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BrewDog / Oskar Blues Shipwrecker Circus

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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
Serve in Snifter

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RATINGS: 128   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
Keg and bottled, special
In collaboration with the awesome Oskar Blues from Colorado, we’ve created this big, twisted 10.5% American style barley wine. With big boozy aromas that’ll swirl round your nostrils and a sweet viscosity that’ll cover your tongue from top to tip, this is a beer for people who enjoy nonsense and walking on tightropes. Even when the Circus packs up and leaves, you’re left with a lingering warmth and bitterness playing in your month. - See more at: http://www.brewdog.com/product/shipwrecker-circus#sthash.e9vrs12U.dpuf
Malts: Extra Pale, Munich, Crystal, Chocolate
Hops: Chinook, Cascade, Citra
Twist: American style Barley Wine brewed with Oskar Blues


4.4
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 18/20
DanielBrown (3625) - Birmingham (via Leicester), West Midlands, ENGLAND - APR 15, 2014
Bottle from Cotteridge Wines. Really enjoyed this. Deliciously boozy. Thick and sweet. Teeth wobbling. Throat asserting. Very hoppy, but the bitterness is balanced mit the schweetness.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
ghendrix (84) - Cardiff, WALES - APR 12, 2014
UPDATED: APR 13, 2014 Bottle, pours clear chestnut brown, thin white head. Aromas of apples, toffee, citrus, oak. Green apples at the back of the mouth in the finish, sweet caramel and alcohol during the sip. Bitterness is long in the finish, a little floral and with warming alcohol too. Slick and medium bodied. Quite tasty.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
gunnar (4863) - Sandnes, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
Shared bottle at local tasting.Pours clear dark amber with a tiny white head. Aroma is fruity, dark citrussy, and toffeish malts. Taste is malty , dark carame, fruity, very good and fresh, lovely beer.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Holmen1 (1995) - Stavanger, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
BrewDog lager alt for mange forskjellige øl, men denne er verdt å gjenta. Dufter og smaker av fiken og krydder. Skibsreder Ovesen er i ferd med å feste fortøyningene, vi nesten ved veis ende for i kveld.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 12/20
Holmen2 (409) - NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
Amber. Beige head. Fine aroma of American hops and grape fruit. Simirlarly well-balanced taste.

3.9
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Sigmund (4811) - Tau, NORWAY - APR 12, 2014
Shared bottle at local tasting. Chestnut colour. Very nice aroma of American hops, malts and hints of oak and molasses in the background. Hoppy flavour, fairly bitter, not as boozy as many other barleywines. Still, this is heavy fuel.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
llkc (232) - århus, DENMARK - APR 11, 2014
duft: malt en smule humle duft, dog ikke den stor duft alt i alt. Smag: meget malt smag. meget sød, en fin eftersmag af alkohol. citrus, svesker, meget var og fyldig øl

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
zimbo (482) - SCOTLAND - APR 10, 2014
deep crystalline indian red colour. Glossy slick beige head. Nose of dark fruits and a trace of cough syrup&caramel. Smooth, full and somewhat sticky in the mouth. Decent start and middle palate but shortish end. Quite potent. Not bad.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
rlgk (9387) - Göteborg/Jönköping, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2014
Bottle at Haket, Göteborg. Clear amber beer with a nice offwhite head. Malty caramel aroma, fruity notes, figs, dades, bready notes, some glue. Hoppy caramel flavor, grapes, glue, bready notes, warming alcohol. Not my kind of barley wine.

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MattiasA (610) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2014
On tap at Bishops Arms Savoy. Not really what you’d expect from a barley wine, just a hint of sweetness and not very malty. The hoppiness is what dominates this beer together with a strong punch of alcohol.


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