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Brewed by BrewDog
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.


3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Bish (1124) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
Shared with the delicious Domnik and delectable Danyul. Relatively acceptable and more of an experiment than a gimmick. I liked it, warming and went down fairly smooth. Hard to rate with numbers.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
DanielBrown (3702) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
Bottle at Brewdog Brum. The smell burnt my nostril hairs. To me (any road), this did taste like a beer. Albeit a very strong one indeed. Seemed to evaporate in my throat, but flavour was loooong. Not bad.

2.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hanoi (354) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle, from Brew Dog’s grim Manchester pub. From notes. Nose cream, fudge, toffee, caramel, spices, slight brandy. Taste, caramel, hops brown sugar. Alcohol burn high. Overall, the nose is spectacular, the taste less so. Interesting to try

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
calm_dreamer (156) - GREECE - MAY 17, 2013
No head, the body is heavy and oily. The smell is of hops, alcohol and rum. So much that burns the nose. Taste of rum, heavy hops and oil. Drink it as a spirit rather than as a beer. Excellent.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (672) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
Clear amber - no head. High hoppy, resin, citrus, grape fruity, caramel, light nutty, light malty sweetness, high alcoholic, acetone, sharpness, chlorid, swømmehal, unbalanced.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christopsy (95) - SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2013
Bottled. This is a big IPA. Sticky, sweet, sour, HOPPY, and big booze! Aroma of alcohol.

3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bosta (110) - SLOVENIA - APR 19, 2013
Pours a deep amber, with no head. The aroma is very intense, very sweet, lots of dried and candied fruits, raisins, apricot, a bit hoppy. Very similar to port wine. The taste is the same, lots of candied fruits and alcohol and a bit of hops. It gives a burning sensation that lasts. Great aroma and taste but dissapointing aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garthicus (2655) - Dublin, IRELAND - MAR 28, 2013
Appearance: oil black. Zero head. Aroma: Whiskey, caramel, sharp coffee, sticky toffee, alcohol, vinegar, Christmas, cloves. Flavour: syrup, sticky tacky, huge. Like huge giant sticky coffee , tacky, syrup, coffee , prunes, plums, reduced raisins, long sticky chocolate and malt finish.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kalervo (668) - FINLAND - MAR 22, 2013
Interesting curiosity, tastes like beer, not like any kind of spirit I have tasted. Malty, rich. Surprisingly not very alcoholic taste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1644) - Espoo, FINLAND - MAR 21, 2013
Bottle from Brewdog shop. Red / copper color, almost no head. Intense bitter taste with caramel, citrus, much alcohol, resin and pine. Dry bitter finish with caramel and alcohol. Nice speciality brew.


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