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Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 362   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.


3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olliejobbins (804) - 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 (8102) - 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 (2083) - 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 (1209) - 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 (2997) - 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.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
2 bottles from BrewDog shared between our small beer club. Poured dark amber colour with no head. Intense whisky/brandy alcohol nose but some fruit in there too,plums maybe.First tastes of brandy/whisky alcohol with the plum flavour there too.Cough syrup in amongst these tastes and also a hop prescence which was quite strong.With a little warming more alcohol at the end and also malt and toffee too.Like the TNP this was different to what we expected although not quite as much as before having been surprised by that earlier tasting.This was also an aged bottle but i doubt that in this case as with the TNP it would make much difference to this style of beer.Again,everyone enjoyed this tasty warming drink but as with TNP due to price etc probaly a once only experience for us.Having said that,as with a lot of things in life its there to be tried and must be done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
ogreface (1345) - 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 (8759) - 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 (108) - 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.


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