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

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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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.


2.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 7/20
SilverfoX (871) - Norfolk, ENGLAND - JUN 5, 2015
malt, alcohol very very faint whiff of grapefruit, mahogany colour with no head, just tastes like a whiskey hints of cherries with the malt and harsh alcohol overtones, burn in the finish. but you didnt really come here expecting a decent flavour did you?

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4533) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 3, 2015
tons of cherries and madera and massive alcohol burn in the nose. Syrupy sweet mouth with lots of breadienss . Harsh alcohol finish with bread, apricots and cherries. Strong as hell. Wow. Won’t drink again

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Barrelbelly (730) - BELGIUM - JUN 2, 2015
Over the top. Like eating a ho High alcohol hop pellet. Great taste but liquorish as hell. Slow drinker but still great taste

1.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
SlackerMads (2459) - DENMARK - MAY 31, 2015
Bottle. Clear light brown with no head. Booze, caramel, dried hops. Hot alcohol dominates the flavour with some syrup, dried hops, golden raisins. Full body, sticky texture, heavy sweet, salty, no carbonation, hot alcohol. There is a lot I would rather drink than this.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
martjoobolut (2102) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAY 18, 2015
4cl sample @ Pudel, Tallinn. Pours amber without head. Aroma is sweet, malt, caramel, alcohol, hops. Flavor is alcohol, sweetness and bitterness, malt, caramel, acidic touch. Finish is long bitter, caramel and alcohol. Overall: interesting strong liquor, but not a beer.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
linusb (352) - SWEDEN - MAY 16, 2015
A: Raisins, plum, T: Salt, salmiak O: Jeez! Thats a hardcore "beer"! It's extremly salty! I didn't expect that!

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
k0mpsa (2106) - Tuusula, FINLAND - MAY 8, 2015
2cl from bottle at brewdog, helsinki. Aroma is sweet, whiskey, wood, licorice. Taste is like whiskey, wood, licorice notes. Its bomb but its good.

4.2
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
OwainTurner (425) - Leicester, Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2015
Alcohol. Sweet. Banana. Mango. Sweet. Think. Sugar. Alcohol. Hops. Hops. Bitter. Not too bad. Not a beer.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Mr_Pink_152 (2724) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2015
Tried at BrewDog, Liverpool. Just a shot, bit that’s enough. Aroma is big fruit and surprised me how like an IPA it is. Taste is more like a brandy than a beer, but amazing, finish has a touch of liquorice. Nice.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
AdiBeer (2590) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 25, 2015
Aroma: caramel, massive alcohol, bread malts. Appearance: clear, dark amber, no head. Taste: very salty. Palate: saltiness continues, dry, warming from the alcohol, sharp bitters, grappa. Overall: hmm, this is an extreme, interesting, yet nothing I would drink again. Bottle at the brewery, Ellon.


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