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

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RATINGS: 431   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.


JoeTheYounger's rating

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
JoeTheYounger (1179) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Crazy aroma. Aroma isis Tons of hops almost like hop oil. Taste is super hot alcohol with a malt and hop finish. Almost like pure octane with a nice hop finish. Better than I expected.


4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
cinek (21) - POLAND - APR 26, 2016
próbka z butelki. znacznie ciekawsze i bogatsze w aromacie od pingwina. w aromacie cytrusy, żywica, alkoholu brak. konsystencja gęsta niczym w brandy czy koniaku, w smaku miód i długa gorąca goryczka. super

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
SkillsFactory (448) - ITALY - APR 24, 2016
Batch 91 o 911? Best before 14/01/21, aperta il 24 aprile 2016. Ambrata carica con riflessi dorati, schiuma non pervenuta. Aroma di pompelmo e durian, note di melone, erbacea e resinosa, l’alcol brucia letteralmente le narici. Al palato sempre pompelmo e durian, resinosa, finale etilico piccante. Dire che il corpo sia pieno č un eufemismo, č talmente corposa che si appiccica al bordo del bicchiere, carbonazione non pervenuta, letteralmente densa.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1611) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 18, 2016
This flat "beer" pours a clear, golden and incredibly viscous body with no head. The aroma is intense and very hoppy, with heavy notes of tropical fruits and caramel. The flavour is burning alcoholic, ridiculously hoppy and immensely malty: this is pure IPA concentrate! Also some hints of herbs. The taste is harsh bitter and heavy sweet, and the boozy aftertaste lasts until the next morning. The body is fuller than full and the texture is thicker than crude oil. This is a crazy, fun and absurd brew, but not exactly pleasant. Compared to e.g. Tactical Nuclear Penguin this is just a novelty.
[Tiny sample from 37.5 cl bottle, shared with Svensenga smak & behag, from cnesmark’s beer cellar]

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
rami_pl (1356) - 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

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mesjasz (698) - Lodz, POLAND - APR 15, 2016
Bottle. Aroma of honey, caramel and full of alcohol. Taste is bitter, light sweet. Very boozy flavor, harsh and hot. Also some herbsherbs, caramel and hops. Hard to drinking.

2.9
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 10/20
peponi (1221) - Mainz, GERMANY - APR 15, 2016
Aroma: alcohol, herbs,honey, malty. Appearance: clear amber color and no head. Taste: warming alcohol, really herbal and bitter, quite rough. Palate: full body and low carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: It taste like jaeger, strange stuff, absolutely this is not IIPA.

3.1
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
alteregoo (664) - 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.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
phfyysik (366) - Tartu, ESTONIA - APR 10, 2016
Pours golden with no head. Aroma is alcohol, fruits, some caramel, sweetness, hardwood. Taste is strong, hops, a lot of different fruits, lilac. Not very sticky and after taste does not last long. Interesting.

3.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
JoTheO (69) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - APR 3, 2016
Interesting beer. Color reminding of an Oloroso sherry, copper red. No head and no lacing. Definitively void of any carbonation... Very salty salmiak taste and plenty of hop bitterness, somewhat surprisingly. OK, have tried this and fun to offer the rest of the 375 ml bottle to guests and friends, but nothing I will sip on on a Friday evening.

3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
weordie (648) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - APR 1, 2016
Pours clear copper like whisky. Aroma very toffee like aroma with ethyl alcohol. Taste is a syrupy toffee, some burning alcohol. Nicer than anticipated


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