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Style: Imperial/Double IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 365   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.38   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.


2.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
abemorsten (2831) - Mosterøy, NORWAY - JUN 19, 2011
Sampler at CBF 2011-05-27. Clear copper with no head. Floral, dried fruits, prunes and alcohol on the nose. Sweet, alcoholic and salty flavors. Full body. Thick, syrupy texture. Alco warmth. Light sickening.

2.9
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 12/20
Arve_Christian (3136) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUN 16, 2012
Backlog nov/dec 2010. On bottle at Dr. Jekyll. Full body & high complexity. Strong alcoholic taste. Interesting taste, but a bit to special

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mjollnir (391) - Canberra, AUSTRALIA - AUG 18, 2012
2012 production, thanks to a friend in England for mailing a bottle, saving about $110 over the best store price in Australia. Pours clear amber-red with no head, leaving some thin legs, any number of aged spirits would be doing quite well to look like this without artificial colourant. Malty and slightly hoppy aroma with a lot of alcohol. Flavours of clean malt as if it’s a scotch malt whisky but the alcohol very quickly overpowers the early sweetness, with a reasonably amount of bitterness too, with a yeast extract note mixing in later on. Unfortunately the hop bitterness is not clean or sharp and only reminds me of a tainted scotch whisky. Medium bodied, no carbonation, fairly dry and very hot with a fading bitter finish. Within in this small universe of fractionally frozen beers, it’s not nearly as balanced or enjoyable as the much cheaper Tactical Nuclear Penguin.

2.9
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hanoi (420) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - MAY 17, 2013
Bottle, from Brew Dog’s grim Manchester pub. From notes. Nose cream, fudge, toffee, caramel, spices, slight brandy. Taste, caramel, hops brown sugar. Alcohol burn high. Overall, the nose is spectacular, the taste less so. Interesting to try

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
kryon (1432) - SWEDEN - AUG 21, 2013
Pours brown caramel with no head Aromas of oak, wood, sweet sweet fruits, caramel, loads of alcohol Shabaam. Sticky alcohol, shit loads of caramel malts, raspberry like taste. Too much ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sunevdj (3201) - Copenhagen OE, DENMARK - APR 7, 2010
Tasting at Ølbutikken - THX Jesper! Pours a clear light orange with no head. Smells of alcohol and some hops. First is a fiery alco burn, then you discover piny hopsaromas and some residual sugars. Dry finish with more alcoburn and hints of caramel. Interesting.

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jtclockwork (8593) - , New Jersey, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Bottle shared with jcwattsrugger and decaturstevo. Pours amber. Deceptively nice nose at first inhalation. Hops and grain alcohol. Then the true beast reveals itself. Rubbing alcohol, paint thinner and iodine permeates the nose in follow up whiffs. Hops become more muted. The first sip is also deceptive. Slight burn with hop malt character throughout. Subsequent sips tell a different story. The beer quickly becomes a Jack Daniels cough medicine of sorts, lots of rubbing alcohol and burn with little hops in background.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
BrewDad (5004) - Olympia, Washington, USA - NOV 23, 2010
Beer Bloggers Conference 2010 – Boulder, CO
The Night of Beers…
Holy cow batman what the hell was that I just put in my mouth. It was a lot like a barley wine that was iced down 4 times then hops added for extra flavors. It was pure alcohol. This is one for the books to add hair on your toe nails. Thanks to BBC10 for the try.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
natejgood (391) - Bozeman, Montana, USA - JUN 11, 2011
smells extremely malty and strong. Medium clear brown in appearance. Light brown. Tastes like a very strong barely wine, only more malty. This beer was not brewed for the taste. There are many other drinks at this alcohol content that are more appealing, but as an experiment as to what what a beer can do this is interesting. I won’t drink it again, but this is an interesting experiment.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Martinus (2892) - Baarle-Nassau, NETHERLANDS - OCT 27, 2011
Caramel colour, no head. Very hoppy aroma, lots of alcohol, reminding of wood, vanilla, varnish. Flavour sweetish alcohol, hops, wood, reminding of young whisky. Interesting as an experiment. Insane beer.
(From 33cL bottle @ DRBM 2011, courtesy of dEnk)


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