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.
GlasgowTAD (326) - Glasgow/Aberdeen, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2015
3.3 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 14/20
Pours a clear bronze with no head. Aroma is packed with mango and tropical fruits. Tropical fruits are picked up on the taste rather quickly bt soon the alcohol heat/burn overwhelms everything. Great as a spirit and as an example of brewing achievement but apart from aroma it does not possess much beer qualities
nihtila (1288) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 27, 2015
3.5 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
UPDATED: MAR 28, 2015 A nip at Brewdog Edi. Pours dark ruby. Aroma is like concentrated IPA, strong sweet caranel malts and fruity hops. Taste is like liquor, still reminds of the concentrated IPA. In absolute terms it is quite horrible but just a thing to try. Points are just something.
Sledutah (5599) - Utah, USA - FEB 27, 2015
3.7 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 15/20
Wow, didn’t expect to see this one. Small tast at the RBWG grand tasting in Tampa
Clear brown, no head or lacing. Aroma is malty and vanilla. Flavor of vanilla and sweet. Hot alcohols
Wow, glad I got to try this
rdixon77 (1327) - Georgia, USA - FEB 24, 2015
3 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Thanks to homer321 for the taste at RBWG. Pretty crazy brew. Murky brown color. Booze in the nose. Piney minty (mostly)!boozy taste. Ridiculous alcohol burn. Sunk me.
DrewFace (939) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2015
2.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 10/20
Share thanks to petersluhale. Sweet, huge booze, tons of caramel, some dark fruit. Brown color. Huge booze flavor, straight alcohol, and then a face full of caramelized molasses. Warming alcohol (obviously). Lingering heat.
Homer321 (2492) - Rock Ridge, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2015
3.1 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 5/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 13/20
Micro bottle sent by Peter. Thanks bro. Nose is super booze and grassy. Still some hop character. Some resin. Taste is peppermint bøøšt juice and bitter. My ears are on fire. Lots of caramel and fuck I’m frunk.
alexsdad06 (6549) - Ohio, USA - FEB 15, 2015
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 14/20
375 ml bottle sample thanks to phaleslu. Pours a murky amber brown color with a few scant bubbles that coats the glass and lasts for seemingly hours. The aroma exploded from the glass even though there was no carbonation. Big, boozy, caramel, toffee, molasses, dark fruit, and wood. The flavor is very similar; big caramel, molasses, dark fruit and intense ethanol booze, not something I would have wanted to pursue, but I am happy that I was able to try this finally.
Tmoney99 (11554) - Cincinnati, Ohio, USA - FEB 12, 2015
3.7 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sample shared by alexsdad06. Poured hazy dark copper color with a small frothy off-white head that was mostly lasting with fair lacing. Moderate to heavy earthy hop aroma. Medium to full body with slick texture and flat carbonation. Medium to heavy smooth bittersweet flavor with a medium to heavy bittersweet finish of moderate to long duration.This was a solid beer.
drsordr (1380) - Loveland, Ohio, USA - FEB 10, 2015
3.3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Sample shared by alexsdad06 (through phaleslu) . Pour cola brown no head or carbonation. Nose definitely alcohol, toffee and caramel malt, some sweet but overpower by alcohol. Taste, well here it goes, starts off promising as a liquor, burnt caramel, molasses, some almost candied fruit. Then here comes the alcohol. Mid palate to the end super strong ethanol. Feel the heat. Coating mouth feel. I’ll give it a couple extra tenths for the rarity.
bjakk (453) - Skagafjordur, ICELAND - NOV 16, 2014
3.4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 13/20
Darkred clear, no head. Strong alcohol with a hint of raisins in the aroma. Cough-drop, liqruish and hops in the aftertaste. Can not recommend more than one glass of this.