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

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RATINGS: 457   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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4.6
   AROMA 10/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 18/20
hebra78 (5) - - MAY 25, 2011
I waited two months to get this beer delivered. And including taxes and shipping this bottle of beer cost me about 500 Norwegian Kroner, or about $ 95. It was totally worth it. My tasting of this beer has been from both sherry and cognac glass, and both after drinking other beers, and by itself. The alcohol content of this beer is 41 % abv, which makes it the strongest commercially available beer ever produced. More often than not, strong beer is not very good. Strong lagers like Carlsberg Elephant or Tennants Super reek and taste of alcohol, and are not very pleasant. This is not at all the case with Sink The Bismarck. Of course you can smell alcohol, but the incredibly dense hoppy aroma is full of fruits and flowers. It smells very good indeed. The taste really packs a punch, both in terms of heat and flavors, as this is a very intense IPA. Brewdog have used four times the hops of ordinary IPA, and then frozen the beer to remove water, to get the wanted abv, so the flavors are very powerful. Apricot, strawberries, passion fruit and sweetness is present together with hints of wood. The aftertaste is long, with pleasant warmth and bitterness. If you are fond of beer, and enjoy different types, you should try this one. I am already considering purchase of another bottle, even though it is very expensive.


3.5
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geokkjer (7539) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - FEB 24, 2017
Bottle, courtesy of Beer5000. Pours dark brown with a tiny head. Aroma of malt, alcohol, glue and cardboard. Flavor is sweet and malty with some licorice, alcohol and soy sauce. Full body, still.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Geiserich (4347) - Linz, AUSTRIA - FEB 24, 2017
Bottle: Aroma is extremyly alcoholic and sharp, concentrated herbal hops. Amber color, no head. Flavor is sharp and alcoholic. Very herbal bitterness with resin, candies, herbal bitter hops. Burning alcoholic finish.

3.2
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
GenDV138 (6853) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2017
Bottle shared for Allagashs Drink It Now Day. Dark brown color. Aromas of booze, grains, caramel. Tastes of caramel, toffee, peat, raisins. Medium body with a dry finish.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
Punkero (392) - FINLAND - FEB 4, 2017
Insanely strong boogie. Mean red brown. Malty. Sake. Herbs. Very well intriguing.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Biroholik (1139) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - JAN 11, 2017
Bottle Sharing / Piwne Degustacje Krakw
Kołor ciemnopomarańczowy, nieprzejrzysty. Całkowity brak piany, co jest zupełnie zrozumiałe przy tym ekstrakcie. W aromacie dżem z pomarańczy, brzoskwini i papai. Duża nuta alkoholu, W smaku likier owocowy z dominantą w postaci pomarańczy. Gęste, zawiesiste, mocno chmielone z długą chmielowo-alkoholową goryczką. Alkohol potężny, jak z nalewki owocowej. Do sprbowania w małej prbce niegroźne, więcej niż kieliszek jednak bym nie wypił.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
AtronSeige (1470) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 21, 2016
Aroma: Medium-high hops, alcohol. Medium moonshine, medium-light licorice. Appearance: Good legs, Brilliant, dark copper body. No head. Flavour: High "zoute drops", salty licorice, resin. Very high bitterness, Medium-high spiciness. Medium-dry finish with lingering burn, licorice Mouthfeel: Full bodied, no carbonation, high warming burn on the tongue, later heating the belly. Overall: The burn is strong, obviously from the alcohol, but it makes the beer difficult to enjoy. I understand that the type of beer this is acceptable. The beer can almost be a strong sambuca with hops. Although it is an experience, it is not something I will recommend. 50 ml share of a 375 ml bottle. Thanks Bradley and Rob for joining the share. 34C. Experimental Beer 22A. Double IPA

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
adamnase (552) - Kronoby, FINLAND - DEC 7, 2016
Sample @ Brewdog, helsinki. Pours dark amber and clear. no carbonation nor head. Aroma is almost overkill with lots of alcohol, HOPS!, petrol, raisins.wonderful aroma! Flavour is quite similar, ,thick, and spicy, warming, spectacular

1.4
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Korcz (2409) - Warsaw, POLAND - DEC 2, 2016
Backlog, ocena przepisana z untappd, w ramach uzupełniania profilu na ratebeer. RAZ trafiłem na naprawdę dobre. Poza tym tylko i wyłącznie alkoholowo-piołunowa rzeźnia. Ehh.

2.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 10/20
DSG (13811) - Tel Aviv, ISRAEL - OCT 15, 2016
[9/27/16] Bottle sample at Brewdog in Brussels. Nice deep reddish amber. Aroma of hops, piney, a bit stale, caramelly malt, and some alcohol (but doesnt smell like 41%). Flavor is very boozy (duh) with sweet caramelly malt, and very bitter hops. Oily syrupy mouthfeel. Extreme and overpowering (burns my lips), but better than expected.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
lmojoh (617) - Troms, NORWAY - OCT 7, 2016
UPDATED: FEB 16, 2017 Tap på Grunerløkka Brygghus. Farge mørk rødlig mot sort uten skum. Lukt alkoholen er tydelig, lakris, noe søtlig. Smak markert lakris og alkoholsmak, noe frukt som appelsin og grape. Grei bitterhet. En merkelig øl som bør smakes, men i små mengder


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