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

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RATINGS: 352   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 1230   ABV: 41%
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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.


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 (2767) - 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 (3313) - 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 £ 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 (2133) - 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 (4532) - 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 (7253) - 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 (2491) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
kingstoni (1345) - FINLAND - NOV 7, 2012
4 cl from a previously opened bottle. Dark reddish copper color with no head. Strong aroma of caramel, sugar and alcohol. Flavors are salt, cyrup caramel. Oily and sticky feel. Nice warming finish from alcohol.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2012
Was given a bottle for a tasting at a homebrewers case swap. Over-the-top as expected and not particularly easy to drink. Aroma totally dominated by hot alcohol with some toffee/carmel notes emerging from underneath. Head consisted of a scattering of coarse bubbles that quickly vanished. Viscous and really sticky mouthfeel. Hot alcohol lingeres throughout the finish although there is a pleasant malt/toffee presence at the end. Still I was glad to have had it.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
jookos (1529) - FINLAND - NOV 1, 2012
bottle. Mahogany, clear. Nose has a lot of nutty oakyness. Sherry-like. Body is oily, hot. A bunch of phenols coming through on the nose as well. Not as medicinal as the nuclear penguin, but rather sherry- like. Oily, sticky sweet. A bit of licorice. But too much alc. Compared to the penguin, this is a lot more on the caramel-side. Sweetish malts, honey and really hot. The penguin was more port wine- like, oxidated, aged and more easily drunk.


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