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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 189   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.66   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


3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
PotjeBier (1599) - 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 (566) - 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 (18) - 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 (1711) - 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 (94) - 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 (1103) - Sandnes, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2014
Dunkel rřdbrun 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 (1230) - Bryne, NORWAY - JUN 12, 2014
Nydelig duft av einer og karamell. Nydelig vinrřd farge. Lite skum, heng langs kant. Preget smak av einer med en anelse karamell. Einersmaken sitter lenge.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
hawanna (2058) - GERMANY - JUN 6, 2014
0,33 l bottle from Biervana caramel, nuts, alcohol, butterscotch, vanilla, red, clear, minimal head, tan foam, heavy cloying sweetness, lightly bitter, full body, oily feel, slick feel, soft carbonation, long finish,

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
DutchDrebus (3876) - Oirschot, NETHERLANDS - JUN 5, 2014
Bottle @ joes. Dark amber colour with no real head. Smells vegetables, sweet, malts. Tastes sweet, hops, barley wine. Full body, soft carbo.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Jamedra (447) - Hostivice, CZECH REPUBLIC - JUN 1, 2014
Láhev 330 ml. Aroma je vcelku příjemné, lehce ovocné s nádechem ořechů. Pěna je zlato bílá, jemná, nízká a nedržící. Barva samotného piva je rubínová. Chuť je velmi výrazná má nádech ovocného likéru se silným alkoholovým podkladem, finiš je středně hořký, alkoholový a držící. V ústech pivo působí plně, má střední říz a je překvapivě dobře pitelné. Tento barleywine je opravdu velmi chutný a i přes svojí mohutnost je dobré pitelnosti.


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