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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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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.


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (783) - Aalborg, DENMARK - NOV 18, 2011
More of All, that’s it. Simply more of all. More sugar, more caramel. A bit like wine. Would rather have this than a whisky.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mad_Ferret (728) - 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

4.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
darkguardian (726) - Florida, USA - MAY 13, 2010
12oz bottle. What an achievement. I guess I can see how some wouldn’t like this. Its definitely boozy but when you consider its 41% abv its actually incredibly well hidden and very tasty. Pours deep deep amber with carbonation! I wasn’t expecting that. Light off white head that settles quickly. If you stick your nose way down in all you get is alcohol. If you pull up a little you get huge huge aromas of citrus and pine. Huge peach and apricot note in this beer that dominates over the usual orange and tangerine/grapefruit notes. Of course noticable booze on the nose. Flavor is huge bitterness up front. How the hell did they manage this? It unlike 120minute IPA is actually bitter which really shouldn’t be possible with this much ABV. Actual citrus and pine mesh with a boozy brandy like liquer note. Finishes with warming alcohol and bitterness that lingers literally for hours. 5 beers later (and I’m talking imperial stouts and sours) the bitterness still was lingering. I gave this beer a 20 overall because an achievement like this deserves praise and recognition. This is a totally unique beer. There is literally nothing like it. I will be buying another to see what this beer becomes once the hops fade away.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Anker (723) - Hillerød, DENMARK - APR 8, 2010
Bottle generously shared by yespr at Ølbutikken, Very appreciated. Pours an amber colour with no head. A strong alcoholic aroma with a lot of fruity sweetness and a hoppy kick hits the nose. Flavour is dominated by alcohol, with notes of hops and a hint of caramel and toffee. Very intense and with a long lasting after taste and throat burn.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
SperkeleForce (710) - FINLAND - JUL 5, 2014
Bottle 37,5 CL. Pours brown reddish with no head. Notes of chocolate, raisins, plums., dades. Insane. "Beer".

- beerbasher

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dommod2011 (704) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
Share with Bish and Danny. Andy had some too, bet he didn’t see himself doing that when he left the house. Think numbers speak for themselves really Thomas, as someone who got a B in A Level maths I thought you’d know that.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 13/20
aleksander9 (694) - 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?

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
llkc (633) - århus, DENMARK - NOV 16, 2013
Brewdog sink the bismarck. 41 %. IPA. det første jeg kunne dufte da jeg åbne flasken var den her maltsødme som mange af de her stærke øl på over 13 % tit har. smagen er super god sød stærk og bitter

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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
BitchPls (622) - 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.


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