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

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RATINGS: 366   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.


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 (8271) - 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 (1166) - 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 (1173) - 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
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (15170) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - MAR 8, 2010
UPDATED: JUN 9, 2011 From bottle at Pre-ZBF ... Nice orange red colour ... thin lacing ... WOW deep rich intense blood orange bright hop nose... again powerfull flavour ... but even before that you get a light burning spice... given there no chilli in this that i know, im assuming that this come from such intense hopping ... warming ... light pine ... huge hop .... sweet fruits ... quite a bit of grapefruit and yet more pine ... light strawberry ... and little more spice burn on linger ... I really loved the kick and intensity and in particularly the spice. btl at home ... copper... big big big spirity pine hop nose ....juicy pine with loads of bitterness ... but bitter is balanced with spiritness... again that lovley burn... im amzed at spicyness.... deep rich .... little toffee... amzing berry fruits raspberry and strawberry ... 4.3 up to 4.5 with water ... light hop ... much softer ... little burn ... very sweet .. very orangy ... sherbert ... wow just like a whisky a little water opens it up 4.4

bottle at friends ... amber ... light cheesy hop.. some pine nose ... big raw alcohol.. loads of hop ... big bitterness... no real fruit this time...still like how hoppy this is but another inconsistant brewdog beer 4.0

4
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 16/20
bierkoning (10563) - La Tropica, NETHERLANDS - APR 14, 2010
Bottle @ UDRM, Oirschot. Hopflowers and peach in the glorious aroma. Grapefruit. Pineapple, peach, loads and loads of malt, fresh hops. You almost forget the alcohol. Concentrated op hopbitterness, floral and fruity hop flavors, hopoil, tropical fruit. Very intense fluid, but it is impossible to finish the bottle.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 18/20
NoiZe (2324) - Amersfoort, NETHERLANDS - APR 22, 2010
Had this one in Scotland and UDRBM, Oirschot. Orange colored brew. Intense hopped aroma, very nice. Overwhelming, the alcoholic boom too. Flavor is hopped all over, grapefruit, pine, peach, malty. Itís like hopjuice on steroids. Sip this one, but not all at once ;)


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