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

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RATINGS: 355   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.


2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (11076) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2010
12oz bottle-thanks jtclockwork for sharing-pours no head and orange color. Aroma is initially resin/lemon, 2nd medium malt-caramel. Then iodine/acetone. Taste is biting hops, then turns to grain alcohol, warming/burning all the way down the gullet. Both aroma and taste start impressively, then goes explosively downhill. Initial 9/3/7/4/15=3.8 then 4/3/4/2/10=2.3

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (11029) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2010
Amber with a small white head. Malty aroma with citrus hops. Rough on the mouth with hot alcohol and bitter hops. Good job getting so much beer character in a 41% drink! It’s a hit

2.3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
kp (10886) - Woodstock, Georgia, USA - DEC 25, 2011

Date: July 30, 2010
Mode: Bottle
Source: Tasting, Cellar Party
Appearance: clear dark amber, thick and viscous with legs
Aroma: strong sweet aroma, dark candy caramel
Flavor: hot caramel flavor, huge bitterness, lots of concentrated hops, long bitter finish, alcohol lingers forever
Aroma: 5/10; Appearance: 7/10; Flavor: 4/10; Palate: 4/10; Overall: 8/20
Rating: 2.3/5.0
Drinkability: 3/10
Score: *+ /4

2.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
chrisv10 (10832) - DENMARK - MAY 29, 2011
Bottle. Clear golden with no head. Flavour is malt, hops, alcohol, burning and bitter.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (10814) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Bottle from Bierkoning. BB 2020! Pours ruddy copper. It’s hoppy in aroma - with a boat load of alcohol. Numbs the nose. Thick bodied with virtually no carbonation. Heat is very present. Yet there is a lot of hop bitter. And the malt is detectable. Fun sipper.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (10736) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 8, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2010 Sample provided by Yespr, thanks a buch. Clear brown, no head. strong malty and hoppy aroma. You would not be able to guess the ABV from aroma, but You would probably guesstimate it in the teens. flavor is hoppy, boozy, sweet malty, very hoppy, citrussy tinge too. Hoppy booze. yea!. Overall flavor was much better than i had expected. It actually works.[7-2-8-3-15]=3.5 bottle @ Ørsted Ølbar strongest beers of the world tasting clear chestnuft brown, no head. aroma of strong hops, alc. flaovr is strong hoppy, strong malty, alc. well hidden. Overall taste is very nice, you would guess the alc. way lower, actually tasted like beer.[7-2-7-3-16]=3.5 original rate stays.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Rasmus40 (10698) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - JUN 8, 2011
Clear amber without head. Aroma is very sweet, quite alcoholic and rather hoppy - citrus. Flavor is very sweet and rather bitter. Sweet finish with burning alcohol. Better than the Penguin. 260511

2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 6/20
brokensail (10645) - Orange County, California, USA - JUL 22, 2010
A: The pour is surprisingly standard for an IPA. Golden copper/amber color with a fair amount of white head. S: At first, I quite liked the nose. A lot of hops, primarily resinous and piney in nature. However, if you breathe in a good bit and get the full bouquet, you’ll be able to pick out the three main components of this beer: alcohol (cheap vodka), hop extract, and sugar. T: Though I did enjoy the nose for a moment, the flavor just completely put me off. Even with just a small sip, the alcohol just attacks your tongue. Hot, cheap vodka followed by incredible bitter, hop extract type of flavor and then some table sugar mixed in to try to mellow things out. M: The body is quite heavy and almost syrupy. It’s also hot as hell. D: Just a few sips was more than enough of this one. I was not a fan of the Penguin, but I thought this was even worse.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (10543) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2010
Bottle at the Ginger Man, NYC. Pours a cloudy, amber-red with very little head. Strong hop aroma with pine, citrus and alcohol. Flavor has some sweetness like caramel and lots of earthy, fruity, resiny bitterness. The body is thick and full, with slight carbonation and tons of warmth. Finishes hoppy with lingering bitterness and boozy burn. Not too shabby.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (10420) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2010
Bottle. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Moderate malty nand hoppy hoppy exstremely intense aroma. Powerfull burning strong flavor. Long fantastic complex finish. Creamy palate. Not as alcoholic as fears.


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