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


on tap

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RATINGS: 383   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.

   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.

   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.

   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bosta (136) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Christopsy (136) - SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2013
Bottled. This is a big IPA. Sticky, sweet, sour, HOPPY, and big booze! Aroma of alcohol.

   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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
socialbeer (108) - SPAIN - DEC 19, 2012
Botella. Color cobre intenso sin apenas carbonatacion ni espuma. Aroma intenso a alcohol y maltas caramelo. En boca me recuerda a una barleywine con alcohol extremo con notas resinosas del lupulo, con un final curioso entre dulce alcoholico y seco.

   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
M_Jager (106) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2011
This isn’t a beer! Insane and only to be drunk as an experiment. Appearance is more whiskey like, no head at all and I poured this hard. Smell of honey, and spices. First mouthful blew my head off. Second the same.... wow..... very sticky syrupy liquid which burns as you would expect from something this strong. Intense bitterness and dry alcohol aftertaste. Amazing, but never again

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
mto (97) - helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2011
(@pikkulintu) hazy dark orange colour with no head. On nose and taste hops and alcohol. Some fruityness too.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
bennet65 (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2012
a freakshow of a beer. hardly even a beer. massive hop nose but it just burns and burns. pretty nasty stuff

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
ipamonger (75) - 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.

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