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.
llkc (123) - århus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
4.2 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Brewdog sink the bismarck. 41 %. IPA. det første jeg kunne dufte da jeg åbne flasken var den her maltsødme som mange af de her stærke øl på over 13 % tit har. smagen er super god sød stærk og bitter
karstenejby (10) - - NOV 11, 2013
2.6 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 9/20
En udvanlig stærk sag, som kun bør nydes i små mængder. Sjovt indslag, men er smagt bedre.
SirBruceWillis (3) - BANGLADESH - NOV 10, 2013 does not count
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
Could have been stronger. Shouldn’t have been able jump out of a moving helicopter afterwards, but here we are.
Ret12 (447) - Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2013
4.1 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 17/20
This was a wild experience. Very warming with a heavy dark fruit flavor. Overall not as bad as I thought. Syrupy as well
danlo (677) - Durham, ENGLAND - OCT 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
375ml bottle. Ruby-brown colour, no head, visibly oily consistency and aroma of alcohol, orangey hop, malt, caramel. Taste is sweetish malt concentrate, molasses, caramel, toffee with a mellow orangey hop edge and grassy, warming boozy notes plus some bitterness. Thick oily mouthfeel, full bodied, low carbonation, alcoholy grassy bitter warming finish. Surprisingly drinkable.
kryon (1022) - SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2013
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 12/20
Pours brown caramel with no head
Aromas of oak, wood, sweet sweet fruits, caramel, loads of alcohol
Shabaam. Sticky alcohol, shit loads of caramel malts, raspberry like taste. Too much
---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone
Beerdedone (2394) - Croydon, Pennsylvania, USA - AUG 19, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle. Pours dark amber with no head. Aroma of alcohol, caramel, toffee and some fruit. Flavor was intense and strong with caramel, raisins, toffee and had a grain alcohol burn. Full bodied with a sticky oily texture and had no carbonation. Bottle procured from statelineliquors.
KansaiBeerLvrs (880) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 14, 2013
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
41%! Quadruple IPA, 65 SEK for 1 cl at Brewdog Stockholm. Amber gold pour, no head. Made with hardcore IPA & frozen at minus 18C four times. Boozy floral aroma vs. Tactical’s boozy oaky malts. Wow, a punch of hops & a nostril burning waft of booze! Sweet malts, caramel but the power of the hops & booze really clears the sinuses. Tactical becomes something close to other liquors but this is off on it’s own unique journey. Try it if you can.
djd07 (2534) - Houston, Texas, USA - AUG 12, 2013
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 12/20
Bottle thanks to Joey. Pours a clear brown with no head. The aroma is a strong smoke, booze, and hairspray. Thin mouthfeel with strong smoke and alcohol burn.
markextrae (426) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2013
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
had a shot at a local bar. what could I expect from this experiment. I was surprised to see carbonation at this strong ’beer??’ aroma of caramel. dark fruits, overwelming alcohol smell. citrus, caramel, sugar malt. burns a lot. and a verry dry aftertaste. why should you even call this beer.... anyway, this is far from drinkable. nice to try it for one time.