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

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RATINGS: 383   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
espenra (916) - Kurland, NORWAY - JUN 13, 2010
4cl sample at Håndverkerstuene. An amber, bordering on red colour with no head. Needless to say the alcohol is the first thing that hits your nose, but there is hints of cherries, caramel and oak as well. The flavour is very bitter and strong, and at 41% ABV it should come as no suprise. The alcohol is the most noticable feature, but there’s also notes of toffee, caramel and brown sugar. A fun beer for sure, but I still think that Samuel Adams Utopia is better.

4.9
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
renffisch (868) - london, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 28, 2010
Bottle for Christmas from my uncle! (loveliest ever!) This stuff looks like oily pondwater, smells of botanical disinfectant with a bit of sour milky yeast. But is bz far one of the loveliest liquids to ever touch mz lips. But then i am a complete nutter who loves hops. DEVINE MADNESS

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - MAR 11, 2014
Backlog. Tried at a tasting arranged by Ölbutikken at Örestedst Ölbar 6/11/2010.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
ndon (857) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - JAN 15, 2011
Bottle at a tasting 15th of January 2011. Surprise entry at the tasting. Aroma smacks you in the face with a grassy hop and alcohol. Taste is very strong on the hops, and even stronger on the alcohol burn, with a spiciness that matches the bitterness. More of an experience than a good beer, definately a novelty, although in my opinion it is MUCH better and more drinkable than the penguin.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
edpeg (851) - Berlin, GERMANY - JAN 20, 2012
Draft @ Berliner Bierbörse 2010. 2cl glass. Had this beer some time ago, transferring data from database before Januar 2012 I was using to rate beer. As I drink this again I will add a complete review.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gowdy (850) - Erskine, SCOTLAND - DEC 31, 2010
Nip at Craig’s house. Wow. It is beer but I couldn’t drink a whole bottle. Very heavy taste.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Matts_Property (830) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2011
Bottle from the brewery, split with mcberko. Pours a clear mahogany with no head. Aroma and flavour of syrup, alcohol, and quite spicy. Initial flavour is sweet, the the alcohol kicks in sharply. Easier to appreciate the alcohol flavour after a few sips. Leaves a lovely warming spirit-like sensation in your chest. Glad i was fortunate to try it.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kalervo (811) - FINLAND - MAR 22, 2013
Interesting curiosity, tastes like beer, not like any kind of spirit I have tasted. Malty, rich. Surprisingly not very alcoholic taste.

2.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
HopheadHans (804) - Bay Area, California, USA - JUN 19, 2011
Ok fine it is novel. Tasted about 2 oz o f it. The aroma is actually not too bad, a bit of malt vinegar I would say but certainly no hops or pine. Flavor is just alcohol. Tastes like some badly done grain alcohol with no nuance. One and done.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Balazs (787) - Den Haag, NETHERLANDS - MAY 19, 2010
Bottle shared with fellow Hungarian beerfans. Poured amber color with no head. Sweet aroma, honey, citrus, coriander, caramel and strong hops. Medium dense body with some carbonation. Dry, hoppy aftertaste. Alcohol is there, but much smoother than with distilled drinks. Strong aroma matches the strong ABV, so in that sense I think it’s balanced. Unique, enjoyable, for special events for sure.


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