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

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RATINGS: 396   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   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.


4.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
alex_leit (497) - 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!

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
TorbenJensen (515) - Valby, DENMARK - JUL 16, 2015
The aroma is clearly alcoholic but also a little flavor of peach and orange. The taste is heavy, very strong and spicy with a fruity hops. The very long finish and heats the mouth with a brash alcohol. It is completely impossible to compare with beer, it has little in common with beer other than the ingredients. Still it is exciting, tasty and delicate. Perhaps it can be served in limited quantities on a fishing trip or a hunting party. But it was exciting to try it.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
cgarvieuk (17315) - 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 (11140) - 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 (2323) - 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. Its like hopjuice on steroids. Sip this one, but not all at once ;)

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
chimplechamp (601) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 30, 2010
Brewdog beer tasting Oslo------ Nose is vanilla, strong vanilla, competing with the intenseness of amarillo. No head, pours red, yellow, copper is what im trying to say, back to the nose, Hops, orange, resinous, orange peel, lemon zest, best nose ever. Taste is salty, orange rind, biscuit, malt, vanilla, strong vanilla undertones, definitely alcohol all over the place that probably should have been mentioned first. Lots of amarillo. incredibly sticky mouthfeel. really sticky long bitter finish. An experience. Some sort of mix of beer and scotch.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton (1616) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2010
Bottle at the CASK Pub & Kitchen on launch night of 20 May 2010. Thick, cheesy and grassy flavour bomb. Satisfaction derived by sipping a mililitre at a time! Long-lived bitter aftertaste, with caramel balancing the act. Packs a punch, and quite an experience.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
bhensonb (12460) - Woodland, California, USA - MAY 25, 2010
Bottle from Bierkoning. BB 2020! Pours ruddy copper. Its hoppy in aroma - with a boat load of alcohol. Numbs the nose. Thick bodied with virtually no carbonation. Heat is very present. Yet there is a lot of hop bitter. And the malt is detectable. Fun sipper.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
Hansen (7607) - Assentoft, DENMARK - JUL 19, 2010
CBF 2010: Orange, golden colour. Has an off-white head, mostly diminishing. Aroma is harsh hopped, herbs, grass, resin. Moderate maltyness too. Flavor is harsh: Harsh sweet and harsh bitter and thats in a good way. Alcohol. Syrupy texture.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 19/20
Leighton (14006) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - SEP 16, 2010
Bottle at the Ginger Man, NYC. Pours a cloudy, amber-red with very little head. Strong hop aroma with pine, citrus and alcohol. Flavor has some sweetness like caramel and lots of earthy, fruity, resiny bitterness. The body is thick and full, with slight carbonation and tons of warmth. Finishes hoppy with lingering bitterness and boozy burn. Not too shabby.


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