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

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unknown

on tap
available

Broad Distribution

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RATINGS: 450   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.37/5   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.

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3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rosebud butternuts (2396) - Denton, Texas, USA - NOV 4, 2010
bottle thanks to bhensonb. poured a beautiful auburn with some great legs!! aroma was pine, butterscotch, maple, and fusel. flavor was fire!!! Hot!!@##$ pine, and bitter. I really enjoyed this and I think that brewdog is one of the few breweries that can pull off a monstrosity like this.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
j12601 (9689) - Poughkeepsie, New York, USA - OCT 31, 2010
Bottle at Joes ridiculous going away party tasting courtesy of Ryan. Just what I needed when I was already gone, a 41% bomb! Pours a hazed golden amber with a thin white head. Smells just like what I thought it would, a hop cordial. Spicy hops, big earthy pine, lots of booze. Vanilla, caramel, and loads of citrus. Tough to drink, but certainly interesting.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
finol (3172) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2010
Bottle. Pours boozey amber. Very intense hop aroma, like a fruity pale ale such as Alpha King. Taste of licorice, hops, Cointreau and anise. More beery than expected, like a whiskey where the smokyness have been exchanged with hops! Some recemblances with Nanny state in extreamity.

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
hirigalzkar (2991) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - OCT 30, 2010
Bottle. I was really surprised with this one! The aroma is great. Intensivly hoppy, sweet and with some nice alcohol in the background. The taste is very hoppy at first, but has also got notes of licorice and aniseed. I prefer this over a lot of liquors available.

2.1
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 8/20
PilsnerPeter (3045) - Flushing, New York, USA - OCT 23, 2010
Bottle at Joes: Headless orange- buttery, boozy, cheap berryish Euro hop aroma. Nauseating. Slick, hot, oily, hoppy, honeyish. A gimmick.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MartinT (9499) - Montreal, Quebec, CANADA - OCT 17, 2010
My Bottom Line:
Honeyed and caramelized cereals are balanced out by piney hops and their bitterness until an alcohol storm hits this lean Liquor of IPA.

Further Personal Perceptions:
-There is no foam (obviously) atop the translucent amber-laced golden.
-One sniff of this fiery liquid can clear the nostrils...
-I was ready to hate this, but the aroma actually suggested a Barley Wine of some sort, and the flavor profile was indeed that of a strong ale; not a liquor. That alcohol is obviously intense though...
-I dont think Id ever buy this (or try it again, for that matter), but I am still happy to have put my lips on it.

From a bottle.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
ChrisThomson (522) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2010
Sampled at Brewdog dinner at beerbistro. Dark golden colour with zero head. Aroma is alcohol, huge hop, pine, citrus. Flavour is alcohol, syrup, hop, pine, citrus. Intense and strong. Interesting, but not something I could drink more than a few ounces of at a time.

3.3
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
jercraigs (10000) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - OCT 11, 2010
2010-10-11. Crisp dark amber body is syrupy on the glass. Powerful aroma, sweet citrusy hops, light green touches. Alcohol. Flavour is intense, briefest touch of sweet malt up front is quickly savaged by rough bitterness an alcohol. Leaves the mouth tingly. Smooth medium bodied palate is hard to appreciate with the burning alcohol. Glad to try it, its intriguing but not all that fun to drink. Sipper. Overall impression is of a cute fluffy bunny being violated by a grizzly bear. Bottle shared by Tuqueboy

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
olsvammel (6440) - rebro, SWEDEN - OCT 5, 2010
Bottle at SBWF (Wicked Wine). Wow, what an insane beer. As you might expect its packed with boozey and alcoholic flavour, but it doesnt feel as strong as 41%. It doesnt have the same biting alcoholic feel that a whisky or a vodka have for instance. It also packs allot of flavour, a very fierce bitterness and lots of hops. It felt like chewing a hop cone, like drinking a concentrated super extreme DIPA. Very interesting to try but a normal DIPA is allot better.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2010
Two, 1/15 ounce samples at Chancey Smiths. Turbid orange with no head. Doesnt look good at all. Nose is surprisingly appealing, with pine, pineapple, some alcohol, citrus, resiny hops. Taste is very strong. Really like a scotch. Intense alcohol with pine and sweet candy, some butterscotch, pineapple. This really kicks you in the ass. My mouth puckered with each sip. It is also very hot, but at this alcohol percentage, that isnt surprising. Hot, piney finish. Wow.


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