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Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 380   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
caesar (5598) - 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 (4804) - 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 (7344) - 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 (5758) - 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!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
meerbier (1474) - Pijnacker, NETHERLANDS - APR 24, 2010
Bottle@Home. We had 2 of these big guys in a row. Beautiful hop aroma, super grassy. Very aggressive hop extract flavor with loads of alcohol of course. Undrinkable but so good! How can you rate this? Fascination for sadomasochism I guess.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NoiZe (2323) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2010
Had this one in Scotland and UDRBM, Oirschot. Orange colored brew. Intense hopped aroma, very nice. Overwhelming, the alcoholic boom too. Flavor is hopped all over, grapefruit, pine, peach, malty. It’s like hopjuice on steroids. Sip this one, but not all at once ;)

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluebetty (1019) - AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2010
Bottle. Pours a light ruby red when held up to the light. No carbonation. Appearance seems quite oily as it coats the side of the glass. Huge initial aroma of dried apricots. Some honey, resiny hops and alcohol in the back ground but for me it is all about the dried apricots. Taste is initially quite bitter followed by alcohol burn and more hop bitterness. Resiny hops dominate the finish and hang around for a long time. Mouthfeel is quite full and oily. Definately better than expected.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ober (2812) - Bommelerwaard, NETHERLANDS - APR 19, 2010
Bottle @ RB meeting by Joes. A hazy orange colored beer, with no head. The aroma of lot of fresh hops with alcohol and fruits. The taste of bruny alcohol with hops and floral notes. The aftertaste has bitter and it’s burny.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (20606) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2010
Bottled at Bishop’s Arms SoFo, Stockholm. Viscou amber, no head. Huge hoppy aroma with peach and tropical fruits. Very sweet and thick, fiercely alcoholi cand very hoppy. More similar to Hungarian peach brandy than any beer I know of. After the initial aroma it’s all about the alcohol and sweetness. Interesting? Definitely! But not a beer I’m dying to try again.


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