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

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RATINGS: 436   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
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
mcberko (13054) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - APR 3, 2011
UPDATED: APR 25, 2011 12 oz. bottle from the brewery, split with Matts_Property and a few others - had a 4 oz. sample for myself, which was way more than needed. Pours a vibrant orange amber. The aroma is ridiculously insane - intense hop oils, liqueur and of course, copious alcohol - sort of like a hop liquor. The flavour offers no mercy either, with a ridiculously hoppy palate amplified with liqueur and a colossal alcohol blast to bring out the hop juices more so - doesn’t exactly feel like 41% (more like 20% or so). Sort of a turpentine / paint thinner quality also. Glad I got to try this, but I can’t say this is exactly enjoyable. Tactical Nuclear Penguin is more enjoyable. Quite the experiment here.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
HenrikSoegaard (12851) - Randers, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2010
Bottle. Frothy white fair mostly deminishing head. Amber colour. Moderate malty nand hoppy hoppy exstremely intense aroma. Powerfull burning strong flavor. Long fantastic complex finish. Creamy palate. Not as alcoholic as fears.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
bu11zeye (12594) - Frisco (Dallas), Texas, USA - SEP 6, 2010
(Bottle, ericandersnavy) Pours a deep amber-ruby body with excellent legs. Aroma of caramel, grapefruit, bread, earth, grass, and alcohol. Flavor of pine, alcohol, and resin with dry, extremely bitter finish.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Christian (12578) - Odense, DENMARK - MAY 22, 2010
Amber with a small white head. Malty aroma with citrus hops. Rough on the mouth with hot alcohol and bitter hops. Good job getting so much beer character in a 41% drink! It’s a hit

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (12111) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2010
Bottle @ UDRM, Oirschot. Hopflowers and peach in the glorious aroma. Grapefruit. Pineapple, peach, loads and loads of malt, fresh hops. You almost forget the alcohol. Concentrated op hopbitterness, floral and fruity hop flavors, hopoil, tropical fruit. Very intense fluid, but it is impossible to finish the bottle.

2.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
jcwattsrugger (12016) - Florida and, New Jersey, USA - NOV 9, 2010
12oz bottle-thanks jtclockwork for sharing-pours no head and orange color. Aroma is initially resin/lemon, 2nd medium malt-caramel. Then iodine/acetone. Taste is biting hops, then turns to grain alcohol, warming/burning all the way down the gullet. Both aroma and taste start impressively, then goes explosively downhill. Initial 9/3/7/4/15=3.8 then 4/3/4/2/10=2.3

2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
thewolf (11931) - Kolding, DENMARK - MAY 17, 2010
Bottle @ CBF, 2010.
Nice clear amber with no head. Malty aroma, sweet, resiny hops, raisins, viniousness, caramel. Mild to low carbonation, super oily fat mouthfeel. Flavour has a shit-load of alcohol, lots of dry fruity hops. Pure spirits. Very unbalanced.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Pinball (11841) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - APR 8, 2010
UPDATED: NOV 8, 2010 Sample provided by Yespr, thanks a buch. Clear brown, no head. strong malty and hoppy aroma. You would not be able to guess the ABV from aroma, but You would probably guesstimate it in the teens. flavor is hoppy, boozy, sweet malty, very hoppy, citrussy tinge too. Hoppy booze. yea!. Overall flavor was much better than i had expected. It actually works.[7-2-8-3-15]=3.5 bottle @ Ørsted Ølbar strongest beers of the world tasting clear chestnuft brown, no head. aroma of strong hops, alc. flaovr is strong hoppy, strong malty, alc. well hidden. Overall taste is very nice, you would guess the alc. way lower, actually tasted like beer.[7-2-7-3-16]=3.5 original rate stays.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Scopey (11797) - Croydon, Greater London, ENGLAND - DEC 12, 2010
Many times (including the launch at the Rake), most recently at Brewdog Aberdeen. Pours cloudy orange with non-existant head. Nose; powerful citrus hop, varnish, floral, wood, alcohol. Taste; like hardcore IPA concentrate, great alcohol warmth, citrus fruits (oranges, lemons), varnish, pine. Great fun to drink.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Bov (11698) - Bienne, SWITZERLAND - MAY 16, 2010
courtesy of Laurent Mousson - clear amber colour without any foam; aroma of cognac, oranges and hop resin with a very apparent burning alcohol presence; no carbonation here and absolutely incredibly bitter; very long hoppy notes and insanely bitter finish, salty with notes of peated whisky and oranges - "hop-scene" and pretty incredible stuff; a unique experience - the 16 yo Isle of Jura we had just after tasted pretty watery in comparison


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