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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 187   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


3.7
   AROMA 9/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 14/20
Fluxing (266) - POLAND - APR 21, 2014
Recenzja z 28.12.2013. Kolor bordowy, idealnie klarowne. Piana wysoka, powoli opada, zostawia gruba warstwe, minimalnie oblepia szklo, bardzo dobra piana jak na barley wine. W zapachu bardzo duzo slodu, karmel, ziolowy i zywiczny chmiel, suszone owoce z dominujaca sliwka i ogolna owocowosc, lekki aromat czerwonego wina, lekka wanilia i multiwitamina, dosc mocne landrynki. W smaku polpelne, umiarkowanie slodkie, karmelowe, gladkie i sliskie, gryzacy i rozgrzewajacy alkohol, moim zdaniem troche zbyt wyczuwalny. Goryczka niska, wzmacniana przez alkohol, ale i tak niska. Wysycenie niskie, ale jak najbardziej na miejscu.

3.8
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Geokkjer (5595) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
Bottle.Pours amber with a small off-white head. Aroma of malt, citrus, caramel, pine, mint and nuts. Flavor is sweet and malty with som bitterness, caramel, grains, raisins, dried fruits and bread. Medium to full body, avereage carbonation.

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
yngwie (13198) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
Bottle. A clear, brown beer topped by a small, off-white head. The aroma has a nice piney, resiny hoppyness to deal with the caramel malts and alcohol. It’s quite warming on the palate, full-bodied and almost sticky. Pleasant, soft carbonation. It’s perhaps a bit sweet in the flavor, but in a pleasant way. Caramel, nuts, pine cones, resins and some chocolate in the flavor, lasting for a good while. Sure a pleasant one, although a tad too warming. 140420

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Meilby (7279) - Kristiansand, NORWAY - APR 20, 2014
Bottle 330ml @ Geokkjer
Pours dark reddish brown with a off-white head. Aroma has notes of malt, caramel, dried fruits, alcohol and citrus. Taste is medium to heavy sweet and medium bitter with a long warm, fruity finish. Body is full, texture is oily, carbonation is soft.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Rasmus40 (10611) - Beder, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 20, 2014
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Clear brown with a lasting off-white head. Aroma is sweet, malty, caramel, dried fruit, dark sugar and alcohol. Flavor is quite sweet and rather bitter. Dry and rather bitter finish with warming alcohol. 050414

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 5/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Niksko (314) - Melbourne, AUSTRALIA - APR 20, 2014
Pours a very dark ruby red. It looks almost black until you hold it up to the light. A smattering of large bubbled off white head on top. Nose is milk chocolate, blackcurrant, sweet orange, and something slightly musty and chalky that I can’t quite pick. Flavor is pretty boozy, with lots of dried fruit, some caramel, redcurrant, and quite a bitter, very slightly piney and acrid finish. The sugar coats your lips as you drink and the beer is pretty heavy and viscous in the mouth. An interesting take on the barleywine. Not as sweet as the traditional versions, which much more hop flavor.

3.3
   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 15/20
anders37 (16441) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
Draft @ Bishops Arms Savoy, Malmö. Pours a dark amber ruby color witha small off-white head. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy aroma. Sweetish malty piney hoppy bitter piney flavor. Has a fruity malty piney hoppy bitter finish.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 5/5   OVERALL 15/20
Svesse (6044) - Hässelby, SWEDEN - APR 17, 2014
(Draught at Bishop’s Arms Folkungagatan, Stockholm, 7 March 2014) Dark ruby colour with dense, beige head. Malty, fruity nose with dried fruit, red berries, caramel and marzipan. Malty, fruity taste with notes of dried fruit, caramel, red fruit and a bitter-sweet finish. Full body, with a certain malt sweetness. Thick and velvety mouthfeel. Tasty, with a touch of warming of alcohol, but still fairly well balanced. Very nice.

3.6
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
Psytron (1287) - Turku, FINLAND - APR 17, 2014
Smell of candy. Very dark brown colour, mid-brown head. Aroma of hops, roasted malt, oak, pepper. Raisins in finish. Sweet with some alcohol bitterness. Flat carbon, oily texture.

3.7
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
rosenbergh (6582) - Helsinki, FINLAND - APR 17, 2014
330 ml bottle. 235. BB 07/10/18. Malja, Kuopio, Finland. Dark reddish brown colour with a tiny off-white head. Fruity and resiny hops, sweet malt and alcohol in the aroma. The flavour is hops, bitterness, dark hops, sweetness and alcohol. Quite nice barley wine. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone


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