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

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RATINGS: 362   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.


1.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Aroma: A surprising hop aroma, followed by fuel grade alcohol made to run jet engines, almost enjoyable. Appearance: Light coppery amber, slight carbonation. Taste: Lots of hops followed up by palate dismembering levels of aclohol, in a bad way. The bitterness isn’t really noticable. Palate: I one time tasted a tiny drop of hop extract, it does similar things to your palate as this "beer". Destroys the mouth and leaves you with an unpleasant feeling that this was a bad idea. Overall: Better than Tactical Nuclear Penguin, but not by much. This is sadly mislabeled as "beer" when it has more in common with jet fuel ethanol. The BrewDog guys need to learn how to make good beer instead of this unenjoyable gimmicky crap.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ipamonger (69) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 20, 2011
Pours like a scotch (i.e., thick), amber with no head. Surprising aroma of hops. No real alcohol aroma to it, just a strong resin hops. Taste of hops resin hits you like a ton of bricks. Almost puckering effect at the end. This one could kill you. If I hadn’t known, I would never have guessed 41%. Well played, BrewDog.

3.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Thoor84 (67) - ICELAND - JUL 31, 2012
difficult one to rate. 41% abv you expect booze and that’s what you’ll get. Lot of alcohol in the aroma, some hops. Taste is really sweet, like sugary hops, something like a syrupy hop extract, really interesting.. Bitter finish but the alcohol really dominates in the end but somehow it seemed to balance out the sweetness. Really enjoyed the 2 cl i got at brewdog camden - I would recomment at least 5 to share a bottle ;)

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
Sandorf (50) - - JAN 30, 2012
strong, warm, bitter end, yet surprisingly tasteful. Malty, but incredibly fruity taste.

3.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
jonttix (46) - -, SWEDEN - OCT 14, 2011
Doft: Sprit till en början, sött fruktigt, chili Färg: Rostbrun, rödaktig Smak: Stark, söt och tydlig smak av chili Liknar inget annat, förvånansvärt tydlig ölsmak

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
alkoholocaust (37) - HELSINKI, FINLAND - FEB 10, 2013
BrewDog pub, Glasgow, May 2012. Clear, dark copper colour. Sweet honey and fruity aroma. Strong sherrywine style, honey and cognac on taste. Not very interesting.

4.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
to14go (29) - ISRAEL - JUL 20, 2013
Nice ice-beer. Really sweet and concentrated. almost no memory for the hops in the original beer.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
pieeetr (26) - Hägersten, SWEDEN - JUN 28, 2013
To put it short, it tastes like an unsmoked whiskey blended with a fine barley wine ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebeermonk (24) - NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2011
Shared (ofcourse) bottle at Trappistenlokaal ’t Klooster. Liked it better then the T.N.P. Strange how a "beer" this strong can still tast like a beer. Lot’s of hops, but still room for more flavoures... Funny,strange, glad I tried it.

4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hankchinaski (14) - Florida, USA - SEP 17, 2010
The first super high gravity beer I’ve had that actually tasted like beer. Massive hops on the nose, orange, grapefruit and peach come through. You defiantly get the alcohol but it doesn’t overwhelm the overall flavor which has brandy like tones with serious bittering and flavor hops.


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