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

bottled
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RATINGS: 402   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.4   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.


3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Atheist_Peace (981) - Halifax, Nova Scotia, CANADA - AUG 1, 2011
330ml bottle split 6 ways. Foggy burnt amber pour with zero head. Nose of dog food and deeply resinous hops with some candy. Not nearly as hard on the nasal passages as the TNP. I donít even know how to describe the taste of this stuff. It was resiny, very, very resiny with a big licorice kick and a sticky cough syrup finish. Thereís no benchmark for evaluating things like this.

3.1
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
garza (572) - Oslo (NO), Caracas (VE), VENEZUELA - OCT 30, 2012
Pours dark orange colour and looks like a shot of whisly or liquor. Sweet light caramel aroma. Medium sweetness in the taste, toffee caramel and warming feeling. Full body, oily feel, no carbonation and a remisence of the flavor and short aftertaste.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
olliejobbins (1336) - Dorking, Surrey, ENGLAND - FEB 19, 2013
small measure at brewdog Newcastle. Clear amber with legs similar to Courvoisier or similar. Aroma of alcohol and minimal hops if any. Taste is similar with a very warm liqueur taste and alcohol rather than that of beer. A novelty.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Nische (1225) - SaltsjŲ-Boo, SWEDEN - AUG 3, 2013
Very sweet and concentrated. Boozy in a good way, like a good avec or something like that.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (2188) - NETHERLANDS - AUG 9, 2013
had a shot at a local bar. what could I expect from this experiment. I was surprised to see carbonation at this strong íbeer??í aroma of caramel. dark fruits, overwelming alcohol smell. citrus, caramel, sugar malt. burns a lot. and a verry dry aftertaste. why should you even call this beer.... anyway, this is far from drinkable. nice to try it for one time.

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Homer321 (2843) - Melboring, Florida, USA - FEB 21, 2015
Micro bottle sent by Peter. Thanks bro. Nose is super booze and grassy. Still some hop character. Some resin. Taste is peppermint bÝÝöt juice and bitter. My ears are on fire. Lots of caramel and fuck Iím frunk.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjp12 (824) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2015
An imperial ipa, no itís a spirit ! Although there are hop notes, itís the sweet candied booze that dominates. Itís an experience !

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (7261) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 30, 2015
had when it was the strongest beer out there - split up a bottle 4 ways. Glad we did. A nice experience but harder to drink than say, a Utopias which is better crafted and a better sipper. This is slightly citrusy booze, resemblimg whiskey more than "Imperial IPA". Cool, but not worth the price.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (30746) - Citizen of the universe, DENMARK - APR 1, 2010
Bottled. A hazy dark red beer with a thin beige head. The aroma has strong notes of hops, citrus, and alcohol, as well as medium notes of caramel, but also a bit of dextrose - a bit of a drawback. The flavor is very sweet and very powerful with strong notes of dextrose (a drawback), caramel, alcohol, as well as a good hop presence. The alcohol burns my palate. But unfortunately the hops canít hide the dextrose. Too much for my weak palate. Huge thanks yespr for sharing this low-ABV beer ;-)

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (39393) - VestJylland, DENMARK - MAY 10, 2010
Bottle 330ml.

Clear medium amber color with virtually none head. Aroma is heavy hoppy, spicy hops, heavy alcohol - sharp, aroma is all about alcohol and alcohol. Flavor is heavy sweet and harsh bitter with a long long duration, alcohol alcohol and hops. Not for my palate. Body is medium to full, texture is oily - syrupy, carbonation is flat. [20100506]


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