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31
style
Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Imperial IPA
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Shaker, Snifter

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RATINGS: 451   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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2.8
StevieT (2016) - 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. It’s a bit over the top.

3.3
MrManning (2009) - Hamilton, Ontario, CANADA - SEP 23, 2010
Two, 1/15 ounce samples at Chancey Smith’s. Turbid orange with no head. Doesn’t 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 isn’t surprising. Hot, piney finish. Wow.

3.5
bluejacket74 (1995) - Reynoldsburg, Ohio, USA - MAR 16, 2012
330 ml bottle, Batch 009, best before 16-08-20. I’ve had this bottle for at least a year so I know it’s 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. It’s 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, it’s syrupy, slick and coating with low carbonation. I have to say it’s a unique brew, and overall I did like it. I’d try it again in the future, but next time I should probably split the bottle with someone instead of drinking it all myself.

3.8
tomthompson89 (1982) - Toronto, Ontario, CANADA - APR 11, 2010
WOW most extreme beer i have ever encountered. Thanx Sammy for bringing this one in. Amberish almost rose color. nose is resinous, alcoholic hops, hops of every variety . Flavor is booozzzyyy, and tons more hops. I thought the Dogfish 120 was crazy this one takes the cake, drinks like a sherry/hoppy scotch

3.1
Mjp12 (1976) - York, North Yorkshire, ENGLAND - JUN 10, 2015
An imperial ipa, no it’s a spirit ! Although there are hop notes, it’s the sweet candied booze that dominates. It’s an experience !

2.9
peponi (1946) - Hannover, GERMANY - APR 15, 2016
Aroma: alcohol, herbs,honey, malty. Appearance: clear amber color and no head. Taste: warming alcohol, really herbal and bitter, quite rough. Palate: full body and low carbonation, bitter finish. Overall: It taste like jaeger, strange stuff, absolutely this is not IIPA.

3.7
SuperDave (1932) - Beautiful Sunny Mesa, Arizona, USA - JAN 12, 2011
Clear deep amber with minimal head. Aroma of brown sugar, spicy hops and lots of alcohol. Flavor is hops and alcohol. Like distilled hop juice.

4
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 – it’s incredibly fascinating [28012010]

3.7
aleksander9 (1874) - Oslo, NORWAY - JUL 9, 2013
UPDATED: FEB 17, 2014 Bottle. Whiskey with no head appearance. Smells alcohol, sweet, grain. Full mouth feel with stingy alcohol. a lot of licorice, some hops, and nice alcohol burn in the stomach. Overall: super nice, But why not buy whiskey?

3.3
GlasgowTAD (1874) - Glasgow, SCOTLAND - APR 2, 2015
Pours a clear bronze with no head. Aroma is packed with mango and tropical fruits. Tropical fruits are picked up on the taste rather quickly bt soon the alcohol heat/burn overwhelms everything. Great as a spirit and as an example of brewing achievement but apart from aroma it does not possess much beer qualities


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