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

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RATINGS: 461   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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1.6
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
ragesaq (71) - Arizona, USA - AUG 1, 2010
Aroma: A surprising hop aroma, followed by fuel grade alcohol made to run jet engines, almost enjoyable. Appearance: Light coppery amber, slight carbonation. Taste: Lots of hops followed up by palate dismembering levels of aclohol, in a bad way. The bitterness isn’t really noticable. Palate: I one time tasted a tiny drop of hop extract, it does similar things to your palate as this "beer". Destroys the mouth and leaves you with an unpleasant feeling that this was a bad idea. Overall: Better than Tactical Nuclear Penguin, but not by much. This is sadly mislabeled as "beer" when it has more in common with jet fuel ethanol. The BrewDog guys need to learn how to make good beer instead of this unenjoyable gimmicky crap.


4.1
Bootlegger007 (151) - AUSTRALIA - JUN 27, 2017
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!

4.1
Maarten1993 (1274) - 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.

1.5
martin00sr (4035) - 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.

1.8
Bamsen78 (5400) - 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!

3.5
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.

3.5
Geiserich (4519) - 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
GenDV138 (7277) - 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.

3.8
Punkero (447) - FINLAND - FEB 4, 2017
Insanely strong boogie. Mean red brown. Malty. Sake. Herbs. Very well intriguing.

3
Biroholik (1374) - Sosnowiec, Poland, POLAND - JAN 11, 2017
Bottle Sharing / Piwne Degustacje Kraków
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.

3.3
AtronSeige (1535) - 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


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