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Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 301   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


3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
kustie (382) - 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 (425) - 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 (4717) - 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 (247) - 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 (594) - 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.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
mikkos (292) - FINLAND - DEC 27, 2014
Dark ruby beer with a small off white head. Aroma is sweet caramel malts, fruits, some alcohol, fresh hops. Taste is medium sweet caramel malts, piney hops, mild alcohol. Medium body and medium bitter finish with warming alcohol. Quite good barley wine, but I was expecting even more. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
motelpogo (7189) - Plzen, CZECH REPUBLIC - DEC 25, 2014
bottle, from the beergeek shop. clear dark purpley brown with a slender head; somewhat medicinal aroma, hints of menthol, cough syrup; jammy flavours - stewed strawberry, some citric hop presence, some warming alcohol; pretty decent

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
fonefan (38496) - VestJylland, DENMARK - DEC 21, 2014

Bottle 330ml. @ home.

[ As BrewDog / Oskar Blues Shipwrecker Circus ].
Clear light dark brown - orange red color with a large, frothy - creamy, good lacing, fully lasting, light beige head. Aroma is moderate to heavy malty, caramel, sweet sugary, dried fruit, moderate to light heavy hoppy, orange - citrus, sweet hops, light alcoholic. Flavour is moderate to heavy sweet and bitter with a long duration, spicy malt - hops, hoppy, sweet malt, caramel, alcohol, dried fruit. Body is medium to full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft, finish feel is light to moderate alcoholic. [20141208]

3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 13/20
hackobock (2167) - Stockholm, SWEDEN - DEC 21, 2014
December 20, 2014. Bottle at home, best before 2018.
Hazy amber with a small off-white head. Aroma is sweet caramel notes, dried fruits, floral notes and alcohol. Taste is light to medium sweet, caramel, dried fruits and alcohol. A bit sharp and unrefined. Medium bodied.


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