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

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RATINGS: 447   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   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.


badgerleggs' rating

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
badgerleggs (4) - - DEC 15, 2012
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..


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
spechtacular (28) - Warszawa, POLAND - SEP 11, 2016
Ciemnobursztynowe, praktycznie bez piany, bardzo oleiste, w aromacie alkohol, karmel, w smaku słodko-alkoholwe, likierowate, bardzo mocno wyczuwalny alkohol. To na pewno jeszcze piwo?

4.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
birocotsios (147) - - SEP 9, 2016
Dark amber copper with no head. Strong aroma sweet alcohol and wood barrel. Very strong sweet whskey like taste of the barrel wood. Not a coventional beer but defently fun to try.

2.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 7/20
hackobock (3482) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - AUG 29, 2016
Ocotber 1, 2015. Bottle at SBWF.
Clear amber with no head. Aroma is sweet and boozy with caramel, peach, figs, prunes, some hoppy grapefruit and pine notes. Taste is very sweet, malty, medium bitter and very boozy. Harsh alcohol finish with astringent bitterness, sweet caramel, peach and dried fruits. Full bodied, oily texture.
Sharp and boozy.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
jackl (7063) - Minneapolis, Minnesota, USA - AUG 18, 2016
Sampled at RBWG Tampa. Thanks to whoever shared this! Copper pour with a tiny white head. Nose is pretty hot, as expected. Some tropical fruit character peaks though - orange and a bit of grapefruit. Donut. Similar flavor. Dominated by booze with slight accents of peppery, earthy hop. Some sweet caramelized orange. Full body, oily.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
King_Alex_II (1228) - SWITZERLAND - AUG 18, 2016
Thick caramel color with no foam at all and thick viscous marks in the glass. Sweet, hoppy, caramel, thick alcohol nose. This smells like hop liqueur. Thick raisin sweet alcoholic taste with a light sting. Too much hops and alcohol and diabetes. Bitter tart aftertaste. This beer is an interesting experiment, but bring a lot of friends if you open a bottle, you don’t need a lot of this beer.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Slautar (504) - Gdańsk, POLAND - AUG 11, 2016
BrewDog Warszawa, 31.07.2016. W aromacie alkohol i silny akcent rafineryjny występujący w wielu ipach lecz mi nieodmiennie kojarzący się z Big Worster. Intensywnie słodko - gorzkie, esencjonalnie rafineryjne. Szorstkie i zawiesiste. Bardzo, bardzo gęste. Bardzo dużo ipy w ipie czyli wręcz esencja ipy.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
nimbleprop (7460) - SouthWest, Washington, Washington DC, USA - AUG 3, 2016
25ml sample at Brewdog Dundee. Wednesday afternoon and the bartender rolled her eyes when I ordered. Ha. Bottle had a wine-saver style cork in it and had already been opened, not that it gets points off for that. Pours an oily, clear, caramel brown with not the faintest sign of any head and heavy legs like a scotch. Nose is just booze really, more cheap Irish whiskey than anything else, honey too, a bit musky - like overdone melon, plenty of pine too. Flavor has... WOOO.... hot booze. HAHAHA. Wow, rocket fuel. Very harsh, caramel, honey, lots of pine, industrial too. Very hard on the palate and hot all the way down. Yowzers. Nothing about this reads beer, this is a liqueur, plain and simple. Shouldn’t be rateable.

2.7
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
Brewhemia (188) - 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 (468) - 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 (1168) - 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...


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