omegamike (152) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 22, 2012
3.4 AROMA 5/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
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.
Odland (137) - NORWAY - FEB 10, 2011
4.5 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
bosta (136) - SLOVENIA - APR 19, 2013
3.5 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 2/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 13/20
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.
Christopsy (136) - SCOTLAND - MAY 5, 2013
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 5/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 4/5 OVERALL 15/20
Bottled. This is a big IPA. Sticky, sweet, sour, HOPPY, and big booze! Aroma of alcohol.
princesslala (131) - DENMARK - MAR 10, 2010
3.9 AROMA 9/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.
socialbeer (108) - SPAIN - DEC 19, 2012
3.9 AROMA 7/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 8/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 16/20
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.
M_Jager (106) - AUSTRALIA - NOV 21, 2011
2.1 AROMA 3/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 4/10 PALATE 2/5 OVERALL 8/20
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
mto (97) - helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 14, 2011
3.8 AROMA 8/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 7/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 16/20
(@pikkulintu) hazy dark orange colour with no head. On nose and taste hops and alcohol. Some fruityness too.
bennet65 (88) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - JUL 24, 2012
1.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 1/10 PALATE 1/5 OVERALL 4/20
a freakshow of a beer. hardly even a beer. massive hop nose but it just burns and burns. pretty nasty stuff
ipamonger (75) - New Brunswick, CANADA - SEP 20, 2011
3.5 AROMA 6/10 APPEARANCE 3/5 TASTE 6/10 PALATE 3/5 OVERALL 17/20
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.