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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 336   WEIGHTED AVG: 3.7/5   SEASONAL: Special   IBU: 80   EST. CALORIES: 315   ABV: 10.5%
COMMERCIAL DESCRIPTION
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


3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
BlazerT (471) - POLAND - NOV 1, 2015
Bottle. Sensoric. Deep reddish with tiny, light brown head. Poor head retention, medicora lacing. Nice candy-like aroma with some medium caramel and brown sugar notes. Nice, medium fruity notes - berries. Light piney aroma. Taste is medium to high bitter with medicore sweety caramel-like flavours. Full body, sticky texture, soft carbonation, finish is medium bitter. In overall typical american barley wine, slightly unbalance but still solid beer.

4.1
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
pityu (560) - Budapest, HUNGARY - OCT 26, 2015
Bottle - Deep amber/light brown colour, stable, medium sized off-white head, lacing. Sweet nose with a lots of caramel, raisins, dried fruits, dates, brown sugar and some fresh hoppy scent. Taste of caramel, dark fruits, dates, grapefruit, tangerine, lemon zest, brandy. Full body, soft carbonation, thick texture, nice lingering warm and bitter finish. Not an easy one, very nice beer.

3.1
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 2/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
williamstome (1708) - Somerville, Massachusetts, USA - OCT 5, 2015
Deep murky chestnut. Aroma of blueberry, blackberry, brown sugar, earth and wood. Flavor of booze, roast, dried fruits. Dark and earthy.

4.2
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
BeerBaboon (1941) - FINLAND - SEP 11, 2015
Pours brown red with light beige head. Aroma is fruitcake, berries, chocolate and pine. Flavour is medium to heavy bitter, heavy sweet, fruity and pine.

4.3
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 9/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
Saint_Rho (15) - Munich, Bavaria, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2015
Nice spruce Hop smell, Dark Brown amber colour, Taste Starts Sweet, Goes slightly coffee and ends with a well rounded bitter Taste that lasts for a bit

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
SinH4 (2449) - Garching b. München, GERMANY - SEP 3, 2015
Brown-amber color with nice beige head. Spices, malts, hops. American stuff: pines, spruce, caramel, toffee. Taste is dry dark malts, toffee, even coffee-like, with lots of piney hops. Bitter finish. Low carbonation. A very pleasant assault on your senses.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 17/20
kkleu357 (634) - Madison, Wisconsin, USA - AUG 18, 2015
From notes on 6/14/15 Bought a can of this while visiting the Oskar Blues brewery. This is most definetaly an American barleywine. Very hoppy. Almost seems like a sweet double IPA.

3.4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 14/20
JHeath99 (1676) - Warner Robins, Georgia, USA - AUG 17, 2015
Can shared by Cliff. Pours a dark brown with a layer of light tan head. Aroma and taste of malts, fruit, caramel.

4
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
yy0pp (1199) - - AUG 15, 2015
Bottle. Probably dark amber color (drinking in the dark) with no head. Aroma - Malts, pineapple, alcohol. Taste - Sweet, spice, alcohol, dark fruit.

3.4
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
fletchfighters (1394) - AUSTRALIA - AUG 12, 2015
330 ML bottle Dark Mahogany. Rocky light tan head that falls to a thick collar. Leaves spotty lacing. Sticky ABV legs to this. Nose is bread, caramel, dark fruits, fruit cake, brandy, and brown sugar. Nose is obvious that it has some age on it. Not much booze left in this. Taste is dark fruit, pine and citrus but still hoppy. Dark fruit and bread in the mid and back. Still quite oily in the mouth. pine and grapefruit finish with some brandy topped dark fruits. A bit one dimensional at times but pretty decent overall


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