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Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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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.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogreface (1344) - Budapest, HUNGARY - DEC 27, 2012
Tiszta, sötét borostyán színe van, habja minimális és az is pillanatok alatt semmivé lesz. Illata olyan, mint egy komlólikőrnek, amiben van egy jó adag karamell, aszalt sárgabarack, fűszerek és az asztalon van még mellette kék sajt is. Ízében is jönnek jegyek, töményen, nehezen, karamellizált mézzel, sok komlóval, aszalt gyümölcsökkel, fenyőrüggyel, likőrösen. Olajos, nehéz teste van és a buborék is ritka vendég benne. Utóíze keserédes, alkoholos, melengető, erős. Valódi ipa pálinka, hardcore komló rajongóknak.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Theydon_Bois (7935) - The ’Sham, Surrey, ENGLAND - DEC 23, 2012
Nip at Brew Dog Camden - 21/12/12. Dark amber no head, still as. Nose carries more flavours than I expected having rated TNP previously which was booze forward in terms of aroma. I picked up light pine, tropical fruit notes, booze still dominates and is pretty intense so much as to make the nose tingle a little, a bit like hot mustard! Taste comprises dark orange rind, caramelised sugar, a decent hop presence, pine, booze - lots of it! Full full full body, cloying and rich. Overall a decent sipper, more flavours broke through the alcohol than I’d expected.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
socialbeer (98) - SPAIN - DEC 19, 2012
Botella. Color cobre intenso sin apenas carbonatacion ni espuma. Aroma intenso a alcohol y maltas caramelo. En boca me recuerda a una barleywine con alcohol extremo con notas resinosas del lupulo, con un final curioso entre dulce alcoholico y seco.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerleggs (4) - FRANCE - DEC 15, 2012 does not count
this is a beer but not in a normal way at all. its for sipping by the fire late at night just before bed. mmmmmmm bliss..

4.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
Pyrmir (3198) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - DEC 13, 2012
Bottle. LOTS of alcohol in the nose. Smells salty, like concentrated sea water with brandy/whisky. Some dried fruits there aswell. Taste: LOTS of alcohol, very salty. Like a good whisky with hops. I’d rather take this than a whisky in front of the fireplace on a winter night.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
77ships (3564) - Antwerpen, BELGIUM - DEC 9, 2012
UPDATED: MAY 1, 2013 25 ml. from capped bottle @ Brewdog Camden. Pours the brightest amber with HUGE legs, this also sticks to the glass leaving a coating. Smell-wise alcohol burns the nostrils but not in an enjoyable way, behind the booze, there is some candy sugar sweetness, syrop, crazy amounts of alcohol but that is supposed to be expected I suppose. Taste is pure syrup, very sweet, syrop de Liege, concentrated syrup, lightly floral, light burn but the intense sweetness covers the alcohol almost entirely, pure brown sugar, toast, lightly bitter, ending is very herbal, cough syrup, intensely herbal medicine, quickly becomes not enjoyable and hard to drink, like some kind of sticky sweet herbal / cough syrup medicine. Very sticky, syrup oily. Much like the Tactical Nuclear Penguin this one is just an eisbock of all failed batches of blond beer (TNP being the dark beers) which costs them 1 Ł to make. While the TNP was surprisingly quite enjoyable this one very quickly becomes about as fun as drinking medicine, even the 25 ml. was hard to finish. //// Dig most of a 33 cl. bottle of this one courtesey of the Delirium crew, still has that nasty sweet herbal, cough syrup medicine taste all over it, most notable fact was that it is shockingly easy to do a whole bottle of this. Way easier than vodka etc. which would make this stuff quite useful if it wasn’t so rediculously overpriced (as mentioned earlier, reasons etc.)

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
RexTalionis (2337) - FINLAND - NOV 30, 2012
Bottled. Amber in color, virtually no head. Sweet in aroma, like some marzipan. Taste similar sweet, boozy strong in taste as in aftertaste.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
JaBier (4730) - Capital City, Ohio, USA - NOV 18, 2012
Bottle shared by a friend. Clear copper pour with no head and some legs. Aroma of malt, moonshine and grassy hops. Sweet alcohol flavor, almost like a mead, with a grassy hop finish. Not bad, but not worth the asking price.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Dogbrick (7585) - Columbus, Ohio, USA - NOV 13, 2012
This beer (?) pours a slightly hazy dark amber color with a thin white head that disappears to a film quickly. Mead-like legs on the glass that coat and stain the sides after the beer is gone. Aroma of citrus and alcohol. Rich, extremely syrupy body with a burst of booze up front that gave me goose bumps. Some flavors of burnt malt and dark fruit in the background. The finish is warming alcohol. Decent for what it is, a gimmicky crazy high-ABV sipper beer (?).

3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
AndySnow (2820) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - NOV 8, 2012
Sample from bottle @ Bull & Bear Inn. Tasted alongside the Tactical Nuclear Penguin. Dark copper/amber colour with no head whatsoever. Aroma is dried fruit, plums with lots of alcohol. Absolutely wonderful aroma. Flavour isn’t as wonderful, salty licorice, alcohol.


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