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

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RATINGS: 436   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.


hebra78's rating

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hebra78 (5) - - MAY 25, 2011
I waited two months to get this beer delivered. And including taxes and shipping this bottle of beer cost me about 500 Norwegian Kroner, or about $ 95. It was totally worth it. My tasting of this beer has been from both sherry and cognac glass, and both after drinking other beers, and by itself. The alcohol content of this beer is 41 % abv, which makes it the strongest commercially available beer ever produced. More often than not, strong beer is not very good. Strong lagers like Carlsberg Elephant or Tennants Super reek and taste of alcohol, and are not very pleasant. This is not at all the case with Sink The Bismarck. Of course you can smell alcohol, but the incredibly dense hoppy aroma is full of fruits and flowers. It smells very good indeed. The taste really packs a punch, both in terms of heat and flavors, as this is a very intense IPA. Brewdog have used four times the hops of ordinary IPA, and then frozen the beer to remove water, to get the wanted abv, so the flavors are very powerful. Apricot, strawberries, passion fruit and sweetness is present together with hints of wood. The aftertaste is long, with pleasant warmth and bitterness. If you are fond of beer, and enjoy different types, you should try this one. I am already considering purchase of another bottle, even though it is very expensive.


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Melnis (440) - 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 (205) - 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 (35) - 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 (4911) - 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 (109) - 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 (35) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (502) - ITALY - APR 24, 2016
Batch 91 o 911? Best before 14/01/21, aperta il 24 aprile 2016. Ambrata carica con riflessi dorati, schiuma non pervenuta. Aroma di pompelmo e durian, note di melone, erbacea e resinosa, l’alcol brucia letteralmente le narici. Al palato sempre pompelmo e durian, resinosa, finale etilico piccante. Dire che il corpo sia pieno č un eufemismo, č talmente corposa che si appiccica al bordo del bicchiere, carbonazione non pervenuta, letteralmente densa.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1670) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 18, 2016
This flat "beer" pours a clear, golden and incredibly viscous body with no head. The aroma is intense and very hoppy, with heavy notes of tropical fruits and caramel. The flavour is burning alcoholic, ridiculously hoppy and immensely malty: this is pure IPA concentrate! Also some hints of herbs. The taste is harsh bitter and heavy sweet, and the boozy aftertaste lasts until the next morning. The body is fuller than full and the texture is thicker than crude oil. This is a crazy, fun and absurd brew, but not exactly pleasant. Compared to e.g. Tactical Nuclear Penguin this is just a novelty.
[Tiny sample from 37.5 cl bottle, shared with Svensenga smak & behag, from cnesmark’s beer cellar]

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rami_pl (1553) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 18, 2016
Przeklejka wyjazdowa, probka (dzieki, Swaroga!): Sink The Bismarck! BrewDog Aromat klasa - owocowo przyprawowy, jak intensywne BW. Smak... Alko-chmielowy. Ma chmielowa goryczke. Wynalazek, warto sprobowac poznawczo

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mesjasz (819) - Lodz, POLAND - APR 15, 2016
Bottle. Aroma of honey, caramel and full of alcohol. Taste is bitter, light sweet. Very boozy flavor, harsh and hot. Also some herbsherbs, caramel and hops. Hard to drinking.


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