Bootlegger007 (233) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2017 hebra78 (5) - - MAY 25, 2011
4.6 AROMA 10/10 APPEARANCE 4/5 TASTE 9/10 PALATE 5/5 OVERALL 18/20
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.
Shared the bottle with friends, thanks to Paul! Insane! Heavy licorice, malt and hopped to the extreme, like drinking whiskey, so glad to have had the experience, really enjoyable! Almost poured like port, deep dark tawny colour, no head.
We got both barrels from the Bismarck but we sunk the bugger! Maarten1993 (1310) - Nijmegen, NETHERLANDS - APR 12, 2017
Drank 28-3 @Majid the night before going to Struise. Very special. Very, very sweet start. Then some metally liquorice. Not really beer anymore. But very rich taste. martin00sr (4297) - Haderslev, DENMARK - APR 1, 2017
Clear amber, no head. From 25cm away the aroma is slightly dipa’ish, but at a smaller distance than that it’s just plain alcoholic burn. Flavour is extremely sweet and extremely bitter. Alcoholic with stupid, stupid, stupid morbid fascination.. Fuck...fuck... fucking abomination. Bamsen78 (5452) - Sønderborg, DENMARK - APR 1, 2017
UPDATED: APR 2, 2017 Draught @ Fox & Hounds, Sønderborg. Pours dark amber wirh small white head. Clear aroma of malt, caramel and boooze.. Bittet taste of alcohol and not much else. Ditto aftertaste. Not nice.. Sank me, not the Bismark. Fire! Geokkjer (7627) - 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.
Geiserich (4532) - 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. GenDV138 (7285) - Falls Church, Virginia, USA - FEB 23, 2017
Bottle shared for Allagash’s Drink It Now Day. Dark brown color. Aromas of booze, grains, caramel. Tastes of caramel, toffee, peat, raisins. Medium body with a dry finish. Punkero (462) - FINLAND - FEB 4, 2017
Insanely strong boogie. Mean red brown. Malty. Sake. Herbs. Very well intriguing. Biroholik (1412) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - JAN 11, 2017
Bottle Sharing / Piwne Degustacje Kraków AtronSeige (1595) - Johannesburg, SOUTH AFRICA - DEC 21, 2016
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 spróbowania w małej próbce niegroźne, więcej niż kieliszek jednak bym nie wypił.
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.
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