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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 447   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 1230   ABV: 41%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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.


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   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenkiGonzo (1061) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2015
Draught at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours like a ruby whisky. Super malty aroma. Really surprised that it actually tastes like a beer rather than a spirit. Loads of burnt orange. Very smooth.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TychoJames (1060) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
Provsmakning örebro ölmässa. Bärnstensfärgad. Spritig doft. Känner bara i ångorna. Knäck, russin och malt. Söt och soritig smak. Sirap knäck malt

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
phredrik (1024) - Copenhagen (formerly Aalborg), DENMARK - MAY 8, 2011
Bottle shared by Enjoyit. Pours amber with no head. Aroma is nice and hoppy, lots of simcoe, grape, pine, citrus, caramel. This is just an IIPA on steroids. Like in Tactical Nuclear Penguin, the alcohol is very well hidden in the aroma. But the taste has a massive alcohol burn, massive hoppy bitterness, lemon zest, high alpha acid hops. I like Tactical Nuclear Penguin better.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
bluebetty (1021) - AUSTRALIA - APR 21, 2010
Bottle. Pours a light ruby red when held up to the light. No carbonation. Appearance seems quite oily as it coats the side of the glass. Huge initial aroma of dried apricots. Some honey, resiny hops and alcohol in the back ground but for me it is all about the dried apricots. Taste is initially quite bitter followed by alcohol burn and more hop bitterness. Resiny hops dominate the finish and hang around for a long time. Mouthfeel is quite full and oily. Definately better than expected.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kalervo (1014) - 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.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Philym (1003) - St Neots, Cambridgeshire, ENGLAND - AUG 15, 2014
Appearance: Clear ruby brown with no head. Aroma: Fruit cake, resinous, treacle, liquorice, spice, spiritous, dried fruit, subtle grapefruit. Taste: Medium sweetness and bitterness with low sourness. Palate: Very thick smooth texture, thick body, no carbonation, lingering, dry, fruit cake, treacle, liquorice finish with citrus pith notes and a lot of alcohol warmth. Comments: Good. More like a liqueur. Batch 917.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mesjasz (1002) - Lodz, POLAND - APR 15, 2016
Bottle. Aroma of honey, caramel and full of alcohol. Taste is bitter, light sweet. Very boozy flavor, harsh and hot. Also some herbsherbs, caramel and hops. Hard to drinking.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
espenra (994) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mad_Ferret (992) - 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

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
330ml bottle split 6 ways. Foggy burnt amber pour with zero head. Nose of dog food and deeply resinous hops with some candy. Not nearly as hard on the nasal passages as the TNP. I don’t even know how to describe the taste of this stuff. It was resiny, very, very resiny with a big licorice kick and a sticky cough syrup finish. There’s no benchmark for evaluating things like this.


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