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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 185   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.65   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


3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
tommann (2622) - Dudley, West Midlands, ENGLAND - FEB 25, 2014
330ml bottle. Pours dark orange brown with a medium head. Aroma is caramel and molasses with grapefruit and alcohol. Taste is mostly toffee with grapefruit on the aftertaste.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 16/20
Christian (11027) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2014
Beer & Ball Champions League night. Olympiakos - Manchester United. Copper-chestnut colour with a lasting little off-white head. Sweet malty aroma of bread and biscuit, with a touch of dried fruit, citrus and grassy hops. Sweet malty flavour with fruity character. Quite complex.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Dedollewaitor (13747) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 25, 2014
Bottle @ Christian. Olympiakos - Man U. Pours ruby amber with a bubbly head. Dark fruit, bread, syrup and alcohol. Vinous and warming.

4.2
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 16/20
KennethArd (217) - Odense, DENMARK - FEB 19, 2014
Sweet hoppy aroma. Clear brown with brown head. The taste is fresh but still soft & smooth. Medium body, sticky texture & average carbonation.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
skullgeorge (37) - Thessaloniki, GREECE - FEB 18, 2014
On tap at the Hoppy Pub - Pours dark amber with a thick white head. Aromas of hops, raisins and red fruits. Citrus, raisins, red fruits,and light caramel on taste palate. Sweet with a bitter aftertaste. So complexity, so delicious. Soft carbonation and alcohol well hidden . I loved it . Very hoppy for a barley wine but so enjoyable...

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
KingCecil (2041) - DENMARK - FEB 16, 2014
Bottle @ home from De Hopduvel, Gent... It pours clear deep amber with a medium light tan head... hoppy, toffee, dark fruits, earthy, toasted malt, warming alcohol, pale, light citrus, some pine....

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Garrold (1117) - Sheffield, South Yorkshire, ENGLAND - FEB 15, 2014
Bottle from Brewdog, Leeds. Clear, dark, reddy amber. Thin film of tan head. Raisins. Toffee. Licorice. Cough candy twists. Taste is heavy sweet initially. Then a sherry dryness. Just enough sticky on the palate. Finish is quite bitter, which rounds things off very nicely.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Swaroga (1259) - Brussels, BELGIUM - FEB 13, 2014
33cl butelka. OCZY : piwo ma mahoniowy kolor, jest dosyć przejrzyste jak na ciemną barwę i ma średniej wielkości, ciemno-beżową piane. NOS : mocny zapach chmielów o aromatach cytrusów. Mocny aromat fermentacji podobny do sernika, rodzynek i suszonych śliwek. Czekolada, tarta i toffi. USTA : piwo jest oleiste i geste. Delikatnie gazowane. Słodkie o barwach tarty, toffi, suszonych owoców i czekolady. Jest to piwo mocno chmielone i gorzkość jest nietypowa dla tego gatunku. Utrzymuje się długo po przełknięciu. Posmak to trochę jak przypalona tarta : średnio gorzkie, słodkie i lekko kwaskowate. ODCZUCIA : pierwszy raz pije mocno chmielone wino jęczmienne. Ciekawe. Trudno mi zlokalizować podobieństwo ale piłem już podobne Imperialne IPy. OCENA : smak : 7/10 pijalność : 3/10

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
KansaiBeerLvrs (1652) - Kyoto, JAPAN - FEB 11, 2014
Bottle shared by Mick at a dark beer tasting, a standout as it was the hoppiest beer of the night as well as being the only non-dark beer. Dark brown mellow pour, really hoppy citrus, pine & resin bouquet. Smooth full body with a citrusy sweet taste much more like an IPA than a barley wine tasty as hell though.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Yorker (1103) - Herning, DENMARK - FEB 10, 2014
33 cl bottle @ home. Pours dark amber with an off-white head that leaves a little lacing. Aroma and flavour are caramel, dried fruit, liquorice, and resin - with a bitter finish.


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