hebra78 (5) - - MAY 25, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Melnis (440) - LATVIA - JUN 13, 2016
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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
SimonBlok (205) - GRONINGEN, NETHERLANDS - JUN 4, 2016
3.6 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
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!
BenL8 (35) - SWITZERLAND - MAY 9, 2016
3.9 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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.
oldrtybastrd (4911) - Fort Walton Beach, Florida, USA - MAY 4, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Fullpintofbeer (109) - Bristol, Somerset, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
3.3 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
cinek (35) - POLAND - APR 26, 2016
4 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
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
SkillsFactory (502) - ITALY - APR 24, 2016
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
tfredvik (1670) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 18, 2016
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
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]
rami_pl (1553) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 18, 2016
3.1 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Przeklejka wyjazdowa, probka (dzieki, Swaroga!): Sink The Bismarck!
Aromat klasa - owocowo przyprawowy, jak intensywne BW. Smak... Alko-chmielowy. Ma chmielowa goryczke. Wynalazek, warto sprobowac poznawczo
Mesjasz (819) - Lodz, POLAND - APR 15, 2016
2.8 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 11/20
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.