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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 393   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yngwie (15191) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - JUN 10, 2010
Bottle at Patricks. Itís a clear, dark golden beer, or should i say drink, I have a hard time convincing myself itís a beer. No head at all, still beautiful to look at. The aroma punches you in the face with its massive amounts of citrusy hops and stinging alcohol. Thereís malty elements too, and overall it is lovely even though it is so intense. In the mouth it is full as hell, and very warming. Very high on bitterness, and with a good dash of malty sweetness. Citrus and pine in copius amounts. The finish is bitter and warming, leaving very little room for the malts. A wonderful beer, maybe in a non-beery way, actually itís the insane levels of hops and alcohol that drives it forward. Thx Brewdog for doing this limits-pushing experiment. 100610

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
RCL (2030) - Waltham, Massachusetts, USA - JUL 18, 2010
I was actually quite surprised that I liked this as much as I did. Big piney hop aroma reminds me very much of Dogfish Head 120 Min. Flavor has massive hops and is a bit hot but, when compared to spirits, itís fairly smooth sipping. Put yourself in the "slow sipping spirit" frame of mind when trying this, and it is quite nice.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 18/20
dbcfd (7) - USA - SEP 14, 2010 does not count
Whew, donít try to drink the whole thing. With all the alcohol, it will drink like brandy or whiskey. That being said, it still has some great IPA flavors, just amplified, overemphasizing some of the piney/hoppy nature. Grab about 10 friends, some shot glasses, and add it to the tasting list.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
thebeermonk (24) - NETHERLANDS - APR 29, 2011
Shared (ofcourse) bottle at Trappistenlokaal ít Klooster. Liked it better then the T.N.P. Strange how a "beer" this strong can still tast like a beer. Lotís of hops, but still room for more flavoures... Funny,strange, glad I tried it.

4.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
haakonm (4) - NORWAY - MAY 25, 2011 does not count
Bottle 330ml served on Patricks. Beautiful color. Looks very tasty in the glass :-) Sticky texture.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
Meilby (9452) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - MAY 25, 2011
Bottle 330ml @ Patricks Pub og Restaurant, Kristiansand
Pours clear amber with no head. Aroma has notes of alcohol, malt, caramel, herbs, grassy and fruity hops. Taste is medium sweet and heavy bitter with an insanely strong and bitter finish. Body is full, texture is sticky, carbonation is flat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Beerhammaren (1312) - FINLAND - JUL 7, 2012
Color is amber with no head. Aroma is burned malts, caramel, alcohol, dark fruits, syrup... Complex and rich aroma. Flavor is anis, alcohol, burned malts, burned sugar, liquorice. Swell!

4.1
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Ret12 (453) - Maryland, USA - NOV 8, 2013
This was a wild experience. Very warming with a heavy dark fruit flavor. Overall not as bad as I thought. Syrupy as well

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
bax (1286) - Hasselager, Aarhus, DENMARK - FEB 22, 2014
(bottle 22 /02-2014) no head, clear amber color, intense hoppy aroma, very bitter but still drinkable, intense hoppy taste. Extreme beer but still a beer. Batch #917, BB date 28-09-17.

4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_leit (378) - Minsk, BELARUS - JUL 6, 2015
Reddish amber color, almost no foam. Powerful aroma of ether, acetone and alcohols, malt, dried fruits and raisins, dried pears, figs. Taste: burning, spiritus, pepper, sweet liqueur, dried fruit, dried apricots, whiskey. Spiritus Sancti!


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