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

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RATINGS: 361   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 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
Hanoi (393) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
sunevdj (3152) - 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 (8393) - , 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 (4978) - 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 (2811) - Nijmegen, 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)

2.8
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
jvhemert (331) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 19, 2012
AROMA: resin, balsamic vinegar APPEARANCE: brown, sirup, no head TASTE: medium sweetness PALATE: medium body, oily feel, sticky, flat, bitter OVERALL: the balsamic vinegar ruins it, better stick with nuclear penguin.

2.8
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
brystmar (1257) - Dallas, Texas, USA - JUL 13, 2013
Thanks Fern! Smells like petroleum, tastes not bad honestly. Kinda sweet before booze overwhelms. Caramel up front, hints of Utopias-esque notes for an instant, then turns to fire as it descends. Much better than expected, especially given my experience with Tactical Nuclear Penguin, but Utopias blows it away.

2.8
   AROMA 4/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
tony_gorilla (156) - Fiskum, NORWAY - DEC 14, 2013
Boozy unplessant smell...taste is ok. Ive had this beer for about two years. And those two years have helped it.

2.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
omhper (19365) - Tyresö, SWEDEN - APR 19, 2010
Bottled at Bishop’s Arms SoFo, Stockholm. Viscou amber, no head. Huge hoppy aroma with peach and tropical fruits. Very sweet and thick, fiercely alcoholi cand very hoppy. More similar to Hungarian peach brandy than any beer I know of. After the initial aroma it’s all about the alcohol and sweetness. Interesting? Definitely! But not a beer I’m dying to try again.


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