taste is only alcohol, way 2 much, more like whisky. Totally overdone. BrewDog, stop this nonsense please.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2010
Brewdog beer tasting Oslo------ Nose is vanilla, strong vanilla, competing with the intenseness of amarillo. No head, pours red, yellow, copper is what im trying to say, back to the nose, Hops, orange, resinous, orange peel, lemon zest, best nose ever. Taste is salty, orange rind, biscuit, malt, vanilla, strong vanilla undertones, definitely alcohol all over the place that probably should have been mentioned first. Lots of amarillo. incredibly sticky mouthfeel. really sticky long bitter finish. An experience. Some sort of mix of beer and scotch.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
OleR (4802) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2010
Sampled@Håndverkerstuene, Oslo. Shining orangey-amber body. No head, no carbonation neither. Smells like a liqueur with armloads of fruity hops. Massive aroma of peach, citrus and tropical. Taste is burning hot, sweet malty and intense hoppy. The intense fruity bitterness provides a superacidic, almost sour mouthfeel. Fat body, syrupy texture. Burning alcohol and everlasting hop linger in the finish. Appears more like an überhopped fruit liqueur than a beer. An intersting experience though.

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (6990) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2010
Big thanks to askdrtodd for the share. Pours clear deep copper with thin white to off white head. The aroma is thick sludgy malts backed up by mild yet intense citrus hops and followed by the expected burn to the nose near the end of the draw. The taste is rough with a brief moment of malts rushing headlong into syrupy yet tart hop bitterness and astringency and then getting more and more boozy and rough. It continues to warm deep into the long after taste. Interesting. I doubt I can take much more than an ounce of this without something to re-set my palate.

3.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
BoBoChamp (5548) - Gent, BELGIUM - APR 25, 2010
33cl (5cl sample), Batch 2, new exclusive Scottish brew Anno 2010, from Bier-winkel Oudehaske, complex bitter brew/spirit, but too heavy, not balanced, clear, nearly no head, nice brew, yet very original brew!, but way too expensive, WOW!


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