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

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RATINGS: 439   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.


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.

2.9
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
espenra (987) - 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.

3.1
   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.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kalervo (979) - 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.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mad_Ferret (976) - 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

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
DrewFace (967) - Melbourne, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Share thanks to petersluhale. Sweet, huge booze, tons of caramel, some dark fruit. Brown color. Huge booze flavor, straight alcohol, and then a face full of caramelized molasses. Warming alcohol (obviously). Lingering heat.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 11/20
gowdy (966) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Buongiorgio00 (934) - - JAN 8, 2014
Paura e delirio con Brewdog! Ne avrei bevuto volentieri più di assaggino. Aroma di legno profumato e caramello. Gusto caldo e avvolgente, con varie stratificazioni di amaro, note di caramello, frutta e leggere di torba. Sembra quasi di bere una inconsueta rivisitazione di un cognac luppolato. E stranamente beverino, considerando il grado inquietante di cui fa vanto.

4.3
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GandGKevin (933) - Virginia Beach, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2010
First of all the aroma is like you stuck your head in a bale of hops. Very viscous, coating the mouth with hop resin and alcohol. Very warming sensation as it travels to the stomach. Overall a very interesting beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
MotherBrother (891) - 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.


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