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

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RATINGS: 351   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.


3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garza (566) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - OCT 30, 2012
Pours dark orange colour and looks like a shot of whisly or liquor. Sweet light caramel aroma. Medium sweetness in the taste, toffee caramel and warming feeling. Full body, oily feel, no carbonation and a remisence of the flavor and short aftertaste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackEyePA (559) - USA - MAR 27, 2011
Very cool. Got a few sigs out of my buddies bottle. Its thick, syrup, sweet, coffee, hoppy, DIPA, roast malts and hop afterbite, its so distinct and over the top and strong its very bold, but different. Really cool. Oh, did I mention 41% ABV

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mad_Ferret (553) - SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2011
Clear copper amber with no head. Malty sweet boozy aroma with toffee, caramel and heavy alcohol plus maybe a hint of dried fruits. Taste is sweet malty and heavy boozy with caramel, toffee and licorice and herbs. Full bodied with no carbonation. Tasty but very boozy and burning. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (530) - Saltsjö-Boo, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2013
Very sweet and concentrated. Boozy in a good way, like a good avec or something like that.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2010
Sampled at Brewdog dinner at beerbistro. Dark golden colour with zero head. Aroma is alcohol, huge hop, pine, citrus. Flavour is alcohol, syrup, hop, pine, citrus. Intense and strong. Interesting, but not something I could drink more than a few ounces of at a time.

3
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
winkle (476) - Brisbane, AUSTRALIA - NOV 3, 2012
Was given a bottle for a tasting at a homebrewers case swap. Over-the-top as expected and not particularly easy to drink. Aroma totally dominated by hot alcohol with some toffee/carmel notes emerging from underneath. Head consisted of a scattering of coarse bubbles that quickly vanished. Viscous and really sticky mouthfeel. Hot alcohol lingeres throughout the finish although there is a pleasant malt/toffee presence at the end. Still I was glad to have had it.

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ret12 (447) - Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2013
This was a wild experience. Very warming with a heavy dark fruit flavor. Overall not as bad as I thought. Syrupy as well

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BitchPls (405) - FINLAND - JUN 16, 2013
Copper orange beer with no head, some bubbles. Leaves angels tears on the glass. Deep caramel, syrup and ripe orange fruits on the nose. Mouth feel is thick and soft and full. Very nice syrup and caramel taste combined with a deep bitter finnish. Ripe sweet orange fruits again in the flavors. As a whisky drinker and an IPA lover I am just so excited about this drink! This is a truly pleasant surprise for me. I love it! It’s just so unique and exciting.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
natejgood (389) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JUN 11, 2011
smells extremely malty and strong. Medium clear brown in appearance. Light brown. Tastes like a very strong barely wine, only more malty. This beer was not brewed for the taste. There are many other drinks at this alcohol content that are more appealing, but as an experiment as to what what a beer can do this is interesting. I won’t drink it again, but this is an interesting experiment.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mjollnir (384) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2012
2012 production, thanks to a friend in England for mailing a bottle, saving about $110 over the best store price in Australia. Pours clear amber-red with no head, leaving some thin legs, any number of aged spirits would be doing quite well to look like this without artificial colourant. Malty and slightly hoppy aroma with a lot of alcohol. Flavours of clean malt as if it’s a scotch malt whisky but the alcohol very quickly overpowers the early sweetness, with a reasonably amount of bitterness too, with a yeast extract note mixing in later on. Unfortunately the hop bitterness is not clean or sharp and only reminds me of a tainted scotch whisky. Medium bodied, no carbonation, fairly dry and very hot with a fading bitter finish. Within in this small universe of fractionally frozen beers, it’s not nearly as balanced or enjoyable as the much cheaper Tactical Nuclear Penguin.


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