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Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 362   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.


3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
TickerTerryDJ (633) - Redditch, Worcestershire, ENGLAND - DEC 29, 2012
2 bottles from BrewDog shared between our small beer club. Poured dark amber colour with no head. Intense whisky/brandy alcohol nose but some fruit in there too,plums maybe.First tastes of brandy/whisky alcohol with the plum flavour there too.Cough syrup in amongst these tastes and also a hop prescence which was quite strong.With a little warming more alcohol at the end and also malt and toffee too.Like the TNP this was different to what we expected although not quite as much as before having been surprised by that earlier tasting.This was also an aged bottle but i doubt that in this case as with the TNP it would make much difference to this style of beer.Again,everyone enjoyed this tasty warming drink but as with TNP due to price etc probaly a once only experience for us.Having said that,as with a lot of things in life its there to be tried and must be done.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2010
Brewdog beer tasting Oslo------ Nose is vanilla, strong vanilla, competing with the intenseness of amarillo. No head, pours red, yellow, copper is what im trying to say, back to the nose, Hops, orange, resinous, orange peel, lemon zest, best nose ever. Taste is salty, orange rind, biscuit, malt, vanilla, strong vanilla undertones, definitely alcohol all over the place that probably should have been mentioned first. Lots of amarillo. incredibly sticky mouthfeel. really sticky long bitter finish. An experience. Some sort of mix of beer and scotch.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlackEyePA (573) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garza (568) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SperkeleForce (554) - FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle 37,5 CL. Pours brown reddish with no head. Notes of chocolate, raisins, plums., dades. Insane. "Beer".

- beerbasher

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BitchPls (552) - 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.

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 (452) - 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

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (448) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2014 Bottle. Whiskey with no head appearance. Smells alcohol, sweet, grain. Full mouth feel with stingy alcohol. a lot of licorice, some hops, and nice alcohol burn in the stomach. Overall: super nice, But why not buy whiskey?


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