aleph (231) - - APR 8, 2012
3.5 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 14/20
Bottle. Deep golden color approaching amber. Hops mostly, alcohol (although it was really well masked, given the ABV). Sweet and malty backing. Syrupy body with low carbonation contributing to the effect. I was surprised that this tasted better than Tactical Nuclear Penguin, given the higher ABV and the fact that this is an IIPA.
bigabe (194) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2011
4 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
Wow. 82 proof. But possibly, the smoothest, most complex 82 proof I have ever experienced. You tastes malts, hops, sweet and floral fruity notes, and of course... booze. The warming effect is absolutely wonderful. It’s really like drinking a wonderfully complex belgian quad that warms like a shot of bourbon. I think it’s easier to drink than 120 min IPA, which has less than half the alcohol content.
ShelbyGrey (174) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 10, 2011
3 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
color dorado opaco poca espuma.aroma alcoholico y lupolos concentrados.
al paladar mas alcoholico y mas lupulos.curiosa pero desfasada
Tjoxen (167) - SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2013
3.9 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 17/20
Pours dark oak. Texture is very thick. Aroma is sticky of alcohol with prunes, raisins and a bit vanilla(?). Taste is sweet and smooth with dried fruit. The alcohol is well hidden in the flavours. Gives a warm feeling of happiness. This was a huge surprise. I bought it online from Brewdog when i saw they had made a new batch and i dont regret spending £40 on this bottle.
calm_dreamer (158) - GREECE - MAY 17, 2013
3.8 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
No head, the body is heavy and oily. The smell is of hops, alcohol and rum. So much that burns the nose. Taste of rum, heavy hops and oil. Drink it as a spirit rather than as a beer. Excellent.
tony_gorilla (156) - Fiskum, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
2.8 AROMA 4/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 12/20
Boozy unplessant smell...taste is ok. Ive had this beer for about two years. And those two years have helped it.
omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Sour, sweaty aroma of ipa and sock reduction. Sickly thick sweety hop and alcohol burn monster. Very, very tasty, even if not terribly good smell, but a really pleasing experience.
Odland (137) - NORWAY - FEB 10, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
Bottle shared at home. Pours golden amber. Oily texture and smells of hops and toffee. Described by the taste panel as a well balanced hop liqueur. Prominent alcohol but not to disturbing. A fantastic IIPA. Meant to be shared.
princesslala (131) - DENMARK - MAR 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
In Denmark, I have gotten a chance to sample a variety of schnapps. This “beer” would make an excellent hop schnapps. The aroma is parfum de houblon. I thought about sprinkling a little behind my ear as pheromones for my husband. The color is like orange Ceylon. The texture was more similar to a liquor. The flavor was full of hop fruitiness with some sweet honey and alcohol sublimation in the finish. Sink the Bismark is pretty delicious, but the thing that was a little off-putting was the syrupy film it left on my tongue. That said, I could see drinking it again as an aperitif for something greasy and uncomplicated from a chip shop or some pork cracklings from a traditional Danish roast.
bosta (115) - SLOVENIA - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
Pours a deep amber, with no head. The aroma is very intense, very sweet, lots of dried and candied fruits, raisins, apricot, a bit hoppy. Very similar to port wine. The taste is the same, lots of candied fruits and alcohol and a bit of hops. It gives a burning sensation that lasts. Great aroma and taste but dissapointing aftertaste.