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


on tap

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RATINGS: 404   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.39   SEASONAL: Special   EST. CALORIES: 1230   ABV: 41%
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.

Mjollnir's rating

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 11/20
Mjollnir (392) - Canberra, - AUG 18, 2012
2012 production, thanks to a friend in England for mailing a bottle, saving about $110 over the best store price in Australia. Pours clear amber-red with no head, leaving some thin legs, any number of aged spirits would be doing quite well to look like this without artificial colourant. Malty and slightly hoppy aroma with a lot of alcohol. Flavours of clean malt as if itís a scotch malt whisky but the alcohol very quickly overpowers the early sweetness, with a reasonably amount of bitterness too, with a yeast extract note mixing in later on. Unfortunately the hop bitterness is not clean or sharp and only reminds me of a tainted scotch whisky. Medium bodied, no carbonation, fairly dry and very hot with a fading bitter finish. Within in this small universe of fractionally frozen beers, itís not nearly as balanced or enjoyable as the much cheaper Tactical Nuclear Penguin.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
charule (1739) - Chicago, Illinois, USA - SEP 16, 2015
25cL at Brewdog Bristol. Poured dark caramel gold with no head. Aroma concentrated hop syrup sweet booze pine. No carb med bod. Tastes a little harsh pine resin booze. ONLY DRINK IS SMALL SIPS.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
GothGargoyle (1841) - Vancouver, British Columbia, CANADA - SEP 11, 2015
Rusty brown with no head. Aroma is soy sauce, alcohol, dirt, burning. Pain on the palate, unpleasant to every sense. Taste is burning plastic, battery acid, pain. Beware

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
DerGantzel (51) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 29, 2015
Difficult beer to rate, because of the lack of comparable brews. High viscosity and taste like whisky. Liquirice and hoppy. No carbonation.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenkiGonzo (697) - Kyoto, JAPAN - AUG 15, 2015
Draught at Brewdog Edinburgh. Pours like a ruby whisky. Super malty aroma. Really surprised that it actually tastes like a beer rather than a spirit. Loads of burnt orange. Very smooth.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
drowland (7103) - Georgia, USA - AUG 12, 2015
2/21/15. Sampled during RBWG 2015. Small sample thanks to Homer321 via phaleslu. Brown pour. Huge booze aroma, hints at citrus, mint, and lots of caramel. Rich flavor, boozy as all hell, as expected, mild citrus, mint, pine, but Iím really searching beyond all the booze. Essentially a liquor. Glad to try, but definitely something to sip and share.

   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 14/20
tarmok (561) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 12, 2015
Clear amber liquid without head. Aroma of hops malt and alcohol. Medium sweet, medium bitter. Full body, long bitter finish

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
nordic (329) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 8, 2015
2cl @ Keller, Tartu. Dark amber color. Full body. Aroma: spicy, caramel, nuts, toffee, liquorice. Taste: warming, alcohol, medium bitter, some sweetness. Complex. Good.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
VamboladeTolly (829) - Tartu, ESTONIA - AUG 8, 2015
Bottle. 2cl @ deTolly. Pours dark amber. Aroma is sharp, caramel, malty, like a liqoir,toffee, hazelnuts. Taste is ediumto heavy bitter mixed with medium sweetness, oak, wormwood, nuts, toffee, chocolate. Nice one.

   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
slowrunner77 (7485) - Reno, Nevada, USA - JUL 30, 2015
had when it was the strongest beer out there - split up a bottle 4 ways. Glad we did. A nice experience but harder to drink than say, a Utopias which is better crafted and a better sipper. This is slightly citrusy booze, resemblimg whiskey more than "Imperial IPA". Cool, but not worth the price.

   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 19/20
sorif (15) - Athens, GREECE - JUL 25, 2015
This is Brewdog pushing the borders, expanding the definition of beer while remaining loyal to it at the same time. A successful experiment if you ask me. Get together with 4 good friends, get a bottle and split it to 5 glasses. Drink slowly, the way you would if the drink was a hoppy spirit. Actually, it is.

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