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

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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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4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
BeerCast_Rich (1906) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - FEB 3, 2011
[330ml bottle courtesy of cgarvieuk] Copper coloured shot, looks like a brandy served in the wrong glass. When swirled, legs appear on the glass like a single malt. Quite something on the nose enormous alcohol aroma, combined with a massive hop presence. Really strong, oily hop aroma. It tastes of burning heather honey, pine air freshner and Dettol. Extremely oily and astringent, more liqueur than beer its incredibly fascinating [28012010]

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
bluejacket74 (1882) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2012
330 ml bottle, Batch 009, best before 16-08-20. Ive had this bottle for at least a year so I know its not exactly fresh. Served in a snifter, the beer pours a mostly clear orange/amber color with a very small fizzy cola-like head that went away pretty quickly. No lacing at all. It also has legs like liquor does when I swirl the beer around the glass. Aroma is mostly boozy, it also smells like dried fruits, apricots, candied oranges, plums, caramel and some hops. Taste is similar to the aroma, it tastes like sweet booze, dried/candied and tropical fruit, pine hops, honey, and also an herbal/medicinal flavor. Its weird, I can feel the alcohol burn going down my throat when I drink it, but the other flavors linger around a while in the finish so I can actually taste something other than the booze. Mouthfeel/body is full, its syrupy, slick and coating with low carbonation. I have to say its a unique brew, and overall I did like it. Id try it again in the future, but next time I should probably split the bottle with someone instead of drinking it all myself.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
tmrmwel (1867) - Bergen, NORWAY - SEP 8, 2014
Sample @ Beer Temple, Amsterdam. Pours dark amber and without any signs of head at all in the small sampler glass used. Aroma is actually quite malty, with oak, tobacco and roasted malts, but theres also a hoppy, almost vanilla-ish, sweetness. And lots of alcohol. Of course. Feels like the hops are drowning a bit behind the high ABV. Flavour is sweet and fruity, with rather strong liquorice and tobacco presence, as well as the same hoppy vanilla-like notes found in the aroma, giving a long almost kandi and bourbon-sweetly finish. Not your average IPA. Obviously. But quite nice, nevertheless.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
dfearnley (1851) - Edmonton, Alberta, CANADA - OCT 2, 2014
2 year old bottle to shot glass Smells like an IPA syrup, with some booze, chili, and oregano. This doesnt smell as good as it did 2 years ago, but its still pretty rocking. Colour is an opaque reddish brown with no head. Lots of pepper, chili, booze, oil, and ending with a slam of hoppy bitterness.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
ladnewton (1833) - London, Greater London, ENGLAND - MAY 22, 2010
Bottle at the CASK Pub & Kitchen on launch night of 20 May 2010. Thick, cheesy and grassy flavour bomb. Satisfaction derived by sipping a mililitre at a time! Long-lived bitter aftertaste, with caramel balancing the act. Packs a punch, and quite an experience.

2.7
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
LtDan (1806) - Los Angeles County, California, USA - JUL 12, 2010
Appearance: Pours a cloudy orange amber with no head.

Aroma: Grapefruit, rubbing alcohol, vinegar, and spoiled peach.

Taste: Caramel like booze, spoiled peach, grapefruit, wood, astringent hops, and alcohol for days.

Mouthfeel: Hot and syrupy.

Overall: Insanity in a bottle.

1
   AROMA 2/10   APPEARANCE 1/5   TASTE 2/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 4/20
Dazz3 (1797) - Hallsberg, SWEDEN - JUL 29, 2011
Luktar spritigt och lite trigt. Spritig, torr och lite trig i smaken. Vldigt spritig eftersmak.

3.5
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tfredvik (1794) - Oslo, NORWAY - APR 18, 2016
This flat "beer" pours a clear, golden and incredibly viscous body with no head. The aroma is intense and very hoppy, with heavy notes of tropical fruits and caramel. The flavour is burning alcoholic, ridiculously hoppy and immensely malty: this is pure IPA concentrate! Also some hints of herbs. The taste is harsh bitter and heavy sweet, and the boozy aftertaste lasts until the next morning. The body is fuller than full and the texture is thicker than crude oil. This is a crazy, fun and absurd brew, but not exactly pleasant. Compared to e.g. Tactical Nuclear Penguin this is just a novelty.
[Tiny sample from 37.5 cl bottle, shared with Svensenga smak & behag, from cnesmarks beer cellar]

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
VictorStr (1740) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - MAR 13, 2013
S uppspelt jag var innan jag drack denna, s uppspelt har jag sllan varit. Och ja, levererade den? JA det gjorde den ! Aroman slog en i ansiktet, kraftfull och st alkohol. Smaken? PANG ! fin beska som gjorde att det drog lite i kinde, kan varit mitt leende ocks..... Vldigt tjock. Synd att den var s jdrans dyr bara !

2.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 10/20
StevieT (1724) - AUSTRALIA - FEB 6, 2016
From a bottle. Wow, heaps of aniseed mixed with the massive alcohol flavours that punch you in the face, not really for me. Its a bit over the top.


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