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Brewed by BrewDog
Style: Barley Wine
Ellon, Aberdeenshire, Scotland
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RATINGS: 188   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


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   AROMA 6/10   APPEARANCE 5/5   TASTE 4/10   PALATE 3/5   OVERALL 12/20
MattiasA (862) - Malmö, SWEDEN - APR 9, 2014
On tap at Bishops Arms Savoy. Not really what you’d expect from a barley wine, just a hint of sweetness and not very malty. The hoppiness is what dominates this beer together with a strong punch of alcohol.

3.9
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 17/20
saxo (13833) - Højbjerg, Aarhus, DENMARK - APR 5, 2014
Tap @ Fermentoren, Århus. Nice head with good duration. Color is dark amber. Aroma and taste are fruits, caramel, pleasant bitter hops, flowers and has a nice long bitter finish. Nice.

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Camons (5653) - Hasselager, DENMARK - APR 5, 2014
Draught @ Fermentoren, Århus. Pours dark brown with a tan head. Aroma of malt, caramel, wood, toffee, dark fruit. Flavor is malty, caramel, toffee, wood, dark fruit, bitter fruity hops, little alcohol. Medium to full body, soft carbonation, light bitter finish. 040414

3.6
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 14/20
chrisv10 (10824) - DENMARK - APR 5, 2014
Tap @ Fermentoren, Aarhus. Very dark brown with small beige head. Aroma is malt, caramel, toasted and a little dark fruit. Flavour is malt, caramel, oak, wood, toasted, little dark fruit, medium sweet, hop and bitter.

3.8
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Habanero (2490) - Tranbjerg, DENMARK - APR 4, 2014
Tap. Deep amber body with a small, lacing beige head. Aroma of caramel, over riped fruit, toffee and roasted notes. Sweet flavor that ends up more dry and with alcohol notes. Medium to full bodied, oily texture and soft carb. An excellent Barley.

4
   AROMA 8/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 8/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Pyrmir (3267) - Uppsala, SWEDEN - APR 4, 2014
On tap at O’Connors. Ruby brown with thick off white head. Aroma of dark caramel, marmalade, flowery and earthy hops. Taste is rich and full, alcohol, dark sugar, caramel, marmalade with high bitterness. Sweet and bitter finish. Nice

3.8
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 16/20
Valgreen (640) - DENMARK - APR 4, 2014
Tap @ Fermentoren Aarhus. Dark mahogany, small tan head, good lacing. Aroma, malty, roasted notes, red fruit, caramel, toffee. Similar taste. Dry mouth feel. Liquorice aftertaste.

3.5
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 13/20
brontebeach (153) - Greater London, ENGLAND - APR 2, 2014
I had hoped for more. Good but not great. Lacked complexity. Not great satisfaction. ---Rated via Beer Buddy for iPhone

3.7
   AROMA 7/10   APPEARANCE 4/5   TASTE 7/10   PALATE 4/5   OVERALL 15/20
Cuso (4278) - Bratislava, SLOVAK REPUBLIC - MAR 29, 2014
Bottle from Bottle Park, Bratislava. Clear ruby colored beer with medium light beige head. Dark malt, caramel, fruity syrup, wood. Sweet malty taste with burned sugar, red fruits, resin, wood, alcohol. Alcoholic finish with citrus hoppy kick. . Good, full bodied beer.

2.7
   AROMA 5/10   APPEARANCE 3/5   TASTE 6/10   PALATE 2/5   OVERALL 11/20
thirstyrabbit (1078) - Tallinn, ESTONIA - MAR 26, 2014
Bottle. Copper body, medium to small head. Hoppy and boozy aroma with carrots and gin. Not very coherent. Taste has some burnt rubber with boozy carrots and gin. Finish is dry and bitter with hops. The big bitterness prevents you from detecting any other tastes or flaws there may or may not be. This is a big boozy DIPA and not so much a Barley Wine. Completely unbalanced. Now my palate is trashed and I can’t rate any more beers tonight. I liked their other collaboration barley wine "Bitch Please" a lot more.


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