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

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RATINGS: 440   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 1230   ABV: 41%
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.


to14go's rating

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
to14go (33) - - JUL 20, 2013
Nice ice-beer. Really sweet and concentrated. almost no memory for the hops in the original beer.


2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brewhemia (163) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - JUL 26, 2016
Light nutbrown with no head. Draws curtains like a cognac in the glass. Aroma has tons og alcohol but also intense aroma of raisins and plumbs. I sensed hoppiness at first but the alcohol quickly tool over and now its all I can smell. The taste is extreme. Lots of sweetness and lots of salty liqourice taste. Leaves a burn. Hardcore stuff. But actually not bad. Kind of like a hardcore bitter like Fernet Branca.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Scrumpy369 (398) - Budapest, HUNGARY - JUL 17, 2016
Bottle at brewdog factory. Dark amber colour like a whiskey. No head at all. Templomos. Nose is strong sweetness wih booze. Taste is sweet,high alcohol, some acetone. Feels like a low qualtiy whiskey. Scores are kinda random cuz its totally not a beer.

3.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
anstei (1016) - Zurich, SWITZERLAND - JUL 13, 2016
Taster at Oluhuone Kaisla. Aroma of honey, pine needles, wood floor, very pretty. Pours flat dark ruby, looks like a good Islay. Strong booze on the tongue, salty and burning. Stinging aggressive palate. Just smell it and look at it, but don’t try to drink...

4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
BazScott (69) - - JUL 5, 2016
Wow!! Strongest beer I’ve ever tasted. 25ml measure, 41% Vol. Needs to be sipped. Strong smell of alcohol. Dark ruby hue. Smooth, strong taste on alcohol, followed by flavours of hops and caramel tones.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melnis (474) - LATVIA - JUN 13, 2016
Plava kas ir degvinaa izmerceeta. Sit cauri pelaski. Maigs salds ar mini gaaziiti. Rugts. Salmi un siens ievaariits katla. Nu kaa alu jau verteet gruuti, bet kaa visiitis 10/10

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
SimonBlok (223) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
Received a small sample at Mitra Vismarkt, Groningen. Appearance: clear golden, slightly orangey, with no head nor carbonation visible. The liquid is dense and looks quite viscous. Aroma: very strong hop notes. Some grapefruit and mango but mainly hop resin. Even some whiskey character due to the alcohol content. Taste: medium sweetness and high bitterness. Feels quite salty. Some malts, but maily hop resins with some indistinguishable fruits very far away. Finish is very longlasting. Palate: full bodied, dense oily texture and no carbonation. If you read this Bas: Thanks a lot!

3.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
BenL8 (52) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 9, 2016
Pours like a nice single malt. Dark amber and clear. Obviously no carbonation nor head. Aroma is wonderful. Incredibly hoppy, lots of booze, petrol, so much resin, really burns after long inhalation. I love the aroma. Flavour is rather mild at first, thick, really spicy, nicely warming, obviously alcoholic but surprisingly not too much, super rich, hoppy and warming finish. Great beer! Was surprisingly like an IPA.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
oldrtybastrd (4951) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2016
Pours a nice light bright amber color. Aromas of HOPS, and some other hints. Flavor is a jet fuel, bittersweet, malty, and hoppy as hell. God I love this beer.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fullpintofbeer (137) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
No head, no lacing, copper colour, aroma of whiskey with a little addition of hops, strong alcohol taste, flat. Not everyday you can try a 41% of alcohol beer, but it’s worth it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cinek (40) - POLAND - APR 26, 2016
próbka z butelki. znacznie ciekawsze i bogatsze w aromacie od pingwina. w aromacie cytrusy, żywica, alkoholu brak. konsystencja gęsta niczym w brandy czy koniaku, w smaku miód i długa gorąca goryczka. super


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