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


on tap

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RATINGS: 412   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 1230   ABV: 41%
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.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (2490) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjp12 (962) - 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 !

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (7861) - 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.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (1813) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2015
25cL at Brewdog Bristol. Poured dark caramel gold with no head. Aroma concentrated hop syrup sweet booze pine. No carb med bod. Tastes a little harsh pine resin booze. ONLY DRINK IS SMALL SIPS.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (31462) - 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 ;-)

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
fonefan (40504) - 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]

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (13324) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - SEP 7, 2010
Bottle at Patricks. Dark golden colour with no head. Aroma is alcohol, sirup, hop, pine, citrus. Flavour is alcohol, sirup, hop, pine, citrus. Intense and strong hop drink nearly tto much in my opinion.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Travlr (17662) - Washington, Washington DC, USA - NOV 22, 2010
Bottle at Churchkey. I tried to share this one, but no one would accept. I had one of the best bowel movements of my life after trying this beer, and that alone was worth the sticker price. Bright amber with 3 tiny bubbles and no detectable carbonation or head. Aroma of pine sol and rubbing alcohol. Taste is massive pine, too overwhelming to finish. Causes tingling in the parotid glands and nasal passages, that eventually transitions to pain. I donít know what else to say.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
KnutAlbert (6398) - Oslo, NORWAY - DEC 28, 2010
official BrewDog tasting in Oslo. IPA-like nose. Hops, herbs, mint. You feel intoxicated by the aroma alone. The flavour is liquor-like, it has cough syrup, very herbal. Very bitter. More toothpaste than beer. But keep them coming!

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
rosenbergh (9144) - Tampere, FINLAND - MAR 27, 2011
330 ml bottle. Batch #2. From Scotland. My rating #2 000.
Clear mahogany colour with no head. Portwine, cognac, strong bitter hops, malt, brown sugar, sweetness and strong maltiness once again in aroma. Flavour is very strong in every way. Burning alcohol. Everlasting bitterness and alcohol burning. As DIPA this is not that good but as 41% alcohol drink this is quite drinkable. Quite unusual. No need for another though.

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