conciergeman (73) - Minnesota, USA - OCT 12, 2011
UPDATED: FEB 25, 2012 Pours a dead amber color that seems very viscous. I prefer this aroma and actually found I prefer the sink the bismarck over tactical nuclear penguin. Even though the alcohol is still very prevalent, it is surprisingly drinkable.. in the recommended small amounts, obviously. Still no way it is worth the price, but fun to try. stefannilssons (1578) - SWEDEN - OCT 11, 2011
Det här var en spännade upplevelse, flera hade tidigare sagt att den bara smakade sprit, som tur var höll jag inte alls med. Jag tyckte verkligen att det här var en god ’öl’ med mycket smak av humle och lakrits. Men som sagt det här var en trevlig upplevelse som jag gärna om och den gången kanske man kan ta mer än endast 1cl. Mad_Ferret (1028) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 7, 2011
Clear copper amber with no head.
Malty sweet boozy aroma with toffee, caramel and heavy alcohol plus maybe a hint of dried fruits.
Taste is sweet malty and heavy boozy with caramel, toffee and licorice and herbs.
Full bodied with no carbonation.
Tasty but very boozy and burning.
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Pours like a scotch (i.e., thick), amber with no head. Surprising aroma of hops. No real alcohol aroma to it, just a strong resin hops. Taste of hops resin hits you like a ton of bricks. Almost puckering effect at the end. This one could kill you. If I hadn’t known, I would never have guessed 41%. Well played, BrewDog. nickd717 (4996) - San Francisco, California, USA - SEP 2, 2011
Well, I’m not one to brag, but this is a pretty impressive tick. Available at Plumpjack and Willow Market. Clear deep amber in color with minimal head. Viscous looking, and OMG this isn’t even a dark beer WTF! Just kidding, I’m a professional. The aroma is actually nice. Enormous hop smell invades your nose and some sweet caramel and toffee is in there as well. Rather spicy too. Oh and a bit of booze...but not 41% of booze. The flavor is like a concentrated DIPA from the east coast or a barleywine. Gigantic sweet caramel and toffee malts with an earthy hoppiness. Lots of IBUs for sure. Full-bodied as all hell with low carbonation. Not as boozy as you’d expect actually. You can feel the big alcohol warmth on the mouthfeel though. In this case, the ticker’s mantra "2 ounces is all you need" definitely applies here. You don’t want more than that. Gets harsher as it goes. But those 2oz were actually pretty enjoyable, crazily enough.
Bragesnak (5393) - Aarhus, DENMARK - AUG 25, 2011
DØE Festival, Valby, DK.
Golden with no head. Aroma of alcohol with hint of syrup. Flavor with some malt and fruit and just alcohol. Beersiveknown (5309) - NORTHERN IRELAND - AUG 25, 2011
Tasted at CAGarvie’s House, thank you!
A real hop bomb! Oily and resinous with lemons and limes, fairly bitter, lemon sherbert with an astringent/lemsip texture and pithy finish. radagast83 (8624) - Arlington, Virginia, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Small sample provided at R.F.D. in DC. So here it is - Sink the Bismarck!JoeTheYounger (1195) - Lake Arrowhead, California, USA - AUG 14, 2011
Aroma is a bit hot (hmmm, no kidding, at 41% it’s not a shock that the beer is hot). Poured a copper color with no head at all, almost like hard liquor than a beer, but even with that kind of treatment - the beer keeps a more than just subtle hoppy character that is a bit surprising. Flavor is a touch of hot citrus, with what I can only describe as being like cigar tobacco.
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. JohnRMurdoch (5142) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - AUG 12, 2011
Bottle from Beers of Europe. Strong hop & alcohol aroma. Orange amber colour, no head. Intense hop alcohol flavour like no other beer . Interesting idea but not for me.