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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 262   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.68   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
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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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
MarcoDL (2384) - NETHERLANDS - JUN 28, 2014
Good barley wine, very strong taste of malt, with some dry fruits. Bit too sweet for my liking though.

4.2
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
GenkiGonzo (365) - Kyoto, JAPAN - JUN 26, 2014
Bottle from CBB. Very dark reddish brown, small tan head that quickly disappears. Very malty sweet aroma but with a nice hoppy side to it, a nice twist for a barley wine. Flavour is very smooth, caramel and dark fruits. Strong kick of alcohol.

3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 12/20
sic1314 (3812) - Leiden, NETHERLANDS - JUN 24, 2014
Poured clear reddish brown with a dense tan head. Aroma of very sweet berries, caramel malt. Full body, flavour is overly sweet, much as the aroma. Needs a lot of ageing to make it palatable.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (1771) - Amsterdam, NETHERLANDS - JUN 20, 2014
Keg @ Beer Temple (taster size). Clear red brown color. Off white head with reasonable lacing. Aroma’s: caramel, resinous hops, pine needles, plus some dark fruit retronasal. Flavor is light to moderate sweet with a solid bitterness and light fruity sourness. Alcohol feels pretty strong, warming. Medium to full bodied. Firm bitter finish, resinous. I quite liked this.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Mr_Pink_152 (1038) - Lincoln, Lincolnshire, ENGLAND - JUN 19, 2014
330ml bottle from Stirchley Wines and Spirits. Dark amber colour with no head. Aroma is sweet, vegetables and malts. Tastes very sweet, but with depth. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 17/20
dambor (76) - Berlin, GERMANY - JUN 17, 2014
Pours a dark amber with almost no head. Aroma: heavily malty characters with a pleasant hops aroma. Taste: malts, some hoppy elements, liquor and an interesting heavy taste which reminds me of a syrup (maybe maple syrup?). Palate: heavy, licquourish with a pleasant bitterness. A very good, new wave barley wine.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
Stuu666 (3544) - Edinburgh, SCOTLAND - JUN 15, 2014
Bottle at home. Pours brown, sweet toffee, caramel, blackcurrant, bitter, harsh finish-needs more time.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Smalle (156) - Leuven, BELGIUM - JUN 13, 2014
Aroma: sweet and malty, caramel and quite a lot of hops as well. Taste: also quite sweet and sticky at first, toffee and quite a lot of citrus hoppiness running through. Enjoyable, but doesn’t feel very well balanced.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Gorm (1457) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2014
Dunkel rødbrun farve med lys beige skum. Lukt av sitrus, furu, malt og karamell. Smak av sitrus, grapefrukt, malt og furu. Vinmonopolet.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
nilsas (1719) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2014
Nydelig duft av einer og karamell. Nydelig vinrød farge. Lite skum, heng langs kant. Preget smak av einer med en anelse karamell. Einersmaken sitter lenge.


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