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Style: Imperial IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 439   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 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 14/20
GlasgowTAD (1309) - 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 (4884) - 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 (2605) - 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 (2023) - Gdańsk, POLAND - 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 (598) - 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 (130) - Bristol, Somerset, 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.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
yespr (39955) - Copenhagen O, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
33 cL bottle. Pours cloudy orange with a fully gone head. Aroma is dense grapefruity and peachy, sugarish/dextrose malt sweetness. Alcohol dense, overly solid hoppy and sugarish dense dextrose. Burning alcohol and dark hops flavoured finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Marko (4793) - Split / Zagreb, CROATIA - APR 13, 2010
Tremendous, enormous thanks to TBone who shared this one with us! Poured a red-gold body. Appley aroma hops in the nose, some sweet maltiness too but mainly alcohol. Aromatic hopiness mixing with saltiness in the taste, definitively quite malty too, maybe some notes of caramel. The alcohol is warming. You can definitely feel that this is huge, maybe not this huge but what can I compare it to? Still, I don’t care much for beers with some kind of alcohol presence, and this one fits the bill unfortunately. Still, huge respect and again huge thanks to Timo!

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
jesperhammer (4087) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - MAY 8, 2010
07-MAY-2010, @Beerfestival.dk. Wouw, this is alchohol. Bitter, and not just from the hops, but also from the alcohol. This is not beer. The TNP was (not being scientific here). I liked the TNP a lot, and I had hoped for something fantastic since I am an IPA guy. But dissappointed. Too sweet, too strong. BUT brewdog - I am with you all the way:)

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
madsberg (11283) - Søborg, DENMARK - MAY 11, 2010
Bottled. Orange/amber coloured. No head to talk about. Sweetness, spice, alcohol, herbs and flowers in the aroma. Flavour dominated by alcohol, herbs, cloying sweetness and some liqourice. Medium to full bodied. Heavily burning alcohol totally domintates the end. Not my thing. Thx. yespr for sharing.


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