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

bottled
common

on tap
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RATINGS: 417   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39/5   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.


Ibrew2or3's rating

3.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Ibrew2or3 (7777) - Tempe, Arizona, USA - APR 29, 2010
Big thanks to askdrtodd for the share. Pours clear deep copper with thin white to off white head. The aroma is thick sludgy malts backed up by mild yet intense citrus hops and followed by the expected burn to the nose near the end of the draw. The taste is rough with a brief moment of malts rushing headlong into syrupy yet tart hop bitterness and astringency and then getting more and more boozy and rough. It continues to warm deep into the long after taste. Interesting. I doubt I can take much more than an ounce of this without something to re-set my palate.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Iznogud (1566) - CROATIA - FEB 7, 2016
Bottle pours at DogTap, Ellon. Pours brown orange with no head. Very thick and oily. Hops in aroma. Sweet malty, caramel, fruit, spices. Bitter. Full bodied. Warming alcohol. Leaves burning sensation in throat. Very interesting, and surprisingly good. Would like to try it again.

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
StevieT (1244) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2016
From a bottle. Wow, heaps of aniseed mixed with the massive alcohol flavours that punch you in the face, not really for me. It’s a bit over the top.

1.1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 1/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 3/20
sir__v (1462) - Lille, FRANCE - DEC 14, 2015
Bottle from Brewdog online shop. Color: dark caramel brown liquid with no carbonation and no foam. Very sweet liquor aspect. Smell: alcohol and plums alcohol nose. Nothing as a beer... I know it’s extreme and really far as a beer but I expected more beer notes... Taste: alcohol taste, alcohol domination... nothing more. Very nice beer if you want to relieve your wallet... none other interest !

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
TychoJames (804) - 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

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
FunkyF (658) - Örebro, SWEDEN - NOV 28, 2015
Flaska på Örebro ÖoW. Mörkt brunröd med pyttelite vitt skum. Tung fruktig doft. Varm spritighet med sötlakrits och torkad frukt.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
bergstaden (1955) - Røros, NORWAY - NOV 24, 2015
Clear dake golden with no head or carbonation - Malt and hops with strong alcohol aroma - Flavour has a lot of hops in it with some citrus notes and alcohol with some malty notes - The alcohol and hops goes into the finish - This was surprisingly good and actually quite easy to drink

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Lilja (2343) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 20, 2015
Några cl provade på Beer-ditch. Väldigt höga förväntningar. Smakar först bara sprit med en liten touch av salubrin och kungen av Danmark/bröstkarameller. Men när spritsmaken lagt sig finns där en söt, kryddig, karamellig karaktär med toner av toffe som funkar. Eftersmak är värmande, torr, kärv och ganska besk. Gott att äntligen fått prova.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 13/20
Vignale (2851) - Malmö, SWEDEN - NOV 19, 2015
Några cl provade på Beer-ditch. Väldigt låga förväntningar. Smakar först bara sprit med en liten salubrin och kungen av Danmark/bröstkarameller. Men när spritsmaken lagt sig finns där en söt, kryddig, lite gammeldanskliknade karaktär som funkar. Eftersmak är torr, kärv och ganska besk. Roligt att ha provat.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
msbernac (1422) - Krakow, POLAND - NOV 15, 2015
Bottle Aroma-brandy, toffee, caramel, alcohol Appearance-amber, clear, minimal white head, Taste-very bitter, heavily sour, light sweetness, Palate-full body, slick feel, flat, bitter finish Overall-super

5
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 10/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 20/20
horrorcore69 (12) - - NOV 7, 2015
It’s definitely a beer for the dedicated. Aroma is alcoholic, but - it’s rather obvious; some piney and citrus aroma as well, but in the background. But taste... it’s poetry. Bunch of citrus and pine and nice bitterness. Worthy trying.


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