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Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 285   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.69   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 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Skinnyviking (7491) - Copenhagen, DENMARK - FEB 5, 2015
Bottle at home. Medium high creamy and lasting light brown head. Cloudy dark red body. Sweet wineous vedgtable straw raisin aroma. Alcohol dominated roasted malt pepper flavor with a high carbonation and a dry and long lasting finish with a good deal of hops bitterness.

3.8
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
BaroneBirra (279) - Gorizia, ITALY - FEB 3, 2015
Bottle bought one year ago,best before 2018. Deep reddish brown with medium tan head. Intense aroma of ripe berries and fruit liquor. Taste is both bitter and sweet, with fruits, nuts, alcohol and a strong hops bitterness in the final. Aftertaste is wood and roasted malts. Full bodied with smooth oily texture.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
AmEricanbrew (6177) - Same Trailer, Different Park, Louisiana, USA - JAN 31, 2015
Tap@ GABBF2015. Hazy amber color with ivory head. Pit fruit, spicy grainy caramel, toast aromas. Medium bodied with average carbonation. Grainy caramel, pit fruit, toast flavors----spicy alcohol finish___good.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Marstonlad (518) - Helsinki, FINLAND - JAN 29, 2015
On tap BrewDog Helsinki. Pours dark brown with medium-sized head with a very good retention and lots of lacing. The aroma displays ripe dark fruitiness with sherry and vanilla; very potent yet refined overall. Taste is rich and diverse, only a touch of alcohol in the finish. Toffee, berries and sweet malty nuances drift around with a drying, bitter finish indicating plentiful hoppiness. The palate is full bodied, flat to medium in carbonation, fairly smooth. Can not tell which is better, Clown King or this one.

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kustie (275) - Tampere, FINLAND - JAN 13, 2015
Tap@brewdog hki. Dark brown and a bit red color with brown head. Oak and ripe fruits in aroma. Full body with bitter and malty and somewhat sweet aftertaste. Malt, syrup, oak and alcohol in flavors.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
Zekada (369) - Helsingborg, SWEDEN - JAN 4, 2015
Tap at BrewDog, Liverpool. Aroma of malts, grapes and sweet bread. Pours amber with a small white head. Taste is very sweet and tastes like it smells. Palate is both oily and big. Overall a nice beer.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Patrickctenchi (4449) - Cox’s Knob, columbus, Indiana, USA - DEC 31, 2014
Draft: Cloudy brown with a small beige head. Prune/raisin, boozy caramel scent. taste is slightly roasty caramel malt, raisin.... Boozy, but still pretty smooth.

3
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
weordie (211) - Tyne & Wear, ENGLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Pours dark brown with thin lacing. Aroma is stewed prunes. Sweet, sticky, prune taste with a lot of carbonation. Not great.

4.4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 17/20
radzik5555 (512) - Gdynia, POLAND - DEC 31, 2014
Butelka 0.33L.
Wygląd: Rubinowe, klarowne z iskrą. Piana obfita, drobno pęcherzykowa, kremowa, trwała. Ładnie koronkuje.
Aromat: Intensywny aromat amerykańskich chmielów, dojrzałe owoce egzotyczne, melon, marakuja, papaja i winogrona oraz nuty żywiczne. W tle odrobina nut melanoidynowych i ledwo wyczuwalny alkohol.
Odczucie: Niskie wysycenie, ciało wysokie-, faktura oleista.
Smak: Początek słodki, słodowy, karmelowy. Na rozwinięciu owocowość od chmielu, melon, winogrona, rodzynki. Do tego ciemne pieczywo. Na finiszu pojawia się spora, grejpfrutowa goryczka oraz alkohol.
Całość: Bardzo dobre, smakuje i pachnie jak bardzo mocne imperialne IPA.

1.7
   AROMA 3/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 3/10   PALATE 1/5   OVERALL 8/20
johndunlop1980 (9) - - DEC 28, 2014 does not count
Right, I wasn't keen on this but I think that was more down to my uneducated palate than anything else. It was very strong, and heavy where I prefer something a bit lighter.


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