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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 243   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


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
DroolYeast (248) - Aalborg, DENMARK - MAY 5, 2014
Draft @ BrewDog Manchester. Ripe fruit aroma. Citra hops. Clear red brown with small off-white head. Taste of fruity hops. Bitterness and medium sweetness. Very nice balanced to the sweet side. Finish of aroma hoppiness. Texture is oily. Average carbonation. Great American barley wine.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
NordicV (1182) - Malmö, Sweden, SWEDEN - MAY 1, 2014
Mahognyfärgad öl med smutsvitt skum. Doften är torkad frukt, karamell, kryddighet och lättare alkoholsötma. I smaken tillkommer lakrits. Oljig munkänsla.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
edsspoon (461) - Nottinghamshire, ENGLAND - APR 30, 2014
Bottle, served in a snifter. Pours a very nice ruby red with a brown fizzy head which quickly disappears to a ring, but remains for quite a while. Aroma is malty, slightly toasty, dark fruit, spicy, a fairly strong hoppiness and a bit of alcohol. Before I got chance to taste it I took a small sip but accidentally inhaled it and started choking violently. Anyway the taste is dark fruit, molasses, malts, bit of roasted malt, earthy hops and pine, with a medium bitterness, medium to strong sweetness and a nice warming finish. Medium carbonation, slightly dry and a bit sticky.

3.5
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
beermearjay (33) - Bedfordshire, ENGLAND - APR 28, 2014
Deep but clear red, 1 finger off whit head, large bubbles fading. Malty, familiar smell, not getting much of the hop aroma though? But the flavour :-) Sweet full coating in the mouth, caramel, dense pine and dark fruits, some toast and maple syrup. Very solid BW, but not sure I’d buy too many more of these though - perhaps I’ll put the other 6 down for a while and see what they’re like later down the road.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mzaar (1648) - Varberg, SWEDEN - APR 23, 2014
Fat @ Bishop´s Arms Savoy. Hälls upp mahognyfärgad med givmilt smutsvitt skum. I både doft och smak hittas lakrits, torkad frukt, kaffe, plommon och tobak. Värmande alkohol som aldrig går överstyr.

3.3
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
Russo (1685) - Campinas, BRAZIL - APR 22, 2014
@Brewdog Edinburgh. Dark amber, almost reddish color with a small off-white head. Aroma is hoppy, citrus, notes of roasted malt. Flavor is hoppy with hints of alcohol. Low carbonation and full bodied with a sweet alcohol finish. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone 4S

3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fluxing (315) - POLAND - APR 21, 2014
Recenzja z 28.12.2013. Kolor bordowy, idealnie klarowne. Piana wysoka, powoli opada, zostawia gruba warstwe, minimalnie oblepia szklo, bardzo dobra piana jak na barley wine. W zapachu bardzo duzo slodu, karmel, ziolowy i zywiczny chmiel, suszone owoce z dominujaca sliwka i ogolna owocowosc, lekki aromat czerwonego wina, lekka wanilia i multiwitamina, dosc mocne landrynki. W smaku polpelne, umiarkowanie slodkie, karmelowe, gladkie i sliskie, gryzacy i rozgrzewajacy alkohol, moim zdaniem troche zbyt wyczuwalny. Goryczka niska, wzmacniana przez alkohol, ale i tak niska. Wysycenie niskie, ale jak najbardziej na miejscu.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (5887) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
Bottle.Pours amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, citrus, caramel, pine, mint and nuts. Flavor is sweet and malty with som bitterness, caramel, grains, raisins, dried fruits and bread. Medium to full body, avereage carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13750) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. A clear, brown beer topped by a small, off-white head. The aroma has a nice piney, resiny hoppyness to deal with the caramel malts and alcohol. It’s quite warming on the palate, full-bodied and almost sticky. Pleasant, soft carbonation. It’s perhaps a bit sweet in the flavor, but in a pleasant way. Caramel, nuts, pine cones, resins and some chocolate in the flavor, lasting for a good while. Sure a pleasant one, although a tad too warming. 140420

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7808) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, alcohol and citrus. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.


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