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

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RATINGS: 432   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.


3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Rob_D_UK (1330) - Surrey, ENGLAND - MAY 11, 2013
Clear amber - no head. High hoppy, resin, citrus, grape fruity, caramel, light nutty, light malty sweetness, high alcoholic, acetone, sharpness, chlorid, swømmehal, unbalanced.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
The_Bish (1123) - West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
Shared with the delicious Domnik and delectable Danyul. Relatively acceptable and more of an experiment than a gimmick. I liked it, warming and went down fairly smooth. Hard to rate with numbers.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dommod2011 (704) - Birmingham, West Midlands, ENGLAND - MAY 18, 2013
Share with Bish and Danny. Andy had some too, bet he didn’t see himself doing that when he left the house. Think numbers speak for themselves really Thomas, as someone who got a B in A Level maths I thought you’d know that.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hotstuff (4730) - Fort Wayne, Indiana, USA - FEB 11, 2014
Rated on 5-23-2010 - Batch 2 - Best Before 18 03 20. This beer poured into a snifter, forms a very, very small tan head that is long lasting, hazy reddish body, and very little carbonation. The aroma is malty, heavily hoppy, very fruity, spicy, and a big alcohol aroma. The taste is sweet, fruity, spicy, heavily bitter, hops, hot, alcohol burn, and a dry finish. The palate has a warming sensation and this beer is medium-full bodied. This beer is just insane! I enjoy drinking very strong beers, but this is a bit too strong even for me. I was barely able to finish my pour.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlasgowTAD (1167) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2015
Pours a clear bronze with no head. Aroma is packed with mango and tropical fruits. Tropical fruits are picked up on the taste rather quickly bt soon the alcohol heat/burn overwhelms everything. Great as a spirit and as an example of brewing achievement but apart from aroma it does not possess much beer qualities

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 15/20
TimE (4704) - Tokyo, JAPAN - JUN 3, 2015
tons of cherries and madera and massive alcohol burn in the nose. Syrupy sweet mouth with lots of breadienss . Harsh alcohol finish with bread, apricots and cherries. Strong as hell. Wow. Won’t drink again

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lilja (2499) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2015
Några cl provade på Beer-ditch. Väldigt höga förväntningar. Smakar först bara sprit med en liten touch av salubrin och kungen av Danmark/bröstkarameller. Men när spritsmaken lagt sig finns där en söt, kryddig, karamellig karaktär med toner av toffe som funkar. Eftersmak är värmande, torr, kärv och ganska besk. Gott att äntligen fått prova.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
Swaroga (1954) - Brussels, BELGIUM - MAR 20, 2016
Surprisingly it has aromas of hops with notes of pomelo and orange peel, mango. Lots of vanilla, cinnamon and resin. Very deep. I was expecting more alcohol. Still it’s 41% so ...there is enough but the thickness and huge hop burn makes you remember it isn’t a typical high abv distillate. It’s completely out of this world.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
phfyysik (390) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 10, 2016
Pours golden with no head. Aroma is alcohol, fruits, some caramel, sweetness, hardwood. Taste is strong, hops, a lot of different fruits, lilac. Not very sticky and after taste does not last long. Interesting.

3.3
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Fullpintofbeer (67) - Bristol, Gloucestershire, ENGLAND - MAY 2, 2016
No head, no lacing, copper colour, aroma of whiskey with a little addition of hops, strong alcohol taste, flat. Not everyday you can try a 41% of alcohol beer, but it’s worth it.


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