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

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RATINGS: 447   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.


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
markextrae (3898) - Maastricht, 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 ’beer??’ 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 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
Mjp12 (1391) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2015
An imperial ipa, no it’s a spirit ! Although there are hop notes, it’s the sweet candied booze that dominates. It’s an experience !

3.1
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (10145) - 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (2160) - New York, New York, 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.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TychoJames (1060) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
Provsmakning örebro ölmässa. Bärnstensfärgad. Spritig doft. Känner bara i ångorna. Knäck, russin och malt. Söt och soritig smak. Sirap knäck malt

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
alteregoo (930) - POLAND - APR 15, 2016
UPDATED: APR 17, 2016 Klarowne, bez piany, bursztynowe. Aromat przywodzi na mysl najlepsze angielskie BW w typie K31 z wyraźniejszym alkoholem. Praktycznie bez gazu. Mocno alkoholowe a zarazem chmielowe w smaku, karmelowe, z wyrazna goryczka na finiszu.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rami_pl (1939) - Warszawa, POLAND - APR 18, 2016
Przeklejka wyjazdowa, probka (dzieki, Swaroga!): Sink The Bismarck! BrewDog Aromat klasa - owocowo przyprawowy, jak intensywne BW. Smak... Alko-chmielowy. Ma chmielowa goryczke. Wynalazek, warto sprobowac poznawczo

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 10/20
Ungstrup (34362) - 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 can’t 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 (44144) - 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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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
gunnfryd (14127) - 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.


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