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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.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
tomthompson89 (1896) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
WOW most extreme beer i have ever encountered. Thanx Sammy for bringing this one in. Amberish almost rose color. nose is resinous, alcoholic hops, hops of every variety . Flavor is booozzzyyy, and tons more hops. I thought the Dogfish 120 was crazy this one takes the cake, drinks like a sherry/hoppy scotch

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
Sammy (8389) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
Bottle from the brewer, wrapped in a paper bag with a 41%! warning on it, and a bottle stopper should you choose self-control and drink some many hours later. Grapefruit colour with amber highlights, and lacey. The aroma of many hops is a side-show. The taste, and its a sipper and full mouthfeel, is a bitter hops in high alcohol, and a little sherryish. Undertstated carbonation.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
faroeviking (10293) - FAROE ISLANDS - APR 11, 2010
Sample from fløska, huge thanks to yespr for this! Clear deep golden amber colour. No head at all. Very sweet toasty caramel alcoholic hoppy strong aroma. Quite oily well filling mouthfeel. Quite sweet bombastic hoppy alcoholic caramel flavour, woooooo! The alcohol is indeed noticeable but not near the 41%.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Vaiz (3283) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - APR 11, 2010
Bottle at Dutch RB meeting, thanks for sharing NoiZe! Pours a hazy orange without any head. The aroma is like a hop bomb with loads and loads of fresh hops overpowering the intense alcohol background. Very grassy, floral and remarkably fresh hops. The flavor is insanely bitter hoppy which somehow seems to mask the alcohol pretty well. Only a definite lingering alcoholic warmth in the finish. The extreme alcoholic hoppyness is quite enjoyable yet an attack to my stomach.

2.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
mjs (4488) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 11, 2010
(A small sample from bottle) Poured amber coloured and clear. No head. Aroma contained solvent, malts and mildly honey. Palate was full bodied and very warming. Flavours were booze, hops, fruitiness, malts and mildly bitterness. Aftertaste was boozy and malty.

2.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
skortila (4433) - Baarn, NETHERLANDS - APR 9, 2010
Bottled. Many thanks to Bullit. had it in the morning just a few hours before checkin in on the airport and a few hours after a night of hard work, i.e. drinkin bitters, golden ales, ciders and the usual british pubstuff. It is fluorescent hop juice with a lot of alcohol. Thats all there is actually. Funny experiment, nice marketing, good practical joke, quality hops there, but overall not really drinkable.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10726) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 8, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2010 Sample provided by Yespr, thanks a buch. Clear brown, no head. strong malty and hoppy aroma. You would not be able to guess the ABV from aroma, but You would probably guesstimate it in the teens. flavor is hoppy, boozy, sweet malty, very hoppy, citrussy tinge too. Hoppy booze. yea!. Overall flavor was much better than i had expected. It actually works.[7-2-8-3-15]=3.5 bottle @ Ørsted Ølbar strongest beers of the world tasting clear chestnuft brown, no head. aroma of strong hops, alc. flaovr is strong hoppy, strong malty, alc. well hidden. Overall taste is very nice, you would guess the alc. way lower, actually tasted like beer.[7-2-7-3-16]=3.5 original rate stays.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - APR 8, 2010
Bottle generously shared by yespr at Ølbutikken, Very appreciated. Pours an amber colour with no head. A strong alcoholic aroma with a lot of fruity sweetness and a hoppy kick hits the nose. Flavour is dominated by alcohol, with notes of hops and a hint of caramel and toffee. Very intense and with a long lasting after taste and throat burn.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sunevdj (3132) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 7, 2010
Tasting at Ølbutikken - THX Jesper! Pours a clear light orange with no head. Smells of alcohol and some hops. First is a fiery alco burn, then you discover piny hopsaromas and some residual sugars. Dry finish with more alcoburn and hints of caramel. Interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Plovmand (6313) - Helsinge, DENMARK - APR 7, 2010
Bottle kindly shared by yespr. Thanks a lot! Clear deep amber with no head. Very sweet grassy hoppy aroma. Loads of caramel and alcohol. The flavour is heavy stuff. Loads of hops mixed with a bunch of caramel and sweet alcohol. Quite tasty. Oily texture. To the extreme.


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