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

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RATINGS: 358   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.


3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
aleph (231) - - APR 8, 2012
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.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
bigabe (194) - California, USA - JAN 30, 2011
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.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ShelbyGrey (174) - Barcelona, SPAIN - DEC 10, 2011
color dorado opaco poca espuma.aroma alcoholico y lupolos concentrados. al paladar mas alcoholico y mas lupulos.curiosa pero desfasada

3.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Tjoxen (167) - SWEDEN - JUN 6, 2013
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.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
calm_dreamer (158) - GREECE - MAY 17, 2013
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.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tony_gorilla (156) - Fiskum, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
Boozy unplessant smell...taste is ok. Ive had this beer for about two years. And those two years have helped it.

3.4
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2012
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.

4.5
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
Odland (137) - NORWAY - FEB 10, 2011
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.

3.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
princesslala (131) - DENMARK - MAR 10, 2010
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.

3.5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bosta (115) - SLOVENIA - APR 19, 2013
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.


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