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

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RATINGS: 366   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 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Tide (1882) - 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.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VictorStr (1443) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2013
Så uppspelt jag var innan jag drack denna, så uppspelt har jag sällan varit. Och ja, levererade den? JA det gjorde den ! Aroman slog en i ansiktet, kraftfull och söt alkohol. Smaken? PANG ! fin beska som gjorde att det drog lite i kinde, kan varit mitt leende också..... Väldigt tjock. Synd att den var så jädrans dyr bara !

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
kraddel (3630) - some beerplace, BELGIUM - MAR 6, 2013
oooooow yeah ! epic share by hoppyloft ! wanting to try this one ever since i heard about it, yet its to damn expensive! its a shame i just decided to stop drinking foir the day so i only had a few sips ... anyway, heard 100 % negative of this beer... pours very thick, orange. smell is hoppy, boozy. taste is a BOOM of hops, bitter, booze, thick,... aftertaste is very boozy, bitter. the sad thing is , the alcohol volume destroys much of your taste, (and , prob, your body) , wich is, actualy, pretty damn nice ! ( the taste, i dont know yer body ) . plus its harsh to drink much of this ... but damn, the taste is said to be very awfull? i LOVE it! if only it were cheaper ...

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Maris (1026) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - MAR 5, 2013
UPDATED: MAR 7, 2013 From a 330ml bottle on 5/3/2013, courtesy of my wonderful wife who got this for me for Xmas. Pours a slightly cloudy light amber with no head. Has a huge DIPA aroma with lashings of caramel and toffee, just shading the resiny hops. There’s definite DIPA character in the flavour, with caramel, citrus fruit and pine, but the experience is dominated by an overpowering spicy, peppery finish. The texture is relatively oily and the carbonation higher than I was expecting, though perhaps I’m confusing the alcoholic tang for bubbles! As one would expect, this is a ridiculously intense experience, but perhaps just a shade harsh to be really enjoyable. Props to BrewDog for making something that actually presents as a mega supercharged version of the style, but it could use more a little more balance (some more sweetness in particular). Glad to have tried it, but I thought Tactical Nuclear Penguin was a better, more enjoyable extreme brew.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olliejobbins (974) - Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2013
small measure at brewdog Newcastle. Clear amber with legs similar to Courvoisier or similar. Aroma of alcohol and minimal hops if any. Taste is similar with a very warm liqueur taste and alcohol rather than that of beer. A novelty.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alkoholocaust (37) - HELSINKI, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2013
BrewDog pub, Glasgow, May 2012. Clear, dark copper colour. Sweet honey and fruity aroma. Strong sherrywine style, honey and cognac on taste. Not very interesting.

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
leaparsons (8323) - Leicester, Leicestershire, ENGLAND - FEB 3, 2013
Bottle, Brewdog Nottingham. Ruby red with a thin foam. Aromas are red wine with toffee and brandy. Marzipan with pepper and raisins. Soy sauce with meaty notes and whisky grain. Flavours are spicy with brandy burn and toffee. Woody with whisky and alcohol. Fruity with a warming, peppery finish. Excellent. B

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
VertBaconStrips (2100) - Assat, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
Big big big thanks to Brad for bringing this over and surprising me with this nutty fucking beer and pouring me half a bottle. The aroma is quite the mystery - or was when I took my first smells and sips attempting to guess this beer. Thick dark sugary thing with a lighter molasses nose, grand marnier (sp)(not checking either)(eat my balls), sweet berries, roasty, thick, coffee minus the coffee, some soy sauce, thoughts of smoke. I dig. There is some alcohol but in no way 41%. Highly drinkable on each sip. Oily an thick, medium random fruit, burnt sugar, lemony oil, maybe apricotty thing. I dig. Like like like. Nice burn on occasion. Far into the night... 2 more beers to go.... gonna be a mess tomorrow!

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cirrhosis (1224) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - JAN 19, 2013
It is time......... To Sink the Bismark..... time to get wasted. Glowing brown hints of orange no cap are we suprised? Aroma is awsome so strong..... toffee, soya, nostrils are burning in a good way. This beer leaves massive legs. Wow what did I taste. Big hot flavour. Hops maybe but not really. Big malt carmel, I can taste alcholol but really are we suprised. This way better then expected, its drinkable. Soya burnt sugar, warmth. IIPA no....... big massive barly wine yes. I like this alot.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
RichTheVillan (3554) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2012
Shot from a bottle at BrewDog Birmingham; clear copper pour zero head, viscous consistency, heavy alchohol aroma, intense alchohol taste which overpowers the hop presense. Bitter finish crazy beer.


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